Shop Shots

Shelldrake- Good idea! Thats a very handsome model over your door!
I've had a half of a half model over my exterior door for some time. The weather finally deformed it quite a bit and I had to take it down this year. If I had known it would last as long as it did, I would of taken more care in mounting it. The better half of the half model is over the inside of the door and its just fine!
Benson- thanks for the mailbox support photo but I also had to include a better picture of of mailbox.


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Love the mailbox Rollin. Is it solid wood?

I took the lines for my 1/2 model from you and Jerry's book. One of these days I need to take it down and re-paint it.
With the promise of oysters and smoked ribs I convinced some friends to help build a workshop. Much fun has been had by all! Will post progress and continue to ask for advice as this project rolls along. 20' x 24' by 19' in height and will be two story. MTF
New to my shop...

4 new fluorescent light fixtures mounted on the center barn beams

And, most exciting, a Delta Milwaukee Crescent 20" band saw. Free from a local shop, made the same year as me... 1952!

Wow! That bandsaw is a nice gift.
I'll say! Probably overkill for most tasks, but I can see some re-sawing capabilities that are interesting to contemplate. I am looking forward to experimenting with using the bandsaw to hog off the bulk of paddle blade thickness. There's plenty of vertical capacity for that.
That bandsaw is a beaut! Saw some LED strip lights that interested me but have a handful of lights I will mount until I decide what to end up with. I said it before Patrick but love those flooring planks
Slow but steady. Thunder and lightening right now. Need to figure out how to ground the building!
Fortunately a few guys have allowed me to take a gander at thier workshops and have inspired me.
Dave, good question. I will be running electricity to the workshop, I could also run natural gas as well. Will be making it two stories and am thinking of a mini split unit. here in SE VA it does not get cold for extended periods but it is hot and humid in the summer, looking to keep it between 50-80 degrees and have a dehumidifier. Would appreciate any advice.

We live on the Eastern Shore of MD. I have a ductless mini-split heat pump in my shop. It is quiet and efficient as a heater or air conditioner and takes up little space. Very happy with it.
I just have an old barn 16 foot ceilings. I do have a separate small paint room with electric heat. Painting/varnishing here in northwest NJ gets cold.
In the big room , not much insulation. I use a VAL6 Heater. They may look like other radiant heaters , But their not the same don't be fooled.
Amazing! Best heater I ever bought. Diesel heater with NO smell or unhealthy fumes. It gives off a puff of smoke when it starts but that's all.
I didn't want to install a heating system. Just plug it in. I have the KBE5L 2 step. Also $$$$ I've had mine for 3 winters now.
Will look into both of these options. Shell, our weather is essentially the same, heat and humidity is the biggest issue.