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Here's My Workshop!

Templeton, PA

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Here's my workshop, about forty miles above Pittsburgh Pa. beside my cabin in the country.

The shop measures 16'X16' and with some thick insulation board, it stays warm in cold weather with a wall mounted two panel gas heater. The gas is provided by a local farmer and I had a gas line run from my cabin to the shed. I ran several electric lines underground so that there would be separate breakers for each line.

I mainly use the shop for making Native American Style Flutes but whatever other project needs done is also done inside or on the porch. The saws are brought out onto the porch in warmer weather to eliminate the saw dust inside. I can't say enough about how important a dust collecting system is. I have a harbor freight 2hp system with a Nana .5m filter on it. Some may think it is overkill for the size of the shop but the question is, how important are your lungs? No matter what size filtering system a person gets, nothing really stops all the fine dust particles so wearing a protective dust mask is a must when sawing or sanding inside or out.

The shop is comfortable and a lot of my friends like coming here to work on their projects or just to sit around. Anyone who starts a hobby or business using a woodshop must give a lot of the credit to those who help them and provide information without self-greed.

As for the Native American Style Flutes I make, I have to say Joe Nulph, Keith Standford of Cherry Cow Flutes and the Ki-e-ta family are right there always in case you need any type of help at all. When the flutes I make are finished, they go fast. Here's one with no fancy design, but it isn't the design that makes the flute play well - it's the fine concert design and tuning.

You can email WinterHawk at or take a look at his website at .

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