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Here's My Workshop!

By Howard Boehm

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I started woodworking at age 50 as I needed a hobby. I have always liked working with wood and wanted to master it. I learned most of what I know from watching Norm and shows like his over the years and just did it till it was right. I like to think I can build anything I set my mind to. The thing that inspires me is doing something that is beyond what I currently know so that I have to learn something new.

This is my shop in my garage. I laid out my shop around the table saw which is semi-permanent in its location.

I had saw cut the concrete floor to place my electrical and dust collection below ground so as not to impede the pathways. All my tools with the exception of the work bench are on wheels. On the larger builds I can extend the shop to the driveway in front of the garage. I have the dust collector in the other garage with the piping coming from the adjacent wall. This makes it a lot quieter when running the vacuum.

Here are a few projects I've done. Click the photos to go to more detailed pictures of the projects.

Bar Project (I did round corners on the bar with panel molding. Now that was a challenge):

Wine Cellar:

Home Office:

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