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Here's My Workshop!
By Bruce Graybill
Brewer, ME


I wanted to share my unique workshop which was unfortunately destroyed by fire last year.


My workshop was a 37 foot Terry Fleetwood Camper that I gutted five years ago. I used the back bedroom bunkbeds as wood storage and my dust collector was loctaed there as well. The bathroom became my sanding station. My workbench was the same height as my sanding table and I had my miter saw located between both benches. I converted the camper table into my router table, which I had attached to my tablesaw.




We made 2,000 cutting boards out of our workshop in 2019. We lost the workshop to a fire on Feburary 22nd, 2020 and lost approximately $27,000 in tools and inventory.


We realized as the business grew, we never increased our insurance policy. Due to that, we were severly underinsured. Please let this be a warning to all of you to check your insurance policies to ensure that you are properly covered.



We do plan on rebuilding. We had already been in talks to purchase a shop next door to us. We are moving into a temporary space until we can move into the new shop.


Bruce can be reached directly via email at siderswoodcrafting@gmail.com.
You can also visit his website at Sider's Woodcrafting.

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