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Old 04-19-2020, 04:59 PM
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Default New workshop

Reviving my long-dormant build site to document what I've been doing for the past few years:

We moved halfway across the country and built a house and a hangar on a residential airpark. I bought a half-share of an antique Cessna, and have been slowly bootstrapping my way back to having a functional workshop again. Now I guess I'm just about ready to get back to work on the airplane, although my mission has certainly changed along with my location... what I really want to do nowadays is look straight down for interesting places to land! (but that's a topic for the RV-15 thread)

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Matt Burch
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Old 04-19-2020, 05:10 PM
Northernliving Northernliving is offline
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Wow, nice shop. I'll have to take some notes! I like the built in HF drawers and organizers - from your website. Well done. No shop productivity excuses!
Brian J.
Boston, MA
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Old 04-19-2020, 05:24 PM
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Very nice indeed!
Scott Card
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Old 04-19-2020, 05:38 PM
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Looks great!

I agree, those Harbor Freight tool chests are very nice for the money.
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Old 04-19-2020, 06:45 PM
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That's a really well thought out and nicely built workshop!

Even if your mission profile has changed I'm sure you'll enjoy the process of building and finishing the RV, once you get back into it. And there's no real rush, because you have something to fly when it's not raining up there.

Good luck with the project and looking forward to further updates.
Paul vS (yes I'm also a Van)
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Old 04-19-2020, 07:54 PM
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Matt that is one beautiful workshop. If that is an example of the work you do, your RV will be outstanding.
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Old 04-20-2020, 06:36 AM
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You're obviously a very talented cabinet maker! Good timing for me, as we're about to enclose an old pole barn for my RV shop, and you've given me many great ideas. Thanks!
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Old 04-20-2020, 07:40 AM
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Amazing workshop - I'm in the process of getting mine setup after a move also, and you've provided some inspiration for sure.
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Old 04-20-2020, 08:32 AM
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Impressive shop!
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Old 04-20-2020, 09:53 AM
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Holy catfish, that's a real nice setup. Welcome to the Pacific NW.

I notice some heavy looking tool cases up on shelves. I would avoid that here in the Northwest 'cause even a minor quake will dump those to the concrete floor. Strap the vertical compressor to studs or bolt to floor. Also, consider that any shelving near cars or airplanes can dump contents onto expensive toys.
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