Monday, September 29, 2008

Can Bob build it?

I have shown several of Bob's carvings in the past and have posted about some of the other woodworking he does. A few people have asked about his workshop. About 12 years ago he put up this building to use. Until then he had been working in our basement. Here are a few pictures.
He has a wood burning stove so he is able to use it all year long. Near the door is a telephone. He also has an intercom system so I can page him and talk to him from the house. He has built tables and cabinets to use for storage of his tools.
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In the back corner is a dust collection system - very handy when you generate a lot of sawdust!
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The little hanging cabinet shows some of the antique tools he has collected.
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A few years ago, Laura bought this poster and put it up on his back wall. The black tool next to the poster is an old manual drill. It's special to us, because it was my Grandpa's.
Now you have seen where Bob spends a lot of time. He works on things from small carvings, to large pieces of furniture out here. I will do a post soon, showing you some of the bedroom furniture he made.


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22 comments:

Perri said...

Color me green! A dust collection system - my dream.

Cherdecor said...

Alan would say that that workshop is simply to die for! I am sure he needs a wood stove when living in Michigan. It looks like he has thought of everything! I bet the intercom system comes in handy along with the phone. He can use the phone to call for pizza delivery!
(smiles) It truly is a man's dream shop!

Cherdecor said...

Alan wants to know, Do you ever see him???

Amy said...

I am impressed! Can I call you Wendy? lol

Nancy said...

Wow what a great place for him to be creative.

Musicaljean said...

Wow, that is a craftsman's dream. Dick's brother in Minnesota is a cabinet builder and makes amazing stuff.

He Knows My Name said...

what a great place to create. the poster is the best. so mari you have your own "norm thompson". we want to see his creations!!!!

Mary said...

Mari,

It is nice that Bob has a place where he can go all year 'round and enjoy his hobby. Working with wood is balm for the soul. His workshop is very nice. I love the old planes and the manual drill. The Bob the Builder poster is a cute touch.

I enjoyed touring Bob's workshop and thanks for your comments on the entertainment unit. I feel like I have a brand new piece of furniture and best of all, it was FREE. LOL

Blessings,
Mary

A Stone Gatherer said...

What a great place! I wish Steve had something like that! Someday maybe!

Cheri said...

That is a great workshop- you're so lucky to have a place that he loves to go!!
Thanks though because now I have the Bob the Builder song flying through my head!

Kristie said...

Love the workshop! My husband would like one like that but it would have to be filled with car stuff. I've promised him that in our dream home it will happen. :) Can't wait to see pictures of his work.

Rebekah said...

Wow. he has a nice little set up. Cute poster, too

Terri said...

Can Bob build it? Yes he can!

Growin' with it! said...

you've gotta love having a handyman!

Sandra said...

You know what Mari? My husband would be in HEAVEN in that workshop LOL

KrisinTN said...

What a neat and organized work space! I can't believe he keeps it so well organized. My husband loves tools, but he can't keep them organized so he never knows where anything is!

Saija said...

what a great place your hubby has!
:o) ... the Lord has sure blessed him ...

and i pray that you and Nancy get some relief from knit picking outsiders at work ... ((hugs))

PinkDaisyGirl said...

I love that...Bob the Builder! LOL

Demara said...

wow that's quite the workshop! looks real handy. it makes me wonder if your scrapbooking room is just as big? :0)

jenniferw said...

He is so organized! What a wonderful hobby. I love the antique drill!

mamachristina said...

My husband would be so envious of your husbands work space. He wants to do a few projects this winter and we just don't have the set up for it. That is so cool too that you have your grandpa's drill.

Shelly said...

VERY NICE WORK SHOP FOR BOB. ALSO I LIKE THE ANSWERS TO YOUR SEVEN'S

ENJOY YOUR DAY