My Dream Woodworking Workshop – All Finished! (part 6)

//My Dream Woodworking Workshop – All Finished! (part 6)

My dream woodworking workshop and hand tool woodworking school is finally finished! You can learn more about the school by clicking here. Here’s the interior’s west side before:

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And here’s the after:

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Here’s the before shot looking at the east end of the building:

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And here’s the after shot:

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Here is the before shot of the workshop’s exterior:

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And here is the after shot of the exterior:

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If you missed all the renovation progress videos you can see them here. Here are some more detail photos of the finished workshop school for your enjoyment:

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I love the look of my workshop with two-feet of gorgeous snow. I’m especially pleased with how my sign turned out. I built a mortise & tenon frame, and inserted a metal sign that I painted, as the panel:

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Here are my two oldest boys enjoying the snow:

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Here’s the workshop in film studio mode! Will Myers and I filmed a DVD on building the famous Hancock Shaker Candle Stand (see more about this upcoming DVD here):

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Will is no Prima donna on the set…he helped keep the workshop warm:

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About the Author:

Joshua loves mixing his passion for traditional hand tool woodworking with his ability to teach in a simple manner. He lives on a small farm in Earlysville, Virginia with his wife and four children, and builds furniture in his workshop / woodworking school.

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24 Comments on "My Dream Woodworking Workshop – All Finished! (part 6)"

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bgk53
Member

Great to follow your work. Keep up the good work and God bless.

John.
Guest

Wishing you best in success!
Enjoyed watching your progress, hope to take one of your week long courses.

William Carpenter
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Congratulations, Joshua. I am excited for you and look forward to seeing and hearing about the workshops and all that will be happening in your wonderful workshop.

John
Member

That’s a very nice space, Joshua. And Earlysville is a good spot, too!

Neal
Member

Joshua – Congratulations on finishing your shop. It is truly awesome and you are clearly, as you should be, thrilled!

MervilleHomesteader
Member

Wow! It turned out beautiful. Very bright and inviting. Congratulations and hope for all the best with your shop and school. I may have to venture south one day and see it for myself.

MervilleHomesteader
Member

Mid Vancouver Island, British Columbia ,Canada. Not exactly a seething hotbed of hand tool, and hand tool woodworking enthusiasts but the trees can get over 200ft tall at times and I never have trouble finding good used tools. Which is a good thing cause homesteading doesn’t pay very well. It’s a lifestyle choice not a career choice. Something i have noticed a lot is how most guys who seem to take an interest in the simple pleasures of working wood or the like, also enjoy the art of gardening. It must be our creative nature.

Ahmet
Guest
Congratulations on your workshop,looks good.good looking sons too. Just don’t spend too much time in the shop, enjoy your kids. They grow up very quick-don’ ak me how I know! I just watched your vid about squaring and setting up the wood and noticed a vintage try square, I got to ask you is it a Harrison Specialty square? The reason is my late father(GBHS) left me his woodworking tools about 45 years ago and I ‘ve been slowly cleaning and refurbishing them. Some Austrian and German wood planes, etc. Thank you for listening to an old man’s ramblings and… Read more »
Cathy
Guest

I have an unfinished garage that I am turning into a workshop. I’m looking on the Internet for alternatives to drywall. I came across your website and found your beautiful workshop. What did you use on your walls?

Timmy Griffin
Member

The workshop looks really amazing, tidy and packed with tools and machinery, all the necessities. I could only image what you felt like after completing your dream shop. Good luck with all your future projects.

John Ship
Member

I’m sorry but it’s been almost a year since I’ve been on here. Joshua, great job on the renovation! If I ever get the money I would love to take a class or two.

I was building a quick throw together bed frame for my son and had to use my plane. I forgot the joy it brings me to use hand tools. I can’t wait to start on my shop in a year or two. So I guess I’ll have to just keep going to work for now. Thanks for the unintentional inspiration in Texas!

Victor Henriquez
Guest

Congratulations,your workshop looks really great.I have a smaller one, but i still manage to build a mini foosball table for the kids.

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