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    Default I REALLY need a larger shop...

    Last month was our best month ever so far as sales and the worst month ever in the shop we are in. We had so many orders I couldn't keep working because each phase of the process consumed too much space. Even after reorganizing a few months ago... floor space is precious.

    Pile climbing...
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    Good for you guys!!
    What i found as a really good and fast way to increase the shop space and create a nice spray booth/storage. Used shipping container mine delivered 40' $1200. Had it placed close enough to the shop that i cut a "door" in the side and one in the shop created a walk way. Insulated the inside with ridged insulation, cut some vent holes and installed a exhaust fan.
    Most that come in the shop don't realize that they are walking into a shipping container.

    Just an idea.
    Sean

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    Quote Originally Posted by seana View Post
    Good for you guys!!
    What i found as a really good and fast way to increase the shop space and create a nice spray booth/storage. Used shipping container mine delivered 40' $1200.
    Just an idea.
    Sean
    Like this?

    It's amazing. 20 years ago, used 40'rs were $1200.00.
    20'rs are a more...at least 20 years ago.

    I'm building a shop similar to this monitor design. The paint area will be 12 x 25.
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    HARRY,

    Here is the problem with having a larger shop...you will go out and buy more tools to fill up that empty space you have, then pile more stuff on top of that...its a vicious circle.

    Sean,
    How much did it cost to have your container delivered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by myxpykalix View Post
    HARRY,

    Here is the problem with having a larger shop...you will go out and buy more tools to fill up that empty space you have, then pile more stuff on top of that...its a vicious circle.
    Jack,
    You are often profound and an astute student of human nature.
    What is your opinion of a shop designed to resemble a nautilus?

    A design of this type of structure could respond to the demands of the human shop animal proclivity to attract debris known as tools to decorate their courting lair or man cave.

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    Jack,
    The $1200 included delivery. Of course this was about 10 years ago but have heard that they are still about the same cost.
    I forgot to say that i did put a door in the walk way so i can be making dust in the shop and finishing in the container at the same time.
    Works really well for me.

    Sean

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    "What is your opinion of a shop designed to resemble a nautilus?"

    Chuck, i'm not sure, but i know where i can get a door for the shop that would be perfect!

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    Sooner or later your going to out grow your shop .Its looks like sooner
    Move For you guys in the states theres bargains galorie plus a cheap interest rate
    I had a garge shop I went out of mind some days I couldm't get the prouct out fast enough.

    I bought a place 3 years ago over 4000 sq ft plus enough land to double the shop,
    I do about 4 kichens at the same time a couple of signs a luch room. office etch
    I picked up the property well below market vaule
    see shop
    http://kdunphy.com/the%20shop.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by myxpykalix View Post
    "What is your opinion of a shop designed to resemble a nautilus?"

    Chuck, i'm not sure, but i know where i can get a door for the shop that would be perfect!
    That's easy, Jack.
    Just use your sawdust! ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    Sooner or later your going to out grow your shop .Its looks like sooner
    http://kdunphy.com/the%20shop.htm
    Kevin,
    Your website showed a pic of a "trade secret".
    Secrets are meant to be exposed so as a duty to all, I have exposed the true nature of your business.
    ;-)
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