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    My home shop

    I had this built in 90 and finished a lot of furniture there untill one day I walked out side and say a cloud of lacquer floating through the neighborhood and realized I needed a commercial shop. My wife is the only person who has been using it lately for the tread mill and the kids for storage. I noticed some water damage in the ceiling a few weeks ago and had the roof replaced and now I'm replacing the ceiling dry wall. I also put cable TV in and now I am going to start up the shop again but as an art studio now that the boys are gone and I can move the tread mill into one of the boys room. All in all not a bad shop 18'x20
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    Here is the reason I built my home shop, It's my portable printmaking press I bought in 90 and then built my shop to set up my printmaking studio but my 3 son's and wife with her tread mill soon took it over. Now I have it back the press is getting restored hopefully with in the year I'll be up and printmaking once again after a 40 sabbatical.






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    Cool press Dave, what kind of printing plates does that use?

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    That looks like a real useful space for qa lot of things. I think you're the first guy I've met who has a printing press as a hobby. I guess it makes as much sense as having industrial woodworking tools as a hobby...just hadn't seen it before.
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    The press is for the art of printmaking which at one time I was one of the top in the country for pulling plates, inking exc. I have always had the artistic side of me nipping at my heals but it has never cough up to me but getting very close.

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