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Old 02-03-2017, 09:36 AM   #1
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Default Dan Smith's Dream Shop

This has to be the cleanest wood shop that I have ever seen... and that tool chest? Off the charts....
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Old 02-03-2017, 12:18 PM   #2
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Pretty impressive. I assume he did a LOT of cleaning before the photo shoot, it's pretty hard to keep a wood shop from being dusty.
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Old 02-03-2017, 12:21 PM   #3
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That. Was. Beautiful. The depth of thought he put into the tool chest alone is amazing.
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Old 02-03-2017, 01:47 PM   #4
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Craftmanship on a very high level. The wall cabinet is out of this world!

I have seen a tool chest in Vietnam that was built along the same lines as the wall cabinet. It was for a travelling carpenter, very well used, probably quite old but wonderfully made.

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Old 02-03-2017, 05:58 PM   #5
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That was pretty amazing. I love that cabinet. Never seen anything like that. Everything was so clean, neat and tidy I'd think it was part a maritime museum. Almost too clean...
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Old 02-03-2017, 07:01 PM   #6
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Looks like beautiful work, his shop and boats are very reminiscent of my wife's grandfather, he apprenticed as a wood ship builder 60 years ago and has several he's built over the years.
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Old 02-03-2017, 07:13 PM   #7
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I don't know what's in me to be so suspicious - I really wish I wasn't that way. But it looks like those tools in his cabinet have never seen any heavy use at all.

The guy and the story is amazing and I agree - it was VERY impressive wall toolbox - nicest I have ever seen. The equipment he has in the shop looks to be high end stuff. And the place was almost surgically clean.
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Old 02-03-2017, 10:22 PM   #8
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Wow! With that view inside and out I'd have a hard time getting anything done.
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Old 02-04-2017, 12:17 AM   #9
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Even if I had the ability to build a tool cabinet like that, the level of planning just to decide where and how to put the tools would scare me away from that job.
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That's too neat for me... Gives me the museum vibe, and your not supposed to touch anything in the museum...
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Just awesome, I could only dream of a shop like that..
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When I click on the link the following page only has a large black rectangle. No play button in the middle as usual. Anyone else have this issue?
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^Me too...^
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Old 02-04-2017, 09:14 AM   #14
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When I click on the link the following page only has a large black rectangle. No play button in the middle as usual. Anyone else have this issue?
I just went to youtube and searched "Dan Smith's Dream Shop" and it was the first video. About 4 minutes long.

I agree with others. Absolutely awesome looking shop. But way to clean even on the tools. Nothing looks used.
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Old 02-04-2017, 11:28 AM   #15
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Just checked out the YouTube vid.. No doubt a nice setup and I don't doubt he built the boat but like some others have chimed I'm still from Missouri on this one. Not even a rub mark on a saw blade or a stray crumb in the brush?
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...The wall cabinet is out of this world!...
Beautiful work--poor design. Who would want to open. slide all those doors, etc, just to grab a particular tool you might need?
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Simply exquisite!
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Love the view also!
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Beautiful work--poor design. Who would want to open. slide all those doors, etc, just to grab a particular tool you might need?
The whole point of that type of cabinet is to demonstrate the builder's expertise, not so much the convenience in grabbing a tool quickly. Hanging all the tools on a row of nails pounded in the wall would be more convenient, but it wouldn't have the same style. I imagine this build was inspired by the famous Studley tool cabinet: http://www.finewoodworking.com/2006/...ley-tool-chest
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I didn't want it to end. Awesome.
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