View Poll Results: Where do you engrave? Where is your bench/shop/studio?

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  • Cellar

    45 14.71%
  • Garage

    30 9.80%
  • Separate room in house (office, den, spare bedroom)

    131 42.81%
  • Out building on your property

    53 17.32%
  • At work (jewelry store, gun shop, etc.)

    49 16.01%
  • Other

    24 7.84%
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  1. #1
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    Default Poll - Where do you engrave?

    Where are you for all those hours? It will be interesting to find out where most of the engraving is going on.

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    Hi Tira,
    That is really a good idea, by the way I would like to see more of your engraving .
    George

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    Default Attic

    When I built my home I had regular stares built to the attic. It is a high pitch roof and I have about 600 sqft for an office, engraving area, reloading bench, gun rack and photo area.

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    My wife would like the dining room back.

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    I swore that I would never have a shop in basement again. When
    we bought our house there was an enormous garage.
    I was able to make a room of 9' x 12' with two windows.
    The windows a 60" x 30" and this lets in so much natural light , its great.

    I once saw the perfect building up for sale in Royal Oak, Michigan.
    It had originally been a Tool & Die shop. I think it was about 20' wide
    and 40' long in the shop part. An office and bathroom in the front.
    The best thing was it had 15' ceiling and glass starting about 5' going
    right to the top of the build, on three sides. This ran the entire lenth of the three wall.
    Sort of a gold fish bowl.
    Yoga people bought and turned it into a gym. Oh well.

    Maybe I'll build a bench out on the Deck.
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    I never get tired of talking, joking, arguing, discussing, a subject that holds our attention most of the day. Engraving.

    Jim Zimmermn
    Hand Engraving Canada ~-~-~-www.handengravingcanada.com

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    Hi Tira
    about 5 years ago I built a 30'x40' shop and that is where I do all my custom rifle building. As soon as I figure out what I need as far as equipment to do the engraving I want to do the shop will be the place. Right now what little engraving I do is done in the shop with the work held in a vise. I know that I have to graduate from that wetup for my work to get better. Hopefully after the GRS class I will have a good idea what I need.

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    In our previous house I had a small engraving bench set up in the corner of the master bedroom. I'm in the basement now......as well as my engraving bench:D

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    Hi Tira.
    I have an upstairs room, about 12x14 feet with a 6x8 foot walk-in closet.
    This is a nice room with a 10 foot North facing window for good light.
    I also use a part of my garage for the "dirty" end of things such extensive metal prep and polishing.
    This should be big enough to work well, and it does.
    But just like most people I tend to get 3 pounds of poo in a 2 pound poo jar.
    Never seem to have all the space for the good stuff (read junk) I think I can't live without.
    But ain't life fun!
    John B.

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    I use a small spare bedroom for my engraving bench and for things that make more of a mess like the bench and belt grinder, those are in the basement.

    Someday it would be nice to have a planned good sized workshop!

    Peter

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    While I really have not started engraving yet, all my piddling is done in a 28X28 garage. With a wife, adult daughter and two grandaughters in the house,
    The garage is the only place I get some time to myself.So all my tools and TV for Nascar Races is there.
    I am in the planning stages of a 16X20 building on the back corner of our lot, so I can get all my woodworking, rifle building and craftworking in one dedicated easy to heat area. It is a sure thing a corner will be for the engraving.

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