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

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  • Cellar

    45 14.61%
  • Garage

    31 10.06%
  • Separate room in house (office, den, spare bedroom)

    131 42.53%
  • Out building on your property

    53 17.21%
  • At work (jewelry store, gun shop, etc.)

    50 16.23%
  • Other

    24 7.79%
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  1. #11
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    I do all my engraving in a spare bedroom in the house. Nice and sunny but the trouble is I tend to do the engraving side of things in the evenings.

    The 6m x 3m garage is where I do all the messy and dirty work. No way in the world can you fit a car into it anymore. When we first brought the house, about 15 years ago, there was a gap of about a week when it was physically possible to park a vehicle in it!!!

    In every room of the house there are books from here to africa and bits of drawings and variouse items. Mary calls it "creepage" and every now and then makes me tidy it up. Which is a good thing because I get to re-discover all this stuff that I forgot I had in the first place. 3 months later it's usually buried again somewhere in the house.

    Good thread

    Cheers Andrew

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    My space is in a spare room upstairs, about 10' X 11' and is a combination engraving room/library/computer station. It has southeast facing windows across one entire wall which I face while at the bench. I split the room down the middle with a seven foot desk which is built like an "L". This makes both workspaces (engraving set-up and computer/library set-up) U-shaped workspaces. The back corner behind the engraving stuff is where I keep my artist's easel and associated material. Its small but efficiant. Besides, Miss Mary says she can watch TV downstairs now without the constant tic-tic-tic or the compressor noise, depending on which tool I'm using at the time. Just trying to keep Mama happy!

    Bill

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    My Shop is in our basement of our home. That is where I do my engraving. The den holds my library.

  4. #14
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    Since I got rid of the ex I converted a bedroom into a jewelry and engraving studio, the garage into a casting and polishing room and another bedroom for my clutter(I may need a couple more rooms for the clutter)
    David Gruber
    WWW.Sharpgraver.com

    "In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress".--John Adams


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    Bachalor-In the livingroom-silverwork there too.Fred

  6. #16
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    Other than the job I have that pays the bills so I can have a work space, I practice several art forms - I paint, draw, carve spirit faces in cottonwood, scrimshaw, make jewelry and now itching to carve metal. Needless to say, my whole house is my studio, I have work areas through out -- The cat doesn't seem to mind one bit.

    Santo
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  7. #17
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    Tira, my basement is the engraver den, hunters den, air rifle range, and home of all my woodworkers tools.
    I smoke my cigars outside when the projects are done.:D
    Kent

  8. #18
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    Had a shop out side of home for many years but the rents where getting crazy I do wholesale for the trade in NJ and know everyone who comes in, the rest is all shipped from out of state my rent was going to $1,000a month for a small 13 X 9 office when I said who needs this. My wife of 27 years also we found out has stage four cancer, with having the office in my home I can see and take care of her as well so for me it is a blessing. I started out with an old used desk next to our bed in a house that was ready to fall over and $200 to our name Hand engraving has been a God sent. Today I have a nice home, new car and helps pay for my wife’s treatments. I may be in my basement but I have to say it is hooked up personaly I think it's one of the nicest rooms in the house and it's rent free!!!

  9. #19
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    large, upstairs bedroom formerly used by my daughter.

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    this past year i took a job with a jewelry store that was expanding,they have been a whosale client for some time.now i have a great office with a wall of windows ,the first time i have had a office with windows in 20 years.i also have a office inthe basement at home.there is not always time to finish things during the day so during busy times i work at home at night and weekends.i actually get more done without the interuptions of the store.db

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