"Everything was either in boxes or just sitting there—a scrollsaw, tabiesaw, bandsaw, the whole works were in the garage," recalls Larry, 63. "1 wanted to do woodworking one day, but I just didn't have the room for it."
In 2006, however, Larry retired as a police officer in the town of Jerome, Idaho, just south of the famed Sun Valley ski area. He found himself with a lot of lime on his hands, and his wife wanted her garage back. "She told me in no uncertain terms to get that stuff out of there," Larry recalls with a laugh. "I figured it was time to build a shop."
Larry finished the shop that fall and happily spent the winter holed up inside. An earlier career as a draftsman working for a lumberyard served him well in planning the 24x24' shop, housed in a prefab structure. There's plenty of room for Larry to build the benches, cabinets, and other small pieces he constructs.
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