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Wood Working in City Apartment

Hello,

I am about to start a wood working project that is quite large. It is a deep V Runabout which means the finished product is going to be about 20 feet by 6 feet. I have materials, tools, etc but I dont have the space for it as I live in an apartment. Do you guys have any idea what I can do to find space to make this project reality? I live in a semi decent city but about 10 minutes away is all farm/mostly residential.

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post #2 of 9 Old 09-11-2019, 12:14 PM
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welcome to the forum.
when you have time, please update your profile with your location.

if you visit www.woodenboat.com and www.sawmillcreek.org
you will find many different approaches for this issue.
some people build a PVC frame and cover it with a tarp.
others build a metal carport cover. or rent floor space in a warehouse or private barn.
it all depends on your budget, space available, weather, yada yada yada.
your first priority would be to find available space that you can rent or use for
at least one year. building a 20 foot boat alone is quite a task.
depending on where you are in the world, weather will certainly be an issue.
prioritize your project accordingly and it will become less frustrating.

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I would check on places that rent storage cubes. These are used for many things other than just storing junk. It could be a perfect place to build a boat. Then once it is built you have a place to also store it.


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Leroy Gibbs builds his boats in his very small basement.
(with minimal lighting). and drinks his scotch out of a jelly jar
that usually holds nails and screws.

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Leroy Gibbs builds his boats in his very small basement.
(with minimal lighting). and drinks his scotch out of a jelly jar
that usually holds nails and screws.

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But how does he get them out of his basement?

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google it: "gibbs boat in basement images"
covers the history and FAQ about the boats in the basement.
(one of my favorite shows).

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many times before, I have rented a mini-storage unit. Get one that has electricity. One place i rented, the electrical output was pretty low so I used it for lights only and bought a small gen for my tools. put the gen outside the unit to avoid fumes and noise. many small businesses are run out of mini-storage units Some area they are called Self Storage. Prices vary greatly depending on location.

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google it: "gibbs boat in basement images"
covers the history and FAQ about the boats in the basement.
(one of my favorite shows).

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They are props for a series, apparently nobody knows or tells how they are removed from the basement, even Mark Harmon.

"CraveOnline: How did Gibbs get the boat out of the basement?

Mark Harmon: I don’t know. They didn’t tell me that either. All I know is one day I got there and it wasn’t there."

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Loook for a wood working club in your area, or perhaps a retired wood worker that would offer use and spac.e
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