2013 Personal Best Second Place Winner in Large Barns and Garages, LT40 Hydraulic owner Richard Cloutier
At age 65, Richard Cloutier's carpentry workshop is the project of his lifetime. Richard used his Wood-Mizer LT40 Hydraulic to cut 100% of the white pine needed for the workshop. In just eight weeks, with help from family, Richard completed the 30' x 20' workshop with 12' x 30' side additions for a total of 920 square feet. Richard's LT40 Hydraulic gave him the ability to create two 10' x 12' x 20' beams, which he used to finish the inside of the shop along with a tongue and groove of pine boards for wall finishing. Richard estimates he saved $20,000 by sawing the 5,000 board feet of white pine on his LT40 Hydraulic. In addition to his personal creativity, Richard says his inspiration came from magazines, including past winners of the Personal Best Contest in The Wood-Mizer Way. It is fitting that his lifetime project may also inspire other Wood-Mizer owners to start their own dream projects.
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