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Well…. It’s been two months since I said I was going to get it done… After almost a year I have FINALLY got my workshop!!!! It may not be much to look at to some… but to me it is incredible. If you look back at my previous posts you’ll see that I was working outside off plastic tables and a stack of pallets.

Soooo… after working in the yard with this crappy set up… my new workshop is wonderful to me. I just finished it tonight. So first thing tomorrow (right after the Easter Egg Hunt)... I’ll be MAKING SOME SAWDUST!!! I can’t wait!

Here we go! No excuses now!

So I’ll give you a little guided tour. First let me tell you that the soon-to-be-ex-husband hasn’t gotten his things out of the garage yet. So the space I have has been limited by his belongings. But I wasn’t going to let that stop me. I moved everything out of the way and I still have plenty of room to move around.

There is a pre-existing workbench in there as you can see on the left. This bench is too high, has a junky top and is not what I want. I will eventually tear it out and rebuild it… but as I said… look above at my previous workbench. LOL

Then over course I have some pegboard above the built in bench and to the right I have the workbench I built and my workmate with my table saw on it. Pegboard needs to be replaced.
In the rear I have some cabinets for storage. You can see in the pictures I’ve attached that I don’t have anything in them. Still working on accumulating things. But I’ll have lots of storage as I get things.

I’ve used the built in bench to put my miter saw on and underneath I’ve used the shelves to store my tools, some wood and other things.

Finally, over by the door I have my router table on a small end table. It’s not where I want it. But that’s where it’s been stored so I left it there. Also I have lots of outlets in the ceiling. You may be able to see that I also have a long extension cord that pulls down. LOVE IT!

It’s a great start! I look forward to changing and updating things as I go along. It’s going to be exciting. I can’t wait to share with you my first project!

(I also welcome any suggestions you might have on how to maximize my space :)

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#1 posted 03-30-2013 03:20 AM

Angie, It’s a start and you’ll have it workin’ for ya in no time…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#2 posted 03-30-2013 03:41 AM

I see counters for benchtop machines…
I see a workbench for projects & assembly…
I see WW tools & machines…

There are more ammenities than my shop has!
I don’t have a work bench!
I don’t have an air conditioner!
I certainly don’t have a cup holder!!!

Your more than set & ready to go…
Go make saw dust!!!

Congrats on the new shop!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 03-30-2013 03:41 AM

Looks like it’s all coming together very well.

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#4 posted 03-30-2013 03:58 AM

It’s a great space …wish i had all your cabnits

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#5 posted 03-30-2013 04:54 AM

Putting those casters on that workbench will be a help….as long as they are lockable. I have two workbenches with lockable casters on them. It’s great to be able to move them around at times. One of them is used as an outfeed table for the tablesaw when needed
You’ll figure it all out on your own so you can make it fit your needs. Great start.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 03-30-2013 09:58 AM

Excellent job yohng lady. Shop looks plenty usable. As far as soon-to-be ex’s belongings in the road. They can be stored in your old shop! :-)

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 03-30-2013 11:25 AM

I’m still “fairly new” here, and as I delve farther and farther into the LJs site I see more and more gals taking part in woodworking. And usually I’m amazed (and delighted) that y’all make stuff that puts me (and a lot of others) to shame. Your shop is a BIG improvement over what you had, THAT’s for sure! :-)

And if I may be so bold to add, I see from your home page that you are a Mom to FOUR? Well looking at your pic, you musta started having kids when you were NINE!
(Insert applauding smiley face here)


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#8 posted 03-30-2013 11:54 AM

That is really awesome! It will be so nice to have a place for all your tools setup just the way that you want so you can work at your highest level. It looks like it is very well lite and plenty of room. You have lots of storage area to tuck your hand tools away as well as floor space for your work bench and stationary tools. Great effort on your part in getting just the way that “You” want…..I am sorry to hear that your hobby was not supported by your husband but you have a great big support system here with all of us LJs. Take care and enjoy your new workshop!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#9 posted 03-30-2013 12:21 PM

Wow Angie! Congratulations on your ‘new’ workshop! What a great opportunity and source of pride it is to have a place to your own. I can’t wait to see some of the new things you will/can build in there. You have made more than a few LJs jealous with your new WW-ing digs. 8-)

Oh wow, I just noticed that you have AC as well!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#10 posted 03-30-2013 03:27 PM

Looks like you are off to really good start there. Better than my space.

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#11 posted 03-30-2013 03:52 PM

Thanks everyone. I’m actually off to get some lumber now.

DIYaholic…. ROFL…. I wondered if anyone would notice my cupholder. LOL. As a crafter I was able to bring in some of my little amenities in.

Gary… Those are the casters I bought when I built my workbench. They are all four locking. BUT… the plate on it is too big. I’m afraid it will split the wood out if I use those. The holes are too close to the edge of the wood. So I’m going to look for a set that have a smaller plate on them.

Monte… Storing the ex’s stuff in my “old shop”.... that sounds like a really good idea :)

joein10asee… I have a lot of people look at me funny when I say I’m into woodworking. And as I’ve kinda hinted… my ex never supported me in it. I love it. Of any hobby I’ve ever had I get more excited about this than anything I’ve ever done. It’s going to be great having my own place to work. And as far as my kids… my oldest son… He’s getting ready to turn 17. And I have a 4 year old son, a 9 year old son and 13 year old daughter. They keep me young :)

Alongiron…. I’m sorry he didn’t support me as well. But… now i have nothing holding me back. He’s going to see just what I can do and will be more than jealous at what comes from my shop. :)

HarizontalMike… yeah… AC AND a cupholder :)

Off to go pick up my lumber :)

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#12 posted 03-30-2013 06:05 PM

Hi Angie,
I have followed your posts for nearly a year now and you have come along way.
Congrats on the new shop and work space, and as Stumpy says “you’ve earned it my friend”
Oh, BTW AC and cup holders are a must.
Going fer lumber huh? whatcha mak’in?

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#13 posted 03-30-2013 08:45 PM

Nice shop Angie.

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#14 posted 03-30-2013 09:39 PM

and guess what? It’s all yours!!!!

-- John from Hampstead

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#15 posted 03-31-2013 02:37 AM

Thanks Grumpymike… I made a doll bed for my step-daughter who is turning 6 next week. My 13 year old daughter helped me. It’s all built right now. I did ok. Not my best work. I NEED MORE CLAMPS!!! Didn’t have large enough clamps. Kinda made things hard. Also made a few mistakes. But I think she will love it. All I have to do now is finish it.
Unfortunately… I’m going to paint it. I normally don’t want to or like to… but I think that she will want it painted.

NH_Hermit….. That is exactly the best part!!! :)

I have to admit…. It was pretty awesome being able to just unplug my tools and leave everything there. And it’s pretty cool that It’s 10:30 here and dark and I can still go out and work. YIPPEE!!!!

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