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Workshop by BamaCummins posted 11-29-2008 01:14 PM 1566 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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After some on-the-site revisions to my building plan of my home in 1998, we ended up with a full basement home with 3 garages. Although we don’t like climbing a full set of stairs to the main living area of the house, the bonus for me was the workshop I was able to have. Obviously I would have rather had something detached and better dimensions without the heating/cooling unit in the shop, but at least I have space for some tools and room to build something. The worse part is sharing the room with the lawnmower, rototiller, pressure washer and other outside stuff. If we are lucky enough one day to build another home on a few acres of land (which is my dream) then I will have a separate woodshop that I can design from scratch.

If you have any ideas that would make this shop more efficient, PLEASE let me know. I wrestle with this regularly, trying to make the most out of the room I have and the things I have to share it with.

Thanks

UPDATE: Built some new shelves and rearranged some other stuff to make the shop better organized and efficient. A little more is needed around the drill press area, but I am running out of room quick. Next is a stand for the planer.

UPDATE: New shop built last year at my new home, just got around to uploading some pictures. Still some work to do, but much better. It is a 24×24 frame with metal siding and roof. Plenty of power and lights, now need more tools to pack it out!

-- "I don't know, we haven't played Alabama yet." -- Vince Lombardi after being asked what it felt like to be the greatest football team in the world just after winning the '66 Super Bowl.


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#1 posted 11-29-2008 02:37 PM

You have a nicely organized shop space in which to work. It looks like you have arranged your tools and benches to take advantage of your available shop space. I can appreciate the “problems” that mowers and other outdoor equipment give you. It seems as if whenever we need to store something my wife thinks that putting it in MY SHOP space is where it needs to go. :)

Have you thought about routing grooves in the outfeed table so that you can use your sled and miter gauge?

You have a nice set of tools to work with. I would enjoy working in a shop like this.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting you shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 11-29-2008 03:57 PM

Oh yea, just put the outfeed table together last week. Don’t have a straight plunge router bit yet, so I plan to do this in a few weeks when I get one. I don’t know how most people acquire tools, but I usually accumulate them when I need them in a project and so far haven’t needed a straight plunge router bit.

Thanks for the compliments. Thinking I need some wall cabinets???

-- "I don't know, we haven't played Alabama yet." -- Vince Lombardi after being asked what it felt like to be the greatest football team in the world just after winning the '66 Super Bowl.

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#3 posted 11-29-2008 04:17 PM

You can’t have enough storage space in a shop. Wall cabinets would be a nice project for the upcoming months. These will give you storage and not interfere with your tools. You do have some space over your miter saw for a couple of cabinets it looks like.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 11-29-2008 07:37 PM

Nice looking shop.
You have the option to go canoeing when you don’t feel like making dust.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 12-05-2008 12:53 AM

Nice looking shop.

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BamaCummins

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#6 posted 02-22-2009 07:59 PM

Updated the shop with some new shelves and tools. Maybe one day I will have everything as I want it.

-- "I don't know, we haven't played Alabama yet." -- Vince Lombardi after being asked what it felt like to be the greatest football team in the world just after winning the '66 Super Bowl.

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#7 posted 09-07-2009 01:02 AM

How about some detail on how that canoe is hung? I have mine from a pulley system on the ceiling and it is always in the way… And a royal pain in the tail to lower down to use it…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com, YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoa-AgyeFWqnQfGIJwdzkog

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#8 posted 09-07-2009 01:06 AM

Nice neat and well organized shop

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#9 posted 09-08-2009 12:59 AM

dbhost

If you notice, there are 4×4 treat posts attached to the wall. Holes are drilled in them with iron pipe drove into the holes. It has been plenty stron enough to support the canoe. It also serves dual purpose by allowing braces for wood storage.

-- "I don't know, we haven't played Alabama yet." -- Vince Lombardi after being asked what it felt like to be the greatest football team in the world just after winning the '66 Super Bowl.

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#10 posted 07-29-2012 01:51 AM

Good start on a nice shop. Welcome to Lumberjocks. I use to live in Lakesite and my kids went to John Allen and Soddy Daisy High. Small world.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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