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My shop is a 12X18 shed. It’s insulated with OSB walls and drywall ceiling. I regret that I didn’t insulate the floor. Oh well. I run 2 small elec. heaters in the winter for an hour and it’s toasty. I upgraded to A/C 2 yrs ago. Our 90+ summers made it too uncomfortable without it. When I open the back door I have a 4X8 cabinet/work surface. I do my staining and painting out there weather permitting. It ain’t much, but it be mine. lol The exterior shot is the back end of the shed with the outside worktable and my little yard shed next to it. I store excess “stuff” in that outside table too. Next is looking in from the entrance door nearest the house. The last two are from the other end of the shop, standing by the double doors. The work table with the vise is on wheels and is handy to pull out for projects that you need to get to from all sides. Lastly is my scroll saw table/corner. I’m doing more scrolling this winter and I love it! I have a Delta, which actually isn’t highly rated, but I love mine. It bums me out that they discontinued them. Thanks for looking.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#1 posted 02-04-2010 07:42 PM

It looks good to me, A fine shop with good tools

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#2 posted 02-04-2010 09:03 PM

Vicki, this looks like a pretty nice shop to me. It appears as if you have organized it well and you have made pretty effective use of the space that you have. Putting your power tools on wheels is a good idea for those of us with smaller shops. That is a pretty effective way to efficiently utilize the existing shop space. And having a stand alone shop like you do is the way to go in my book. I have often wished I had this kind of set-up (this usually happens when I “forget” and run my planer before my wife gets up and, of course, she “gently” reminds me that I forgot she was still in bed… again). :)

It looks like you have a nice set of tools to play with as well.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

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

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#3 posted 02-04-2010 09:26 PM

hi nice looking shop and tools it is neat and tidy a place for everything and everything in its place

wish i had my shop as well organised as yours

branch ok

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#4 posted 02-05-2010 12:43 AM

Nice shop, I rarely get to work outside but when I do I love it. Thanks for the tour.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#5 posted 02-05-2010 12:45 AM

Nice workshop.

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#6 posted 02-06-2010 01:10 PM

Hey Vickie,
Now that is a sweet little shop with some real nice toys to play with…good one.

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#7 posted 02-06-2010 05:03 PM

NICE SHOP! Still putting mine together


-- racey13

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#8 posted 02-06-2010 05:11 PM

great shop, i wish i had that space

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#9 posted 02-06-2010 06:22 PM

Thank you everyone! I appreciate all the kind comments.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#10 posted 02-06-2010 07:37 PM

Nice use of a small space. I like it.

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#11 posted 06-03-2010 07:04 AM

Nice Shop.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#12 posted 06-03-2010 03:19 PM

Thanks, Dawg. Love the avatar!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#13 posted 06-03-2010 03:36 PM


We used to sail out of Oxford. This is the best part of Maryland.

I’ve had to work in 200 sq. ft. spaces most of my life. You’ve organized you space well.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#14 posted 06-04-2010 06:54 AM

Thanks Iowa. It is beautiful in Oxford, you got that right. So quiet and quaint. Wow, keeping 2 shops running. Do you transport a lot of items back and forth, the smaller ones? Are you also from Iowa? That’s where my Dad’s family is from.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#15 posted 09-09-2010 06:55 AM

You have a nicely equipped shop. I know how you feel when it comes to the seasons. Here in Arizona I don’t have to worry about the winters, only the summers. I try to stay out of my shop in the summer. With the air running and a fan on it can still get close to 120 degrees in the shop during the summer. I’ll probably spend this winter reorganizing my shop as well as adding more insulation.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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