Charlie's Workshop

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Workshop by Charlie posted 04-26-2012 09:06 PM 2521 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Sanborn, NY
United States

My workshop is basically a 1-1/2 car garage building at the back of our property. It’s 16×24, but I partitioned off 6 feet at one end for my wife’s gardening stuff. Like everyone else’s mine changes constantly as I add tools (or get rid of something) or rearrange everything for a specific project. I’d LOVE to have a larger shop, but this is what we can afford so it is what it is….

First picture of outside was before I added the pergola at the gardening end. Inside is a mish-mash of whatever cabinets I could get my hands on and some stuff I built. My “mobile clamp rack” servers double duty as storage for stuff. It’s a stainless steel baker’s rack.

as I said, the layout seems to constantly change and I expect it will do that for a while since it’s new and I’m still working out what works and what doesn’t :)

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#1 posted 04-27-2012 03:17 AM

Looks good. Nice size, but get rid of that partition / garden stuff if you can. I bet you already thought of that though…

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#2 posted 04-28-2012 10:03 PM

Thats a fine looking shop!

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#3 posted 05-02-2012 09:07 PM

New pictures. My shop keeps changing so I get to take pictures and watch it. :)

Just made a little upgrade to DC by adding a separator. Still some stuff to do (like a real raised platform for the DC instead of plastic crates) but it’s an improvement.

My “mobile clamp rack”. It’s a stainless steel bakers rack or something. Takes the weight just fine, rolls easy, and has storage in the middle so I can roll up whatever tools I need and stick ‘em on the rack. To the right is my new planer, hidden behind the clamp rack is my miter saw. And also a “spare” 55 gallon plastic barrel. I need to get that out of the shop. It just takes up space.

Northwest corner. Shallow table under the window, bench top drill press, small bandsaw. The dresser used to belong to my wife’s granfather. Now it has carving tools, planes, owner’s manuals, and some aromatic red cedar for some flutes I still need to make. Oh and the top has battery charging, phone, and the receiver I use to make loud music in the shop.

Northeast corner. Small bench for working on the electrical parts of radio controlled airplanes. I fly electric ones now. Less messy than the gas planes. That one standing on its nose on the shelf does 85mph straight and level. :) Up between the speaker on the left are some canvases. I also paint in oils. Hasn’t been a lot of time for that lately. The big cabinet has routers, sanders, dovetail jig, and some other tools and miscellaneous :)

Southwest corner.. my easel is BURIED again. I gotta do something about that. Oh, and the extension ladder I really want to get out of the shop.

Yes. My workbench is an old bathroom vanity. Someday when I’m not building other stuff, I’ll actually get to make a respectable workbench. For now…. it’s heavy (mostly because of the top) and flat and it doesn’t wiggle.

That’s it. Maybe I’ll run around again with the camera when it’s cleaned up and everything is back where I want it….. whenever THAT will be….


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#4 posted 05-05-2012 06:16 PM

Nice looking shop!

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