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I work in a 8ft x 8ft shed.
I fitted a clear perspex roof to allow more light into the then dark shed, which it did, along with the heat!
I created my very own sweat shop. I plan to build a new shed in the Autumn, when its cooler!

Inside the shed I use a cheap (£14.99) folding workbench as my main work area. As I’m 6ft4 I found it way too low and got back ache after a while, so I used some old 1×1 to extend the legs, these in turn were screwed to the floor to make a more stable bench for aggressive planing and sawing.
To the left of this I have my shop vacuum, which I use ALOT! With such a small space I can’t afford to be messy as this would lead to accidents. I made a small shelf to hold power tools I’m using, but I only have out tools in use. Once finished with a specific tool it gets put away until the next time I need it. There is a hole to hold my battery drill (£9.99) and a slit for the circular saw blade to drop it, this keeps it held on the bench and also takes the blade of the jig saw.

To the right I have a small shelf to hold the all important radio and MP3 player, you gotta have music while you work, and various pencils, rulers . a calculator and a narrow shelf to hold my project book. Next to that is a chest of draws I knocked up out of scrap to hold my tools in an easy access position. Top drawer, marking devises. Second draw – small hand tools, screw drivers, pincers, pliers etc. Third drawer hole making devices, drill bits and the like and the fourth hold cutting tools like chisels and planes. The cupboard at the bottom holds the power saws.

I have limited funds so use cheap hand tools and power tools, but tune them to get the best out of them.

-- Martin, Rugby, United Kingdom. Make Tea, Not War.

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#1 posted 08-07-2011 10:27 AM

Hey Martin,
We all started somewhere and built up as required…you will get there….keep at it.

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#2 posted 08-07-2011 11:05 AM

Martin, we do what is necessary to satisfy our woodworking passion. And you are off to a good start by using hand tools and reclaiming wood.

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

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#3 posted 08-07-2011 05:48 PM

This trick is start young and stay at it. If you do that you will eventually build up a nice shop with plenty enough tools to get the job done. Soooo keep plugging away and welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 08-08-2011 12:09 AM

Thanks for the words of encouragement guys.
Nice to feel welcome.
Cheers, Martin

-- Martin, Rugby, United Kingdom. Make Tea, Not War.

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