Derek's Shop #7: Shop photo's

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Blog entry by Derek Lyons posted 11-17-2009 01:04 AM 2934 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok Cotl, the title did get my attention! So, in response to your request here are the latest photos of the rats nest I call a shop;

Workshop - North Wall

Standing just inside the door and looking to the North – All of my tools are on wheels and get moved about as needed.

Workshop - East wall

Here’s the a view to the East – the big cabinet in the middle is going away. It just takes up to dang much room. Eventually the left hand side of this wall will be home to my chop saw station with a lumber rack above and cut off storage below.

Workshop - South wall

The South wall is home to my workbench. Between it and the door will eventually by tool storage (tool boxes, etc…)

Workshop - West wall

And lastly, the West wall.

And yes, the shop is long overdue for a general cleaning and reorganization – that’s next summers high priority project after insulating and dry walling.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#1 posted 11-17-2009 01:14 AM

I love shop pictures. That’s what brought me to LJ in the first place. BTW, what are you, a neat freak? Where’s the sawdust? You could have at least sprinkled some around on the floor rather than mop and wax it, just for us. ;>)

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 11-17-2009 01:56 AM

You’ve got a nice setup there and some serious space to expand.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 11-17-2009 05:05 AM

Looking good there, Derek. Keep on keeping on. Takes a while to get it set up just the way you want it. Is it always set up like you want it? NOT!! A shop is ever-changing and non-stop. I move my shop around more than the furniture in my home!! lol. That’s what my wife says ,anyway.

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#4 posted 11-17-2009 05:10 AM

Hey Derek
Nice shop looks good to me.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 11-17-2009 08:48 AM

Nice set up and mobile to boot. Have it your way today as the old saying goes. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Bob Kollman

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#6 posted 11-17-2009 09:12 AM

Nice shop…I got the exact jointer and planer you do. You have an excellent eye for picking the right tools!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Derek Lyons

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#7 posted 11-17-2009 10:33 AM

Well, everything is mobile because there really isn’t as much room as it appears and because She Who Buys Me Tools insist on being able to park the car in the garage in the winter. It’s essentially a one-and-a-half car garage.

davidroberts: The floor get slippery when sawdust accumulates, so I do clean now and again. :)

Bob Kollman: I’ve got a good eye for picking what’s on sale! Seriously, I picked those two because they were on sale and the reviews were decent.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#8 posted 11-17-2009 12:13 PM

Very nice shop.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 11-17-2009 01:46 PM

Derek, this is a nice looking shop. I would enjoy having this much ceiling height in my shop and you certainly have an abundance of natural light entering your shop which I think is a plus for any shop. It looks like you have plenty of room to move around between the tool stations. Bummer about the car though. I tried to keep both a garage and a shop but eventually gave up and let my truck sit outside. This saved a lot of moving and tear down/set up time plus it gave me more room for tools. But you are a wise man indeed to keep your wife’s car in there during the winter. I have said many times that if I had to ask my wife to put her vehicle outside so that I could have a shop I would be outside before her vehicle would be.

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

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#10 posted 11-17-2009 04:39 PM

Cleanest…..neatest rats nest I’ve ever seen. Nice shop.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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Derek Lyons

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#11 posted 11-17-2009 07:59 PM

I call it a rats nest because of the sheer amount of of crap that just laying around – as I don’t have a great deal of shelving or cabinetry. My workbench is usually almost buried in stuff I don’t have anywhere else to put at the moment.

Next spring it gets insulated and walls put up (probably 1/2 OSB) and then I can neaten the shop up.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#12 posted 11-17-2009 11:26 PM

I’m jealous – of both the space and the neatness!


-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#13 posted 11-18-2009 01:47 AM

Must be nice to have such a cluttered shop. haha With the way it is now, you have more floor space then I do if I empty EVERYTHING out of my shop! I am jealouse!

Thanks for posting.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#14 posted 02-09-2010 01:17 AM

Thats a nice shop.

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#15 posted 02-09-2010 09:37 AM

Nice shop

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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