Doe's Workshop

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The shop is about 15×25 feet, and there’s another room outside it that has carving, finishing and assorted storage and isn’t tidy enough for pictures. I’m a put in sort of person so the shop looks a bit stark; this is pretty odd because I like a cosy shop with the walls covered with tools and wood.

Six pictures isn’t enough, I took fifteen and thought that wasn’t enough.

The first picture has the French doors (for light) and the large fire extinguisher.

Moving to the right is the whiteboard and a shelf to store pencils and the helmet recharger. The fire can is to store rags used for finishes. The door is to The Closet, used for storage.

The bench is quite small but it works well so far. Lots of drawer storage below. Beside the air cleaner is one of William’s first bowls. I use it to remind myself that I should go ahead and try new things (as safely as possible of course) because I want to know exactly what to do and that’s not always possible. Behind the music stand (for instructions of course) is Lucy the lathe. I started my woodworking adventures with the lathe. The Dungeon is a cold cellar behind the band saw and air cleaner and is used for wood. We wanted to have a wine cellar. We thought “buy two save one” but that didn’t work so we bought three to save one. That didn’t work either and since it caused some fuzzy brains in the morning, we scrapped the whole idea of a wine cellar. Now it’s used for wood.

Still moving left is the far side of the shop with tons of storage and sanding equipment. Turning tools, chucks etc., are in the rolling toolbox in the centre and the big toolbox is for the grinder and drilling stuff.

I’d like a proper bench for the chop saw but the Work Mate works fine for now. I’m going to make a box for the router table to store the bits etc. that are currently below the workbench. The planer hasn’t been used; I misplaced the parts package and had to reorder them and the switch lock is backordered. The frame on the wall is a reminder to make longer push sticks for the table saw.

The cabinet in the last picture is where I store kits, parts, and miscellaneous other stuff. You might have noticed that I like books.

This would have been a lot easier with a video camera . . .

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 07-04-2014 12:57 AM

Very well set up. Very clean and organized.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 07-04-2014 12:59 AM

Sorry, wrong post

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 07-04-2014 01:03 AM

Oooh – love the bookshelves. The music stand is a great idea.
Looks like a great shop, thanks for sharing.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#4 posted 07-04-2014 01:10 AM

Where’s the mess???

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#5 posted 07-04-2014 01:36 AM

sure have mine beat doe

i expected a dingy little room
(i got two dingy big rooms)

organized seems to be the answer
something i’m still learning

nice setup
and some good tools

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 07-04-2014 01:43 AM

Very nice shop Doe.

I could take some lessons. :-)


-- AP--I thought growing old would take longer.

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#7 posted 07-04-2014 02:02 AM


That Router table is the cats meow and I would love one of those and the table, well I would probably wet my britches for that.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#8 posted 07-04-2014 02:32 AM

Great shop, Doe (even if you did sweep up)! Love the wine cellar story and the reminder frame!

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 07-04-2014 02:42 AM

Yeah, where is the mess? Oddly reminiscent of eddies shop, in the decor, wood floors etc. Good placement with the extinguisher.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#10 posted 07-04-2014 02:50 AM

I actually have to agree with Marty here (don’t tell him that…) where’s the mess!! What a great workspace Doe. You’ve put a lot of time and thought into it, love it…..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#11 posted 07-04-2014 02:57 AM

Great shop, Doe.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#12 posted 07-04-2014 03:03 AM

doe great shop and tools love that wine press

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#13 posted 07-04-2014 03:41 AM

OK! Now that I have seen the showroom let me see the messy part where the real work gets done. Actualy I envy your neatness. But where is the challenge when you never have to search for something that should be right over there and isn’t? You need Candy to come and help you de-arrange it. She is a pro at that part.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#14 posted 07-04-2014 03:49 AM

Yeah, it is probably a good idea….
NOT to have a fully stocked wine cellar, within arms length of the shop!!!

Great looking shop & machines….
Now then, when will you put it to use???
It is to clean to have been used yet!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#15 posted 07-04-2014 01:12 PM

Awesome shop Doe, anyone could learn from you in terms of set up and organisation. well done.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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