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Beginning Woodworker Just Starting Out #5: My Future Workshop

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Blog entry by Jimi_C posted 06-24-2010 01:37 AM 1032 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The last couple weeks have been insanely busy – we bought a new house and moved! The good thing is, the laundry here is on the first floor, so I’ve got the 1300sqft basement all to myself :D

Here are a couple of pics, with tools and workout equipment strewn all over the place from the move-in:

I cannot wait to start getting things setup. So far, the only problem has been that it’s not a walk-out, so getting my one large workbench (the one I dumpster-dove for) was impossible – I’m going to have to partially disassemble it to get it down the steps.

So, no more working in a garage where I had (at best) 3 months where the temps were not either freezing or roasting.

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"



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Marc5

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#1 posted 06-24-2010 03:39 AM

You are a lucky man! I wish I had that much room.

-- Marc

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#2 posted 06-24-2010 03:45 AM

now that’s a nice space to work. Better keep up with the dust collection or the house will be covered in it haha.

-- Drew, Delaware

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Jimi_C

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#3 posted 06-24-2010 04:02 AM

Thanks. The 2HP DC is visible in the bottom pic (top back was taken off for the move), just need to run a dedicated circuit for it (still… same problem I had in my garage).

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#4 posted 06-24-2010 04:08 AM

Some good shop space there

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#5 posted 06-24-2010 04:13 AM

Great Lookin Space

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 06-24-2010 11:33 AM

Go man go! Setting up a new shop is always fun. Looking forward to your progress.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 06-24-2010 01:49 PM

Got a lot of room there. I would think about making a room for the workout equipment though, lost of dust to clean everytime you want to workout..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#8 posted 06-24-2010 01:56 PM

Yes, the DC will be vital, but go further if your wife is like mine.
She likes the things I do but has never come to terms with dust, any dust from the shop, even dust brought in on my clothes and shoes.
Close the doors, run the DC, dust yourself off before coming in to the living space and take your shoes off.
Yes, I know, it can be a lot of extra fuss, but I fing my life much more pleasant when I remember to comply.
Just think about how much extra work it is for your wife to clean up after you!

There have been times when a project raises even more dust than usual and she forgives to a certain degree, but she still asks that I do my best.

I can’t complain because she has agreed, through the years, to me buying quite a lot of tools.

Don

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Jimi_C

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#9 posted 06-24-2010 01:56 PM

The workout equipment will definitely go in one of the other rooms separated by a door.

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#10 posted 06-24-2010 03:21 PM

Looks like a great space. I once heard a comedian refer to her workout equipment as the “most expensive clothes hangers” she ever bought!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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#11 posted 06-24-2010 03:30 PM

Aswesome, except for the access to the space which I’m sure can be worked around , this looks like a huge space – and since it’s in the basement it should be well naturally climate-controlled.

Congrats on the new house!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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