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, NC
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Here are a couple of pics of my shop. I am in the middle of some bookcases at the moment. Once I finish up this job and get the shop clean again, I will get some better pics. I have been in this shop for two years and I’m still working to get the flow right.

My shop consist of a one car garage. The main challenge with the space is that it’s long and narrow, but it’s mine, and it does what I need it to. Gives me a place to work. I have most everything I need minus a bandsaw and possible a lathe.

Thanks for taking a look, as I said, I will get some pics of it organized and clean once I complete this project. I try not to let it get this bad, but what can you do?

Well I finished up the bookcases and have done some major changes to the shop. I still have a long way to go, but here are a couple of pics just to show that it is not always a disaster area. LOL

As always, it’s a work in progress

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 03-27-2012 08:08 PM

Now that’s a real shop…. crowded and messy! :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 03-27-2012 08:10 PM

LOL Thanks Charlie, I wouldn’t know how to work if it I had more room. I once worked for a cabinet shop that had like a gazzion sq ft and I spent most of my day walking from one side to the other trying to find my hammer. LOL. Now I can’t find it because it’s always under something

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#3 posted 03-27-2012 08:23 PM

I have a similar problem Joey. Small shop and every time I turn around I knock something off a a work surface and I often find those somethings hard to find again. On the other hand I don’t have to walk the extra miles while doing a project. Your shop looks adequate, and really that all that is needed.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 03-27-2012 08:28 PM

I agree. I am lucky and blessed that I don’t have to share it with my wife’s car like a lot of guys do. LOL She was sweet enough to let me have the entire garage when we bought our home. I didn’t even have to talk her into it. Of coarse she does have me doing all kinds of remodeling….........Maybe she had it planned and just let me think I was getting what I wanted. LOL

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#5 posted 03-27-2012 08:35 PM

I like a clean shop ,does someone want to come by and do a blog on shop cleaning ? LOL
Thanks for sharing Joey

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 03-27-2012 08:38 PM

Joey, I also have a small shop. Just stay with it and maybe one day you’ll have the shop of your dreams.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 03-27-2012 08:43 PM

I like my shop. Sometimes I wish for more space, or bigger machines, but I am able to build most anything you can build in a large shop. I just to a look at your shop helluvawreck. You have a nice set up.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#8 posted 03-27-2012 08:52 PM

Hi Joe, your shop is about as clean as mine, the only thing your missing, is the empty beer bottles, I can send you a few if you need, LOL
I clean when I start a new project, or if I can’t find a tool, like my TS. Jim had a good suggestion on a new blog, but from chaos usually comes genius. I’ve seen your work so that statement holds some weight. Maybe when it’s warmer I’ll get everything cleaned up, maybe i will keep it clean this time, maybe I will win the lottery, that’s a lot of maybe’s, so to prioritize I think the lottery is what I need the most.
Keep cranking those nice projects out, and the shop will take care of itself.

P.S. I know how it is locating hammers and such under everything, I’ve solved that by placing those tools everywhere. My shop is 20X20, there is a hammer at arms length no matter where you stand in my shop.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

#9 posted 03-27-2012 09:07 PM

I will have to post our shop we also work in a single car garge. But it don,t look like that lol. I like the Cheeroos box in the picture lol But like you said its yours. and it is a shop.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#10 posted 03-27-2012 10:06 PM

I must explain the Cheeroos box. I used them as card stock to put the fabric for my box liners. It’s thin, and fairly rigid and works great.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#11 posted 03-28-2012 07:19 PM

Looks like a shop should, Busy and messy! LOL

-- - Martin

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#12 posted 03-29-2012 03:03 AM

Nice shop, entropy the ever ongoing theme of any good workshop. Thanks for posting and have fun building.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#13 posted 03-29-2012 11:51 AM

whatever the size space, you can still make gr8 projects as you do. thnx for the tip on liners for boxes

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#14 posted 03-29-2012 11:56 AM

Your welcome Roger, somewhere in one of my blogs, I show how I use carpet tape to attach the fabric to the card stock. It’s all pretty straight forward, just takes a little trial and error.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#15 posted 03-30-2012 04:18 AM

Nice shop! You gotta love a big wide door for access!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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