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Okay, so it’s not a workshop, but it is where I do 75% of my puttering. The other 25% is split between the furnace room in the basement, 25 metres away, and wherever I happen to be at the time which is usually in the carport or the back yard.

Just to the right is an 8’ x 12’ shed that I built, but as the next 2 photos show, it’s not an ideal work space either.

The middle red toolbox is something that I cobbled together recently from free materials. The paint was the only expense, and it wasn’t bought for this project ;-)

At the moment, I have a Delta Construction saw that I wheel out when necessary, a Skill saw, 1/2” hammer drill, a Sawzall, a couple of hand planes in desperate need of tuning, and an assortment of hand tools. Downstairs I have more hand tools, a Craftsman moto tool, a 6” grinder and a 15” floor-standing drill press. Within the next 2 weeks, I’ll be retrieving my other tools : a Delta Contractors Saw, with Unifence, a Delta 16” scroll saw, a Delta 12” planer, a Craftsman router, some shop vacs and a shop air filter, and a lot of smaller bits, pieces, blades and jigs that have also been stored. I don’t know where I’ll put it all, but I do know that it won’t all be set up and ready for use until I build my shop.

I’m working on the plans for my new workshop that I intend to build in the summer of 2014. It should be an interesting exercise and build because I intend to do as much as possible with zero cash outlay. That’s put me on the hunt for free and inexpensive building materials. I’m also playing quite a bit with Sketchup to work through some ideas. Stay tuned for a blog or 2 on my design criteria, constraints and possible solutions.

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