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Workshop by LeChuck posted 01-07-2010 07:49 PM 1647 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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LeChuck

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Tucson, AZ
United States

Been rebuilding a workshop for a few months. Just completed a nice, solid workbench and continuing to add shop fixtures and needed tool storage.

-- David - Tucson, AZ


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TheDane

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#1 posted 01-07-2010 08:27 PM

1666! Sounds interesting already … looking forward to photos.

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 01-08-2010 01:56 AM

I agree that your shop sounds interesting. I am looking forward to seeing pictures as well.

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

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Splinterman

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#3 posted 01-08-2010 11:25 AM

Hey Chuck,
Pics would be nice.

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woodworm

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#4 posted 01-08-2010 08:09 PM

Very nice looking shop (looks like “Workshop’s machinery showroom” – very well maintained.,)
Thanks for the pictures!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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LeChuck

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#5 posted 01-08-2010 08:16 PM

Haha, well, it’s not really well maintained, just not actively used yet :) I’m really hoping that I will get this setup soon, with adequate storage and will find a final place for the machines. Power is still a bit of an issue though.

-- David - Tucson, AZ

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TheDane

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#6 posted 01-08-2010 08:59 PM

Very promising workshop … thanks for posting the photos!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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ramon

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#7 posted 01-10-2010 07:25 PM

para trabajar la madera es muy importante tener espacio y un buen lugar y creo que tu taller lo puedes convertir en un buen centro de trabajo,tiene muchas posibilidades,yo no tengo tanto espacio

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LeChuck

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#8 posted 01-10-2010 07:32 PM

Hi Ramon,

I do not really speak Spanish but I think I got most of it. I agree that it’s important to keep everything clean when working inside the house. Dust especially is a concern, as I don’t want any of it to leave that room. When I can afford it, I plan to add an air filter to catch what the dust collector cannot. I hope that some day I can move into a house that will have a detached garage or workshop, but I actually wasn’t planning to get back into woodworking when I bought this old townhouse.

-- David - Tucson, AZ

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 01-10-2010 09:40 PM

Chuck, this is an absolutely gorgeous shop space that you have to work in. It is the first that I have seen with tiled flooring and a stone fireplace. And having windows, especially as large as your are, admits a lot of natural light that I find preferable to work under.

You have a nice set of tools as well and it appears as if you have plenty of room to move around in there.

I definately would enjoy working in your shop.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

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

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LeChuck

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#10 posted 01-11-2010 12:02 AM

Thanks Scott.

I hope to post more photos soon where it looks a bit more like a workshop. I don’t have yet all the hand tools that long-timers have accumulated but already need proper tool storage as the only storage that’s available are the drawers under the bench, which are full now, and the top of the bench…

The windows are large, but unfortunately the house doesn’t get much light on the ground floor. It’s on a very narrow street (think medieval), just a bit wider than a car of a small truck (don’t even want to think I might move the machines out of here some day, as the street is also very steeped) , with other tall houses on the other side. The bottom doesn’t get any direct sunlight at all, and the other window looks out into a small 150sqft courtyard, so it’s the same there. I also keep the shutters closed on the street side otherwise it’s a direct view into my workshop for whoever passes by…That said, I need to get those shutters redone and when that’s the case, I’ll probably be able to open them during the day if they are more practical. They’re huge too.

I do think it will end up being nice and as it gets organized I feel like doing things in there more and more. I wish the winter would end soon though…I’m wondering if a wood-burning stove would be appropriate for a workshop or if it’s dangerous for it gets very hot. Of course there’s the matter of being able to store wood…

-- David - Tucson, AZ

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NH_Hermit

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#11 posted 01-11-2010 12:22 AM

O.K. It’s decided! I’m going to have a fireplace in my next workshop, or at least a brick wall. Nice man cave! and don’t be afraid of a wood stove. We use one as our primary heat source in the house. You can easily control the amount of heat a good quality stove puts out. I build a wood rake out of 2×4’s and then stained and polyed it for wood storage. The real task is hauling in the wood every other day in sub zero temps, and I ended up buying a child’s snow sled for that task.

-- John from Horse Shoe

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LeChuck

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#12 posted 01-11-2010 12:31 AM

it can’t be a man cave as long as that dryer’s in there :)

-- David - Tucson, AZ

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NH_Hermit

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#13 posted 01-11-2010 06:27 AM

lol! I know that too well. The wife and I have “settled” this issue (I lost).

-- John from Horse Shoe

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#14 posted 01-11-2010 06:30 AM

Very cool work shop one of a kind.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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LeChuck

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#15 posted 01-11-2010 09:30 AM

I have a little closet in there that is destined to house the washer and dryer, but not before I do the plumbing and electricity work for it, and there’s some challenge there…

-- David - Tucson, AZ

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