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Over the past few months, I’ve been taking over more and more of our 1 1/2 car garage. With the snowmobile outside for the winter, I’m enjoying the extra room. With any luck, it won’t make it back into the garage when the snow goes.

I like things to be tidy, but it’s a complete disaster when I’m in the middle of a project. Obviously these pictures were taken between projects. All my large tools are mobile and can be moved to the side to allow for a vehicle if needed.

Photo 1 – My work desk and pegboard. The desk was salvaged by a neighbour and given to me several years ago. Delta drill press was a kijiji purchase.

Photo 2 – mobile scrap cart. Larger lumber is kept on overhead racks.

Photo 3 – from the outside looking in. My Rikon 10-325 bandsaw is off to the left and my Bosch TS is in the foreground.

Photo 4 – from the house looking out into the organized chaos. The Delta 6” jointer was a Kijiji purchase. 12” Ridgid planer and 10” Makita miter saw are in the background. The Makita was a second hand purchase. My dust collection ‘system’ is in front of the bandsaw. It is a Dust deputy and Ridgid vac on a mobile cart. My present workbench is to the right of the bandsaw and is a Costco Durabench. It’s great that it’s portable but I’m hoping to replace it in the next year with a workbench equipped with a vice.

This folks, is my happy place!

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


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-02-2012 02:54 AM

Looks cozy. Better organized than mine!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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patron

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#2 posted 11-02-2012 03:24 AM

glad you are gaining on it sandra
your part of the shop
looks better than the first time you showed us

little by little
you will get there

if it’s any help
my shop looks like the rest of your garage
and it is all my stuff

one of these days

-- 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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#3 posted 11-02-2012 03:31 AM

Good job a nice looking shop.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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dnick

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#4 posted 11-05-2012 04:44 AM

Look’s like a great place to work. Enjoy.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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jfk4032

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#5 posted 11-16-2012 10:02 PM

Like the golf clubs in the last shot…combines my two favorite hobbies, golf and wood!

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#6 posted 11-26-2012 02:53 PM

Looks like you got the makings of a nice shop Sandra. I think you got it spot on, having another shed or out house for “non important” items and tools is a must, besides where will you store your lumber and stuff.

Helpful tip, couldn’t you accidently on purpose drop a can of paint on that ping pong table, then turn it into aa assembly bench.

Good luck

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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Bernie

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#7 posted 11-28-2012 07:26 PM

Just took a look at your cozy shop and looks like you’re making the best of it. Learning to work in a small shop is a challenge. My shop is 24ftX24ft with o low ceiling. I dug it out myself and had ledge stop me from going down farther. I’m sure that shed will help a great deal and funny David might be onto something.

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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Sandra

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#8 posted 11-28-2012 08:13 PM

Paint on the ping pong table…. just might work, although I’ve griped about it enough that he’d be suspicious.
Hoping to start the shed in the Spring. I’ve been gaining confidence with each project, hopefully leading up to the big build!

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

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patron

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#9 posted 11-28-2012 09:13 PM

just don’t get plans from boston

their ‘big dig’
took forever
and went way over budget

-- 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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JustplaneJeff

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#10 posted 03-14-2013 04:16 PM

You’ve got a really nice shop. My first shop was a single car garage that I shared with the car, not much room. 30 years later I have the shop I dreamed of for years. Your of to a great start.

-- JustplaneJeff

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#11 posted 08-21-2013 07:15 AM

Wow your shop is very nicely laid out.

-- No mistakes, just kindling

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DIYaholic

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#12 posted 08-21-2013 11:02 PM

Can’t believe that I haven’t stopped in before….
Looks great, but an update with your work bench (with a vise) is called for!!!

-- 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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Sandra

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#13 posted 08-23-2013 12:28 AM

Okay, duly noted! I’ve been meaning to update the photos.

And at what point am I no longer a ‘newby’??

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

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#14 posted 09-28-2013 02:50 AM

nice looking shop you have and well organized.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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DIYaholic

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#15 posted 09-28-2013 03:25 AM

74,
Umm….
Updated shop pictures???

BTW: You will always be a “newbie”....
At some skill or technique you have not perfected 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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