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From: Nighthawk

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand

Hobbyist or Pro: Hobbyist

Shop Type: Basement

Square Footage: Not enough what ever it is. 7metres x 4metres. I not sure what that is in feet.

I am not rich and don’t have a big fancy work shop like you see on a lot of youtube video’s. They have all the big power tools and nice flat area, most are big open space heaps of room to move. I on the other hand have a, well, I work out of a basement under 96 year old house on a hill. I have only just been able to get part of it leveled and concreted…

I have to work around house piles which can make things interesting and fun at the same time, and sometimes damn annoying. Everything is a work in progress, but i can get things done.

Power tools (more power…)

Saws Sanders Drills Other Air*

I have all the usual hand tools, like hammers, screw drivers, spanners and socket sets, chisels and saws and not enough clamps.

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz


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doncutlip

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#1 posted 01-02-2012 12:25 AM

I see what you mean about the poles. Still looks like a good place to work.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Nighthawk

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#2 posted 01-02-2012 12:32 AM

It’s better than nothin :-)

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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clieb91

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#3 posted 01-02-2012 05:43 PM

Looks like you have made great use of the space you have. One of the fun parts of this hobby is adapting to what you have available. Thanks for sharing it.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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kiwisharyn

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#4 posted 01-09-2012 07:31 AM

Hi Nighthawk – that work bench is way too tidy! But very nicely organised :-)

-- ... must be time for a cup of tea and a sit-down

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#5 posted 01-09-2012 03:36 PM

It’s really a nice neat shop. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck

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-- 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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Bricofleur

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#6 posted 01-13-2012 05:03 PM

The type of workshop is not important. The main thing is how you feel in your shop. Congrats for having set up one of your own. Seeing the firewood in the background, I hope you’re a wood turner, or one to become!

Best,

Serge

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-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Nighthawk

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#7 posted 01-21-2012 06:30 AM

I wouldn’t mind giving wood turning ago… but the wood in the background is fire wood… its Manuka wood

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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Nighthawk

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#8 posted 01-30-2012 07:09 AM

Sorry found out the other day that that wood is willow not manuka... I haven’t looked at it as it is just fire wood for our coal range etc…

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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308Gap

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#9 posted 02-08-2012 08:08 PM

I had to look up coal range, thats very old school. Any workshop is a good workshop. I even seen some that are only outdoors. I’m spoiled here in Cali.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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#10 posted 02-08-2012 08:09 PM

Looks like a good space.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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308Gap

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#11 posted 02-08-2012 08:16 PM

Just looked at your blog site and I had to laugh, when I bought this house the garage had one small bulb light and one 110 outlet. It will just take time and money but soon you’ll have plugs and light everywhere. You have a good start there. Heres a good comparison for you, I have a wood burning fireplace that I cant use because it causes pollution on low pressure days. First fine is 50 bucks. But i can BBQ 365 days a year.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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Nighthawk

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#12 posted 02-09-2012 11:04 AM

308Gap Our Coal Range Yes old school, the house is 96 years old… errr 97 years old, and has a lot of character of that era. The place has the Coal range, is on wet back so during the winter it heating our hot water, as well as cooking tea, and boiling the jug and keep me warm… all for a bucket of coal lol… also have open fire place in office spare room and heat pump in lounge. Its only a small place… bout 80 Square metres… err feet pass… lol

Tis all good…

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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Nighthawk

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#13 posted 05-12-2012 03:55 AM

Took the old coal range out last week… and putting in a modern wood burner which will be cleaner and more efficient… :-)

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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#14 posted 09-09-2012 11:32 AM

Nice little shop. Even if you had a thousand square meters, you would soon run out of space. We all do. Look at it this way, at least you don’t have to go far or sweep the floor at the end of the day.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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Nighthawk

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#15 posted 12-24-2012 07:00 AM

Hoping in the next few months to get the first section of the basement concrete floor in… (will be done in four or five sections when money & time allows)

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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