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Per Isacsson

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I have my workshop in a 45 square meters garage. More correctly it is build like a garage but my intension was never that there should be any car in it.
It is divided into two parts one for woodworking and one for metalworking. The metal working area is not that big maybe just 10 square meters.
The last couple of years I have bought some small metal working machines, it is so great to be able to make your own hardware for the woodworking project or be able to make special tools and so on.
My latest machines are a new table saw with a big sliding table (Not mounted on the pictures) it replaced my small construction saw from French Kity.
The big band saw is also rather new but I have renovated it from a hopeless rusty state into something that looks almost brand new. It also replaced a small bandsaw from Kity.

-- Per I


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Splinterman

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#1 posted 06-10-2011 10:36 AM

Hey Per,
Now that is one cool multi-functional workshop….with lots of great toys to play with…well done.

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#2 posted 06-10-2011 12:41 PM

Per, this looks like you have put together a pretty nice shop. You have some nice tools to play with and I am glad to hear that you don’t put any vehicles in there. I tried to keep both a garage and shop but eventually got tired of the constant tear down and set up. Now, like you, I have only a shop and my truck sits outside which had the obvious benefit of giving more room for tools!

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed taking a tour of your shop.

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

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 06-10-2011 05:49 PM

Per, you have a beautiful shop with some great equipment. I especially like your little metalworking corner. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Bertha

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#4 posted 06-10-2011 06:20 PM

Wow! One serious shop with some high end toolage. Any guy with a hotdog on a plane is a friend of mine;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 06-10-2011 06:21 PM

Speaking of that metalworking corner, what’s that motor doing?

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Per Isacsson

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#6 posted 06-10-2011 07:18 PM

Thanks for all nice comments!
@ Bertha: One pare of eagle eyes, I found that motor on a flea market. It is nice 3 phase motor that I had my have a look at. My idea was to build a drum sander with it. But while I was thinking up a nice construction for a drum sander I found one on the Swedish version of Ebay. The price was like an offer you could not refuse so I bought that drum sander instead.
So now that motor has been moved to the “good to have box” if that expression translate any good from Swedish to English.
I have some idea of building a oscillating sander out of it.:-)

It is not good then you have to explain a joke but what did you mean by a hotdog on a plane?

-- Per I

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#7 posted 06-22-2011 04:00 PM

Per, thats a nice looking shop.

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#8 posted 06-22-2011 05:05 PM

Per, I like the neat wiring. So much better than hidden in the wall. That wood lathe looks the same as the one I have that I bought at Harbor Freight. I also do both wood and metal working. I have a smaller room within the shop that is dedicated to metal working. That keeps sawdust off my precision tools and machines. It takes up 100sf out of 1200sf total; a bit larger than yours. It seems some of the tools over your workbench are pretty high and hard to reach. Do you find that a problem?

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Per Isacsson

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#9 posted 06-22-2011 09:48 PM

Thank’s I have to thank my father for the wiring. Before he retired he had a electric installation company. When I made my workshop he helped me out doing the electrical installation. He first wanted to hide it in the wall but it is a pain in the a.. then you want to change things. The workshop was ready in 2005 and there have already been a couple of changes to the electrical installation.:-)
The lathe is bought from a Swedish company that buy all their stuff from China so i guess yours from Harbor Freight comes just from the same factory.:-) I don’t use it much so I have thought many times to sell it to get more space.
My metal workshop is also in a separate room with a door in between the two workshops. I always have “hoods” over the metal lathe and milling machine made out of old bed sheets. The wood dust and oil creates a bad guie thing otherwise on the metalworking machine. Then I expand the workshop I plan to take down this wall to get more space.
Hard to reach: Well the workshop does not have full Swedish building hight of 2,45m inside, it is just 2,3m. I’m about 1,83 so I’m able to reach all the tools but ok I have to stand on my toes.:-) Basically I running out of space so I have to do it like this but it does not cause any problems for me. If I was able to redo the workbench I might make it less deep so it is easier to reach the tolls highest up.
If and then I expand the workshop the workbench is going to be facing the windows and the tools the is easier to reach.

-- Per I

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SCOTSMAN

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#10 posted 06-22-2011 10:13 PM

great workshop PER wow nice and clean and well set out,I particularily like the wooden tool chest .Kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Chris Weisel

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#11 posted 06-23-2011 02:18 PM

Hey Per,
Real nice job using your space.

-- Railrunner73,Pennsylvania

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Gengaskokaren

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#12 posted 08-14-2011 09:47 PM

Nice shop. What do you have in the buckets hanging in the ceiling? I can read ash, birch, cherry and so on. Is it just tiny pieces that you don’t want to throw away?

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Per Isacsson

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#13 posted 08-15-2011 10:16 PM

Thanks, nize to see other Swede here.
Yes tiny pieces that I don’t want’s to throw away but not for wood working it is for my other passion in life, cooking and barbecuing. So I save small pieces that can not used for anything else then to be used as smoke wood for the barbecuing.
I have a small blogg that I write in swedish but I guess google can translate if for anyone that might me interested.
http://snickarensmat.blogg.se/

-- Per I

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