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Workshop by SawdustSeamhead posted 01-07-2013 12:41 AM 1323 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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, KS
United States

After making only a couple of very basic projects, I was pretty sure I had caught the woodworking “bug,” and so with minimal persuasion of the Mrs, I got the green light 3 years ago to add a small shop onto our 2 car garage. So my brother and I each took a week off of work and built a 12×18 addition. As you can see in one of the pics, it was a family affair – we all had a good time and sharpened some carpentry skills at the same time.

I am very lucky to have my shop. When necessary (and it often is), I back the vehicles out and utilize the square footage of the whole garage. Eventually, I would love to have a dedicated shop about the size of the garage and addition combined, and one that I don’t have to worry about having enough juice available (only have 60 amps of service, and no 220), but good Lord willing, I’ll have many years ahead of me to build my “dream shop.”

Sorry I don’t have more pics to show off the set-up of the inside, I will have to follow up on that. The last picture does show my twin-bench system, which has a set of “runners” each for my chop-saw and then my router table, which, being at different heights, allowed the bench on either side to serve as outfeed/infeed support. Finally, the far-left of the picture shows the cabinet that houses my 26-gallon air compressor, with storage above for nailers, other air tools, and assorted other storage. The entire space is now insulated and sheet-rocked. I run a small window-AC during the summer, and a Mr. Heater Big Buddy propane unit in the winter. Thanks for looking.

-- Jarred K.

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#1 posted 01-08-2013 06:47 AM

Looks like you have lots of helpers.
Next up for me is a miter saw station. Yours looks great…..................

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 01-09-2013 03:32 AM

Mike, good luck on your miter saw station. To be honest, I have already changed my setup from what the picture shows… Upgraded chop-saws, and that made it necessary to change my setup, as the new saw was too big. Tore out one of the bench’s and built an “Ultimate Tool Stand.” Several other Jocks here have built one. I have a lot more flexibility now (I only had about 4’ to the left of the saw with the twin-bench setup), but can now roll the UTS out when I need more… I’ll be posting details of that project soon.

Here’s a link:

-- Jarred K.

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#3 posted 01-09-2013 04:42 AM

Looks like you’re making a great place to work. Have fun in there.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#4 posted 01-14-2013 09:37 PM

Picture 4 reminds me of the countless hours I spent “helping” my dad build things while growing up. I hope to do the same when I have kids of my own! You are a very blessed man!

-- "Preach the gospel always. If necessary use words" -St Francis of Assisi

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