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Workshop by Phil Halliday posted 07-21-2014 08:13 AM 1951 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Having recently moved house I am suffering from lack of workshop
this is something I need to rectify soon as trying to work in the great outdoors in the uk is not always practical

I had plans to build a workshop in the garden as I have plenty of space but I live in a model village where they are very strict with what you can and can’t put up

so I either have to move house again or come up with a solution that suits my needs and fits in with local planning and my landlord

-- Life's for living don't waste it

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#1 posted 07-21-2014 01:47 PM

Sounds like the same reason I have not built a shed for my lawn and garden tools. I have to jump through ten hoops with the home owners association to get anything built.

Good luck, and I hope you get a place that will allow you to do what you want.
Personally, I can not wait to move and build my dream shop.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#2 posted 07-21-2014 01:50 PM

Most of us started with modest shops or no shop but a storage building. I didn’t start collecting stationary power tools until I had more space. When space was limited I had a 8 1/2” craftsman radial arm saw I stored in an out building. I moved it on my sons wagon to the patio to work.

Hang in there and welcome to lumberjocks!!

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#3 posted 07-21-2014 02:01 PM

Thanks for the comments

I don’t think I could ever afford my dream workshop but I can dream

my problem at the moment is I had two single garages at my old place one I used as a workshop and the other for storage I am now down to three small out buildings each of which is under 5 ft square (now full floor to ceiling )

so for the time being I can only do small projects when we have dry weather as it takes me half the day to find things

I will get a few of my creations on here soon but for the most part recently I have been creating sleds etc for my recent saw

my previous cheap one finally died

Brad I hope you get your dream shop soon :-)

-- Life's for living don't waste it

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#4 posted 08-04-2014 07:24 PM

well we finally found a new home for the workshop we just need to get benches and cabinets built

the shop is 40 foot by 18 foot so should have plenty of space

New workshop 2014 photo WORKSHOP1_zps02837c71.jpg

and this pic has just reminded me that its about time i replaced my makeshift table saw bench

workshop with saw photo WORKSHOP2_zpsed30c9a4.jpg

will updated here as we get building the new shop !

-- Life's for living don't waste it

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#5 posted 08-24-2014 04:32 PM

Posts like this make me so grateful to live in the boon docks. I like to keep it looking nice, but there is nothing stopping me from putting up a lean-to made of tarps around my entire house. Looks like you have a pretty workable space going though! I would kill to have those steel runners in my shop! I’d be hoisting 2×4’s just because I could.

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