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Workshop by Tony posted 05-14-2007 11:07 PM 5216 reads 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Update:25 January 2013

The build started last year on the workshop, but could not be completed due to work commitments and lack of money. I hope to get in here properly by the end of the summer.!



Well things have been delayed somewhat – but the planning permission has now been granted for the new workshop in Belgium, it is hoped that the work on the base will start in the next few weeks and the structure will be wind and watertight by the Fall/Autumn of this year – without the workshop I cannot continue with the house much more.

UPDATE: 25 July 2010

The workshop below has now closed (well nearly) – I’m in the process of moving home (and workshop) and renovating the new house at the same time – I will give the progress of the new workshop, when I start it later this year here and on Home re-furbishers


Although small in size 65m2 (700ft2), the workshop is fully equipped to undertake almost any form of work or project. I also have a separate Finishing room (20 m2) in an adjacent building.

The only real disadvantage in this workshop is the height of the ceilings 2.2m (7’ 3”) which makes it difficult sometimes. But on the other hand, when the temperature drops to -30° C (- 22°F) outside, it is easier to keep warm.

The photographs now show the updated shop as of today (10-07-07) – I have recently increased the working surface area and increased the available floor space, by rearranging the shop – see my blogs for more information.

Update: 14.04.2009 – I am changing the layout of the workshop again – you an see the current information of the layout here , when it is finished, I will post more picture and a video of the layout

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#1 posted 05-15-2007 12:03 AM

Woodworking in the round! That’s a really neat layout.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 05-15-2007 01:26 AM

great layout !

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 05-15-2007 03:46 AM

What a spectacular setup! Very nice workbench, tools and organized, too. Thank you for letting me take a peek.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 05-16-2007 07:31 AM

I wish I had a space like this! Nicely laid out and nice pile of wood!

-- John

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#5 posted 11-09-2007 07:03 PM

I’m sorry for the intrusion. It’s really nice. You must be a professional, and do it as a full time job. Brrrrr -22??? we feel really cold at +19ish


Carlos Castanheira
South Africa

-- carlos castanheira, South Africa

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#6 posted 11-09-2007 07:19 PM

I like how organized you keep your shop. It looks very efficient and a pleasure to work in. That is key in any size of a shop. Thanks for showing us!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#7 posted 11-10-2007 08:57 PM

Dandy shop, Tony. I really like how you did the table saw.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 11-10-2007 11:56 PM

Great shop Tony. I second Thos. view of the table saw and work bench.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 11-11-2007 02:18 AM

wow!! look at that tablesaw top! nice stash of wood – stocking up for winter?

-- Mike - Columbus, Ohio

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#10 posted 03-27-2008 04:29 AM

Hi Tony,

I love your tablesaw set-up. This is a gorgeous shop space. It is no wonder you do such beautiful work. Just being able to work in such a nice shop would be incentive enough to get the adrenaline flowing every day.

Seriously you have a nice shop, some very nice equipment and I really like a separate finishing room. I would offer to sweep up around the shop just for the opportunity to work in there but the commute would be a little long. :)

thanks for sharing.

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

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#11 posted 03-01-2010 06:22 AM

I like your shop, my ceilings are about the same height. I need to get a cyclone dust collector for mine but I don’t know of one that I could fit under 7’.

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#12 posted 03-01-2010 08:23 AM

Hi Dustin

I looked at cyclones but was unable to get a DC system that fitted in my shop, that was large enough handle all the machines (2 at the same time) so a I used a 2-stage DC system located outside, to save space and reduce the noise and dust in the shop, I must blog this some time.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#13 posted 03-01-2010 08:26 AM

Very nice shop Tony

-- wood crafting & classes

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#14 posted 05-10-2017 10:59 AM

You have a wonderful shop, Tony, and a beautiful place to live on. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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