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Workshop by Wiggs posted 10-18-2010 12:41 PM 1367 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Welcome to my workshop – which my wife insists is really a double car garage. Since we only run one car, and all my tools are on wheels, we can maintain this charade quite amicably.
The dominant theme is wood storage, I got approx 1 cubic metre (I’ve no idea what that is in board feet and I don’t even want to work it out!) of Baltic pine about a month ago, so the first use for some of it was the industrial strength timber rack that stands against the right wall.
I got the Sawstop (240V, single phase, 3hp, 900mm table, complete with hydraulic wheel kit) two months ago. I upgraded from a Triton 2000 workbench, which is a lot like upgrading from a donkey to a Lear Jet. The Sawstop goes under the timber rack (behind the planner) when I’m forced to let the car into the workshop.
The Bosch compound Mitre saw is mounted on a mobile stand I built from a Fine Woodworking article. It works well and, when I get to finishing the fine tuning, I’m sure it will be back to being the precision instrument Bosch built.
The rest of it is fairly standard, in as far as anyone’s workshop is standard. A 325mm thicknesser, a 150mm planner, a 450mm bandsaw, a few routers and cordless drills, half a dozen handplanes, a few hand saws, nine chisels and a whole heap of other things I’ll find a use for someday.

-- Wiggs, Western Australia --- Whoever said 'The devil's in the detail' was a woodworker!


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 10-18-2010 01:28 PM

Wiggs, this looks like a pretty nice shop in which to work. Bummer about having to put the car in there but I can understand where you are coming from. I have often said that I am glad we added a third garage in our basement when we built our home that I later converted into my shop. If I had to ask my wife to give up her garage space for my woodworking habit, I would be outside before her car would be.

It looks like you have a well organized shop and, having your tools on wheels is a good way to maximize the space that you have. You also have a nice collection of tools to play with.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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

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Splinterman

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#2 posted 10-19-2010 03:31 AM

Hey Wiggs,
YEP…you have some great toys to play with in there…Luv the T/S…great looking shop.
Now that’s a sweet looking hot rod in the driveway..:-))

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lilredweldingrod

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#3 posted 10-19-2010 04:02 AM

Love the shed, Wiggs. Some serious tools there. Thanks for the tour and a belated welcome to Lumberjocks. Rand

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#4 posted 10-19-2010 04:06 AM

Very nice shop

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Wiggs

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#5 posted 10-19-2010 03:09 PM

Thanks guys,
I’m having a lot fo fun with the tools and an excessive amount of sawdust right now, but I figure I’ll get over the adrenalin rush any day now!

Splinterman, you should see the A200 when I have timber on the roofrack, it looks like it really wants to be an SUV, but its mum (my spelling) won’t let it!

-- Wiggs, Western Australia --- Whoever said 'The devil's in the detail' was a woodworker!

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 10-19-2010 03:16 PM

Wiggs, you have a great shop. I love the big door for letting in sunlight and fresh air and you have lots of nice tools and equipment. It’s very well organized as well.

-- 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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Splinterman

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#7 posted 10-21-2010 07:51 AM

Hey Wiggs,
You need a one tonner mate…:-))

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Wiggs

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#8 posted 10-21-2010 11:24 AM

Splinterman, I can only just get the Merc in the workshop if I do everything right, where in the name of all that’s good and holy am I gonna put a one tonner? And how am I going to explain the sudden change to my senior financial adviser (it’s just one among her many roles in my life)?

-- Wiggs, Western Australia --- Whoever said 'The devil's in the detail' was a woodworker!

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Splinterman

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#9 posted 10-26-2010 08:38 AM

Hey Wiggs,
We all have problems mate but in your case….I am not touching any of it….so…just do it.

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sillac

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#10 posted 11-23-2010 10:47 PM

Great looking space to make some sawdust and I bet that SawStop makes it very nicely. Thanks for sharing, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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degoose

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#11 posted 12-30-2010 12:59 PM

Nice place to play…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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