Woodbear's Workshop

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Workshop by Woodbear posted 01-03-2010 07:10 AM 1385 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This is my shop. It definately needs more organizing. The picture of the boxes are part of a wall hung bin system found in the magazine “The Complete SMALL SHOP,” published by the editors of Woodsmith and Shopnotes magazines. The table saw and the rolling lumber rack are in “my half” of our two car garage(for now). The door behind the saw leads to an add-on room which leads to another add-on room where the poor lighting reveals my RAS, bandsaw, planer and jointer. Three rooms to play with, but it takes time to set them up properly. A true work in progress. An older 4 speed Rockwell/Delta lathe sits in the heated section of this whole place. I love it. One thing I’ve noticed as I have gotten deeper and deeper into this shop idea, is that plans continually change. I think I have it figured out how I want things and as it goes together things change. Main thing right now is storage. Cabinets and worksurfaces. As I complete something I will post it.

-- The safest place to be is within the will of God. God Bless. Michael

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#1 posted 01-03-2010 07:14 AM

Hey very nice shop a good space with good tools.

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#2 posted 01-03-2010 02:00 PM

This is a nice looking shop that you have to work in. Good luck on expanding your shop into the other half of the garage- unless, of course, your wife is far more understanding than mine. I have often said that I am glad we put in a third garage in our basement when we built our home that I converted into a shop. If I had to ask my wife to give up her garage for my shop I would be outside before her car would be. :) I like the window that you have in your shop since I find it easier to work under natural light. I can see you took advantage of this to locate your bench there. That was a good idea. And it looks like you have plenty of room to move around between the different tool stations.

You have a nice set of tools. The mobile lumber rack looks pretty good. How does it move when you have it filled? I have a plywood cart that I keep stored under my lumber rack that can hold up to 30 sheets. Needless to say, even though it is mobile, I don’t move it very far when it is heavily loaded. And that is a nice looking lathe that you have.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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#3 posted 01-03-2010 11:50 PM

Thanks guys.

Scott Bryan, The mobile lumber rack actually moves pretty well. It takes a pretty good shove to get it started but once rolling it moves alright. It actually needs large wheels, the ones under it now are only rated at 300 lbs. each. They really should be 500 lb wheels. Thank you for visiting my shop.

-- The safest place to be is within the will of God. God Bless. Michael

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#4 posted 01-04-2010 12:03 AM

nice shop in progress ,
after many over the years ,
i have found that they find themselves .
you start with a plan , then as different projects take
the stage , things get rearranged to suit ,
after about 6 or so different types of projects ,
the tools find a place that works on many different things ,
and it settles down .

welcome to LJ’s .

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#5 posted 01-04-2010 12:11 PM

hey Woodbear,
Nice comfortable shop with some good toys to play with…good job.

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#6 posted 01-04-2010 04:52 PM

Nice shop. Good tools to boot!

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#7 posted 01-07-2010 05:01 AM

Nice shop, thanks for the tour.

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#8 posted 02-05-2010 06:17 AM

Nice looking shop area. It looks like you are starting to get it better organized. My shop is not very big so I have to keep it organized and use every bit of space I have. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#9 posted 05-31-2016 02:12 PM

Woodbear, you have a very nice shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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