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Workshop by Woodfix posted 05-15-2009 01:32 PM 2338 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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My shed used to be a garden shed in our very small back yard. Every time I wanted to do any work, all my machinery had to be moved out into the courtyard so I could get to the bench (such as it was). One of my first projects was to build a Cabinet Maker’s Bench. Of course, this could not be put in this shed as it was too big, sooo. Much to my wife’s distress and discuss, my woodworking moved under the BBQ awning. Although, every time we had guests this area was immaculate, it still upset her to see the woodworking clutter the rest of the time. Something had to be done.

Also, my collection of machinery was expanding and extending. In particular, the cabinet saw could not go into the BBQ awning as it was too heavy to move around much.’

So, I built another awning where the shed used to be. The process is described in one of blogs. Now that I am all set up, I am holding my breathe for the “we really need to move” that I am sure is coming.

-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.

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#1 posted 05-15-2009 04:53 PM

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#2 posted 05-15-2009 05:31 PM

I have always said that any shop is a good shop. A former co-worker of mine had a 10×10 shop and it was equipped with a benchtop jointer, planer and tablesaw. He managed to produce some really nice furniture out of there. So while having plenty of workspace is nice it is not absolutely necessary to producing quality projects. As you have demonstrated with your projects.

Thanks for the picture of your shop. I enjoyed visiting with you.

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

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#3 posted 05-27-2009 12:59 PM

Nice shop about the same size has mine nothing wrong with that got to be creative with tool placement that’s all.
I recently added a band saw, planer, Thicknesses jointer all paid for with the proceeds of various commissioned projects.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#4 posted 08-22-2009 07:02 PM

I have a small 10×12 shop, and I have a Unisaw, drill press, benchtop planer and jointer, and mic hand and handheld power tools.

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#5 posted 10-22-2009 07:49 PM

Shop size is not important. Its about the state of mind and enjoyment you get while working in there. Thanks for sharing. -Nice projects!


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#6 posted 04-26-2010 03:51 AM

Mate that’s a really well setup little shed you’ve got there.
Although I’m relatively spoilt for space in my workshop, it really pays to keep on top of housekeeping and organisation. Making sawdust so much more enjoyable when you’re not tripping over things and trying to find tools.
Good to see some Aussies on this site too!

-- Blinded by brilliance

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