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Woodfix

323 posts in 1895 days


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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.

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour


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a1Jim

111999 posts in 2172 days


#1 posted 1894 days ago

We all start some were .it’s the starting part that counts Welcome to LJs Again

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 1894 days ago

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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TraumaJacques

433 posts in 2096 days


#3 posted 1882 days ago

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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Beginningwoodworker

13337 posts in 2268 days


#4 posted 1794 days ago

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.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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James Lango

180 posts in 2129 days


#5 posted 1733 days ago

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

-- Longovette@Roadrunner.com

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Boneski

139 posts in 1728 days


#6 posted 1548 days ago

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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