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ajw1978

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Sadly, my “shop” is far from a “shop.” It is, however, my patio and there’s plenty of room to work, even if it’s not an ideal set-up.

When I’m in project mode, my beloved miter saw—my pride and joy—is mounted to a high-top, heavy duty steel frame patio table acquired from one of the establishments on my block. I leveled it out—also taking into account the patio slats which can be uneven – then crafted a brace of sorts to mount the saw to the table, and allow it to be removed when I need to put it back away.

Since I lack dedicated work space, I picked up a Keter collapsable work bench on clearance a few weeks back and to be honest, it works great for what I need. Mainly, it gets used for assembly, sanding and painting or, if I’m using the router, I rest the router table atop it.

Right now, it does the job. It’s not ideal, it’s not perfect but I found a way to make it work. Hopefully, soon, I’ll be relocating to someplace a little bit bigger but for now … it’s my shop.

-- May the good Lord help me if I ever actually have a shop, garage or basement.


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English

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#1 posted 07-21-2014 01:29 PM

When I was young, I purchased a 8 1/2” Craftsman Radial Arm Saw. I stored it in an out building and I hauled it on my sons wagon to my patio when I needed to make or fix something around the house. You can do good work with your set up.

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timbertailor

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#2 posted 07-21-2014 01:45 PM

I was very lucky, when I was living in an apartment, I could always go to my dads to do wood work.

I find someone like you who can make do with the space they have very commendable. I love the can do attitude.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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ajw1978

112 posts in 174 days


#3 posted 07-21-2014 05:20 PM

It’s more of a “will try to” as opposed to “can do” ... but we’re getting there.

The set-up works though, I draw the ire of the CEO as my tools seem to take up a significant amount of space in our closet but I like the simplicity of it.

As for the saw, I love it. Unfortunately I already need a new blade (little mishap with the fence and a bevel) and it needs a little tweaking/adjusting but am very much enjoying the learning process that goes along with it.

-- May the good Lord help me if I ever actually have a shop, garage or basement.

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