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Hi folks at LJ’s

some pics of my small workshop

-- Bill,Bonnie Scotland

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#1 posted 08-15-2009 03:07 PM

Bill, you certainly have a nice shop space. It is well organized and you have a nice set of tools to play with, as well. You have a nice lumber storage area. I think that storing lumber vertically, as you have done, makes it easier to find a specific board. I do not have the headroom in my shop to do this and trying to get a piece of lumber from one of the racks often involves removing several pieces of hardwood to get to the board I want. You have a good collection of hand tools and clamps that are neatly stored and readily available when you need them.

And it looks like you have a “problem” common to most of us- what to do with offcuts? It looks like you have made use of every nook and cranny in your shop to store offcuts. My wife often complains about the “clutter” I have in my shop from “all those pieces of wood”. But I just can’t bear to toss them because I know that I will need to use them, sooner or later.

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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#2 posted 08-16-2009 07:35 AM

most excellent shop and tools

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 08-16-2009 03:54 PM

A great looking shop.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#4 posted 08-18-2009 08:16 AM

Thanks Guys

The workshop is a bit compact, but to make things easier I modified the fitting method for “off the shelf “mobile bases, by fitted the wheel assemblies directlty to my cabinet carcass, this takes up less room and hence reduces the foot print of the base, then manufactured pre-drilled pivot brackets which were mounted front centre of the cabinet or in the case of the bandsaw and jointer directly to the machine itself, using some of the components left over from the mobile base pack I manufactured wheeled “T” bar from galv steel tubing, this is the engaged in the front bracket pivit hole this permit the machines to be moved with ease not unlike a pallet truck, this arragement is adopted on my drum sander,thicknessor,router table bandsaw and jointer. The photo of my bandsaw just about shows the transport system my wife has tried and can easily move the kit wiyh little effort.If anyone is interested I can post clearer photos.
Be in touch Bill

-- Bill,Bonnie Scotland

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#5 posted 08-22-2009 10:23 AM

Hey Bill,
Nice well layed out and lighted workshop with some great toy’s to play with….well done.

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#6 posted 09-27-2009 01:32 AM

Hi Bill,
First and foremost I thank you for your private message, asking me the progress of my new shop. The building is 99% completed. The next project now is to fill it with shop furniture and storages. In the meanwhile, I’m making the staircase threads from 1” thick lumber – flatterning and edge shaping.

I would say you have very nice and well organized shop with decent machinery and tools. I think I would take many months (maybe a year) to fill my shop like yours.

Thanks again and take care, my friend!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 09-28-2009 07:51 PM

Hi Woodworm
I was lucky that could retire early which gave me the time to set up my shop, unfortunately my wife keeps me that busy I struggle to find time to get things done in the workshop, I will need to be a bit stronger, anyway I am sure you will triumph in the end we at LJs will follow your journey with interest, you do what you can when you can.

—- tomorrow is promised to no man—-
best wishes bill

-- Bill,Bonnie Scotland

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#8 posted 09-28-2009 08:04 PM

Hey bill son your workshops tidier than mine and I thought mine was tidy well done looks great Alistair also in Bonnie Scotland.

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#9 posted 09-30-2009 12:54 AM

Thanks Alistair I should be making more mess I am not spending as much time in the shop just now, what are you working on at the moment Alistair?

—- tomorrow is promised to no man—-

Best wishes bill

-- Bill,Bonnie Scotland

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#10 posted 12-01-2009 08:55 AM

Great shop, very organized. Great toys. only thing I see missing is a bottle of 40 year old scotch.

Rand Decendant of the Hamiltons from Aram.

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#11 posted 10-18-2010 07:11 PM

wow this place is clean! I must be doing something wrong….. I’ve never worked in such a clean shop!

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