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Here is how my shop is currently set up, somewhat improved from the messy version I had pictures of before. I have most of the equipment in the back of my 1 car garage, with just barely enough room to get the car in on snowy/cold days if I wheel some tools aside. The bandsaw and lathe are old ~1950s Delta models that I’ve restored.

-- Allen, Colorado


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BritBoxmaker

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#1 posted 02-12-2011 11:20 PM

Bob, we’ve all had a shop like this. Mine looks like this every time we move. Re-organisation is an ongoing thing for most people. Don’t sweat it. You’ve got the before pictures, looking forward to seeing the after ones.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Woodturner66

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#2 posted 02-12-2011 11:33 PM

Bob, Keep us posted on the workshop. Not that far from me. I was in the Air Force, Then got moved a lot with HP. Finally settled down

-- Chris Ward

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 02-13-2011 12:49 AM

Bob, I see quite a bit of potential in the shop space that you have to work with. I agree a lumber rack will help and some shop cabinetry/benches to get your tools off the floor would be a good idea as well. You have a nice start on your shop. All you need is to make some sawdust to get it into top notch shape.

I am looking forward to watching your progress.

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

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Splinterman

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#4 posted 02-13-2011 02:10 AM

Hey Bob,
So its a total disaster…..so what….at least you have a shop to work in….well done.
We all started somewhere.

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8iowa

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#5 posted 02-13-2011 03:50 AM

Bob:

You’re not alone, all workshops are in need of organization, sometimes desperate. It’s a never ending adventure – enjoy! – and keep us posted.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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degoose

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#6 posted 02-13-2011 11:55 AM

No one I know started with the ideal shop and not many I know have it except perhaps Karson and Kent… but even they are still doing things to their workshops…... I have an on going battle with position of equipment and workflow.. always a work in progress… keep plugging away one bit at a time…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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JL7

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#7 posted 03-05-2012 04:02 AM

Hey Bob – that is cool little shop you have there. And a nice area to live also….keep on building…..

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 11-27-2012 03:05 PM

Nice shop!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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