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Workshop by Brian Havens posted 11-24-2009 06:52 AM 2581 reads 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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My shop is in a two car garage. It is probably the worst two-car garage in the world for a shop, with only one long strait wall, and a large part of the wall space unusable due to a hot water heater, furnace, and furnace ducts in the way. Still, I cannot complain, as this is much more than some folks have.

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker

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#1 posted 11-24-2009 07:03 AM

Hey Brian
Nice web site and wonderful projects and outstanding shop welcome to Ljs look forward to having your projects posted here.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 11-24-2009 02:29 PM

Brian, you have a nice shop space in which to work. I like the integrated look of the cabinetry that you have added to your shop. When I originally set up my shop I believed that shop furniture needed only to address functionality issues. But now I have changed my mind and realize that both functionality and form can be incorporated into shop cabinetry and furniture, as your shop demonstrates. I also like the use of pegboard for organizing and storing hand tools. It is an efficient and economical means of adding storage to the shop.l

You have a nice set of tools to work with as well. I like the modification that you added to the saw. The extension table that comes with the saw is the weakest part of the saw and while it does help with supporting large cuts it really could be better designed. Adding the router table as you have done markedly improves this aspect of the saw and makes efficient use of “dead” space. I also like the assembly table that you have in your shop. I would enjoy working in there.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

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

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#3 posted 11-24-2009 10:53 PM

Hi Brian

Nice looking shop. You are my kind of guy. Everything has a place and everything is in it place. Just got the rest of my big equipment and am in the process of setting them up. Then I need to add new pictures to my work shop and do reviews as I stat using the stuff. I also need to get my catch table/assembly table/storage unit done along with two smaller mobile storage units. Thanks for inspiration to get it done.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 11-25-2009 05:12 AM

Nice shop, we all have our complaints about our own shops, yours being the lack of straight walls and I currently have the age old complaint that I don’t have enough space! To try and combat this issue I am trying to devise a plan to extend the shop, but since the only wall I could actually move is holding up the rest of my house… easier said than done lol. Thanks for the post.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#5 posted 11-26-2009 10:36 AM

Hey Brian,
Very nice shop with some great toys to play with…well done.

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#6 posted 11-28-2009 06:42 PM

Brian, thats a nice shop!

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#7 posted 03-17-2010 12:41 AM

AWSOME setup. I really enjoyed the video tour. You definitly now how to maximize space. Thanks again for the tour.

-- All the tools in the world wont make you a good mechanic or craftsman... however it helps!

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#8 posted 03-26-2010 06:28 PM

Brian, nice shop and video. Can you comment on your dust collector mods?

-- Jon

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#9 posted 01-25-2011 06:33 AM

Hi Brian. Thanks for waterstones. I haven’t gotten a chance to use them yet. It was a blast to see your shop in person.

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#10 posted 03-03-2011 10:19 PM

Dude nice shop and I am very impressed with your digital rendition of it. Very good.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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