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A whole heap of machinery, equipment and power tools [corded & cordless]; most bought secondhand or refurbished in a small under the house space were 16t on sandstone rock was removed to allow for the shop behind what was a very small garage [Suitable for a Miini].
There is only 5’11” of head room so if you’re taller “DUCK” or bang your head.
I painted the underside of the floor boards [the shed ceiling] white to assist in light but still added as many as I could four foot flouro’s.
The bench is a 3×2 frame with a solid core door on top, covered with 1/2” ply and another door across the bottom as a shelf.
Living in a sandstone area, when it rains, the water hydraulics through the rock causing seepage throughout the work area and thus a 26” fan runs 24/7 to keep the area as dry as possible along with the open sides of the under house area.
It very pleasant in summer as it’s cool, BUT cold in winter with drafts from the sides and open garage door.

The bigger machines are; Dust Collector, Linisher, Thicknesser, Jointer, Router, SCMS Dropsaw, Tablesaw, Hobbysaw, Scrollsaw, Disc Sander, Bobbin Sander, Drill Press, Bandsaw, Shopvac, Bench Grinder, Air Compressor plus a couple of welders…..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie


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robscastle

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#1 posted 08-15-2016 06:00 AM

I looked and looked and looked again, then stopped looking as I felt depressed.

Nice setup,... but have to say,... its a “you suck” from me !!

Your dust collector looks similar to mine but thats where the comparasion ends sadly

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#2 posted 08-15-2016 08:20 AM

Thanks for the post. You’re far away from Sydney to be forgiven for your nationality.

It’s nice to contemplate people in their working environment as they let flow of their creative juices (and I don’t mean grazed knuckles).

One of the first things that caught my eye was that you are a George Lewin fan (I also burnt my ABBA discs years ago). I’m nearly as cramped, but not quite (unless you chose a bad camera angle… 6 times). You don’t seem to have room to swing a cat which is a good thing as the RSPCA is patrolling your area and you’d get arrested.

The shop looks “organized” but if you are anything like me, when I pick something up, get inadvertently side tracked and unthinkingly put it down, I might as well go and buy another one as I sure as hell will not find it (till I don’t need it). That’s why I’ve got at least 2 of nearly everything.

It funny that as one’s woodworking skill increase, they invest in so much equipment that there is then never enough to room to exercise those acquired skills. That’s why I down sized to jewelry boxes, pens and lately T & J models. The issue is that when I then need to build a cabinet to house them (I have a very dusty house), I get more bruises manoeuvring around it in the workshop then I would in a 10 rounder with Mike Tyson.

It looks well decked out and from the pickies you seem to have ”ergonomotised” the outlay of your machinery, so you will never get tired by moving from one machine to the other.

From what you have accumulated, it certainly proves you take your woodworking seriously.

PS. Like the “name dropping” with the hanging wheels… Cool touch.

PPS. Have you thought of a mezzanine floor? I’m a 5’3” Duck and with a towering 5’11” one could easily consider an adjoining lift!

PPPS. I lied… I’ve still got my ABBA discs.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 08-15-2016 08:26 AM

... the open sides of the under house area….

Call me weird, but I’d like to see the “open side”.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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bj383ss

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#4 posted 08-15-2016 10:55 AM

Peter,

Thanks for posting your shop. I have the photos of it you sent me years ago and I still enjoy perusing through them at time to time. I am still amazed at what you have in your shop. At 5’11” that is 4” too short for me!. I thought my 9’ ceilings felt cramped. I won’t complain about them. I love all the signs you have everywhere and the sets of monster truck wheels hanging from ceiling.

Bret

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 08-15-2016 04:11 PM

I do like the “vintage” Ford V-8- sign or is it a replica!

First thing I noticed!

Nice shop although all WOOD SHOPS/garages are way too small!

Mine included; and I only have 1/4 the amount of tools you do. I also “hoard” wood.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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UncleStumpy

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#6 posted 08-15-2016 05:54 PM

Man o’ man, your shop looks just like mine – only bigger.

It’s funny because I am now in the process of throwing away all of the “stuff” that I have found over the years and have to keep “JUST IN CASE” I need it for something. Of course I never need it so it just takes up room.

Whenever I do ANYTHING I have to move something to get to something else!!!
So far, 6 garbage bins full and more coming. It kills me to throw some of this stuff away.

Thanks for the share, Ray – Up Over

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 08-15-2016 10:22 PM



... I am now in the process of throwing away all of the “stuff” that I have found over the years and have to keep “JUST IN CASE” ...

- UncleStumpy


Hey Uncle’, guaranteed you will need it immediately after you see the garbage truck disappear over the horizon.


... There is only 5’11” of head room…
... still added as many as I could four foot flouro’s….
Crowie, Just dawned on me, you can ”twist” the fluros on/off. No need to go and search for the switch.

Also, you could probably double your workspace by removing ALL those stickers, especially the Ford one.

Go ”Jap crap”... Honda rules….... the repair shops (just kidding… I can push my Honda anywhere..).

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Bob Collins

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#8 posted 08-15-2016 11:32 PM

Looks like a real “Man’s Shed” Crowie and I bet you know where everything is placed. Like the wheels and the posters all around, lets us know what you are into making. I’m in the running down process, rang a local Men’s Shed and asked if they could use some equipment, wood and magazines etc they replied “yeah drop it around” replied “get stuffed, if you want it, come and get it”. Advertised it for sale and now have dollars in the pocket.
Thanks for sharing your shed.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#9 posted 08-16-2016 12:36 AM

Wow just Wow

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Dutchy

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#10 posted 08-16-2016 06:59 AM

It is a pleasure to have a look in your shop. I thought that I have a small one.

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Cliff

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#11 posted 08-16-2016 09:03 AM

Peter. That is a great shop. It looks like it has that nice comfortable feel to it….....I hope you continue to have many happy hours over many years in that lovely Shop. You have some really good tools and equipment in there.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 08-16-2016 03:43 PM

That’s a nice workshop and it looks like a lot going in there. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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JPJ

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#13 posted 08-17-2016 02:49 AM

Nice shop!

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crowie

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#14 posted 08-17-2016 11:37 AM

Thank you Gents & Ladies…
The signs are mostly “repro’s” but they help decorate the space and personalize it, though would love a large “Peterbilt” truck sign.
The machinery helps me do what I do making it easier to compensate for my impatience in finishing the toy.
There were benefits to having worked in engineering procurement plus being a non-drinker, but I must admit to being a bit of tool junkie. Also having a mate who owner a power tool repair shop.
On the size, I often bump into something as I spin around and sometimes that can really hurt, I’d love a bigger shed area.
The head height mentioned is only the lowest point so the taller folk would be okay in the work area.
One thing I struggle with is the lack of natural light often having to take my spectacles to see measurements or marks to drill/saw to.
All in all, I mustn’t complain as it’s a good little work area with lots of toys to play with and assist in being me enjoyment.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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muleskinner

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#15 posted 08-30-2016 03:10 PM

Now THAT looks like a fun place to hang out!

Much more fun than the ones that look like you’re expected to take your shoes off before you enter.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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