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Very small shop…. very tightly packed with tools. It is a 20 foot shipping container with a now expanded 10×16 concrete enclosed area in the front for a total of 320 square feet. I just added the 8×10 foot pad to complete the 10×16. and did a serious upgrade on the electrical feed to the shop, Went from a 20 amp feed to a 100 amp feed and new breaker panel. I changed out the lighting inside the shipping container part a few months back. I had some old 4 foot shop lights. I now have 26 watt CFLs spaced out about every 3 feet, yes it might be over kill… but I can see! In the future I plan on pulling the peg board down and insulating the walls an ceiling, then putting up plywood or drywall and a french cleat system for everything. The work bench will be relplaced and my miter saw station completly rebuilt as well as plumbing the rest of the shop to my dust collection system. I am going to leave the old pictures of the shop up, and place the new shop photos below.

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-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!


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#1 posted 10-17-2009 05:29 AM

hey doc , welcome .
great shop and tools !

and already upgrading ,
thats good ,
you’ll probably find stuff you forgot all about ,
or thought you lost .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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drfixit

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#2 posted 10-17-2009 05:38 AM

Thanks… dreaming of the day I can upgrade to a larger space!

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#3 posted 10-17-2009 06:26 AM

Bet that sucker will hold up to a hurricane pretty well! Maybe I should weld a few of them together and dump the house…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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nmkidd

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#4 posted 10-17-2009 07:55 AM

You got a lot of neat toys!!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#5 posted 10-17-2009 07:57 AM

Great shop and super tools.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 10-17-2009 08:10 AM

are you two still awake ?
i just woke up !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 10-17-2009 11:28 AM

Hey Doc,
Very busy cosy little shop you have there with some mean machines to play with…..well done.

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#8 posted 10-17-2009 12:58 PM

This is a nice shop that you have put together. I have seen a few shipping containers converted into shop space and it is an interesting and economical method of putting in a shop. You have organized your shop space well and using pegboard is a good idea. It is a cost-effective method of adding both storage capacity and a wall covering at the same time.

You have a nice set of tools to play with as well.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed the tour.

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

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lumberdustjohn

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#9 posted 10-26-2009 02:04 PM

Nice shop! Great bunch of tools. Thanks for the tour.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#10 posted 10-26-2009 02:58 PM

Maximum use of available space!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#11 posted 10-26-2009 04:41 PM

Fascinating how much useful stuff you’ve gotten in there. What a trip for the eyes!

Florida, huh? What do you do for HVAC or—at least—de-humidification?

-- -- Neil

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#12 posted 10-26-2009 05:41 PM

Since it is a shipping container you can ship your shop to my shack.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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cstrang

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#13 posted 10-26-2009 11:29 PM

Nice shop you have there, great use of the limited space you have, it is layed out well.

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

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#14 posted 11-04-2009 05:28 PM

Great looking shop. I see something there that I have drooling over for awhile now. The Ridgid Radial Arm saw, that is the next item on my list of tools to get.

-- Ray

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drfixit

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#15 posted 11-19-2009 04:32 AM

I lucked up and bought the Radial arm saw off of Craigslist for $50… couldnt believe it. Guy I bought it from said it wouldnt cut straight… well after spending 2 hours cleaning, tightening and realigning everything it works great!

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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