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See what happens when you don’t have a plan. I have to maintain room for momma’s car and Fred (the Harley) year round, and my truck in the winter. Everything is on wheels, and gets put up and cleaned up after use. I don’t get much done, but I’m making good time. The pin on the map is the job.

7/27/09 I’ve been moving things around. Some things went to the basement, now I have 2 places to make a mess. 1 big shop would be nice, but I am very thankful to have what I have. I still need a plan.

7/7/10 I’m starting to get a plan going. The basement is my main work area now. I keep the big, loud stuff in the garage, and everything else downstairs. It seems to be working. I don’t do many large projects.

One of the features in the basement is a steel pole, supporting an I- beam. I was able to turn this into an asset by locating tools around it. I have 2 band saws, a scroll saw, a drill press and drill accessories cart around it, and a tv mounted to it. I ran a new 20 amp circuit overhead.

I had a large (4’x 12’ x 36” high) workbench, that worked good in the old place, but took over here. I broke it down, made a 2’ x 6’ x 36” bench from the remnants. I also have a workbench on wheels.

The corner is full of shelves with tools and supplies. I use a cart to hold scraps, miter saw and an air cleaner. It’s handy that way, I can roll it to where I need it.

It’s still a work in progress.

11-4-10 New basement pics.

New pix 4, 5 and 6 9-11-12

As of 1/18/2014 I have taken over more than 1/2 of the basement. I sneak things in when no one else is here. Too bad I need that water heater, I could use that space.

8-9-2014 Out with the old, in with the new, at least some of it. I sold my Jet lathe and a few other things, and did some re-configuring. I had to, I had 20 pounds in a 5 pound sack. Now it’s about 15 pounds.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...


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woodworm

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#1 posted 2164 days ago

Nice workshop.
I like the bandsaw, looks like a vintage..How old is it?
Take care and work safe.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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lew

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#2 posted 2164 days ago

Great Looking Shop!

Do you keep your router bits in the safe?

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2164 days ago

Hairy,

You have a nice looking shop and a good looking bike as well. It appears to be well organized, as it should be, given that you have to “share” it with momma’s car, your truck and your bike (I assume that it is your bike and not momma’s). :)

Thanks for posting pictures of your shop. I enjoyed the visit.

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

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hairy

2007 posts in 2164 days


#4 posted 2164 days ago

The band saw is from the 1940’s, that’s as close as I got. I wouldn’t trade it for a new one.

I could keep my router bits in my shirt pocket, I think I have 5 or 6.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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Richforever

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#5 posted 2164 days ago

Nice shop. I know what you mean about having everything put away. However, my car likes to help as an infeed table for the long pieces. A towel on the hood, and the pieces slide nicely across the router table.

Nice Harley!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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James Lango

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#6 posted 2163 days ago

Hairy, Nice Shop man! That Sunoco sticker looks familiar. AND what’s in the safe?>

-- Longovette@Roadrunner.com

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KBC

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#7 posted 2073 days ago

Just lookin’ ‘round,seeing if any of my old classmates have joined and posted their shops too!

I am a Cincinnati native(Finneytown) and went to Live Oaks cdc(high school equivalent of trade school)in Milford the area for my cabinetmaking training.

Very good organization of all those tools for the different trades/hobbies.

Trust me when I say,bigger ain’t always better.

-- Ken, Northern Illinois,kbcmtndewman40@yahoo.com

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hairy

2007 posts in 2164 days


#8 posted 2037 days ago

Thanks, kbc! Maybe bigger ain’t better, but I’d still like to try it out.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 1998 days ago

Nice workshop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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sillac

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#10 posted 1386 days ago

Nice shop, what can you tell me about the “sweet 16 lathe”, year, size, what you do on it, etc, thanks Steve

-- Steve in Oregon,

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Stephen Mines

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#11 posted 1216 days ago

Hii Lew,

Saw your spurtle in projects a little while ago, it inspired me to document a project on spurtles that I’m finishing up in the shop…now that it’s warm enough without using the shop heater (like yours) I’m actually getting some work done.

I like your shop environ…like me you’ve got nearly everything on wheels! It sure magnifies the available space!. When I had my furniture making business I even had a table saw and jointer (Davis & Wells) on a wheeled base…the whole thing was rolled over to the workbench of whoever had the greatest need for it at any given time…besides saving steps for the woodworker using it, it also freed up space in the mill room and cut down on the hazard of extra foot traffic there. We called it the utility saw…now it’s my main saw and jointer.

Keep having fun at it!

Stephen Mines

-- Stephen Mines (Saltmines@aol.com)

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NBeener

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#12 posted 1216 days ago

That’s a beautiful shop.

Is it hard to hand cut dovetails, while you’re bouncing up and down on that stepper ??

-- -- Neil

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Bertha

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#13 posted 1216 days ago

Superclean. I love the signs and the stairclimber! Nice bandsaw as well.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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WoodworkingGeek

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#14 posted 1202 days ago

Hey I love your shop!!
Nice to know that we have another shop in Ohio!! because I live in Ohio too!!
Thanks for sharing!!
Matthew

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Richard

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#15 posted 1103 days ago

Looks like you have just about every thing you need except for for more room , which of course we can never have enough of.
I like the sign above the dust collector , for after woodworking is done of course.

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