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Workshop by jaspr posted 07-19-2007 05:00 AM 1576 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Welcome to my workshop …

the home of chaos and clutter … or clean and calming – depending on where I am at in a project – and my state of mind!

pros – nice rural outlook through two windows and large sliding glass doors; a pot-belly wood stove for those icy cold Canberra mornings; I can work on full sheets of ply through my saw and 8’ lenghts of timber through my jointer and planer (with a bit of shoving my big tools around a little )as most things are on wheels; I’ve managed to get a lot into a small space!

cons – can get a bit cramped when I’m disorganised; not enough power points requiring too much reliance on power cords draped around the place (I’ve only tripped over once – had a horridly swollen and blackened thumb nail to prove it – a turning blank (for band saw box, not turning – I have no lathe) fell onto it from a height; I need to put in some overhead ducts for a stationary dust collector – I hate! having to drag my current one around to connect to the big tools; I really need to build that work bench!

We live on a rural block and the workshop is in, what we here in Australia, proudly refer to as “the Shed”.
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Eucalypts through the window!
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And my lovely tablesaw .. it shows up the workbench, though!
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I love my bandsaw.
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And just to show that I do use hand tools, as well.
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Hope you liked it.

-- Claire

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#1 posted 07-19-2007 05:03 AM

Great looking shop. How do you like the extension roller bed.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 07-19-2007 05:08 AM

Great shop and tools.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 07-19-2007 05:16 AM

Thanks guys.

Karson – the roller extension thingo is great. I kept meaning to build a proper extension table, but was putting it off. Than I came a cross the roller. It has separate height adjusters on each leg, so it took a little while to get the height on all four level with my saw table. But now it is set up I don’t change them. But you could, if you wanted to use it on a different machine. This was the main advantage over a dedicated extension table. And I have moved it to the left side to operate as a side support for longer cross cuts, too.

It works well.

-- Claire

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#4 posted 07-19-2007 02:05 PM

great shop/write-up! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 07-19-2007 02:28 PM

Nice shop wish I had that kind of room so I know what you mean when it gets diorganized its cluttered

-- piper

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#6 posted 07-19-2007 04:13 PM

very nice!

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#7 posted 09-17-2007 03:35 AM

Like the shed Clare. Great to see aussie inginuity with Triton gear, the Wasp sander etc.

-- GazAly Design. Maker of fine...wood...stuff!

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#8 posted 10-11-2007 05:58 PM

Nice collection of hand tools and power tools.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 03-28-2008 07:57 PM

Great looking shop. I love the natural light and your hand tool collection is fabulous. You have a well organized shop with plenty of space and a nice set of tools with which to work.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#10 posted 06-27-2008 06:15 AM

G’Day Claire, Nice looking shed. My dad was born in Bungendore so I guess we have something in common.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 04-26-2010 09:44 AM

Nice setup Claire.
Looks like a weapon of a bandsaw you’ve got there.
Things rapidly get dangerous when it’s cramped.
Good to see another Aussie here.

-- Blinded by brilliance

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