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It’s a very small shop area, but I think I can make it functional. I’m always open to new ideas. I plan on replacing the hollow door workbench as soon as possible, and hope to have a solid functioning space by the summer of 2014.

Edit: I realized the shop pictures are out of date. I built a bench for my wife’s lathe I gave her for Christmas last year (2013), plus bought a grinder and built a stand for it (she has to have sharp tools), and built myself a woodworking bench. It’s a bit crowded, but I plan to build some shallow cabinets this year to better organize the space and be able to remove the shelving.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **


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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 236 days ago

It’s a nice cozy work space and I bet you enjoy working there. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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lightcs1776

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#2 posted 236 days ago

Thanks Charles.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#3 posted 236 days ago

And I agree – cozy seems to be the right word.

No real limit on the quality of work you can do in such a space. Best of luck getting everything in order, and I look forward to following along!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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lightcs1776

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#4 posted 236 days ago

Thanks Smitty. It will be very different in the next several months, but it is a start.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 236 days ago

Looks like you are off and running….
On your wacky wood working adventure!!!

I have the same TS, but with a Vega Utility 40” fence.

Looking forward to seeing your future family heirlooms, or firewood!!! ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 236 days ago

Good looking shop.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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lightcs1776

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#7 posted 236 days ago

Thanks, both DIY and Jim. I’ve eyed the Vega 40. Maybe some day. I appreciate all the kind words about the shop. I’m looking forward to remodeling it into something more efficient.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Steve Kreins

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#8 posted 231 days ago

Thank God I’m not going to be the only one in a man cave! I’m starting with a 10×10 ft space. Just getting started at woodworking and I’m excited already! First step is cleaning it out. It’s been storage space. Then a little wiring and my first project will be my work bench. Thanks for sharing your “cozy” shop.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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lightcs1776

3290 posts in 255 days


#9 posted 231 days ago

Thanks Steve. Takes time and a bit of creativity, but small spaces can be good for us hobby woodworkers. There are several plans out there for small woodworking workbenches as small as 2’ wide x 4’ long.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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BigRedKnothead

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#10 posted 230 days ago

Looks good man. I’d just work in if for a while and kick around ideas. After you develop some work habits and processes, you’ll know how you want to customize it.

-- Red -- "There's nothin' in the world so sad as talking to a man, who never knew his life was his for making." Ray LaMontagne

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lightcs1776

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#11 posted 230 days ago

Thanks, Red. Good idea. Right now my biggest habit is bringing down coffee.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Roger

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#12 posted 65 days ago

Any place is a start for a shop. Thnx for the tour.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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lightcs1776

3290 posts in 255 days


#13 posted 65 days ago

Thanks, Roger. A lathe w/bench, woodworking bench, and drill press have been added. Guess I need to update the pics. DC is next, which is why your comments on the HF DC are so timely.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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