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I’m currently working in limited space in the basement of my Somerville, MA (Boston area) house. It’s a three-family, of which we rent the first floor. Our landlady is very understanding, although I think it helps that I do a lot of the “handy stuff” around the house.

In general, I do OK, although finishing and big glue-ups usually happen in the dining room!

Sadly, we’ll be moving to DC soon, and most likely, I’ll have to stash the tools with my father-in-law until we find a more permanent home.

-- -Michael

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#1 posted 1595 days ago

Damm, why bother with dust control, the asbestos and radon will kill ya anyway!

-- Spheramid Enterprises Architectural Wood Works

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#2 posted 1595 days ago

Ya’ know … Duane ... you have an edge to you that is NOT particularly flattering or appealing.

Michael: looks like a cool setup for a shop! You live in a world of expensive real estate. I imagine shop space is a bit of a luxury!

Thanks for sharing!

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 1595 days ago

Mike, I live midway between DC and Boston. Why don’t you stash them here ;-)

-- So Many tools, So little time

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#4 posted 1595 days ago

Hey Mike,
With the limited space, you have done well….good job.

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#5 posted 1594 days ago

Michael, this looks like you have set up a pretty nice shop. You have used the space that you have well and that certainly is a nice looking lumber rack that you added to your shop. Your wife must be a very patient person to let you finish in the house. If I don’t get the sawdust up off the floor of my shop I get yelled at for “tracking sawdust in the house” so doing any woodworking in the house is strictly off limits! :)

Thanks for the pictures. It was nice to tour your shop. Good luck on the upcoming move.

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

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#6 posted 1592 days ago

Nice shop, thanks for the tour.

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

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#7 posted 1582 days ago

Well done with the layout considering all the piping.


-- What if truth were not compromised.

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#8 posted 1453 days ago

Nice shop, thanks for the tour.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#9 posted 1368 days ago

Great job using the space you have. Good luck with the jointer and planer.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#10 posted 1273 days ago

So….is the toilet functional????!!!!

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#11 posted 1273 days ago

cdhilburn, definitely NOT. Actually, I’ve since moved and I need to upload some new pictures.

-- -Michael

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#12 posted 1273 days ago

You have a real nice shop and when you move I sure do hope that you won’t be without a shop for long.

-- 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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