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Broomfield, CO 80020
United States

My humble garage workshop takes up a whopping 75 square feet of space. It’s L-shaped, with a workbench measuring 2’ x 5’ x 33 1/4” high. It has a Jorgenson face vise model 4X07. One leg of the L features my workbench, router table and peg-board tool storage for all my hand tools. The other L-leg, sports my drill press, bench storage, book storage, a lumber rack, a hand miterbox “station” and a sharpening “station”. In the winter and summer I use a space heater/fan to make the working environment comfortable. For Valentine’s Day, 2012, my lady had an electrician install T8 overhead fixtures which made a huge difference in seeing my work.

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 11-25-2012 04:15 PM

This is a very nice well organized and neat as a pin.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Don W

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#2 posted 11-25-2012 05:49 PM

is it usually that organized? It looks like a good place to escape to.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Dave

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#3 posted 11-25-2012 11:48 PM

I love shop picks. They tell the style of the owner. Nice setup and a whole bunch of cool tools. Looks like a winner to me.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#4 posted 11-26-2012 12:01 AM

Nice looking shop it even looks like work happens in it!

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Brad

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#5 posted 11-26-2012 02:40 PM

Thanks for your feedback guys.

Don, when I’m in the middle of a project, my bench is covered with sawdust, shavings, tools, and project parts. In the evenings, I fire up the shopvac to suck up wood debris so that it doesn’t get tracked into the house. To my lady’s credit, she doesn’t give me grief about tracking in stuff. But, then again, it’s just common courtesy for me to minimize that.

At the end of each project, I put all the tools away and clean everything up. I find that the shop is more inviting when I do that and it calls to me to come use it. Then I’ll have a marathon (hour max) sharpening session to touch up my chisels after each project. My plane blades get touched up after every few projects.

Given that I have such little shop space, I’m forced to be well organized. I really, really like having the planes I use on every project on a shelf immediately behind my bench. And having my joinery saws close at hand has been extremely convenient too. My handsaws are off to the side, which is ok, because when I need to dimension stock, I open the garage door and do my sawing on a saw bench on the stoop.

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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dnick

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#6 posted 11-27-2012 04:40 AM

Looks like a great place to work. Enjoy the time you spend in it.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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whitebeast88

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#7 posted 07-21-2013 03:05 PM

very nice shop,clean and organized.also nice collection of hand tools!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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