New Shop Move (Part 1)

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Project by jjw5858 posted 02-03-2012 02:41 AM 4137 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone, hope this finds all my friends on LJs well and good. I have been very fortunate to aquire space in my Grandfathers old garage to begin a larger and improved space for my woodworking journey!

This process will take awhile to get everything moved, but piece by piece and step by step I began to get things up and going this past week. Started one corner which is literally about the ENTIRE size of my current shop space….this was very nice to have the elbow room to mount so many tools that I have never had the room to do so with.

This is only half of what I have….and half of what I have planned to do. I still need to move my small bench over… a more larger cabinet styled woodwork bench…..(This Spring), get a sharpening station up…and on and on.

I thought I would share a little bit of whats been done so far…and this will be a contined….long project…lol

I have done all of the work myself and designed the layout. I made a peg (doweled) 1×2 that goes across the top of one of the walls (Hammers, Saws, and Auger…..oh my….lol) and makes things like hammers, etc. easy to hang…I also made up an easy drilled in shelf unit…the top drops on…so everything is easy to move around as the puzzle gets more involved….lol

My ideas of mounting things were to make easy access…..and easy removal of something does not work where I like it…so far this works very well for whats up on this wall.

A tribure to my Grandfather was to find these really cool old Maxell House coffee jars left over that he once used! He had them to hold screws, nails…etc., and had the jars mounted on his old workbench and some old shelves.

My shop is aiming to be a very old school mostly handtools traditional looking atmosphere. Theres a long way to go, but I am happy with the start…and I hope someone else may enjoy whats here and have some fun of your own in your woodshop.

Thanks for checking in, work in great spirits and be well friends.


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#1 posted 02-03-2012 02:46 AM

Looks like its gonna be a great shop. You already have a good start on it and , as you well know, there is always something MORE to do.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 02-03-2012 02:48 AM

Also… did a great job on that shave horse. Really like it a lot.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 02-03-2012 03:22 AM

looks like yer off to a gr8 start Joe. I know you’ll be havin much fun with all those manual tools. very kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 02-03-2012 03:30 AM

Nice new big area. Keep us posted!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 02-03-2012 03:52 AM

Lookin good

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 02-03-2012 03:57 AM

VERY RARE….........!! A workshop with no power tools…....even the lath looks manual! Definitely a “hands-on” LJ! Good job.

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#7 posted 02-03-2012 04:50 AM

Great to have some room, very nice. I love your spring-power foot lathe, nice carving bench as well. You are a bodger!

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#8 posted 02-03-2012 04:56 AM

Room! Boy oh Boy does that sound so nice! It’s what I also need! Your shop looks great!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#9 posted 02-03-2012 05:46 AM

What a great work space. Awesome to be able to honor the memory of your grandpa this way. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#10 posted 02-03-2012 07:55 AM

You will set up in no time ,looking good.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 02-03-2012 08:20 AM

I love your hand made tools. My favorite tools are my “old school” chevalet and press. Tools like these and your lathe and shave horse have a soul that the modern iron and plastic can never match.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#12 posted 02-03-2012 07:06 PM

Great shop, keeping it simple.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#13 posted 02-03-2012 08:36 PM

Joe, it’s looking like it’s really coming along and I like what you have done so far. Keep up the good work.


-- 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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#14 posted 02-04-2012 02:38 AM

Lucky you!!!! I love all the old tools. Great looking shop, can’t wait to see it finished. Nice lathe.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#15 posted 02-04-2012 09:35 PM

I work with power tools and play with hand tools on occasion. I’m still learning on both accounts but have much less experience with hand tools. I like how you add a bit of style to your tool holders you have up there, it adds a nice touch to the overall look and feel of the space.

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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