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Post 1: I have a sad, cold, dirty, overcrowded basement workshop so I will not be showing off my workshop! However, my hubby promises me that I will have my Dream Work-Shed. I keep trying to talk him into a Dream Work-Shed upgrade…Dream Work-Barn.

Post 2: OK…OK! You’ve all convinced me. I will show my corner of the basement. Featuring my workbench made from an old bunkbed system my daughters could no longer use.

Post 3: Today (Mother’s Day 2009) my workshop got some new additions. Because my old black and decker router had caused so much pain and suffering during my last project my hubby and children gifted me a brand new Craftsman Plunge/Fixed Router with all sorts of bells and whistles that I’m just itching to use! And a Kobalt Radial Arm Compound Miter Saw…Oh, I was spoiled today! My kids and hubby know me too well.

Post 4: Well, Dream Work-Barn is still yet to come true…but Hubby and I have learned how to share the Workshop. It’s not quite as dark and sad as it once was…So since this is as good as it gets I guess I will finally share some photos of our Workshop. It really amazes me how many projects this basement workshop has produced!

-- Robbinscabin,

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#1 posted 11-13-2008 02:33 AM

Robbin many of us on board here share the philosophy that any shop is a good shop. The description of your shop could probably apply to a lot of us here. I can well appreciate the crowded aspect that you mentioned. Basically my shop has a central path through it and benches, lawn mowers, tools etc take up the rest of the space. When she simply can’t stand it any more my wife will go on a cleaning spree and straighten everything up (all the while commenting about my lack of neatness- of course I am paraphrasing this diplomatically). :)

It is nice when she does “help” me by cleaning up the shop but I can’t get to or know where many of my tools are afterward. Anyway as a self-proclaimed shop addict I can tell you that I find visual tours of other shops to be an interesting aspect of this group.

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

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#2 posted 11-13-2008 03:09 AM

Robbin! What’s wrong with a cramped, dusty, poorly lit, crowded basement workshop? Look on the bright side- you don’t have to walk very far to the next tool!

Come on- show us the shop!!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 11-13-2008 03:09 AM

Having to share my workshop with my hubby I can probably guess some of the things your wife has to say! LOL. I’ll give the shop a bit of a clean-up and then MAYBE, just maybe mind you, I’ll post some photos. Thanks for the encouragement to get over my fear of shop embarrassment!

-- Robbinscabin,

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#4 posted 11-13-2008 05:20 PM

Oh No, Robbin- you cannot violate the unwritten, unpublished, unspoken rule of the Lumberjocks Workshop posts. No fair cleaning up before taking pictures! It makes the rest of us look bad!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 12-12-2008 03:56 PM

I work out of my basement shop as well , my friend . The washer and dryer also double as part time work benches / “temporary” storage areas . Thank goodness I don’t have the “wifey” issue to deal with any longer ! LOL
Happy Holidays to you and yours !!!
ps: How’s that weatherstation project coming along ? I want to see pictures of it here with the happy recipient .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 01-10-2009 11:08 PM

I used to try to work out of a work shed..but that meant only working in summer during daylight hours, now I’ve got one bay of the garage…or the van has one bay of my shop depending on how you look at it :-) Don’t give up hope on the Dream Work-Barn!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#7 posted 10-14-2011 11:22 PM

You have a nicely laid out and well organized shop.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#8 posted 03-29-2012 08:33 PM

Ain’t nothing wrong with your workshop, gal. I think it’s really nice. Just stay at it and you’ll have the workshop of your dreams just like your husband said you would.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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