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Updated 12/28/14 – This basement shop is about 26’ x 12’. This year added some storage shelving for my old wood planes above mortiser, added tv, moved radio above tool boxes, added 3 blast gates and piping to permanently connect table saw and make connecting other tools easier. The shop was half the current size when we bought this house 6 years ago. 3 years ago After daughter moved out and I got my act together I tore down the wall between her old bedroom and the small shop, pulled up the ugly shag carpet and spread my wings. Lots of wheels so I can move tools to workable positions. Decided on the Tool bases from Craftsman before I found all the great woodworking sites and shop ideas on the internet. But they do give me lots of storage space.

The oldest tools are the 2 antique wood planes. While I inherited them from my dad, their age makes them likely to originate with my grandfather.

I have been fortunate to be able to add a Saw Stop cabinet saw, Delta DP, Excalibur scroll saw, Laguna DC and Nova lathe over the past 3 years. I sold a Craftsman 12” Radial saw that served me wonderfully since the Late 70’s that was used to make projects like bunk beds, desks, bookcases and more with it when the family was younger.
Replacing the red workbench with an unlevel, gapping top that was in the house when we purchased it is my next big project.

Lots of things to improve yet as I’m sure most will say about their shop.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#1 posted 04-08-2012 11:51 AM

Good looking shop. Their always a work in progress!

-- Josh- What you put in determines what you get out.

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#2 posted 04-08-2012 02:48 PM

great looking shop and luv the red work bench

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 04-08-2012 03:28 PM

You have a super well organized shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#4 posted 04-08-2012 03:56 PM

Nice setup and a well organized shop. Welcome to LJ’s

-- - Martin

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#5 posted 04-10-2012 07:07 PM

I like the idea of tearing down the bedroom walls once the kids leave. Sends the proper message.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#6 posted 04-10-2012 07:25 PM

Looks like a well used shop. Tools and dust…love it.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#7 posted 04-10-2012 07:53 PM

good looking shop and lots of good tools too.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 04-10-2012 08:07 PM

Very nice layout. Well organized and good lighting as well.

Using Craftsman tool boxes for mobile bases is clever.

Thanks for sharing and welcome to LJ’s.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#9 posted 04-15-2012 09:52 PM

Great shop. My daughter didn’t leave until she was 27….................

-- mike...............

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#10 posted 12-11-2013 11:19 AM

I love the tool boxes as bases. I wanted to see your shop photos to look for the Veritas router, and there it is on a set of drawers. Great idea.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#11 posted 12-11-2013 05:03 PM

Sandra – Although I wish I had taken the time to build my own bases, the rolling carts really work well providing great storage space. Your post reminds me that much has changed in my shop in last two years. So I need to update it.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#12 posted 12-29-2014 02:31 AM

Nice shop, nice tools and good lighting.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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