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Been a woodworking enthusiast is not enough especially if you don’t have a place to work and you leave in an apartment court.
In my case not only this was the issue but also I had no budget and space for big machines, so I came up to do the impossible for me.

So at my open air parking space which I have in my building there’s a small storage room with dimensions a bit more than 5X5 feet (1.6X1.6 meters). In that space I decided to keep my workshop and work openly in my parking area.

This is how I started Woodworking!

If you want to know more about my workshop and the tool bench you can find an article in the Fine Woodworking magazine Tools & Shops annual issue (Dec.2010) “Think your shop is small? Think Again”, or you can visit my Instructable on the “Smallest Workshop in the World

Also my workshop set-up project was feature in the…
“Best Workshops” book from the editors of Fine Woodworking magazine (http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106786/update-best-workshops-from-the-editors-of-fine-woodworking)
and…
“Extraordinary Projects for Ordinary People” book from instructables.com ( http://www.amazon.com/Extraordinary-Projects-Ordinary-People-Do-It-Yourself/dp/1620870576 )

If you like to follow the progress of My Workshop, you can do that in this “HERE”: http://lumberjocks.com/steliart/blog/29484 in My Workshop blog.

If you like to follow the progress of My Workshop, you can do that in this HERE in My Workshop blog.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1177 days ago

Steliart, you certainly have done well with the space that you have available. One of my firm beliefs is that any shop is a good shop and yours is no exception. I don’t think that many of us would even consider converting a 5×5 space into a shop but you have done a remarkable job. I especially like the mobile tool center that you built. And the mobile tool cabinet is an especially good idea for shops with a small footprint. This type of design enables quite a number of tools to be organized while occupying a relatively small space.

Thanks for the tour. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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

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steliart

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#2 posted 1177 days ago

Scott Bryan
Thank you for visiting my workshop and for your comments

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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BritBoxmaker

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#3 posted 1177 days ago

Have you ever lived on a boat? Thats the only other environment I’ve seen management of space done this well.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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steliart

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#4 posted 1177 days ago

BritBoxmaker

No not on a boat, but as a designer i always loved the chalenge of fitting things in tight spaces, and believe it or not I would have done much more to that space if I didn’t move to another city this summer. Now I a on the look to rent some space to set up my workshop. Bought all the machines and are still in the boxes cause I cannot find any space. The only spaces I can find are 500 to 1000 m2 and you need a months sallary for rent. So I am wopping for a break here. Can wait to get my hands on a workshop and start building that up.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Splinterman

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#5 posted 1177 days ago

Hey Steliart,
Now that is one cool set-up especially being so mobile…a “One stop shop for the lot”...good neat job.

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SteveW

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#6 posted 1176 days ago

Congratulations on the published article in FWW’s Tools and Shops!
I spotted the article just a few days ago,while reading the magazine at my library…
And a great testament to how much you can do, with so little space.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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steliart

1807 posts in 1190 days


#7 posted 1176 days ago

Splinterman – SteveW
thank you guys

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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bobthebuilderinmichigan

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#8 posted 1166 days ago

What a great use of space. I am very impressed! I need to take some of your ideas and use them in my shop. Thanks for sharing.

-- Bobthebuilderinmichigan

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