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I dont call it workshop but The Lathe House. It’s only 2×2m and enough to house my Record lathe and the sharpner and I hang all the chisels around the wall.
I built it recently when we moved to new location seven months ago. Before that I had no workshop at all. I used to work in the back yard under the sky. After setting all the machines I needed on that day, I had to take them back inside again when I finished. I still use the back yard to cut timber or any other jobs.
I built the frame work of this shade out of second hand timber. Its size was desided by the timber I had. To finish and make it suitable for work I had to spend a little over $300. Although, it’s small, it meets my requirments and protects me from Australia’s harsh weather. I like it and I I’m proud of it because it’s built by myself.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#1 posted 01-20-2010 01:19 PM

Sam, you have built yourself a pretty nice shop. Having a shop like this frees you from being dependent upon the weather to do your woodworking. It has plenty of room for the woodworking that you do and it is well organized.

Thankis for the pictures. It looks like your shop would be fun to work in.

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

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#2 posted 01-20-2010 01:25 PM

Great job, it looks like a great little place to turn. As long as the weather is pleasant enough. in your location, a great place, Thanks for posting.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#3 posted 01-20-2010 06:00 PM

A little space is far better than no space. And it is a great thing that you used reclaimed lumber to do the job too! I love seeing good useful wood recycled instead of just being burnt or sent to the landfill.

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#4 posted 01-20-2010 10:02 PM

Very unique, thanks for the tour.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#5 posted 01-21-2010 03:51 AM

I bet that’s one of your favorites places to be, and that makes it a great place!
Your excellent work speaks for itself!

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#6 posted 01-21-2010 09:50 AM

Hey Sam,
Nice little set-up and I like the chain and pad lock around the lathe…Cool.

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#7 posted 01-30-2010 10:53 PM

Love the Lathe House..welcome.. nice to see more Aussies here.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#8 posted 02-09-2010 08:32 AM

Good shop

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 04-26-2010 03:13 AM

Smallest workshop ever! Nice one Sam.
Good to see some fellow Aussies on here.

-- Blinded by brilliance

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#10 posted 08-13-2010 06:20 PM

You are a very determined man. Now, the next person that we see that says but i don’t have anywhere to put a lathe we know where to send him. Very ingenous. I was 54 before I had a shop at home. I worked in an open carport and in the yard before that. You know, you’ve given me an idea here. I’ve got a small midi lathe at home and that’s all the room that I have. However, I have a powermatic lathe at work. Now I might be able to build a shed for it at home. I’ll think on it.

-- 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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#11 posted 04-10-2012 10:18 AM

Just wandering around, looking at buddies’ shop or no shop. Spotted yours, small but productive. Much much smaller but cooler than mine maybe. I always get discourraged, esp. during the hottest day.
Good luck buddy!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#12 posted 01-06-2013 03:41 AM

Big thumbs up Sam!!!

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