Henrik Oscarsson's Workshop

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Workshop by Henrik Oscarsson posted 02-12-2012 03:42 AM 1690 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I live in an apartment with my wife in the central parts of Stockholm and for a few years ago we bought a place in the countryside appr. 12 km from stockholm. and we got the best of two parts :) in the weeks we live and work in Stockholm and on the weekends we can go to our house in the country and live more of a “country life”.

I started with woodworking for two years ago and i quickly started to set up a shop at our country house. But i dont have much time to do some woodworking when i am there. it is always something that has to be painted or to be repaired, so i found a place for me to do some woodworking here in Stockholm, I rent a small room in the basement next to the building we used to live in.

You can read more about it on my blog

My New Shop is only 4X4 meter
When I started building the shop it looked like this. I will not go in to details about how I got it and where it is located (you can read about it in on my blog here on LJ)

When i made the plans, I made it from the needs I experienced when I put up my workshop at our summer house. It didnt take me long to realize that it was the wrong approach.
if you want to take a closer look you can find my SketchUp model in SketchUps 3d Warehouse: search for 13X13 Woodworking Shop, or you can follow this link >>

My shop is very small and it was challenging to find small machines and powertools with quality to put n my shop. In some cases I modified some of my old tools (e.g the lathe) to fit the new shop. Another solution was to put everything on wheels.

After a several months the first version of the shop was ready, “The shop 1.0” . The Shop is, of course, under constant development and it will never be completely finished. There is a lot of things left to do.

Anyway, below you can take i quick tour in my shop “as is” september 2013.

Left side and front

Above: Pictures of the left side of the shop. A long bench from wall to wall where i have my small lathe, small drillpress and my grinder. the dark frame is a french cleat system that runs all around the shop

My old workbench is under the windows. The old bench needs a big facelift, a coming project, for sure. On the bench you can see a toolchest i was working on at the time.

The french cleat system is perfect, I decided to upgrade with two more frames.

Right side of the shop

My bandsaw and planer/jointer are mounted together on a reinforced old TV stand. (on wheels of course – everything except my workbenches got wheels) Someday I will make a custom stand for this workstation.

Next to the bandsaw I have my next workstation, my belt/disk sander. The corner was the only spot I found for my dustcollecter.

On the wall behind the sander I have my clamp storage and a shelf for my handplanes.

In the next corner i have my lathe tools, a simple rack made of ply and pine. Above the lathe you can see the cabinet i was working on in an earlier picture.

Ok, thats it for the time. I will continue this shop tour with more pictures soon.
Thanks for watching.

you can follow the progress with my shop at my blog here at LJ link>>

or at

/ Henrik

-- Henrik - Stockholm, Sweden

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#1 posted 02-12-2012 05:57 AM

Knock, knock…...Is their anyone home?

Must not be, there are no lights on and I can’t SEE a thing!

If a work shop has no pictures…Does it really exist?

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 02-12-2012 10:58 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. We look forward to seeing your shop and reading a little bit about it…

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#3 posted 06-11-2012 08:29 PM

It’s small but mine is not much bigger. You can do a lot of nice work in a small shop if your projects don’t include larger pieces of furniture. Two 36” x 76” bookcases at the same time are a real challenge and wreck the shop and it’s not an enjoyable experience. However, keep your projects appropriate for a small shop and you can make a whole lot of things and enjoy every minute of it. I bet your little place on the outskirts of Stockholm is a real beauty. Hope it all goes well for you.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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