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Workshop by tjscott posted 12-27-2007 04:33 PM 1724 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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My workshop is located in my basement and is in the very beginning stages. I currently have two metal worktables, a portable table saw, compound miter saw, drill press, and scroll saw. Only the table saw has a stand. I have the usual assortment of hand power tools (circular, router, jig saw, biscuit joiner, sander, etc.). I have a few shop made jigs and am always looking for more to make. Pictures of jigs are in projects.

I have spent hours on the internet searching for plans to build the stands and tables that I need. I think the first is going to have to be the work table, followed by the combination table saw/router table cabinet.

-- Tom, Charlotte, North Carolina

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#1 posted 12-27-2007 04:37 PM

well welcome abored

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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#2 posted 12-27-2007 10:32 PM

Welcome. We are looking forward to seeing pictures of your shop.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#3 posted 12-28-2007 04:59 PM

Take a look around at other shops to see what some have done to manage space, etc. Take a look at my work bench, you will see a different way of doing the same old thing. It looks like you have a great place to start building your dream shop. Sometimes I wish basements were the thing in Truckee, but there not.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#4 posted 12-28-2007 06:02 PM

Looking good! My wife would never let me work in the basement with all the noise and dust, so I’m out in the garage…

-- Living on the square...

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#5 posted 12-30-2007 06:40 PM

Ahhhh…another basement dweller! Nice!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 12-30-2007 06:42 PM

You need a covering on the walls so you got places to hang things. A great looking shop. Now to making dust.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 01-03-2008 05:08 AM

Basement shops are a great place to work. As to the walls, try some pegboard, always gives you plenty of options.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 01-08-2008 04:13 PM

An update on the workshop. Upon returning from our 4 day weekend for New Year’s, we discovered that our basement had taken on four inches of water during the rain storms we had. Luckily for us, it was not finished, so we didn’t lose any furniture or rugs, etc. Only lost some personal belongings.

Regarding the workshop, there was little sitting directly on the floor, so no loss of tools. Just a little pile of lumber. The plus side, however, is that now that we’re cleaning up the whole basement, I have the opportunity to work on storage and the workshop as they are planned for a combined area. I’ll keep you up to date on progress as it happens. I hope to be able to “finish” the walls to allow for workshop storage and improvements.

-- Tom, Charlotte, North Carolina

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#9 posted 03-18-2008 10:59 PM

Hi Tom,

I am sorry I did not get around to looking at your post sooner but I must have missed it when it was first posted. Your shop reminds me a lot of mine at first before I covered the walls. Although you were smart in not doing so with the “flood”.

I am looking forward to seeing more pictures of your shop now that you have cleaned it out.

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

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#10 posted 03-19-2008 02:17 PM


Thanks for the comments. Tell me some more about how you covered your walls. Now that the cleaning is done, I need to get the shop redesigned and “finished”. I am looking at how to cover the walls to make it easy to hang things and move them when needed.

-- Tom, Charlotte, North Carolina

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#11 posted 03-19-2008 05:34 PM

Looks like a great start to me. Looking forward to seeing it evolve.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#12 posted 04-09-2008 12:52 PM

Hi Tom,

If you look at my shop post you will see the wall coverings. I must admit they are a bit eclectic. The wall adjacent to the finished basement is drywall. I have one wall covered in 6” T&G beaded pine boards, an 18’ wall covered with white pegboard to help with lighting and storage and the wall behind my lumber rack is concrete.

It is not going to win any design awards but it works for me. :) The T&G wall is probably overkill. I really did this after watching Norm do something similar on his garage workshop show. But it does make hanging things pretty easy since I use french cleats for the wall cabinets.

Hope this helps.

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

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#13 posted 11-04-2008 03:47 AM

Nice looking shop.

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#14 posted 05-19-2009 01:53 PM

I like that picture of “Clint”

-- Built in a Barn Bob

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#15 posted 05-19-2009 05:11 PM

Nice shop neat and orderly I’m sure in time it will grow

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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