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tncraftsman's Workshop tncraftsman's Workshop  

, TN
United States

It’s a 10×12 shed that I share with my lawn equipment. I finished a big project and spent the weekend cleaning out and re-arranging. I’m happy with the results and feel that I’m about 1/3 of the way of where I want it to be. Here’s what I’m thinking about doing with my next evolution.

  • Lumber Rack
  • Extend my workbench, possible make it full length with the chop saw in the middle
  • Build mobile workstations and store under the lumber rack
  • Space for a new table saw!

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#1 posted 10-26-2009 12:43 AM

We love photo’s OK?

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#2 posted 10-26-2009 12:48 AM

Photo’s up now sorry. Problems getting it uploaded.

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#3 posted 10-26-2009 02:55 AM

It is surprising what can come out of smaller shops. I have often commented about a former co-worker who had a shop that was 10×10. He had a tablesaw, jointer and planer in the shop and managed to produce some gorgeous furniture and cabinetry. It was crowded and certainly organized around the “golden triangle” concept but he manged to work in there. But your shop looks just fine. You have a nice bench in there and sharing it with the lawn equipment is a bummer but the mower has to be stored somewhere. It looks like you are taking advantage of all the available storage space and have made effective use of overhead storage.

I assume that your table saw is on wheels since it is up against the wall. That is a big help in shops with smaller footprints.

Thanks for the picture. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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#4 posted 10-26-2009 03:04 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Thanks for posting your shop. I second Scott that it looks like you are usingthe space.
My shop is a bit bigger but still small and the best two things I have found are wheels and pegboard. You might be able to get a decent piece of pegboard next to that window there allowing you to put some tools in easy reach.


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#5 posted 10-26-2009 04:25 AM

Thanks for the pegboard ideas. It’s good to know that I am on the right track. To date nothing is on wheels. The miter saw is mounted on an old black and decker work mate and the table saw is small enough that I can pick it up and move it. It’s a delta shopmaster, won it at a Habitat for Humanity charity auction.

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#6 posted 10-26-2009 09:00 AM

Hey TN,
Its not the size that counts…...its how you use it…...and what you can build in there….good job.

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#7 posted 10-26-2009 08:30 PM

Just when you are laying things out, think in 3 dimensions. Things can go over and under other things, or be layered.

You do not need individual stands for your benchtop tools. Mount boards clamped to a bench, or even a TS top provide easy solid mounting, and repeatable storage in a small footprint.
My tool stacker system.

Build stackers for tools that do not move often, and do not need to be at a certain height when in use, and store or use other tools underneath them to maximize your use of floor space…
Dust Collector stand lifts over the air compressor.

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#8 posted 11-04-2009 01:04 AM

thats what i started out in a 10×12. when i realized how much i enjoyed it i built a little bigger. I used to have to go outside to change my mind. remember, from little acorns grow mighty oaks. dp

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