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Forum topic by Cory posted 1576 days ago 3900 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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1576 days ago

The next time you think you don’t have enough room in your workshop, check this out:

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#1 posted 1576 days ago

Thats a small shop. Its smaller than my.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 1576 days ago

My very first workshop measured 8×10. At that time I thought I had the smallest workshop in the world. It was over double the size of this workshop.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 1576 days ago

nice, but I’ve seen them smaller…

there was an article – I think on FWW about a guy working in the closet in his apartment. now THAT was small (about half the size of what’s posted on the OP)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 1575 days ago

I guess I need to stop whining about how my garage isn’t big enough huh?

-- Russ

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#5 posted 1575 days ago

I think this workshop can compet in size
and only handtool


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#6 posted 1575 days ago

That,s not a shop it,s a tool storage area :-)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#7 posted 1575 days ago

Dennis- I’d seen that before. His talent is incredible, too. Check out his projects.

-- "We are what we repeatedly do; excellence then is not an act but a habit." ---Aristotle

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#8 posted 1575 days ago

man my lathe wouldn’t even fit in there.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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David Craig

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#9 posted 1575 days ago

I think this is the article that Purplelev was thinking of. This guy used a 5 x 5 bathroom in a Manhattan apartment to build his projects.. If there is a will there is a way.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#10 posted 1575 days ago

I lived in a one bedroom apartment in San Francisco for ten years. We were on the third (top) floor with stairs to the roof right outside our door. I used to drag tools and extension cords to the roof to make projects.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#11 posted 1575 days ago

Coming from the farm, I just can’t squeeze down like that!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 1575 days ago

I don’t even think I would fit in that room, let alone use power tools.

-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL

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#13 posted 1574 days ago

I have more clutter in mine that would even fit in that one! WOW, I’ll quit complaining now!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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