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Forum topic by AngieO posted 03-30-2013 03:26 AM 1945 views 1 time favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-30-2013 03:26 AM

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Well… two months ago I said I was back and I said I was going to be setting up my workshop. I finally got it done. You can go on my profile and see the pics that I added of it. It’s not some elaborate, fancy or nice shop… but it’s pretty dang awesome in my book. Especially compared to not having one at all. LOL.

Now that I have it all set up… I’m looking forward to changing and adding things and making lots of projects. I can’t wait to share my first project with all of you. I don’t care what it is… it’s just going to be great to make something.

And no excuses… I have the space, I have the tools and I have some scrap wood. Also… I have heat if it’s cold and AC if its hot (trust me.. it’s NOT hot in Southern Indiana right now)

I’ll go ahead and share one pic with you here. Hope you all have a great Easter Weekend!

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#1 posted 03-30-2013 03:37 AM

Looks good. Now just need those projects to roll out.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-30-2013 04:11 AM

Ah it’s nice to have a place of you own to create. Well done, you appear to be on your way. You have heat & AC ? That’s nice. I have a similar workbench. Below are a couple pictures showing a po boy’s method of using a clamp that you may already have. The clamp is from a old miter saw. I first rigged it up when I needed to work on some 4×4s in an upright position. Hope it gives you some ideas.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#3 posted 03-30-2013 04:15 AM

Looking good, Angie. I know the great feeling of getting a shop set up and ready to work. Have fun in there!

-- John, BC, Canada

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#4 posted 03-30-2013 04:16 AM

Needs sawdust all over the floor, tools scattered everywhere. (laughing) See recent post State of the Shop for examples. Now as Monte posted, get started on a project while I wait for my poly to dry for its 3rd coat then off to bed.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 03-30-2013 12:01 PM

Looks Great! Love the same. I noticed that you have 4 rollers on top of what looks like a new worktable. Are you going to make that a rolling workstation? Take Care and have a nice Easter!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#6 posted 03-30-2013 12:21 PM

Looks great Angie

-- Todd

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#7 posted 03-30-2013 12:25 PM

Angie,I just commented on your ‘Shop’ page, but wanted to add just how nice an area you now have to work in. And with air conditioning to boot! Congratulations of the highest order!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#8 posted 03-30-2013 01:09 PM

Looks like a great set up there. I’m sure you will be able to make a lot of great things in that space.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#9 posted 03-30-2013 01:25 PM

great looking shop,its just to clean so make some saw dust.
thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#10 posted 03-30-2013 01:41 PM

Nice shop, Angie. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 03-30-2013 01:43 PM

Your shop looks great, good job.

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#12 posted 03-30-2013 02:36 PM

To go from the stack of pallets to your great looking workbench is a dramatic change in of itself. But the added bonus of a workshop to call your own is the real perk. I’m sure you will greatly appreciate all the changes you have made to improve your shop when it’s time to build your first project in it…Congrats !!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#13 posted 03-30-2013 04:02 PM

Devann… thanks for sharing the pic. One thing I’ve been trying to figure out is how to get a clamp or vice or something on that workbench.

woodbutcherbynight… just wait. It will never be this clean again lol!

alongiron… yes. That workbench is the one that I built last summer. I bought those casters then… the plate is too big on them so i’m going to get some new ones. They lock on all four wheels so I can move it around when needed.

YEAH!!!! Can’t wait. Off i go. I’ll have something to share soon. :)

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#14 posted 03-30-2013 07:38 PM

I ran a small business in a shop about the same size as yours for 4 years! You would be surprised at some of the projects I built in my former tiny shop! Great little shop! You’re going to come up with all sorts of creative ways to work in there. I now have my shop in my basement, I have to work round a couple of posts but I have it set up just right now, I even restored my 72 GMC 4X4 and built a teardrop trailer in my basement shop. Good luck and have fun!


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#15 posted 03-30-2013 10:22 PM


Glad to see you got it all organized and under cover, so much handier to have everything at your finger tips.

Your new bench turned out really well.
Might I suggest attaching a short piece of 2×4 (looks to be about 5 to 6 inches long) to the inside face of each of your 4×4 legs, below the shelf, to accommodate the size of the mounting plate for the casters, it appears that a 4×6 area should work.

Joyce and I live just a couple miles south of Lexington, we are practically neighbors. :-)
Our Grandchildren went to school in New Washington.

Best Wishes in your new shop.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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