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Workshop by wayneo posted 09-30-2011 08:35 PM 2355 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Tempe, AZ 85282
United States

This is a very small but serviceable workshop in my garage. Per my agreement with my wife, I fit everything one side of the garage and leave enough room for her to park her car on the other side. Luckily she drives a small Toyota and I have managed to fit a lumber rack and a band saw against the wall on “her” side of the garage/shop.

Like many of you I daydream of having a wood shop of my own that is spacious, well appointed, and air conditioned. I live in Tempe, Arizona and during the summer the temperatures are intolerably hot in a non air conditioned space. After enduring one of the hottest summers on record (over 30 days with temps over 110) it is finally cooling off enough to spend a few hours in the shop.

I am still a novice and don’t have much money for spending on tools, but I am learning how to get by with the basics and still manage to make some decent pieces for my home and for friends and family.

-- Wayne , Phoenix Arizona

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#1 posted 10-01-2011 04:34 AM

Wayne, it looks like you have put together a pretty nice looking shop. It is a shame that your wife has to take up space in your shop with her vehicle but if it keeps peace in the family then it is a small sacrifice. :) I have often said that I am glad we added a third garage in our basement when we built our home that I converted into my shop. I can say without a doubt that I know who would come out on the losing end if I had to ask my wife to give up her garage so that I could have some shop space.

Thanks for the tour. I enjoyed taking a look at your shop.

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

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#2 posted 10-01-2011 04:37 AM

Wayne, thats a nice workshop.

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#3 posted 10-01-2011 08:39 AM

A lot of people seem to have that same arrangement with the wife. It must be in the wedding vows and I missed it. Nice work benches….............

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 10-01-2011 09:39 AM

Nice set-up and good use of surplus cupboards…well done.

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#5 posted 10-01-2011 02:06 PM

You have a really nice shop and we hope that you will post more often.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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