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Workshop by wolflrv posted 11-29-2011 10:33 AM 1397 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Built my 20×26 shop back in 2005, but back then it was mostly just used for a few tools, storage and housing the lawn and garden stuff. It had no insulation or paneling. I rarely spent time out there, because it was either way too hot or too cold.

Fast forward to June 2011…I started working on making the basic shop into a woodworking shop. I spent most of the summer putting in insulation, OSB and painting the walls. I then went through every single item in the shop and organized it. I managed to get all the storage and lawn/garden stuff down to one end of the shop. I then started building in a few items and getting the rest setup for woodworking.

I’m still tweaking and adding stuff as I go. I plan to eventually build in more cabinets and storage and to build more tool specific stands. Hopefully someday, I’ll also be able to build a 10×20 addition to the shop and move all the non-woodworking stuff out, which will give me even more room. This is just a start so far!

-- Handcrafted toys, models & gifts at -- http://www.wolfwoodworks.com


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dbhost

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#1 posted 11-29-2011 08:36 PM

If that’s just a start, you are off to a much better start than I was! Looks like a nice place to work! You are right on the tool specific storage though. I got tired VERY quickly of having to fish out my bench top tools from under my big bench. I must admit to having a bit of space envy. My shop is a bit smaller at 18×20. Those extra 8’ are really worth having for sure! Then again, even though I have my lawn & Garden stuff in there, it’s not quite on the scale as yours. (no tractor, smaller shop dog…).

That TS looks like one of the newer Ryobi models. I notice you took the sliding miter table off in favor of a shop built miter slot table. How’s that working out for you?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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redryder

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#2 posted 11-29-2011 11:40 PM

Great work benches…..........

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

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Bertha

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#3 posted 11-29-2011 11:55 PM

Nice shop! I love the mandatory shop dog pic!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 11-30-2011 12:15 AM

Nice looking workshop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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wolflrv

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#5 posted 11-30-2011 01:29 AM

Thx for the comments! The shop dog is still in training..but she’s learning quick!

I have a lot of lawn/garden stuff, due to the 2 acre property I live on. It’s a beast to maintain it. I have a couple of young guys that come and help me various times of the year to clear brush, trim trees and bushes and such. Other than that I do most of the mowing, spraying and composting myself.

As to the table saw, it’s a Ryobi BTS15 (the evil step-child of the Ryobi line) and is no longer in production. It was a “shop-warming” gift several years ago. I’ve made several modifications to it, which I will post in a separate blog entry. It works ok for now. I actually use the miter sled, the shopmade featherboard track and also the blank base plate. Just depends on which I have need of for the cut. So far I’m still using the blade that came on the saw, but a buddy suggested I needed a combo blade, so that’s in the works, when I have a spare $30.

-- Handcrafted toys, models & gifts at -- http://www.wolfwoodworks.com

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Eagle1

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#6 posted 11-30-2011 01:40 AM

Nice shop, it’s a great start. I’m sure it will grow later with the time and the money thats how a lot of us started out.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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patron

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#7 posted 11-30-2011 01:42 AM

from small acorns
do great works grow

welcome to LJ’s

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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JohnnyClem

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#8 posted 12-07-2011 03:52 AM

Nice shop. I really dig the Dont Mess With Texas sign.

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wolflrv

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#9 posted 12-07-2011 04:51 AM

Thx…native Texan here..so had to have it in the shop!

-- Handcrafted toys, models & gifts at -- http://www.wolfwoodworks.com

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sawblade1

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#10 posted 12-10-2011 11:10 AM

Nice shop :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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takingturns

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#11 posted 12-30-2011 10:51 PM

We’ve got a blue merle aussie too! Nice start on the shop.

-- Taking Turns

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