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My ”Poor Workshop” is my “Sanctuary”

My poor workshop is located on the roof-floor at the “air well” column of the house. Table saw and router table has to share the space with the domestic water-tank. My Workbench (unlegged) and Tools-Cabinet are
at the void area where only five-footer like me can go there.
Very small and so hot like in an oven. What one can expect out of this miserable workshop?
But this is my sanctuary.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 08-05-2008 03:37 AM

Hi Woodworm,

Any shop is a good shop. But it does look cozy in there. Despite the space limitations you have organized your shop well. And you have some nice tools to play with.

Thanks for posting pictures of your shop. I enjoyed visiting with you.

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

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#2 posted 08-07-2008 12:34 AM

I’ve seen smaller shops, and like Scott said, “any shop is a good shop”. I like your wall tool box. Nicely organized.
Thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 08-07-2008 12:45 AM

That has My Space written all over it . lol , I also agree with what Scott and Tim said .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 08-07-2008 08:26 PM

Hi woodworm;

anywhere with room for the essentials is good enough to call:

“home sweet home”

Nice use of limited space.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Douglas Krueger

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#5 posted 09-05-2008 12:58 PM

Looks like you are making good use of the space. One suggestion, since space is such a premium, remove anything that is not needed or used, such as boxes, etc. I really like your handtool storage cabinet.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#6 posted 10-26-2008 02:34 PM

hi woodworm: Thanks for the comments abbout my shop…Ithink your being to hard on your shop..a little tlc and you would have more room than you think amos

-- amos

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#7 posted 10-26-2008 03:13 PM

Thanks Amos.
I’m actually striving to make full use of the space I have.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 10-31-2008 12:34 AM

Thats a nice shop, woodworm.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#9 posted 10-31-2008 01:54 AM

Thank you Beginningwoodworker.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 10-31-2008 02:22 AM

Any space is what you make of it. This looks like you can make lots of nice stuff in it. Thanks for the post.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#11 posted 02-01-2009 04:47 PM

Hi Woodworm,

I think these guys have it right, any shop is a good shop. You no doubt will spend hours in it. It is cool to meet people living in other culture with the same interest I have. Thanks for posting.
Play safely, Roz

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#12 posted 02-01-2009 05:02 PM

Nice workshop and nice tool cabinet too.


-- Woody, UK

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#13 posted 02-19-2009 05:50 PM

Looks like you’ve done a fine job of squeezing in the essential tools into a limited space, an art that is important to master. :) well done!

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#14 posted 12-03-2009 09:12 AM

It might be unconventional and at times draw question to our sanity by our loved ones but the truth is our shop is our sanctuary, and only here can we be free.

I love small shops, it seems that the smaller the shop the more ingenuity lies within. Cheers

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#15 posted 01-21-2010 04:33 PM

Our space, is, well, our space…and I like the way you put it – my sanctuary. Nice planer cabinet.

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