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    My shop--Finally!

    Just thought it might be time to show you all my work shop. Since I moved into a retirement mobile home park and completely downsized everything, an 8íX12í shed is now my space.
    #1 is walking in the door.
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    #2 is my bench area with clamp storage along with small misc. tools and some pegboard storage above the saw.
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    #3 shows my table saw and thickness planer. The saw is on a shop built stand with 2 drawers and open storage below those. The planer is on a Craftsman rolling tool chest that was just the right size and provides a lot of drawer storage.
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    #4 shows my drill press/bench grinder both mounted to a shop built rolling cart with 5 drawers under the press and recessed pegboard under the grinder. I think the plan was I Wood magazine about 3 or 4 years ago. Also, my router table designed and built after reading Bill Hyltonís books a number of times. I used a Craftsman deluxe router table fence that Sears had on clearance, a Rockler router lift FX that they offered on sale a while back. The dust collection was Bill Hyltonís idea which works perfectly for under the table collection. The basic cabinet has 2 small doored compartments and 1 drawer and open storage under that.
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    # 5 is my shop vacuum set up with the Rockler Dust Right separator which does about as good a job as possible for me. Above is 2 shop built cabinets for finishing and maintenance supplies along with screw storage bins between them.
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    #6 just shows the proximity of everything and the reason for good locking casters on everything but my bench. There isnít much working space but I can still build things as long as they donít get too big.
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    Thank you for looking and I apologise for taking so much space.
    Roger

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    Great looking space Roger, always nice to see how others organize their space...saw a few ideas there myself.
    Darren

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    Looks good Roger. Great use of space.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Great looking space Roger, always nice to see how others organize their space...saw a few ideas there myself.
    Ditto!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Great looking space Roger, always nice to see how others organize their space...saw a few ideas there myself.
    Another ditto here, too.

    And by the way, there's no need to apologize for taking up forum space. That's what it's here for.
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    That is making great use of your space and I love the water bottle holder

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    way too neat and organized.
    Id get lost in there.
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    looks like a real man cave to me got about all you need to make things happen
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    Very neat space to work there Roger.
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    That looks great Roger!

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