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View of center of workshop, with the tablesaw, heated paint storage (under loft stairs), and shopsmith.

Paint storage is on shelving unit mounted on heavy duty casters. Prior incarnation had fixed shelves under the stairs. This has worked out to be much more accessable.

View of the other side of the shop with Bosch chop saw.

Virtually everything on the wall is hung on a continuous multiple french cleat that runs around the walls of the shop. This comes in real handy when I buy another tool and decide I don’t have things in the optimal location. Just unload the cabinets and move.

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-- Craig -- Bartlesville, Oklahoma

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posted 03-11-2012 07:33 PM

I saw some dust collection pipe in there. What do you have? you didn’t mention it. This needs to be cluttered more and used….LOL. Great looking work space. Thanks for sharing

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posted 03-11-2012 11:33 PM

I have a 2HP Grizzly. It sits upstairs in the walkup loft. See pictures at Solving DC Resonance.

It’s a lot more cluttered right now. Gotten a lot of use this winter!!

-- Craig -- Bartlesville, Oklahoma

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posted 03-22-2012 04:15 PM

I really like the pull-out paint cabinet. Great use of space. Ok, I’m a little baffled. Your shop space looks like it’s about 1/4 of your barn – what do you have in there that could possibly be more important than your shop???

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

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posted 03-22-2012 05:07 PM

It’s an optical illusion if it looks like it’s 1/4 of the space. That barn is 24 ft. wide and 30 ft. long. I have support posts at 10’ and 20’ that support a center beam. The TS is set to utilize the back 10’ X 24’. I can run a sheet of plywood thru the TS with a little room on each side. The stairs/cabinet in the middle do take up a lot of space. The front side is really dedicated to the chop saw, but I also have my old Shopsmith, jointer, and router table over there. The other side has a garage door, so I don’t have any permanent tools there, but will pull my tractor in there to work on it (not store it), and I put my assembly/finishing area there for woodworking. I use all of it, and as most, yearn for more space.

-- Craig -- Bartlesville, Oklahoma

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posted 06-07-2012 12:28 PM

Now this is something a Lumberjock can easily relate to. Very nice shop. I love the barn profile. Mine is somewhat similar, a former carport under the garage roof now built in with a back area across the full width of the garage. Your shop looks narrow about like mine at roughly 8ft. wide. I imagine you might have a lot of loft space above. It looks like a great place to work.

-- Mike an American living in Norway

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posted 07-16-2012 07:43 AM

You definitely need a property space big enough to hold that workshop. It looks quite spacious and contains much of the tools that can be found in a professional’s workshop.

-- Richard Dillon - http://propertyforsalephuket.co.uk

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posted 07-25-2012 05:14 PM

I want to play at your house!

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posted 07-25-2012 08:27 PM

Yeah, I’m very definately suffering from workshop envy. Nice!

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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posted 06-28-2013 08:43 AM

I have been to a few workshop spaces of friends of friends, and it is interesting to note how they organize their workspaces. I think the key is to identify the workflow and jobs and tasks that go into each step. This way, you are able to organize the materials accordingly. Also, I do not like clutter when I work, even if it is just simple carpentry. Thus, I would also suggest ample storage space and containers. Also, it is good to note flooring that divides workspaces to ensure efficient workflow.

-- Edward Thirlwall: http://supercheapselfstorage.com.au/facilities/sydney/

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