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I do my woodworking at two different sites. I have a workshop in my basement that I have working in for years. We added a room on the side of our house, and when we did that, we also added onto the basement for my workshop. This put the workshop out from under the main part of the house which keeps the noise and smells our of the main part of the house and allowed me to work after wife and kids went to bed…

I also belong to a a community maker space in Nashua. The shop at the maker space has more room, additional tools, and other experienced woodworkers I can consult with. I “batch up” work to be done at the maker space, which is about 2 miles from my house. I go over to the maker space about 3 times a week. The maker space is open to members anytime with my member RFID. This is another place I can go any time, and they also have hand tools, and supplies.

The first three pictures are of the shop in my basement. The last three are of the shop at MakeIt Labs, the maker space in Nashua.

-- Bill - in New Hampshire


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pottz

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#1 posted 12-20-2020 05:17 AM

sounds like youve got the best of “two”worlds or shops shall we say.sounds like you have many options.welcome to lumber jocks bill.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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bobfromsanluis

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#2 posted 12-20-2020 05:42 AM

Did you make the bench in the first picture? It’s okay if you didn’t, it’s a very nice looking bench. Enjoy your space(s).

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BillGo

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#3 posted 12-20-2020 04:51 PM

I did make the bench in the first picture. It was the first thing I built when I started the shop (before I had access to the maker space) which was really hard because I needed a bench to build “the bench”. Trying to muscle these large pieces of maple around to work on them using saw horses was a real challenge. Woodworking is so cool, that you can get started with almost nothing…

I used this book

...to select the bench I wanted (The Klausz bench), and followed the plans in the back. The book is great to help you match a style of bench to fit the kinds of projects you want to work on, with the space, and budget you have. I found the directions clear and easy to follow.

-- Bill - in New Hampshire

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Craftsman on the lake

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#4 posted 12-20-2020 05:54 PM

Very nice. I’m in Southern Maine so not so far away from you. Before I got my Sawstop I had that same Delta/Rockwll saw for umpteen years. A real beast. Couldn’t kill it. Gave it to my nephew and he’s still cutting with it. Thanks for posting. Always love to see work spaces….

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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bobfromsanluis

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#5 posted 12-20-2020 08:08 PM

You did a stellar job on that bench, thanks for answering my question.

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#6 posted 12-20-2020 08:19 PM

Very Nice!

-- Mike

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BillGo

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#7 posted 12-21-2020 07:56 PM

@Craftsman on the lake, I cannot complain about the table saw. That was the first big tool I bought and it owes me nothing! I use it more than any other tool in the shop, and it has performed well for me doubling as an additional work surface when necessary. I am starting to have some “flakey” behavior with the switch that I need to get to the bottom of. Southern Maine, on the lake, sounds idyllic!

-- Bill - in New Hampshire

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Craftsman on the lake

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#8 posted 12-21-2020 08:09 PM



@Craftsman on the lake, I cannot complain about the table saw. That was the first big tool I bought and it owes me nothing! I use it more than any other tool in the shop, and it has performed well for me doubling as an additional work surface when necessary. I am starting to have some “flakey” behavior with the switch that I need to get to the bottom of. Southern Maine, on the lake, sounds idyllic!

- BillGo

My switch bit the dust after awhile. I replaced it with a furnace switch. You know looks like a robust ordinary light switch. But it’s 220 so it lasts. Mine was in my saw for about 10 years and it’s still working.

Yes…. it is pretty nice. The wife and I retired here, old family camp that I renovated.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Peteybadboy

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#9 posted 12-24-2020 07:49 PM

Bill,

Nice shop and again welcome to LJ. I have to post pictures of my shop. You may have motivated me to do that.

-- Petey

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Gtrman1970

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#10 posted 01-05-2021 09:12 PM

Nice shop Bill. I have equipment that I have inherited and am work on setting up a shop in a single car garage. that I need to share with my wife’s car :-(. Anyway, I’m next door over in Merrimack, NH. Curious about the makers space. Is all the tolling shown belong to the maker space and you pay a fee for use/time on the machines or is it only the space that is rented and all the tooling belong to you. looking for potential alternative shop space. Tough fitting a car along with a Craftsman/Parks 12” planer, craftsman 6” jointer, table saw, band saw and all the other gizmos. think I need to be part magician to make it all fit.

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BillGo

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#11 posted 03-19-2021 10:53 AM

@Gtrman1970, sorry, I didn’t notice your question earlier. All of the tools at the maker space are owned and maintained by the maker space and available for everyone to use. You pay a membership fee and you get a key to the place. You can check it out at http://www.makeitlabs.com/.

-- Bill - in New Hampshire

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