Dave's Workshop #1: Finally a Space of My Own

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 08-29-2012 10:01 PM 1985 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We finally got our basement a bit more organized and painted, thus giving me a space that I can actually call a workshop. The two photos below show the area I’m working in.

The oil tank is a feature because I can put drawings or notes on it with magnets. They don’t blow away of get lost as fast.

The workbench is one of the first things I knocked together after we bought the house. Someday I’ll probably rework it with better legs and lower it a few inches.

The ‘ell’ part of my shop leads past the laundry (with a shop sink—yay!) I opened up the wall, removing much of the wallboard I installed 15 years ago to create racks for long and short cut offs. Dowels are kept further along.

Shortcomings in the shop are lack of really good lighting in a few spots and lack of a dedicated circuit for electricity. I only use one tool at a time, but the lights blink when I turn on the old TS.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 08-30-2012 12:50 AM

Looks like a nice place to work in. Great job!


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#2 posted 08-30-2012 04:26 PM

Any space is better then no space Dave

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