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KimAccurso

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Lone Jack, MO
United States

This is my tiny little woodshop. I just took these couple of pictures – one from one end – one from the other end. It’s about 20×12ish with a very uneven floor. Has a drain running down the middle because it was originally built to house our tractor and mower during the winter. Hence the double tandem doors (which I actually appreciate now that I’ve worked in there during the summer and can use 2 fans to get a draft). I used to shut it down during the summer because it has no heat or a/c. During the winter I dress up like the michelen tire man in my carhartts and turn on my little space heater that my hubby says puts out nothing but a fart of hot air. Well, there’s not a whole lot of power running to my shop so I can’t run a decent space heater at the same time as anything else! And again therefore – no dust collection. Now that’s a problem! This summer I did buy a new shop vac large enough to hook up to most of the machines and wow – who knew what a bonus that would be. I don’t have much tool-wise. I have really no idea why I got in to woodworking 18-ish years ago (other than my grandfathers’ blood) but for some reason I bought a $99 delta table saw (which I sold many years ago). With many years in between, I bought that Rigid job site saw only because it was what the guys were using building our house. It does fine but I envy you guys with real woodworker’s saws! As for everything else – pretty much old and cheap other than the De Walt 12” planer and Porter Cable 14” bandsaw. I have a couple of treasures: 1)my scroll saw gifted to me by my grandpa and 2)the Leigh 24” dovetail/mortise & tenon jig I bought from a good friend’s father. Just holding on to be able to purchase a plunge router to be able to use the M&T part of that jig! The red craftsman toolbox was a housewarming gift from my folks for our last house many years ago. The benches I built myself not even having a table saw at the time with left over cherry flooring/trim and doug fir tongue and groove used for some ceiling (and 2×4s). I built all the tool carts, with wheels. Sorry for the lengthy description of the shop, I kinda like it in there :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection


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ralbuck

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#1 posted 09-27-2018 12:25 AM

It looks like a nice little shop to me. I did NOT see the scrollsaw you mentioned though.

I worked out of an 8 by 10 shed for years that I had to share with a lawnmower and a snowblower. My chair was the auger housing on the snowblower!

I have a scrollsaw that is a 1952 year and still works. It is only comfortable in 1/2 or preferably thinner wood though. Because of that it gets very little use now. Oh, I bought it new when electricity came to NW rural North Dakota in the fall of 1953.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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KimAccurso

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#2 posted 09-27-2018 12:54 AM



It looks like a nice little shop to me. I did NOT see the scrollsaw you mentioned though.

I worked out of an 8 by 10 shed for years that I had to share with a lawnmower and a snowblower. My chair was the auger housing on the snowblower!

I have a scrollsaw that is a 1952 year and still works. It is only comfortable in 1/2 or preferably thinner wood though. Because of that it gets very little use now. Oh, I bought it new when electricity came to NW rural North Dakota in the fall of 1953.

- ralbuck

That’s a riot about your seating and ok, now my shop is not so tiny :) If you look at my projects you can see the shop cart that houses the scroll saw. It’s really my treasure! It’s not as old as yours but what a treasure for you to have bought yours NEW when electricity came to town! My grandpa will like to hear that :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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WoodenDreams

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#3 posted 09-27-2018 05:27 AM

You don’t need to have a large shop to enjoy woodworking. We all start somewhere. Looks like you make the most out of the space. Smile and enjoy.

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pottz

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#4 posted 09-27-2018 05:25 PM

well its not the biggest but sure not the smallest shop posted here.looking at all your beautiful projects the things you lack sure havn’t stopped you from enjoying wood working.have patience and that shop will grow into what you want,thanks for sharing your space.

-- 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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moke

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#5 posted 09-28-2018 05:04 PM

It may be small but it looks mighty! Most of us have hurdles in out work space…..just work through it. Mine is large but shared with cars, so everything is on wheels….at least you can get mad at a project and walk out…..I don’t have that option. Maybe you could get a hanging space heater some time just look at it as if it was another tool. I think your shop is nice and thanks for showing!

-- Mike

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IantheTinker

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#6 posted 09-30-2018 02:56 AM

Looks like a suitable space to make some sawdust!

-- pensivewoodworker.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 10-30-2018 03:39 PM

WOW, Kim. you have a nicely equipped shop. I don’t see a lathe in there yet, but that will come as the need arises.
That sure is a lot bigger and better than the shop I started in.!! I had one tiny room and the RAS was out on the porch!

Thanks for sharing…............cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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GR8HUNTER

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#8 posted 10-30-2018 03:57 PM

my first project was a corner cabinet built in one room basement with circ saw sander and router and I could not get it out after I built it so we all start somewhere and by the looks of all your projects I think your shop is perfect just the way it is heck we all would like NORM SET UP :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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oldnovice

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#9 posted 10-30-2018 06:54 PM

Nice workshop, about three times the size I have with three or four times as many power tools, I am jealous!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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therealSteveN

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#10 posted 11-03-2018 08:55 AM

Scrolling through the shops, and came across yours Kim. It’s not the size of the shop, nor the collection of tools in it, but it is about the heart of what comes out of it. Gotta say you are getting a whole lot of bang from your shops buck, because all of your projects have a lot of heart in them.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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KimAccurso

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#11 posted 11-03-2018 12:02 PM



WOW, Kim. you have a nicely equipped shop. I don t see a lathe in there yet, but that will come as the need arises.
That sure is a lot bigger and better than the shop I started in.!! I had one tiny room and the RAS was out on the porch!

Thanks for sharing…............cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

Thanks Jim and yes, no lathe – afraid no room for that for the time being. I’ve done some rearranging and I’m liking it. Moved the drill press to the corner by the bandsaw and have my old smaller shop vac for that end and the big shop vac for the table saw and bigger tools on the other end. Hey, I’d like to use the front porch, roll some tools out there, maybe even a work bench, but it’s getting cold around here :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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KimAccurso

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#12 posted 11-03-2018 12:10 PM



my first project was a corner cabinet built in one room basement with circ saw sander and router and I could not get it out after I built it so we all start somewhere and by the looks of all your projects I think your shop is perfect just the way it is heck we all would like NORM SET UP :<)))

- GR8HUNTER

Yes, we can all dream of a huge pro shop, Tony!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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KimAccurso

511 posts in 1145 days


#13 posted 11-03-2018 12:11 PM



Nice workshop, about three times the size I have with three or four times as many power tools, I am jealous!

- oldnovice

Ok, now I’m feeling grateful for what is in my shop :)))

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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KimAccurso

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#14 posted 11-03-2018 12:13 PM



Scrolling through the shops, and came across yours Kim. It s not the size of the shop, nor the collection of tools in it, but it is about the heart of what comes out of it. Gotta say you are getting a whole lot of bang from your shops buck, because all of your projects have a lot of heart in them.

Thanks for sharing.

- therealSteveN

Good thoughts Steve – I like that philosophy. Thanks :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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