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Windhoek,
Namibia

My workshop consists of half of a double car garage, split in the middle by some old yard entrance gates, its not much but slowly improving and currently in the process of being reorganised, hence the chaos in the pictures.

To the left is my lumber and miscellaneous storage, whereas in the front right one may find my assembly table together with storage for power tools, bits, screws and bolts, measuring equipment and various smaller tools.

My workbench is currently not built yet, so some sawhorses and old chipboard countertops are seeing most of the abuse in the back right.

On top of the ”bench” is a french cleat system, currently not utilised since I’m reorganising and in the far right corner is a little wall mounted drawer cabinet cobbled together from some old Kiaat drawers from the SAPS and containing various odds and ends (the gaps between the drawers are intentional as I’m storing some oversize odds there, only realised later that dust might be an issue, will have to rethink it then)

Between the assembly table and the ”bench” is my current project, an old drawer cabinet which is being refurbished and will get a removable top to become a changing table for our soon to be first-born.

Most of the materials utilised in the shop storage are second hand and/or reclaimed from construction lumber (often being covered in concrete)

The shop is more utilitarian than a showpiece, but it gets work done. Once the workbench is built I can incorporate my Mitre Saw into a station and build a table saw to get more serious work done, placement of these to be decided, both probably will end up on movable stations.

The biggest issue with the shop currently is obviously lack of a dust extraction system which makes the workspace somewhat of a bother to work in since face mask is a must when working with any power tool.

  • I have since added a off-the-rack storage bin solution on top of the assembly table for screws and bolts, will upload picture soonish

-- Ratel


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Scott410

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#1 posted 05-22-2019 02:46 AM

Work in progress like most of us.

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mike02719

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#2 posted 05-23-2019 12:33 PM

My whole life has been a work in progress. You are one step ahead of me. When I started out, I was working on the house without a work bench or work area. a regrettable mistake. Good luck with your new shop and enjoy your new family.

-- Mike, Massachusetts

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Ratel

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#3 posted 05-23-2019 01:31 PM



My whole life has been a work in progress. You are one step ahead of me. When I started out, I was working on the house without a work bench or work area. a regrettable mistake. Good luck with your new shop and enjoy your new family.

- mike02719

Thanks Mike, yes, exciting times are ahead.

-- Ratel

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