Texcaster's Workshop

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Workshop by Texcaster posted 12-08-2013 09:09 PM 3865 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I built this shed in 1990. The windows are ex- sawtooth roof lights. $10 each at the demo site, all silky oak. 3 towering loads on my flat bed ute. The blue cupboard is for handtools , hand power tools and a flammable store, vented outside. The light colored box now contains only luthiery tools. High & low joiners benches.

The central structure is a 3 bay kit carport with a skillion roof each side. It’s 9m x 9m concrete floor, an additional 9m x 3m dirt floor catch all and timber storage. 3m to the gutters, 4.5m to the ridge. Doors all 4 sides, rolling on skateboard trucks.

3phase powers my shed. Only my bandsaw, dropsaw & disk sander are single phase. I have 2 combination machines, one is an SCM 2000d 400mm over/under planer-thicknesser with a very macho slot mortiser that can also be used as a double or single stop horizontal borer. The other an SCM Invincible TS2 saw/ shaper, the sliding table is used for both. The saw can take a 345mm ( 13 5/8in ) blade but I run 300mm blade ( 12in ) most of the time.
3 phase grinder and drill press.

I worked many years for bosses in poorly lit, poorly ventilated sheds. I’m used to the shed now but when it was new I wanted to live in it!

Here Come The Judge!

Gunstock Stiles

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#1 posted 06-07-2014 10:29 PM

Fantastic space you have there mate, very envious of it.

That big old spindle moulder looks like it can handle some serious work.

Nice to see the peacock take an interest in your shop.

Good luck


-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#2 posted 10-02-2014 02:57 PM

Love the space Bill.

Doors to all sides is phenomenal. Them riding on skateboard trucks makes it even better.

-- ~Tony

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#3 posted 10-02-2014 03:09 PM

Wow that’s one great shed,looks like you have good space and some fine equipment.


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#4 posted 01-10-2015 01:31 PM

What a great space to spend some time. Very cool inside and out. You produce some beautiful work in there. Take care.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#5 posted 05-24-2015 03:57 PM

Wow, what a great shop you have! Has to be the brightest, most airy shop on LJ..
Like your old, Italian machines. No fuss, just works. Scm are quite common here in dk.
Enjoyed the imagew teh drillpress and allyour models for instruments. Rather inspiring!
Thanks for sharing

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#6 posted 05-24-2015 09:20 PM

Bill, that is a great looking shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 12-03-2016 03:51 PM

It’s a great space- high ceilings and great window light. Congratulations.

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