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Mullica Hill, NJ
United States

I have a very small hand tool workshop in the basement. The workbench is based on Paul Sellers design. It is 10’ long and 2’ wide. I have an extension on the back for the tool well and top that is built into a wall recess. The bench is very solid and it is attached to the end wall, so it does not move. My previous workbench was of similar size, but was a simple bolted together design from construction lumber. The new workbench is a huge upgrade for me.

I also have a tool cabinet which was an early project. It has a few flaws, but it works well and was a good learning experience. I have a nice collection of new and vintage tools. They were not particularly expensive and I accumulated them over a 5 years timeframe. Every tool I have can be used or I don’t keep.

My shop is located next to my garage, so I can move there for large glue ups or other big scale work as needed.

-- Tom

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#1 posted 09-25-2018 02:17 PM

very nice and clean, what more could you want?

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#2 posted 09-25-2018 03:12 PM

Thanks. It’s getting dirtier…

-- Tom

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#3 posted 09-25-2018 03:29 PM

nice shop now where do I plug my TS BS MS in :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#4 posted 09-25-2018 03:34 PM

Ah. The power equipment in the garage, but kind of a pain to move the car out. Good for prepping stock though…

-- Tom

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#5 posted 09-30-2018 03:03 AM

Looks good, Tom! I like the Paul Sellers style of workbench and the tool well. Your shop is neat and organized, exactly what I want mine to be. Welcome to LumberJocks!


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#6 posted 09-30-2018 04:38 AM

Welcome to LJs Tom
That a super looking shop, you’ve got a super set of tools,a very nice bench and you’ve got everything in it’s place. very nice.

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#7 posted 09-30-2018 05:28 PM

Thanks for the comments. I like the tool well more than I thought. It holds a lot of odd stuff. With the 2 foot deep bench top, it really stays clear of the wood shavings for the most part.

Lately, I am adding a thick vise chop to the end vise to hold a bench dog. Then I will add dog holes along the front of the bench for a couple feet. Should be useful for planing grooves in drawer and box pieces.

-- Tom

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#8 posted 10-01-2018 12:10 AM

My first reaction was to say out loud “ten feet long!” But from the later photo I see why you need one that size. I admire anyone with the space for a bench that size. I love your tool cabinetry, too. I noticed you made some improvements on Sellers’ pretty basic design, as I’m sure he expects builders to do. I’ve always found an end vise more generally useful than a side one, though they both have their uses.

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