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Workshop by bandit571 posted 03-14-2011 03:47 AM 5853 reads 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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The Pole barn shop is now closed. Enter the era of The Dungeon Shop! Have a SMALL space cleared out in a dingy celler. Kept the tool station from the barn . Now it holds a Plane Till, a Monarch Bulldog Vise, a Craftsman 6” dual wheel grinder, and a 1” x30” beltsander. A falling apart chest of drawers is “home to a drill press, and a large drawer full of handled tools. A workbench made from recycled lumber is in the center of the work area. A Cabinet was found at a garage sale and made to hold the Craftsman 22” mitre box and saw. Scrap wood and metal were cobbled together to build a stand for the lathe, and a small stand for a Skil Router table. Mostly handtool shop, but still some power tools used. Did find a 13” scrollsaw for $10 last year.

Lathe bench, mitresaw bench and Tool Chest #2

and another look

There are two tool chests in the shop, both were made in this shop. Saws hang from overhead hooks as well as half the clamps. Cozy, one person shop..

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#1 posted 03-14-2011 04:38 AM

There are options to walking of course. Driving, riding a bicycle, riding a motor cycle, or maybe a horse, or even an Amish Buggy….

You are in some pretty country up that way…

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#2 posted 03-14-2011 07:20 AM

This viewis from the “loft” area. There is a “game room” in the barn as well. Lots of sawdust in the picture, waiting to go out as mulch. That table with the drill press on it also has a grinder, a lathe, a three wheel bandsaw, and a vise. That old chair is a project in waiting, until I decide just what to do with it.

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#3 posted 03-14-2011 08:45 AM

Hey Bandit,
Nice big shop…good one.

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#4 posted 03-14-2011 01:42 PM

Bandit, it looks like you certainly have plenty of room in the shop. And what is not to like about the ceiling height that you have in there! Having to travel to get to the shop is a little inconvenient but with the building that you have it is certainly worth it.

Thanks for the picture.

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#5 posted 03-14-2011 01:49 PM

For years I worked in first a 1 car garage and then a 2 car garage with 8 foot ceilings. When I retired I moved into a large work shop with a 14 foot ceiling. I have not banged a board against the ceiling sense. That is probably the best part of the shop. Oh by the way my shop is in my front yard about 50 foot from the house.
I probably don’t need transportation to get to the shop.

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#6 posted 03-17-2011 05:21 AM

A view along the south wall, the loft is above this wall. More of a storage bench than a workbench. Clamps get stored there as well.
Storage for the lathe tools, also on that wall. Just a strip of scrap, with drywall screws to hold the handles in place, through holes in each handle.

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#7 posted 09-22-2011 08:43 PM

A ground floor view:

South wall, with a spindle sander under the Dovetail jig.

Router table

Another view of the Work Station


need to get this one up and running. Welcome to my little world.

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#8 posted 01-06-2013 05:06 PM

Have since had to move to a new place, over 15 miles away. Too far to just “Go out to the shop” for awhile. So, Started to box things up, and haul it all ( except the tablesaw) to the new town address. Imagine dropping all of this stuff, in to a space this “big”???

I’ll need to stack a few more storage boxes out of the way, but the total area available will be about 12’ by 12’ in a basement, with a laundry area, and a ultility area to boot.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#9 posted 04-12-2016 10:23 AM

Thnx for the tour. Work/Play safe. Keep makin dust.

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#10 posted 02-03-2017 08:39 AM

12×12 is a lot more than i have lol but just starting over and in the last 6 months i have acquired the same table saw joiner drill press and if thats a craftsman band saw looks just like the one i got from garage sale last summer but picked up a vintage one a few days ago to replace the benchtop one. you have set up well i cant hardly walk in mine yet

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#11 posted 02-07-2017 04:37 PM

Times have changed in the shop….still a bit crowded down there, but..

This is where all the work gets done…

I even built a dresser, to house all the extra tools in.

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#12 posted 01-23-2018 09:02 PM

Bandit, you have a very nice and interesting shop. I see all sorts of nice tools and machines in there and it looks like a very rewarding place to work. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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