Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'shop layout'

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2022 Shop Tour

01-06-2022 08:02 PM by TimberBiscuit | 4 comments »

I think it is about time I show you around my woodshop! I converted my 2-car garage into the workshop where I build all of my pieces. 440 sq ft may not seem like much space, but what you can fit with careful planning and organization is impressive. Of course, that’s not to say that I wouldn’t LOVE a bigger space, but sometimes you have to work with what you got! And one of the biggest suggestions I can give anyone looking to get their shop set up is to think about your own persona...

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Shop Tours #1: Shop Tour Video - July 2019

07-17-2019 12:41 AM by thiel | 0 comments »

Hey Gang…. went through an other iteration of shop layout changes and figured I’d share. (I dig it when people do shop tour videos.) Anyway… here’s the link: Enjoy! (and feel free to subscribe if you want to see more of my ramblings!)

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Shop Remodel #2: Making use of new space - shop layout

09-27-2014 03:29 AM by Woodknack | 10 comments »

My shop is 16×20 which sounds like a decent size except only about half is usable for woodworking, the other half is storage, lumber, etc. Here is how I started the week. This is where I’m at. This is where I think I want to be. Anything outside the shop (except A/C) are things I don’t have a place for. Anything in dashed lines doesn’t exist yet but I might build. The red line is where I have electric, eventually it will run to the back half but at the ...

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Shop Update #3: New Shop Layout - Advice Needed

04-07-2013 04:01 PM by Dave | 5 comments »

It’s almost warm again here in Ohio. I spent the winter thinking about how to make my shop more productive. While the snow flew and my tools were safely covered in WD40 I spent a lot of time surfing the web, looking at others’ shops, and playing around in Sketchup. After a while I started to notice a few of the tricks that well-laid-out shops use to be more efficient. So, I downloaded a few tool models from 3D-warehouse and took a stab at it myself. I ended up with this: ...

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I miss my shop in the winter. #2: SPRING!

03-29-2013 11:44 PM by gforcegarcia | 14 comments »

Well, I finally got out in the shop for the first time in 2013! I covered my tools with tarps to slow the winter rust. It wasn’t too bad. A little surface rust on the tables. Nothing some WD-40, T-9, and paste wax couldn’t handle. I also decided to remove the Rockler router table from my table saw. I could never get the height right. It made it hard to cut accurately.I am still going to use the router table, but build a new dedicated base for it. I upgraded my lighting this wint...

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Airfieldman's first woodshop #1: Initial Setup (a.k.a. P5 proof of concept)

01-04-2013 09:11 PM by Pete | 3 comments »

For those who aren’t familiar with P5, it stands for “Proper Planning, Prevents Poor Performance.” I don’t plan much. I want to, but mostly I just jump in with both feet and course correct as I go along. In this case I am hoping to someday build a seperate woodshop. With that in mind, I set up shop in my tiny 1 car garage. A garage built in 1942. 10’ x 20’...I wish! Closer to 10’ x 15’. Plus, the ceiling is less than 8’ high, eliminatin...

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In The Shop #2: Shop Layout - Making do with a small/weird space

11-04-2011 10:33 AM by live4ever | 1 comment »

My shop is in our musty 2-car garage, and while the space itself is quite a bit larger than your average 2 car garage, it is awkward due to the fact we park 2 cars in it (with a single garage door), the presence of some structural posts, an ancient and ginormous furnace, water heater, and laundry. Sometimes I drool at the space a new furnace and tankless water heater would afford me, but that’s another discussion for another day… It has taken me 2 years to determine the optimu...

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Getting my garage workshop together #1: Shop Layout Ideas

08-28-2010 12:52 AM by Clemson | 11 comments »

Hi LumberJocks! I’ve just recently joined LJ after being a long-time reader. Thanks to everyone who participates in the discussions here. Your wisdom and experience is invaluable, and you are are generous to take the time to share. You can check out my page to learn more about me and my shop, but in a nutshell I am a fairly amateur woodworker working to set up my 2-car garage into a functional workshop. We’ll keep 1 car in most of the time, and I need to get set up to build ...

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Gatorade bottles

12-03-2009 08:09 PM by PASs | 5 comments »

I used to do the baby food and mayo jars with the lids nailed under the shelf thing.But after I joined the Navy I had to go more mobile.I started putting my screws and nails into Gatorade bottles.The nice thing is I can put a piece of bailing wire around the neck with a loop on it and hang it on a pegboard.Since the bottle is clear I can see at a glance what’s in it.Right now I don’t have a pegboard wall, but the filing cabinets (another blog entry) work pretty good for keeping th...

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Shop Organization #2: Going Diagonal/ Making room for the big boy.

12-31-2007 06:07 AM by gizmodyne | 29 comments »

Yesterday I sold my Ridgid (sniff).Goodbye little buddy. But…... I got my new saw delivered and set up too… : ) manuals galoreand wired with a dedicated circuit today. But along with mo tools/mo problems I started feeling another space crunch. My bench is tall so I can’t outfeed onto it without lowering it or raising the saw. I got stressed about it last night and woke up thinking about my shop layout. So I reread a few articles and decided to try a diagonal la...

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