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I made pine Shaker chimney cupboards to finish off my apartment workshop. The originals are from Mt. Lebanon, circa 1820s. They allowed me to build a tool rack without having to screw it into the wall. I might later install a roller blind or curtain to cover the back area but this will be the configuration for a while. The left cupboard is all clamps and also saw sharpening, machinist, Criss-cross and guitar making vises. Everything but the guitar vise is easily accessible. The right cupboard holds my vacuum stuff. I only use hand tools in the apartment, so it’s a matter of sweeping/vacuuming at the end of a session. The Makita battery powered vacuum connects to a battery powered circular saw. When I need to rough dimension stuff (especially a bunch of long rip cuts) I go out to the parking lot of my building and do it without making any mess or getting myself dusty.

Edit: I added my sharpening station/tool cabinet that’s just out of left frame of the other photos.

-- “Don't yet rejoice in his defeat, you men! Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.” —Bertolt Brecht

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#1 posted 02-05-2022 05:28 PM

nice shop space,very well organized.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 02-05-2022 08:30 PM

Nicely done.

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#3 posted 02-07-2022 05:54 PM

Very nice….great ideas!

-- Mike

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#4 posted 04-25-2022 05:36 PM

I love those side cabinets… unique organization… love seeing that

-- -Tim Royal -"Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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#5 posted 05-11-2022 04:38 AM

So I gotta ask. How’s the dust in your apartment?

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