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Workshop by nmkidd posted 09-22-2009 07:26 AM 2211 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This is what will eventually become a clean and organized shop. It began about 2 1/2 years ago when I purchased a 12×16 Tuff shed. All tools that were stored elsewhere were brought to this building, along with things that my other half decided should also be stored. Work benches were fabricated from solid core 1 3/4” doors from a demolished motel, mounted to a 2×4 across the wall studs and front legs from treated 4×4 remnants (doors – $5.00 at local recycle store and 4×4s – $1.25 found in lumber yard scrap pile). Overhead storage bins were vertical storage shelves from a yard sale ($6.00). I’m not really cheap….just on a budget Clutter, junk and trash all free, compliments of my soul mate, kids and of course myself.
My equipment consists of a 10” table saw, a portable 10” table saw, chop saw, a couple of routers, saw, drill press, circular saw, jig saws, and various other items. Not the best stuff, but functional for what I attempt to build or repair.

Why, you may ask, is this building still in such a disarray after 2 1/2 years?? For 18 months, I went thru some serious treatment for cancer (now gone) which during that time I wasn’t up to doing anything. However, I’m back and setting up my shop is my first priority (after the Honey do list). A lot of garbage/junk has already left the premises and I donated my RAS to my buddy. So now, I can at least walk thru the building (after my motorcycle is taken out which lives here during the night). Pix to follow of organized work shop

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 09-22-2009 12:11 PM

Doug, this is a nice shop. It looks to be organized and you appeared to have a good work flow in there. I like the way you have situated your tools and benches around the outer perimeter of the shop. This helps free up as much space as you can for your table saw. But it looks like you are utiliaing your available shop space in an effective manner.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 09-22-2009 02:04 PM

Hey Doug,
You have some great toy’s there in a cosy little shop….well done.

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#3 posted 09-24-2009 06:07 AM

Great sized building to put a shop in! Just gotta be creative with stowing things is all… And remember, Bencthop model tools are your friend, floor models, aside form the table saw not so much…

Sorry to hear about the health induced hiatus… Glad you are back with the plan now!

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#4 posted 09-30-2009 01:11 PM

Hello, great shop space, hope you get to use it often. Hope your health is doing good also.
I noticed you live in NM, I worked in Los Alamos for 2 years, 15 years ago, at the Lab, loved it out there, but wife did not. Not enough shopping. Wish I was still out there, oh well, the things we do for the other half.
Take care, Tim

-- Tim The Toolman Dayton, Ohio

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#5 posted 09-30-2009 02:39 PM

Hey, I’ve been to your neck of the woods. My daughter worked awhile at Los Alamos. We’d go out to visit her once and awhile. I stayed a bit at Espanola too. purty’ country out there. Santa fe is a beautiful city.

Welcome btw…

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#6 posted 12-02-2009 02:53 AM

Enjoyed the tour! I especially like your safey glasses on the second shelf…........what? Motorcyle? Maybe I better reread this. Ah heck, the most important thing is CONGRATULATIONS on fighting the Big C! I love a winner. All our best to you. Rand

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Bob Kollman

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#7 posted 01-04-2010 09:14 AM

Nice shop…Honey doo list, I’ve heard of them before.LOL

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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