small workshop ideas #12: More than you think in a Shed Shop..ccnt.AZ

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Blog entry by oldguy2 posted 03-17-2020 03:42 PM 3095 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: Selling and moving to Shed Shop in Arizona Part 12 of small workshop ideas series Part 13: Arizona..or April in somewhere USA... »

Spring Break and Thanks for the Extra Shop time. So more to unpack from our move here at New Years. How much can an 8×16 Shop take? I am enjoying every minute of get all i use into this space. Only some extra in the garage. I raised the 8 ft. wall shelf up, 5 inches its 12 in wide to get boxes inside it. and still not used well the space underneath. I added shelves 8 inch wide above the workbench…its on not losing bench workspace but most projects I can reach the portable tools on the shelves . Heavy saws and biscuit joiner, router are under the bench and some other regular items.. I may move that vise to the right hand end. Magnet strip has its use. At the lathe area more organized shelf and I found 5 push blocks for the jointer and saw. Angle gauges and a lamp project in the works. For the Shopsmith I added a block for the miter gauge as a holster. And had to remake my outfeed table…this is the first project on my website for more details…since I sold the old one when I sold my Shopsmith in PA. Yesterday proved the working space as I ripped panels 36 inch long to have straight edges getting ready for a new bookcase project and had 14 pieces stacked aside the workmate, plenty of walk room and the double door open made the space the view and dust control work well. The shopvac on the wall worked as planned, see another blog.

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#1 posted 03-17-2020 04:38 PM

It looks like you are using your space well. If you even go back to a larger shop you won’t know what to do with all the space. I’ve got 40’ x 28’ and it’s cluttered.


-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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