Basement Remodel for shop

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Project by RandyMarine posted 02-01-2010 08:15 PM 3105 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, this isn’t nessisarily woodworking….but it’s is woodworking related.

Where I live we have long winters and not so dry summers. I was working out of a 8’ x16’ shed, but with the aqusition of some new tools, I have completely been regulated to working outside and putting everything away when I was done. This meant I had to have tarps on hand if it started to rain before I could get my tools away. I was always checkin the weather when it could change in 10 minutes anyway.

My house was a 2 bedroom with finished basement. This was great for me as a bachelor, but changed quick when I had 2 kids.

So my basement no longer needed to be a bar/gameroom. I decided to build a masterbedroom/office and workshop in the basement.

I built a wall right down the center, leaving a space in the middle for the door to my bedroom. I added a total of 6 new 110V circuits to the basement…with 4 dedicated to the shop and the other 2 for my bedroom/office. I insulted the bedroom wall and paneled one side, while pegboarding the shop side.

All in all, it has made my hobby a lot more fun without having to worry about weather and space. It’s a real “Man Cave”.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#1 posted 02-01-2010 10:29 PM

Congrats on moving “inside”... I hope you have a way of keeping the dust contained… that will be the biggest test to your new setup… best of luck…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#2 posted 02-01-2010 11:13 PM

Looks good!

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#3 posted 02-01-2010 11:40 PM

Nice shop, and congrats on moving indoors…

It would be good to add this to the Workshops section of the site as well. Blog entries get buried pretty quickly…

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#4 posted 02-02-2010 01:11 AM

Looks good. Why are the rails and fence off of the ridgid table saw? Are you upgrading. I have the same saw & would like to eventually change over to a Biesemeyer.

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#5 posted 02-02-2010 01:22 AM

Yes, I upgraded to a Shop Fox Classic Fence…I have had it for about 2 weeks and let me tell you what a dream it is over my old Ryobi folding contractors saw. I was going to post the TS upgrades when I was done at the end of the week or next. These are all a work in progress.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#6 posted 02-02-2010 01:26 AM

you’r lucky,some of us have much less space.

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#7 posted 02-02-2010 01:31 AM

I truely feel for those people, I am thankful to be where I am.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#8 posted 02-02-2010 01:39 AM

Congratulations for your few found shop. I’ve worked semi outdoors and the rust never stopped.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#10 posted 02-02-2010 07:22 AM

nice shop I had the same problem so I gave stuff away I always end up using a hand tool anyways
still bugs me though “I wish I had a basement to shop out ”
well done

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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