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Stratford-upon-Avon,
Great Britain

Having originally created a workshop in two-thirds of a single-garage, the plan when we moved house was to have a double-garage – sadly this was not to be . . . we found the ideal house (February 2020) about a mile across town from where we lived but with just a single-garage. The upside was that the garage was accessed directly from the utility room and housed the boiler/hot water system, which provides a very small amount of warmth.

With careful planning and utilisation of the benches, cupboards, racking etc from the previous workshop as well as building a new MFT bench and incorporating the mitre saw I have a “compact and bijou” place to make and mend things – not forgetting the bike fettling area and hanging storage for three of my bicycles.

A number of the woodworking machines, and the bicycle workstand, are on wheels so they can moved from their storage/parked positions to be used.

Dust from woodworking is an issue so there is a ducting system around the workshop with hoses that connect to various machines and tools with blast-gates – all powered by a Henry vacuum cleaner pulling the air through a cyclone which diverts the dust and wood-shavings into a collection bin. There is also a ceiling mounted air-filter machine that removes much of the dust in the atmosphere. The Henry and air filter are both switched with remote controls.

-- Rob at Stratford-upon-Avon, England


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moke

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#1 posted 01-19-2021 04:41 PM

Nice workshop! You can make any space work for you, use wheels and pull out the machine you need and put it back after you are done. Thanks for showing, and welcome to LJ’s

-- Mike

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#2 posted 01-19-2021 11:13 PM

as has been said if there is a will we will find a way.looks like your making it work.welcome to lumber jocks.

-- 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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mel52

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#3 posted 01-20-2021 01:03 AM

It works for me. Like was already said, with a little thinking, you can come up with a shop just about anywhere. Welcome to LJs. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#4 posted 01-28-2021 03:12 AM

Looking good. How does the set up at the chop saw work for with the dust collection, are you able to swing to make 45 deg cuts?

-- Eric, building the dream

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robgul

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#5 posted 01-28-2021 07:49 AM



Looking good. How does the set up at the chop saw work for with the dust collection, are you able to swing to make 45 deg cuts?

- Eric


Well spotted – its actually a sliding mitre* rather than chopsaw – it will swing to about 20 degrees in the “hood” but for 45 degrees I have to take it off (disconnect the hose from the extraction ducting and it lifts off) – when I do take it off, not often, I vacuum all the sawdust from in the box.
Like every mitre saw I’ve ever seen the dust extraction is very poor – mine has a hose connected to the machine’s port and another with the open end zip-tied just behnd the cut with the two hoses into a y-piece and then the short hose through the box to the ducting – slightly better.

  • UK spelling of “miter” :-)

-- Rob at Stratford-upon-Avon, England

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robgul

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#6 posted 02-02-2021 09:38 PM


Looking good. How does the set up at the chop saw work for with the dust collection, are you able to swing to make 45 deg cuts?

- Eric

Well spotted – its actually a sliding mitre* rather than chopsaw – it will swing to about 20 degrees in the “hood” but for 45 degrees I have to take it off (disconnect the hose from the extraction ducting and it lifts off) – when I do take it off, not often, I vacuum all the sawdust from in the box.
Like every mitre saw I ve ever seen the dust extraction is very poor – mine has a hose connected to the machine s port and another with the open end zip-tied just behnd the cut with the two hoses into a y-piece and then the short hose through the box to the ducting – slightly better.

  • UK spelling of “miter” :-)

- robgul

To add to the power saw collection I’ve just bought a used compound mitre saw from ebay

Really just for one job where I want to cut loads of bevels on timber battens to lap them with 45degree joints rather than just butted up – it’s a 70ft run of fence that is 32 battens high, about 5/8” apart – a LOT of batten and a LOT of staples fom my nail gun.

-- Rob at Stratford-upon-Avon, England

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