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Workshop by rockindavan posted 04-22-2012 07:46 AM 1757 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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513 Brooks St
Madison, WI 53715
United States

Figured I would upload my old shop. I lived at a house with 5 guys over the last two years while going to college. The other guys could have cared less about using the basement. I jumped at it and made it my own. I first built the miter saw station/workbenches. Each side is 4’ long with pegboard above. I built a utility workbench with a drawer for scrap wood. I built a few shelves where there was room. In the back corner there is 8’ long shelfs for wood storage. On the other side there is plywood storage. I can hold at least 10 full 8×4 sheets. I have a router table built a few years ago for a project.

A stand holds the rigid oscillating sander and grinder with storage below. In a raised portion of the basement I built a finishing room/ sanding room. The whole thing folds against the wall when its not in use. The walls are thick plastic stapled to the frame. A squirrel cage fan vents the air to the outside. I know its not quite explosion proof, but it works. On several occasions I used it as a sanding room. I did all my shaping for a chair I made and it excels at keeping the dust in and any odors if you are finishing. A furnace filter keeps air flowing through. Next to the finishing room is a cabinet and shelves to hold supplies.

This shop served me well for a couple of years. I used it mainly to finish projects outside of the wood shop at my school. Although it was a rental, I talked my landlord into reimbursing me for the materials for most of the shelves and benches I left behind.

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#1 posted 04-22-2012 11:36 AM

You have a really nice shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 04-23-2012 03:36 PM

Looks like it worked well for you. Do you have a shop now?

-- - Martin

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#3 posted 05-17-2012 04:32 PM

I don’t have my own personal workshop right now. I’m graduating from school right now, so I am losing the school workshop. Boy was I spoiled with 3 sawstops, felder sliding tablesaw, 16” jointer, 20” planer, 3’ widebelt sander, 3 bandsaws, couple drillpresses, slot mortiser and 12 workbenches.

The place I’m moving to now has a one car detached garage that will be dedicated once there is enough stuff that the wife can’t park in there. But it will take me a few years before I get enough nice tools to compare with the quality capable in a fully equipped shop.

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