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Clairmont, Alberta
Canada

I’ve been admiring all the shops posted here and decided to finally post my dingy space in the basement. There were a few work benches there when we moved in. I took out one side of the L-shaped bench to make room when I got the new table saw. It was narrow and I only used it for wood storage. That end of the room contains the table saw, miter saw and bandsaw which are finally connected to the little dust collector.

The planer is on a mobile stand that gets moved in front of the bench when in use (to reach an outlet) I have a severe lack of outlets, so pretty much everything is plugged into power bars which are connected to extension cords run in the ceiling joists.

The bench I removed from the back corner was converted into a sanding station and put in another room. I bought a used filing cabinet for one end where I file the sand paper, tool manuals, a collection of patterns, etc. The right side has a pegboard top supported on plywood ‘joists’ every 8”. There is a funnel-type system under that made of old laminate flooring sloping to a mason jar ring glued into a hole at the bottom of the funnel. I like to collect the fine sawdust to make filler. It’s not quite complete yet – haven’t decided what to do with the bottom yet.

The last room houses the laser engraver. I’ll eventually get around to building an enclosure, but for now it sits on a rigged up table consisting of a couple pieces of melamine on top of an old cabinet and plastic storage unit. The top is split so I can stand a cutting board in the cabinet below and engrave a logo on the edge.

So, until I get a real shop … this is it.

-- - "There is no scrap wood, just pieces not yet used"


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That_Weird_Uncle

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#1 posted 03-11-2019 07:05 AM

“until I get a real shop”

You’ve got one and it’s awesome man. I love basements there’s just something so cozy about them. Trust me when you’ve got a big shop and it’s in the teens or below zero farenheit a basement shop sounds amazing. I would love to see your home made cyclone too. There’s something fascinating about seeing how different people solve the same problem.

-- "The beatings will continue until the morale improves" --Grandpa

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sheilatequila

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#2 posted 03-11-2019 09:16 AM



“until I get a real shop”

You ve got one and it s awesome man. I love basements there s just something so cozy about them. Trust me when you ve got a big shop and it s in the teens or below zero farenheit a basement shop sounds amazing. I would love to see your home made cyclone too. There s something fascinating about seeing how different people solve the same problem.

- ThatWeirdUncle

Nothing cozy about this one lol. We had too may -40 days this winter … even had frost on the basement walls!

No cyclone on the dust collector … or are you referring to the sanding station setup? I guess it is sort of a cyclone.

-- - "There is no scrap wood, just pieces not yet used"

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#3 posted 03-12-2019 01:52 AM

My shop was in the basement for years. I had a great time working down there. I built everything down there. Toys, furniture, fishing rods, even boats(skiffs). A serious downside was I had to keep it quiet when the kids went to bed and it was forbidden to use epoxy, chemicals with an odor etc. W hen I retired I converted the garage to a shop and have never been happier. Your basement has loads of potential and you have done a great job thus far. You sure have some interesting equipment down there. Keep up the good work.

-- Mike, Massachusetts

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sheilatequila

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#4 posted 03-12-2019 04:31 AM



My shop was in the basement for years. I had a great time working down there. I built everything down there. Toys, furniture, fishing rods, even boats(skiffs). A serious downside was I had to keep it quiet when the kids went to bed and it was forbidden to use epoxy, chemicals with an odor etc. W hen I retired I converted the garage to a shop and have never been happier. Your basement has loads of potential and you have done a great job thus far. You sure have some interesting equipment down there. Keep up the good work.

- mike02719

Thanks Mike. There are still some pieces I want, but budget won’t allow them now even if I did have the space. I just do what I can. We are considering moving since the job market here hasn’t been good to us. I get kind of excited about moving and insisting on grade level shop space … then I think about actually moving all this stuff .. ackkk! lol

-- - "There is no scrap wood, just pieces not yet used"

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 03-12-2019 02:08 PM

any shop is a GR8 shop and yours is really nice GREAT SHOP :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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That_Weird_Uncle

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#6 posted 03-12-2019 07:50 PM


“until I get a real shop”

You ve got one and it s awesome man. I love basements there s just something so cozy about them. Trust me when you ve got a big shop and it s in the teens or below zero farenheit a basement shop sounds amazing. I would love to see your home made cyclone too. There s something fascinating about seeing how different people solve the same problem.

- ThatWeirdUncle

Nothing cozy about this one lol. We had too may -40 days this winter … even had frost on the basement walls!

No cyclone on the dust collector … or are you referring to the sanding station setup? I guess it is sort of a cyclone.

- sheilatequila

Yep I meant the “There is a funnel-type system under that made of old laminate flooring sloping to a mason jar ring glued into a hole at the bottom of the funnel. I like to collect the fine sawdust to make filler. ” Sounds like a little bit of a cyclone but I think I misunderstood. Either way sounds like a good idea to me. The amount of dust in the shop is a real obstical when trying to get a good finish. Anything that helps corral it into a smallr location is a good idea in my book. -40 is stupid cold. Im in the states in the high desert (so it’s cold and dry here) and it gets into the single digits farenheit pretty regularly; the coldest I’ve seen it in the last few years was 19 below zero and at that temp it’s painful to be out in it for any length of time. It starts to feel like needles in your face after only 10-15 minutes. I heat my shop with a gas furnace but it’s a pretty big space and it is expensive to do. On top of that on really cold days it’ll take a few hours for it to be anything resembleing comfortable. Those are the times I really wish I had a basement shop.

-- "The beatings will continue until the morale improves" --Grandpa

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moke

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#7 posted 03-13-2019 02:31 PM

Looks like you have a great shop with some good tools. It has everything you need! Thanks for showing,
Mike

-- Mike

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sheilatequila

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#8 posted 03-14-2019 05:23 PM


Yep I meant the “There is a funnel-type system under that made of old laminate flooring sloping to a mason jar ring glued into a hole at the bottom of the funnel. I like to collect the fine sawdust to make filler. ” Sounds like a little bit of a cyclone but I think I misunderstood. Either way sounds like a good idea to me. The amount of dust in the shop is a real obstical when trying to get a good finish. Anything that helps corral it into a smallr location is a good idea in my book. -40 is stupid cold. Im in the states in the high desert (so it s cold and dry here) and it gets into the single digits farenheit pretty regularly; the coldest I ve seen it in the last few years was 19 below zero and at that temp it s painful to be out in it for any length of time. It starts to feel like needles in your face after only 10-15 minutes. I heat my shop with a gas furnace but it s a pretty big space and it is expensive to do. On top of that on really cold days it ll take a few hours for it to be anything resembleing comfortable. Those are the times I really wish I had a basement shop.

- ThatWeirdUncle

Weird Uncle,

Finishing is definitely a problem since the sanding area is in the room I have been using for finishing, but I think I’ll be moving the finishing gear to the laser room. Here are a few shots of the sanding station while it was in progress. I can replace the collection jar with a hose/shop vac and make it more of a down-draft table if I want to at some point too.

Cheap used file cabinet … my dog “customized” the corners of the bottom drawer.


Tuck tape on the seams to assist the glue and keep the seams slippery


Collection jar(s) are plastic! 6-pack from the dollar store.

-- - "There is no scrap wood, just pieces not yet used"

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sheilatequila

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#9 posted 03-14-2019 05:28 PM



Looks like you have a great shop with some good tools. It has everything you need! Thanks for showing,
Mike

- moke

Thanks Mike … Not quite everything I need, but everything I have room for lol. Still need a jointer and lathe.

-- - "There is no scrap wood, just pieces not yet used"

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