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Some people organize their shops to maximize the efficient flow of work. I organize mine to avoid the flow of water. After a good rain a nice little river emerges from the western wall, trickles its way past the workbench, winds in between the drill press and the jointer, and on to the floor drain it goes. At least its predictable. Next on the list is to paint the other half of the basement (not shown), install a sump pit, and encapsulate the asbestos on the ductwork. Then maybe I'll have some time to make something…assuming I have any $$ left for lumber. O' the joys of owning a 100 year old home.

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Nice basement shop!

I'm right there with you when it comes to heavy rains.
 

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Biscuit, this looks like a pretty nice shop that you have. It appears to be well organized and you have plenty of storage room in there too.

Bummer about the water getting in there. One solution that I have done, in the house that I used to live in, is to channel the water to a sump. The system I used consisted of hollow plastic baseboards that were epoxied to the floor. These had holes in the back that channeled the water through the baseboards into the sump pump. It wasn't the prettiest system but it worked to contain the water.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.
 

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Hey Biscuit,
Some sweet toys in a nicely set-up shop….good job.
 

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Nice shop
 

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Yes newbiewoodworker there is quite a bit of orange down there. I think Ridgid provides pretty good quality for the dollar…particularly when you're picking it up second hand. The bandsaw was a little bit iffy, but after stiffening up the stand a bit with some MDF it'll pass the nickle test. I still have some fine tuning to do to dial it in, but I think that's just the nature of a bandsaw.
 

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Nice looking shop for making some sawdust, thanks for sharing, Steve in Oregon
 
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