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Just cleaned the shop and thought it was a good time for some photos. My shop is in the basement and is 18 ft X 13 ft. Fairly warm and cozy in the Winter and cool in the Summer with the help of a dehumidifier. It could be bigger but it works. Biggest issue is storage of left over sheet goods. Plus my bench with the tool chest can become a catch all.

I recently purchased the Saw Stop. It replaced my 25 year old Jet Contractor saw. It is night and day vs the contractor saw. Next big project in the shop is a new bench. This one has been great, especially for all the home projects required of an 80 yr old house. I would like to build something nice but, concern about getting some paint over solder on it.

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great shop space carl looks to be a great place to get away and create.as for the bench just made a new assembly table myself and yes the first scratches are hard but once it get dinged up a bit you dont worry about it thats what its for.welcome to lumber jocks its a great place to be.
 

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Looks like a great place to work Carl.
 

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Nice.

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well carl there is no better place to start looking for ideas than right here on lj,s,also i get a lot of ideas on pinterest.work benches are so personal based on what you do or need,take your time explore and get ideas,and have fun with it.
 

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super shop,well organized too.
 

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Carl,

Looking pretty good, albeit a bit "dungeon-ey", but that I suspect is the nature of most basement shops. (I've only ever had garage shops, except for one "shop", which was actually an apartment balcony.)

For your scrap storage, I'd suggest making a partition/divider set for the jumble box in the corner. Just drop the dividers in and stand the scrap upright. While you're at it, ruthlessly cull the scrap. Anything that's construction lumber, OUTTA THERE. Keep the construction scrap or other low value scrap in a small, tallish container right next to the tablesaw. The only purpose of this scrap is test cuts. If the container is full, anything extra just goes to the trash/fireplace.

Could you provide more info on your SawStop mobile base setup? I'm going to be making one for my SawStop, and appreciate all the ideers I can find.
 

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I love what you did with your Saw Stop/router table. I have the PCS and I want to do the same thing. What casters are you using to move the saw/router around? I have the integrated base but I'm willing to scrap that for something like this.
Bill
 

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I ditched the Sawstop mobile base. I have ne if any one like it. It is not practical with the extention table. It moves the saw only and would not move any cabinet under the extention table. In a small shop you need to use every nook. I bought an adjustable saw base made for an extention table. The rails are adjustable.

If I can find the maker I will pass it along.
 
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