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The following pictures are my humble basement workshop. I just finished it about 2 years ago.

I designed the entire shop in SketchUp and based it on Norm's original design. I made some modifications for my application. It was the largest project I had undertaken and was allot of fun to build. My big table saw lives out in the garage b/c there is no way I could have gotten it down the stairs. Well, I probably could have, but it would never have come back up!!



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Hey Close Shave,
Sweet looking bench system there…well done.
 

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This is a nice looking bench that you have built. I used the same set of plans for my shop and have come to like the recessed area for mounting the miter saw as opposed to building extension wings. Designing the bench, as you have, frees up more bench space.

One note is that the last two pictures are a little small to see any details. If you edit them and put an ! before and after the link the pictures will post at normal size.
 

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Splinterman, thanks, it's worked out really well so far. The worktop on the right is a torsion box, about 2" thick, and I use it as an assembly area. I also embedded about 6 steel spacers in it that act as holders for bench dogs. I got the surface vise and wedge lock from Lee Valley and it can accommodate pieces up to 24". This arrangement is working well, so far.

I'm in the process of building a hand tool bench. Roubo, what else! I'll post pictures, eventually of that once complete. One of these days I'm going to actually be able to build some furniture! I started a blog over at Google on the bench build, I should probably post the URL in my profile.

Scott, the center platform with the SCMS is mounted on slides. I used some of those T-Handle clamps from Rockler to hold it in position and allows me to pull it out as far as necessary. For me, space is a precious commodity and I need to utilize it as best as I can. One of these days we'll buy another house and I have made as a critical requirement that it have a separate workshop building. I need to keep the dream alive, as I toil away in the basement!!

Regards, Steve
 

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Scott,

BTW, thanks for the tip on inserting a ! to enlarge the photo. I'll change it tonight when I get home.

Regards, Steve
 

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Way to go, keep us posted to any new tools or updates, thanks for sharing, Steve in Oregon
 
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