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I have a basement shop in our home in Eagle, WI. It's not much, but I can make it work for most of what I do. It's only about 340 SF so putting most of my tools on castors is a necessity. I think I can make better use of the space. but as most of you know, changing the layout of your shop is usually not at the top of the WANT-TO-DO list. At least not until a good plan is in place. I'm only a hobbyist and have not had too much time to spend in the shop, but now that I'm retired, I hope spend a lot more time enjoying it.

The last photo was a 360-degree view, but it doesn't seem to be viewable in that format.

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Awesome work space- super clean setup.
 

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Nice space. Very well organized too!
 

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Thanks. To be perfectly honest, this is the cleanest it has been in a while, but I'm working to make it more the norm. All your comments are greatly appreciated.

Mike
 

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If you do not mind me asking, do you have like a protective cover placed upon your tablesaw? My curiosity is killing me. LOL.
 

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LOL - I don't mind at all. I had a piece of 1/4" hard board that I cut to cover the top. I screwed on a couple strips of wood on the long edges to keep it from sliding around. I can now use it as a secondary work surface without messing up the saw top. It will also help protect it from accidental spills, etc.
 

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Oh ok, gotcha! 'Just install a few screws and you have a nice work top'...cool. Neat idea, actually a great idea. I hear you loud and clear because those tablesaws are definitely a 'Catch ALL'--everything from greasy mechanical parts, bottles, cup(S) of coffee…..to leaning bodies. -You know, the buddy that comes over and has to prop and lean as he chats. LOL!!!

They really are a 'catch all' in every shop aren't they? LOL!! Last time I went to my dad's place, heck I couldn't even find the tablesaw…(hidden beneath a pile) LOL!

I can appreciate this. You have given me a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
 

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1 of the nicest basement shops I seen …... nice and bright
 

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Nice looking shop very clean and organized,I wish I could say the same.
 

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Thanks for the nice comments. But as we all know, a clean shop is not a productive shop. Mine is no where near as clean as it was for the photos, but still too clean to be productive.
 

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Ibid for firewood's comments…..too clean, no jobs in progress. whatsamatterforyou I ask

Sorry to sound so negative, but IF any client or friend entered any one of my shops, I would be more proud to show them jobs in progress rather than how clean the floors were, but that's just me

But I do realize how much work it takes to make a shop that clean…..Me I use a leaf blower with marginal success

Eric
 

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Truth be told, my "clients" are friends and family. You all know what that means to the bottom line. Like many of us, this is simply a hobby grown out of doing things around the house that needed doing (ok, maybe some weren't actually needed, but they sure we're fun).

As for the cleanliness, I was a datacenter manager in another life and pretty anal about dust and debris. The shop rarely as clean as the pictures but a good clean-up once in a while never hurts. That's usually when I find those tools and bits that have mysteriously gone missing ;-)
 
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