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My workshop is a 310 sq ft basement room-drywall walls and ceiling and soundproofed to the rest of the house. With workspace being a premium, all large stationary tools are mounted on mobile bases. This allows me to "stage" the machinery I'm using for a particular operation in space that is available for projects/assembly.

Wherever possible, I've put everything on wall racks-minimizing any floor clutter and eliminating the need to move things around.

Tool cabinets organize hand tools, fasteners, etc.

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Gerry,

This is a nice shop. It appears to be well organized and you appear to have plenty of tools (not that you couldn't use a few more but that can be said for all of us). I like your clamp rack. It keeps them organized and readily available. This is about the same sq footage that I have in mine so I know how you feel about working in a space like this. All my tools are mobile and I generally cut outside unless the weather forces me inside where I get yelled at if I do any cutting (But after 31 years I am used to the occasional yelling).

How did you soundproof your walls and ceiling. My shop is located in my downstairs garage and is directly below a bedroom. If I can do anything to improve the noise transmission it would be nice.

Thanks for the post.
 

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Very nice shop! I really like your wall cabinet.
 

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Thanks for the compliments guys.

Scott-to answer your question on soundproofing. Fiberglass batts were placed between the wall studs before the drywall or plywood walls went up. Fiberglass insulation was also used in the floor joists of the workshop ceiling. If you drywall your ceiling you have to use what's known as Z-channel to suspend the drywalll away from the ceiling joists. This eliminates the "snare drum head" transmission of noise from the drywall to the joists-cuts down significantly on the sound levels.
 

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Gary-thanks for the compliment on the wall cabinet. The carcass was very easy to build. Fitting the holders for the tools/planes, etc. took a lot more time. When it was done, however, it was a joy to just open the cabinet and reach up for the chisel or plane you needed for the next step in hand work on a piece.
 

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Hi Gerry

You have a great looking shop. You are my kind of guy. Everything has a place and everything in its place. The only way a guy can work in a small shop. It is beyond me how some guys can work in a cluttered shop.

I was born in Chicago and lived in Skokie till I went to college. I have brother who lives in Glenview. Perhapes when I am back there sometime we could get together and talk some wood working.

God Bless
tom
 

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nice workshop mate i wish mine looked half as good to embrassed to show on here
 

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Another great shop, I understand the size of your space but you really made the most of it. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Very nice. I like your handtool cabinet as well.
 

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Insulated, heated, cooled and with a bathroom! That's uptown!
 

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SUPER OLD THREAD but just had to tell you NICE SHOP :<)))))))
 

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So, why does he say "broke ground in Sept 2020?" I think the LJ site must have a time stamp issue.
 

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I see what happened. Workshops can be edited. gerrym526 posted a shop 12 years ago, and just recently replaced his shop description with a description of his new shop.

So the old comments are about the old shop.

Hmmm. Maybe LJ should have "workshops" (plural) for each member. I know shipwright used to have 2 shops and other members do too - plus there is this situation with a new shop.
 
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