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United States
My shop is currently a 2-1/2 car garage. It was built as a garage, but, has never seen a car in it!
Because most of my projects are on wheels, I use one bay for assembly, welding frames, or finishing.
The rest of my shop is a bit crowded! I build with very large plywood panels. I fabricate these on a 7'-by-14' workbench. This occupies almost all of the available floor space in the "machine area".
I recently built some basic storage under the work bench.
I have an old Sears 10" table saw with a router table wing, a Delta 10"Mitersaw, Grizzly 14" bandsaw, and a 180-amp Hobart MIG Welder. I have a Delta 1-HP Dust collector. I use five routers, three Porter Cable units, a Ryobi laminate trimmer, and an old Craftsman unit. The 3-1/4 HP Porter-Cable is mounted to the router table.
Many cordless drills all over the shop. Since I design in plywood, my selection of router bits is mosty spiral cutters and guide-bushed bits.
I'm currently adding on to the shop. The new area will be storage for completed projects and patterns, and a new assembly area. The old assembly area will become a larger machine room.
Wish list;
Thickness Planer
Space to move my 8' by 24" home-built lathe out of the cellar! LOL!

I will get some pictures of the shop, if I ever get it cleaned up!

Added some shots of a workbench remodel. I removed the mess, added a cabinet on one side, drawers on the other.



27,252 Posts
Hi Steve,

You have an interesting set-up here. I could see some of your tools in the background. It looks like you have, and need, plenty of space to work with your panels.

Thanks for the post.

503 Posts
Very nice setup, i am jealous. I have plans on building me a much bigger place soon, i really want a shop with a second floor to finish my smaller tedious workings in plus would also serve as a 'crash' pad whenever i stay up all night with studies.

I really like having a place big enough whereby you actually have some breathing room, you have just that. You are actually able to weld up your frames and such for your teardrops while being stationed out of the weather.
Unlike myself i have had to do such under the stars, hmm..

Take care buddy, looking good.

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