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Forum topic by Rink posted 09-20-2018 08:24 PM 813 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-20-2018 08:24 PM

We had some flooding and mold in our basement which required some remediation including new floor and sheetrocking. I took the opportunity to expand my tiny basement workshop into a slightly less tiny workshop. They expanded space into our garage which now gives me a space that’s 23 feet long by 9 feet (13 of the 23 feet) or 8 feet (10 of the 23 feet), for a grand total of 197 square feet. I had them put pegboard up everywhere, added lots of extra 4’ LED light fixtures, and added extra outlets about 4 1/2’ high (and one on the ceiling).

I’m ready to move everything back in and start over again! The picture makes it look even smaller than it really is, and once I put back in my table saw, workbench, band saw, jointer, planer, lathe, etc, it’s going to get a lot smaller. But everything is on wheels and I got it done with 117 square feet before, so I’m feeling good about it.

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#1 posted 09-20-2018 08:48 PM

Congratulations on the new & improved shop space.
I would love to have a dedicated area. (My shop shares its space with the wife’s car)
You will have to post some pictures when you get all of your tools back in and set up!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#2 posted 11-25-2018 04:09 PM

You’ve got a pretty good space there. I started half like yours and movement was very minimal. Had to make use of all vertical space. But when you love what you do you always find ways to make it work. Started as a hobby and now it’s on the market.
Send us more photos of your shop’s progress.

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#3 posted 11-25-2018 10:38 PM

Do you have enough electrical outlets. great time to set up a dust collecting system before your equipment is put back in.

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