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Workshop by toyguy posted 11-25-2007 04:35 PM 3301 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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It would be great to have a big shop to work in, but we must make due with what we have. My shop is a large portion of my basement. Approximately 20 feet wide and 50 feet long. Do to the shape and some obstructions, I actually create an east side and a west side, for lack of a better description. I have the room to build a canoe, just not able to get it out )

In the pictures you can see I have most of the tools needed to carry on with our chosen hobby.

My favorite machine..a 15” General Bandsaw.

Beaver 6” jointer

General 8” table saw. “An old one but”—- machined top and a 2hp motor…does the job

Delta Drill Press

Craftsman 10” Radial arm saw

Delta belt disc sander

Ryoby 12” planner

Mastercraft scroll saw

And an old lathe (homebuilt by my Dad) that should get more use than it does.

A bunch of hand tools and stuff everyone has and needs.

Well, that’s my shop….. Now if only I had some talent !!

Update…............ Last year about this time I picked up a new to me Lathe.. A General International 25-650. Since then I have been sucked into the vortex…...........

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#1 posted 11-26-2007 01:17 PM

the pink insulation/plastic 1/2 walls sure looks familiar! :)

a great place to “toy around” in.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 11-26-2007 02:24 PM

I like your shop. Of course I am very partial to airplanes.

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#3 posted 03-25-2008 03:29 AM

You have a very nice shop. It is long and narrow but I could easily work in there.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 12-17-2009 01:25 PM

I see the pictures of air planes on your walls. It reminds me of a guy who lived down the road. He was a retired airline pilot. Built an ultra light in his basement garage, you guessed it, couldn’t get it out. He had house movers come and put a beam under the house, dig out the side yard, tear out the wall and rebuild it with a overhead door. Sure you can build a little canoe, see.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 12-17-2009 01:25 PM

While you are at it add on…......... always use more shop room.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

#6 posted 01-23-2010 12:48 AM

Nice lathe!

-- Charles-Etienne Sauvé-Faucher, Ebéniste.

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#7 posted 12-16-2011 05:59 PM

Nice looking workshop.

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