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Nov 26th, 2012 at 9:20pm
 
Here's some pics of my shop.  It's located in a 12'x22' storage unit.  I built an overhead loft of conventional 2x4 walls, joist hangers and 12' 2x6 joists to span the width.  The loft is where I store all my stuff.  The floor holds my little fishing boat and my wood shop.  The shop area itself is at the back of the storage unit and is about 110 square feet, with a tall, 12' ceiling.  Along one 22' wall is steel shelving containing about two dozen hand power tools, grinder, jig saw, portable router table, and an Hitachi compound miter saw.  The storage unit comes with two 20amp outlets, so while a bit limiting for powering simultaneous tools, it works well as long as I am careful to watch the load.
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Reply #1 - Nov 26th, 2012 at 9:47pm
 
That is a cozy little shop you've got there.  Is it ok for you to use some of your gear outside of the unit?  You haven't entered your location in your profile so whats winter work like there?
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Reply #2 - Nov 26th, 2012 at 9:56pm
 
I'm in S.E. Wisconsin.  It's an unheated shop.  I use a radiant heater mounted above my head on the last joist and aimed down, and I use an oil-filled space heater.  Each are 1500 watts.  Between the two, it can almost get comfortable in there, as long as it's above 20 degrees outside.  Of course I have to turn off one or both heaters if I'm using any of my stationary tools - except the lathe! Smiley  I also wear a pair of Carrhart bibs and then I'm quite comfortable.
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Reply #3 - Nov 26th, 2012 at 11:21pm
 
Great man cave! We all need one. Whats great is you get to make beautiful pieces in it!!!
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Reply #4 - Nov 27th, 2012 at 12:45pm
 
Nice setup I like the welcoming look of your man cave, oops workshop.  Wink Wink
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Reply #5 - Nov 27th, 2012 at 12:47pm
 
Real nice Tom.  I wish I had that space.  It looks well used too. smiley=beer.gif
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Reply #7 - Nov 28th, 2012 at 8:23pm
 
nice and cozy.  you have a great place setup. smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #8 - Dec 20th, 2012 at 8:47am
 
Being that your shop is unheated alot of the time, how do you deal with the rust and corrosion on your lathe tools?  What is your system to keep the rust on the lathe bed at bay?  I use steel wool and 30 weight non detergent motor oil.  Have you found something that works better?
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Reply #9 - Dec 24th, 2012 at 4:07pm
 
I use Mother's carnuba car wax on all the flat surfaces in my shop (cabnet saw, band saw, jointer, lathe, etc.) It's always worked for me, it's cheap, smells nice, goes on easy and doesn't make a mess...
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Reply #10 - Dec 24th, 2012 at 11:21pm
 
you want to watch out for some of the waxes, they can rub on to your project (sliding across the bandsaw or tablesaw top) and affect the finish.
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Reply #11 - Dec 26th, 2012 at 12:13am
 
Mark Wallace wrote on Dec 20th, 2012 at 8:47am:
Being that your shop is unheated alot of the time, how do you deal with the rust and corrosion on your lathe tools?  What is your system to keep the rust on the lathe bed at bay?  I use steel wool and 30 weight non detergent motor oil.  Have you found something that works better?


I've had my shop there for two years now and it's bone dry.  So far I'm fortunate to not have any problems with tools rusting.  I do wax my lathe bed and cast iron surfaces though, and I occasionally use a little WD40 on my hand tools.
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Reply #12 - Jan 1st, 2013 at 7:15pm
 
dam nice place very cozy i love it
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