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My shop is in the back yard. (Read 5,610 times)
Rob Grindler
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Re: My shop is in the back yard.
Reply #15 - Jan 14th, 2015 at 1:24pm
 
I started in a upstairs attic space,good thing I wasn't married,as dust filters downwards.
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Brad Barnhart
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Harbor Freight 12" x 33 5/8"
67" home built lathe
BM-26 Hawk scroll saw
CW-40 Hitachi Scroll Saw
16" Craftsman Scroll saw
12"DeWalt Radial arm saw
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Re: My shop is in the back yard.
Reply #16 - Sep 21st, 2016 at 10:51pm
 
I started in a room in our basement that was the brides' pantry. It was 8' x 8' kinda square room. I had 7' one way to work with, & 6' the other way. At the time, I was still driving truck OTR, so I didn't get much shop time as it was. But I had a RAS along one wall, my belt/disc sander under the one window on the other wall. In the middle, I had my TS on casters, jointer on casters, & all my tools were on shelves of her pantry that she wasn't using. Was in there for 19 years. 3 years ago, our neighbor offered us their retired beauty shop across the street from us. I've got a 12' x 20' work shop now, with a room for lumber storage, & a small room for other storage. We've been able to get most of our tools out of storage, & get them into the shop. I've got 3 scroll saws. TS, drill press, BS, planer, 2 lathes, RAS, Router in a table, belt/disc sander, & jointer all usable. I built a 4' x 4' project table w/a shelf underneath. That's where my air nailers, circular saw, routers, drills, sanders, etc. are stored. I've got shelves I built all over in the shop for finishes, clamps, more tools, etc. My neighbor didn't take out the counter tops, so I have some storage there for scroll saw blades, small tools, etc. I made a screw organizer with several compartments for screws. On top of all that, the floor is wood & carpeted. It sounds crowded, but, I make it work for me. Its what our budget can afford, & my neighbor is kind enough to let me do what I need to do make it work.
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Re: My shop is in the back yard.
Reply #17 - Sep 22nd, 2016 at 4:44pm
 
Sounds really nice Brad, what a change from what you had.
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Re: My shop is in the back yard.
Reply #18 - Mar 23rd, 2017 at 10:37am
 
Many days I wished we lived out of town where I could have an open covered area next to my shop to set up a lathe. Much easier to keep the mess at bay for sure
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Re: My shop is in the back yard.
Reply #19 - Mar 23rd, 2017 at 11:18am
 
I really like the idea of turning outside in the fresh air and sunshine.

I have to ask though, what do you do when it rains?
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