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Well it has been awhile since I took any photos of my shop. 2 years ago I started to really make a decent shop for myself. If you could see what I used to call a shop... you would laugh. Still the same spot....the front portion of a 1 car garage. The area measures 8 foot deep to the back wall and 13 feet wide. I also use about a 2 foot deep area down the side of the garage for storage of sheet goods and a dresser that holds the miter saw and belt/disk sander. I have continued to add a few pieces of equipment and have since added some additional storage with some garage sale dressers that work nicely for benchtop tools and I also have added some of the kitchen upper cabinets that I removed from our kitchen ( remodel ongoing ) Anyway, thought I would post a few photos:

Photo 1: This is the one of the dressers that contain pen blanks, pen parts and other tools and small pieces of wood. Also this is where the router table sits along with the benchtop drill press that is bolted down to the top. Works great!


Photo 2: Cabinet that I built to hold my cordless drills, routers, circ saws, hand tools, router table items and of course storage for tool chests and above that storage for clamps etc.


Photo 3: The scroll saw fits in between the 2 cabinets on the back wall. In the corner is the cabinet that has my turning sharpening station on top of it along with the shop radio and the battery charging area. Wood storage below.


Photo 4: Table saw and the cabinets I added from the kitchen above game me some great new storage.


Photo 5: Close up of the cabinet that houses my stock for making boxes as well as some of my turning stock.


Photo 6: This is the turning station. I built the cabinet to hold my PSI mini lathe and it is mobile as I usually pull this out and work in the middle of the shop. Holds turning tools and supplies as well. Another cabinet above from the kitchen remodel. That's a little screw driver handle turning project I am working on.


Photo 7: This is a shot of another one of the garage sale dressers that gives lots of storage and I have my little benchtop sander, mitersaw storage here as well.


Photo 8 & 9: This is my mobile workbench. Nothing pretty but it works for me. This was a home center wood bench that I rehabbed. I placed casters on it and covered it with masonite, enclosed it. Below is storage for my aircompressor so it is always handy and storage for my cased nail guns and a few other cased tools. The van pulls right up to the back of it and I still have room to walk into the shop area and work behind the bench etc.




I hope you have enjoyed my shop tour as small as it is but I call it home! Just shows you can work in a small space.
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Very Nice looking shop and clean...

But I would like to see a good shot of the one below, and what you use to make It.

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Thank you BJ! That is a kit from Rockler and PSI has something similar. Go to Rockler.com and search for screw driver kit and it will come up. The url was one of those 5 yard long ones or I would post it. I will take photos of it when the finish is done. One note on these, I was dissapointed to find out that the double ended bits aren't the standard size used by other makers like Stanley etc. Looking for replacement bits that will fit. I bought these for gifts and one or 2 for my shop but I want to give them as gifts that can be used and replacements bought.

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Very nice shop cory

A little bit smaller than mine but much more organized.

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HI Corey

The url's that are 5 yard long will post just fine
Just paste them in and the Forum server will make them shorter by default.
But it will retain the full url address, and will just show about 25 characters.

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Well Corey....

You got that shop looking good, but come to think of it, you have always had it looking good

I'm jealous of the deer antler, I'm going to get some and do pens when I can find it. Looks like little red is still hanging in there and doing a great job. I knew that would be a good model when we bought them.

Hope the back is improving and the kitchen moving forward for you.

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Thanks Bob! That is a recent kill of my sons and we are going to make a plaque thingy for it to hang on. I keep telling him that I am going to cut that rack up for pen blanks cause it has some real straight tines on it! He laughs..... but he is looking for some shed antlers for me and when I get some I will send yah some.

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I'm going to hold you to it

Of course I'd be willing to trade some wood balnks for some if he runs up on any shed offs.
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