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My workshop or shed is 20' x 15' made of metal and sits on a concrete floor. Because I have so many tools, many collected over more years than I'll admit to, all machines have had castors fitted so that the actual layout varies from time to time. Every time that I think of complaining about lack of room, I think of the many members who manage in a 10' x 10' garden shed, half a garage or even a carport, and I think how fortunate I am but I can't help drooling when I see the size and construction of the workshops that some members have. Irrespective of the size of shop and number of tools, it's my experience that most hobbyists are very resourceful and turn out first class work with few tools and little space.
The tour starts with an outside view of the shed, we then enter and move around in an anti-clockwise direction
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The air conditioner is of course a luxury but it was the only unit in the house when we bought it and it's cool only so when we replaced it with a full reverse cycle system, rather than sell it for next to nothing, I had it installed in the shed. Regarding the shed, when I had it built, I had the roof insulated and it's very effective.
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Hi Harry

NICE shop . here's a shot of mind that I have done many times b/4 and I'm going to hang it of your coat tail..hope that's ok not much new since 07 but I show it every time I post a new item..the norm...

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That is very IMPRESSIVE Bob, there won't be a single member who isn't impressed. I too used previous photographs.

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Harry that is a fine looking shop. Looks to be nicely setup and quite functional.

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Bj that is also a nice looking shop and something you should be proud of. Really has a functional look to it.

The only problem I have with yours and Harry's shop is it is just to darn clean for my taste.

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Maybe it's just how you have it arranged, Harry, but your shop always looks so big!! I'm jealous of all the storage too! <g>

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Nice setup, BJ.. Harry and yourself give me lots of good ideas!

What's the purpose of the small vacuum that appears attached to your sandblastic setup?? ..or has that been converted for sanding?

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Bj that is also a nice looking shop and something you should be proud of. Really has a functional look to it.

The only problem I have with yours and Harry's shop is it is just to darn clean for my taste.
Oh Bernie, you would retract that comment if you could see it today. All those shots were taken some time ago soon after a major clean-up.
As for Bob's shop, I reckon that he has so much dust collection that he must have suckers on his shoes to prevent him being sucked-up!
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Maybe it's just how you have it arranged, Harry, but your shop always looks so big!! I'm jealous of all the storage too! <g>
Jim, having been to Singapore and Hong Kong and seen how every square inch of floor and wall space is utilised, I often just sit and gaze around my shed trying to work out how to squeeze more into it.
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