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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-20-2012, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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I used to live in Australia where I had the equivalent of a double car garage as my shed. But residential accommodation is a configured differently here - three storeys plus a cellar.

My shed and contents is now wedged into a very small space 3.5m by 5.5m but I guess everything is within easy reach!

I have in the shed:
  • Main bench is an old German Steinmark Oak bench I bought a few years ago
  • Optima Drill press and new drill press (see separate thread)
  • Teknatool Nova lathe which was my 40th birthday present to myself and which rekindled my long lost love of woodworking 14 years ago
  • Member band saw
  • Tormek shapening centre
  • Holzwerk 2hp dust extractor on wheels to get to any dust generating machine in space
  • Router table (see new thread)
  • Passive dust extraction system as the space is enclosed so I have this running whenever Im in the shop creating dust

Storage is crucial in a space this tight and the two roller tool chests keeps a lot of gear well organised. Beneath the old oak work bench, I will build a carcase and storage in here ultimately as well.

Then of course there is the old Myfold metalworking lathe on the floor under the bench which will also go onto a purpose built bench on wheels which I can wheel in and out and of course actually use! That's third on the list ....

Dust management is an issue and tools are connected to 2hp dust collection system plus I have the dust filter which is always running when I'm creating dust.

Its more of a sanctuary than a shed but you'd be surprised what I can make fix repair in here. And it doesn't matter if its hot outside - its cool in here and when its -20 outside its warm and accommodating inside. And there's only room enough for me and one of my sons ... also has its benefits!

Regards from Munich

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Rhett, very cool, thank you for sharing views from the shop!

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A very nice looking workshop! Thanks for showing us how you set it all up.

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You got a cool shop out there dude! nice!
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Cool shop. At least everything is at your fingertips lo...
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Rhett, You've done something very nice with your workspace. It appears to be very well organized. I have seen some shops where people spend more time looking for their tools than they actually spend using the tools. Organization and good lighting are the keys to an efficient shop. I like how you even used a discharge pipe as a clamp rack! Thanks for showing us that! I'm in the US (state of Georgia) where we all use 110v or 220v power.
QUESTION: was there a power conversion issue for you when moving tools from Australia? Just curious.

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Nice shop! large shops are overrated, at the end of the day nothing is big enough!
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That's a great looking little workshop you have there.
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I have seen some shops where people spend more time looking for their tools than they actually spend using the tools.
You've seen my shed,then, Otis.

I envy those that can organise a small space as well as Rhett.

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Nice shop, thanks for shearing.
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