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  • #313622
    Debra Jenney
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    I live in a place with stable weather and summer (nearly) all year. And you know what? It’s too hot to work outside. I work in the A/C.

    #313623
    kenny moore
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    hi every one.
    i live in a 1 bed apartment and sometimes wish i had a bigger place but i could sacrifice a room my bed room would do nicely but i,m a bit o,c,d and couldnt handle all the mess,so i use my hallway which isnt the biggest . i bought a door thinking i can make a nice big bench out of it not to be the hallway isnt wide enough.that said i get by with what i have .at the moment i have 2, 3 ft something benches one i made from a pallet and i have another kinda adjoining table to put a few tools like a drill press etc. but i would love a barn or similar so i could have 1 nice big 8ft bench but not to be .

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    #313639
    Paul Dallender
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    Blimey Kenny, if that doesn’t epitomise the saying ‘Where there’s a will there’s a way’ then I don’t know what does. Hats off to you for not letting a small thing like ‘lack of space’ stop you from doing what you love. I am intrigued though, with such a small space and workbench, do you just make dolls house furniture?….Hah!

    Seriously, respect to you. I thought I was hard done by with my little shed only having room for a 5″ bench and some racking and not being able to fit in a band saw or pillar drill, but after seeing your set up I should hold my head in shame.

    I assume you live in the states using the word ‘apartment’ and here’s me thinking all you guys over there lived in big houses with large man-caves (workshops) as standard. Just goes to show, I shouldn’t have watched so much New Yankee Workshop or Tool Time when I was younger.

    Paul - A southern lad living up north - Nr York England

    #313645
    kenny moore
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    hi paul
    yes it is small but i get by, today the main work bench which is 3ft is going to be extended to 4 1/2 ft ,but its served me well and i have made quite a good few items on it now i could join the bench i made from a pallet but then i thought no leave it like that as thats my sawing table.and is where my sharpening station i made is, a fella i know that owns a grocery shop often gives me pallets not the type for loading items on ,to be deliverd to supermarkets but ones he uses at the front of his shop which are made for stalls ,any way,s i have stripped one down and got it ready for today once i have it standing i will cover the top with thick ply wood and that will ad a couple of mm,s lol no couple of feet.but nothing keeps me from my love which is wood,my misses is always saying you spend more time in that den than you do with me , i just said shhh and get used to it this is my first love,always has always will be.

    #313646
    kenny moore
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    ps,
    no,no, paul i am not from the usa, im from tunbridgewells kent, england.
    yes i was made in england.

    #313647
    vwrmic
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    Very impressive Kenny, that is the type of set up I had in mind when I created this topic.

    It certainly shows your dedication. Thanks for showing us all!

    #313838
    fjhall
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    I have a small space compared to some, but I like it and honestly don’t really feel in want of anything. There are plenty of improvements, cabinets, tills, etc that I plan to make over time. Heck those 2×4 shelves were just supposed to be temporary, but 10 months later….lol. Its just the extended side of my garage. still fit two cars in there and I dont usually even back out my car when woodworking.

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    #314164
    Steve Giles
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    I’ve just moved my workshop into a small space which is working quite well at the moment because there hasn’t yet been time for me to clutter it up. Give me a few weeks and it’ll doubtless deteriorate into my trademark disorganised mess though (-: It’s already moved in that direction since the photo was taken, in fact.

    I don’t own any power tools which are what tend to eat up space in a workshop and I’m not one for collecting tools just for the sake of it, so one shelf is all I need for tools.

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    #338707
    Nathan Burt
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    Like Kenny I too have very little space to work in. Its about half a 10×3 shed.

    Still need to sort out a lot of my stuff as it is only a couple months old and I haven’t had the time yet.

    I have to move alot of stuff around before I can start work but at least then I can use some more of the 10×3 and some of my outside decking.

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    #338877
    Larry Geib
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    Lol
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    How do you turn that jointer around in That space?

    #338891
    Nathan Burt
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    Its only a Stanley no. 5 and I have to carefully do a 3 point turn.

    I literally don’t have room for a proper jointer! I really want a no 7/8.

    #338894
    Misha
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    It is a very small shop (less than 3×3 meters. And sometimes I use it as a bedroom.)

    Misha

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    #339025
    Farred
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    After looking at some of these, at 8×16 feet, my space suddenly feels huge. Except for the workbench and lathe, everything is on wheels.

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    #339042
    Larry Geib
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    I wouldn’t be too concerned about the 7 or 8, Nathan. Nothing that fits in that shop needs one.

    #366330
    Rowdy Whaleback
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    Here is my shed. It’s not a shed of grey it’s a natty green.

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