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post #2141 of 2150 Old 07-28-2019, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob in St. Louis View Post
That's VERY cool!!!

I might add a 'drop' ceiling.... for a couple reasons....

#1 Lighting - Having a solid white surface above you will reflect light and help illuminate.

#2 Cleanliness - I can't help but to believe that exposed fiberglass insulation will forever reign down bits of nasties that you breath in.

#3 Appearance - Having a "clean" ceiling will help mentally as you're working in a space that's cleaner and less "basementy", if that makes sense.

I'm in a basement and used 3/8" ply as my 'ceiling' in the shop. As a bonus, I can attach 'things' as needed to the ceiling. It's also painted white to help spread lighting and appear more "clean".

Iíve actually thought about that on more that one occasion for all of the reasons youíve mentioned! The two things Iíve run into is I regularly hang things from the floor joists (drying pieces, extension cords, etc.) but youíre right, with 3/8Ē ply that would still be possible.

Also this is below my kitchen where I need occasional access to plumbing. But I could pencil on the plywood approximate locations of the pipes above so if necessary, I could unscrew one panel temporarily.

Thank you for the suggestion!
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post #2142 of 2150 Old 07-28-2019, 02:10 PM
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It wouldn't looks as clean, but you could leave the joist open that contained "important" things.
The plan with mine, was to use eyelet screws to hold things to the ceiling, but to date, I've not needed to do that yet.
The largest things I was going to hand were table saw jigs that are too massive to put anywhere else.
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Hi there. My shop is a half of a two car garage. Gets a bit cramped but I try to keep it clean enough to use. When the whether is good I expand to the drive as well.
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It's not pretty but it does the job. I have all the basics - Workbench with vice, table saw, band saw, drill press, dust collector, jointer, thicknesser, router table, music system :-)

I use 1/4 of a two car garage plus a little. The only issue I ever encounter is when I have to cut something "big" on the table saw. Then I have to spin it around to accommodate either the length or the width. But I can live with that and will soon buy a dolly for the base of the table saw.
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post #2146 of 2150 Old 09-15-2019, 04:14 PM
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My garage/shop... Not much room but I try and make it work

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I re-organize my shop often so if I show a pic today it could be different tomorrow haha
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post #2148 of 2150 Old 09-21-2019, 09:47 AM
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Here is a older pic from the last rearranging. Show us your shop!-20190306_192335_1569072431213.jpgShow us your shop!-20190413_194309_1569072566643.jpg

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Very cool. How do you know it's from 1941? I have the same press, but from a slightly different vintage. Rockwell bought Delta in 1945, and sold it in 1981, so mine is of that era. I inherited from my grandfather. He lived in Brooklyn, NY from the depression into the 1990's. I love how the retailer riveted a metal plaque onto the machine.

I confess I don't know how to use the press to its fullest extent. I know that if I move the belt to the larger pulley on the motor, and correspondingly smaller pulley on the other end, the bit will spin faster. I assume that means there will be less torque, and the bit will bog down more easily? But maybe it cuts cleaner at a higher speed?

Currently, I already have trouble with getting enough power to it. When I turn it on the lights flicker. I can bog it down really easily if I don't clear the bit frequently. I'm going to run a 20a circuit out to the shop, which will help. But more knowledge about how to best use the press might also.

Hi ya Dylan,
That there riveted metal plaque on your drill press is from the venerable Rudolph Bass, Inc. which had their showroom on 175 Laffeyette St in Manhattan, NYC. I made my first good quality power tool purchase from them, a Porter Cable 690 router made in the USA. I still own it and the only thing that wore out was the cord relief/cord set and the screw that held the motor in the base and fixed the depth of cut (the latter wasn't the best design and was improved in later incarnations of the 690). I too live in Brooklyn.

Rudolph Bass was located just east of SOHO in an small area populated with machinery stores, used machinery showrooms (lathes, mills, drill presses, etc.), industrial tooling, metal working and woodworking supply stores. SOHO directly to the east was comprised of lots of industrial lofts housing business, fabricators, factories, and run down warehouses and was taken over by poor artists in the 1970s ... eventually attracting art galleries and collectors, fashion stores, and restaurants. Now even the art work has moved away replaced by mostly extremely wealthy tenants with renovated lofts and absolutely overrun by Euro tourists on fashion shopping sprees ... like a huge mall.

Around the turn of this century the area where Rudolph Bass was located become increasingly gentrified and the last holdouts were like dinosaurs (for ex. Victor Machinery Exchange a metal tooling store and one or two used machinery stores) a throwback to another era. Now it's all high end fashion stores, cafes, pricey restaurants, swanky furniture and design stores, slick surfaces, hipsters, and jet setters. I liked NYC when when tool and machinery stores were a part of its culture. Low and behold Rudolph Bass appears rtf be still around, now in New Jersy (

I keep an old Rudolph Bass catalogue (likely from the late 1980s) in my book collection. Rudolph Bass sold all kinds of tools including lots of big artillery. The catalog is over 400 pages thick. Here's a few pics:
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post #2150 of 2150 Old 10-09-2019, 06:41 PM
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Cool My shop is warmer now!

Originally Posted by Nathan View Post
We already had a few members post pictures of their shop here: but I wanted to start a new thread just for members to show off their shops.

So, big or small... let's see what you got.
have a "now heated" workshop area after finding a great space heater
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