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post #2141 of 2188 Old 07-28-2019, 09:14 AM
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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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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.
Cheers!
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post #2144 of 2188 Old 08-17-2019, 06:36 AM
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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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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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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 (http://rudolfbassinc.net).

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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Cool My shop is warmer now!

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We already had a few members post pictures of their shop here: https://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f16/avatars-28/ 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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honestly..... I think I have the smallest 24 X 40

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"I swear! I cut it three times and it is still too short!"

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It's not much, but here's my s̶h̶o̶p̶ shed
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That is a nice new shop Ed
Unfortunate to go thru the hurricane but in the end you have a nice bigger, clean shop and new tools.
Probably what a lot of us could wish for.
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Still in progress

This is the area where I do most of my work now. All of the machinery is behind me out of the shot. I find I do better work and alot less mistake by hand
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Wow! Kinda speechless on that one.
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This is my fathers flooring company!

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Most of the wood shop equipment is behind me but if anyone was thinking of adding a computer monitor to there bench I highly recommend it. great for quick referencing stuff and playing music. The computer is stored underneath the bench top, I was tired of it getting full of dust and having issues.

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Hi All

Sheds below 128ft2 in my area don't require building permits so my shop is only 8x15 but I've made the best of the space and it's pretty functional. I'm not a woodworker by trade so this is for hobby and maintenance of the house and yard. I've got 800 ft2 of electronics shop on the lower level of the house and a two car garage for auto mechanics. I use to have to woodworking stuff in the garage but every-time I built something out of wood all my car parts would get covered in sawdust. I built this in the back yard to do all the woodworking and make more space in the garage for car stuff.


The shed is completely insulated including the ceiling which makes it very quick to warm up with just a ceramic heater, the flooring was on clearance sale in the center of the aisle at Lowes that day and cost about $75, I know shops don't need fancy floors and I see a lot of plywood but I've got to say that this makes sweeping up twice as fast and it also makes things slide and roll around a lot easier.


Stock is on the right, there is enough space for 4x8 sheets below the racks for dimensional stuff, screws nails and hardware are sorted and stored there as well as an old Ikea dresser that keeps tools and stuff until I have time to build something nicer.


The left side has the RAS and the blade of the RAS is 10 feet from the back wall of the shed and I use the table saw as an out-feed table when ripping on the RAS. I also plan to make moulding and will open the double doors and feed through the RAS out into the yard to get ten foot lengths of finished moulding.


Although the RAS will rip sometimes it's easier to use the table saw and it easily pulls out and turns and uses the bench as an outfeed table. There is a rolling storage unit under the bench and shelves all over.


Lastly, since my wife has to look at the shed every time she looks out the kitchen window I built the window boxes she asked for and in the spring it'll get some shutters so it "looks nice"
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My little shop

I took over my 12 x 20 garage to start my shop.
Here are a few quick photos of how it is setup.
I just built the wall hanging organizers and they turned out very well. Used french cleats to hang and move if needed.
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This is the area where I do most of my work now. All of the machinery is behind me out of the shot. I find I do better work and alot less mistake by hand
I like your setup and all the hand tools nice and organized.
I like to think it makes your mind work better when you aren't frustrated looking for something in the shop.
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