My Little workshop

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  1. Mar 4, 2013 #1

    slaurenson

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    Hi guys,

    thought I would post a few pics of my workshop, when we bought the house I was given a blank canvas as per the first couple of photos - this is basically how it is today.. unfortunately I can't fit a Milling machine in so have to look at getting a bigger workshop now and starting all over !!

    never mind, it will do me for now.

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    You seem to have made the most of the available space, a place for everything, puts me to shame.

    Paul.
     
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    Very organised there in a small place. It is amazing what you can fit in. My shop is a similar size and am thinking about better storage options. I managed to fit in a Seig Super X3 mill in place of my drill press. It took me ages to work out where I could put it. Then I had a brainwave and moved my drill press to a new spot (to make room for a bigger lathe) for a while and decided I could fit the SX3 in the same footprint the drill occupied. I have not missed the drill press yet.
     
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    Great use of space and very neat
     
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    Really nice shop.

    I agree, the SX3 might fit. I also find I do not use my little drill press that often. It was a cheap one anyway and the mill does a nicer job.

    In any case, yours is a shop to be proud of....
     
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    Very nice, well organised workshop.

    I wish my workshop looked like that.
     
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    My only comment would be:-
    Why did you not paint the walls white before you installed everything, it makes it so much lighter if you do that.

    Phil
     
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    Yep I did think about painting the walls white but to be honest, I like the wood colour as well.. I have about 15 strip lights in that little space so light hasn't been to much of a problem.. I just wish the shop was a bit wider so I could get my old bike in the middle, would make life easier for working on it but for building model engines it's a good size.

    cheers
     
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    oh and yes, the drill press would be the first to go in place of a milling machine, I think I could probably squeeze it in.. I just have to convince the CFO for purchase approval :)
    I do use a small vertical slide on the lath and an ER32 collet chuck for small milling work, it seems to cover most of what I need for my Quayle Steam engine that I am in the midst of building.. the problem I find with the vertical slide is it vibrates a lot when taking cuts..
     
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    slaurenson, very nice looking shop larry
     
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    Nice shop and well organised. Love the lighting as well. Thanks for showing. No chance of me showing photos until everyone has forgotten how neat your is.

    Jim
     
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    My brainwave was to place the mill on an angle near the door. That may work for you too. My floor space is similar to yours.
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    This lets the table steal a bit more room if it is right over to the left and the natural light is an advantage. The stand is a bit deeper than the drill press but it extends under the upper shelf so this is not a problem. Note the welder, bandsaw and welding table are all on wheels so they can be moved around. I just pull the saw out when it is in use. The sale of my old lathe covered half the cost of the mill! I am envious of your drawers etc, that is my next shop upgrade.
     
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    Sort of makes you want to work in it all the time. Very nice. JL
     
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    Very well organised and weather proof. Very much bigger than my three open sided balcony machineshop. Wee bitty rain droplets do get in on a very bad day. :rolleyes:
    See foto. Rust is not a big problem. But the moist makes me ponder on buying DRO for the vertical mill.

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    Great design! Enjoy!
     
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    Looks great Gus!
     
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    I carve wood, build model boats...ect and machine.
     
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    Hi,

    You have a beautifully organized and tidy shop.
    A Me-Ford lathe. Sorry, most Brits can't say "my".
    Are you doing mainly woodworking? I noticed a few saws and a router.
    I am curious about the building structure though, because most windows have a lentil over them. Are you in a shed? What I see would not be accepted by the building code for house construction.
    Just curious....
     
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    Size only matters to scammers selling "male enhancement" products, I get off on overcoming obstacles using the barest of resources.
     
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