Hi guys I thought I better post up a picture of my shop. well we don't call it a shop in Australia, It has to be a shed. Mine is tiny weighing in at 2.4m x 4.8m. For those who still work in feet, I will leave it to you to multiply those numbers x 3.28 to work it out in feet! It is a bit of a work in progress as I still have to add the roof to the materials rack I put down the side Note the slab for the compressor I will put there one day You can see that I have already made provision to secure the roofing sheets to the fence. I built this shed myself from a Stratco kit and added a heap of shelves and benches at the time! Anyway, enough of the boring stuff, come inside my mini shop (err shed)! Up one end I have my welding station, band saw and drill press. You will note the welding table is on (noisy) steel wheels so I can pull it out and away from the 200 amp MIG welder. You probably can't see it but on the back side of the table there is a vice mounted on a 50x50mm piece of SHS that I can remove if it gets in the way (eg. Like a tow bar with a 2" receiver). I had the top, corner braces and castor mounting plates laser cut so I did not have to buy a full sheet of steel! I just moved the drill press to its current location as it was on the other side of the door beside my lathe but I am trying to reorganise my shop a bit to make way for some more room. The long term plan is to replace the drill press with a Seig X3 mill which is about the same size as the drill press. Behind the drill press is a small 6 tonne hydraulic press. My camping gear lives on the top shelf. The bandsaw can be pulled out to cut long stuff passed through the door way. Anyway, on the other side of the door is my lathe. It is the same as the Smithy Midas 1220 3-in-1. I have tricked it out by adding a 4 jaw chuck, a quick change tool post and a 4" milling vice. There is a hardwood workbench up the end under the window. On the other side is my grinding station and I keep a couple of 4" angle grinders behind the bench grinder. For Gus's benefit the grey tool beside the grinder is a commercial diamond hone knife sharpener I bought at an auction brand new years ago for $26. What a bargain! It was worth 12 times that! It takes about 8-10 strokes to keep all my knives razor sharp! The red tool chest is a new addition to let me put 3 layers of tools on my ever shrinking bench tops! Anyway, the main reason I moved the drill press is that I am starting to think I should upgrade my lathe and eventually use a separate mill. My local "candy store" (as Gus calls it) has some specials on at the moment and I think I can fit this one in if the budget allows https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/L682 but if the wallet won't stretch, maybe I will make do with this one https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/L141 which has roughly the same footprint. Decisions! Decisions! ANy help appreciated. Any Aussies, lurking and looking for a used lathe, this one will be up for sale on eBay if I upgrade. I have just recently fitted all new spindle bearings and seals to it.