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  1. jordanzwon1

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    I always love seeing other peoples workspace. By workspace, I don’t mean your desk and computer, I mean where do you tinker? Try to make things, build stuff, etc.

    I’ll kick us off. It’s nothing impressive but it works for our small garage.... we still park a minivan in here too ! :)

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    Ok, I'll play today. Same garage situation, but it's never had a car in it. I cut into the ductwork so it's heated and air-conditioned with the rest of the house. The winery shot isn't my house, but it's my other favorite workshop. It's Dad's basement and a lot of quality time gets spent there every Fall. DSCN0527.JPG
     
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    DSCN0528.JPG I'm not sure what happened there, but here's the last picture of my "shop".

    Since the pictures weren't taken for this purpose, you can't really see the small bandsaw (my most useful tool!) and the drill press behind it right in the middle beside the chest freezer.

    My big tool box is buried (but reachable) in the far left corner behind one of the workbenches. Miter saw, small table saw, and all the circular saws, jigsaws, drills, router, etc...are on the shelves at the back.

    The big planer, jointer, and dovetail jig live in the space under the bench. Most things have to be moved before they can be used, but that's the joy of townhouse living...
     
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  5. jordanzwon1

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    I like it
     
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    Not finished yet but the beginnings of a workshop
     
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    Lots of space! No mini van! Lol
     
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    The shop behind my house. Just a tiny slice as I was specifically taking a pic of the smithing set up. Lots of tools and materials from my dad's retirement gig as a handyman plus his career as a millwright.
    I also have a small corner of my garage for stuff like leathercraft and kydex molding.

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    I need a 4 car garage
     
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    Glacier Pace Benchworks (aka Controlled Chaos)
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    Oh lawd... mine is such a mess I would never post a pic. But I know where everything is. Mostly.
     
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    If I push everything back I can trim a whole side
     
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    Yours looks like a lot more than just leather
     
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    That's not the leatherworking area. Stand by.
     
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    You can’t see my workspace. I mean you literally can’t see any space where I work. I have to clean it up for every new project. Sorry.
     
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    This is the other end of the basement:
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    And you got weights in your basement. Id be divorced leather lift then drink bourbon and go pass out
     
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    Likewise but you have me beat. I know where the cars are because they are hard to miss. Anything else is anyone's guess.
     
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    All the cars? Have checked lately?
     
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    I knew I liked you.
     
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    Ya unfortunately still there. I was stumbling around looking for something the other day and oh yeah still there.
     
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    Howdy @Winemaker. I was going to ask you about the barrel under the bench 'till I saw the carboys on the side. Then I noticed the "winemaker" handle. Love that little shop. Like me, you're getting a ton done in the real-estate you have.

    Corker, press, and crusher have to live in the attic except for the few days a year that I need them.

    Cheers!
     
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    The real problem is I have way too much stuff, and too many projects. I also have a 25x50 garage that took me 45 minutes last night to clean a spot big enough to get her jeep front end in to change front brake pads.
     
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    Same issues. It's 3 of us in what's really a glorified bachelor pad of a townhouse. The garage (10 x 21) is the entire shop and toy storage. It'll never have even a front end in there. I keep an 8 x 8 easy-up canopy around to make car work a little friendlier.

    Mind if I briefly PM a quick winemaking question so I don't clog this up?
     
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    No problem
     
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    My workspace looks like a bomb went off. NO WAY I'm sending a pic of that. It drives me crazy, but I don't have much time to deal with it.
     
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    Don't worry- you're in good company. Mine looks like it snowed 2" of sawdust after the bomb went off.
     
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    Lol, I just got done frantically vacuuming up all the shavings, sawdust, and just plain dust that was covering everything after I slimmed down an axe haft this morning.
    I usually do that outside, but it was raining so I just went for it while she was still sleeping.
    Man, the amount of dust produced from just hand sanding always surprises me.
     
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    After moving to a temporary home this summer my work shop now resides and a buddy of mines garage, next time I get time in the shop I will snap a few photos
     
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    Wow. I'm guessing you've got around 430 standard size (750ml) bottles of wine in all those carboys... :eek:
     
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    Thereabouts...There may be one or 2 more carboys not visible off to the left behind the crusher (under the tarp). Our normal yield is about 100 gallons or 500 bottles. This might sound bad, but fermenting and enjoying is really my main hobby.

    The lion's share of the wine stays with my parents, then it's me and a buddy of mine. If you look at the pictures of my garage, you'll see my micro-winery on the back shelf. 28 cubic feet, organized carefully, lets me have 4 carboys fermenting and the same amount bottled in the grid. I do hard ciders, meads, and the like there since it's not as messy. I'll do 15 gallons of local grapes to wine once in a while, but it's not really set up for that. Maybe next year...

    Also, the 2 milk crates on the floor next to the generators handle another 40 Grolsch style bottles which lets me store another 5 gallons of experimental stuff. Peach meads, heavy cysers, limoncello, etc...

    I just got the email this morning from Dad that we're gearing up for vintage 2019!

    Cheers!
     
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    My wife and I moved one year ago, August. This is the 30’ X 32’ garage/shop at our retirement home. It’s still a work in progress.

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    Double 10’ roll up doors.

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    Old pictures of when we first moved in and all the junk scattered out while I figured out what to do with it.
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    Building an 8’ X 16’ overhead storage platform, 10’ off the floor with no help.

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    Old picture, starting to get some tools organized and stuff put up.

    I’ll have to take some current pictures, it’s slightly more organized, but still a work in progress.
     
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    My townhouse garage and I am extremely jealous! That's a fantastic space to have.
     
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    Greetings, Mr. Powers. Welcome to my top secret lair.....buhahaha!!
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    Sanding and grinding in my garage. Most everything else, at my desk.
     
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    No pics currently showing how bad it is now. But, this was a few years back before I had to incorporate a few relatives guy stuff into my garage. Now it's kind of like Hoarders but full of little treasures. I lost my parking spot in the garage now.:4:
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    Here’s what it looks like this morning. I’m in same position as many of you where I have to move stuff to use anything. It’s frustrating but definitely a first world problem we just have to much stuff.
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    I’m in the process of fencing in and building a shade structure on the side of the house. My plan is to move all my metal working stuff out there.
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    This depresses me. :( I currently live in a townhouse with no garage, and no yard. My workspace right now consists of whatever piece of flat surface I can make use of (generally the kitchen table, or coffee table). My dream is to have a property with a dedicated shop space so I can actually have somewhere to put a vice and bench tools. One day...
     
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    My bench after a few consecutive projects:
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    Keep the faith, @John from Alberta. We had an apartment years ago the same way, and I managed to build 2 motorcycles in it. Upstairs, by the way...I had a small bench grinder with a wire wheel clamped to a piece of foam (to keep the noise down) on the coffee table.

    Granted, they were small race bikes, but these were bare frame builds. I never brought fuel into the place, so I figured it was cool.

    I even painted them up there with spray cans. Taped off the whole bathroom with newspaper and I hung the bodywork off the shower curtain rod. Box fan in the window. You should have seen my neighbor's faces when I rolled them down the stairs.

    This was a pretty nice area in North Jersey.
     
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    Here’s my shop. It was built in 2014 after we demolished an old trailer house that was in this location. It is 20’X50’. The door closest to the big door goes into the main shop, the far door, behind the tree, leads into a climate controlled craft room that was intended to be a sewing room, leather working room, etc, but in actuality is a storage room. We need to do something about that.
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    Authorized personnel only! But since you all are my friends you’re welcome anytime. Come on in.
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    The side with the big door usually houses a Jeep, either this one or my ‘06 Rubicon. I alternate driving them.
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    The other side looks like this. The door by the ladders does into the craft room.
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    There’s a metal working corner with oxyacetylene torch and Hobart Handler 190 MIG welder.
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    And the other side where knives are rehandled, rivets set in leather, etc. I built the main work bench around 1980. It has been moved several times. There’s also satellite radio so I’m never far from Waylon, Willie and the boys.
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    Wall fan helps, but it gets mighty hot in the summer, so most of my shop projects are done in the winter or at the kitchen table.
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    The junked up craft room.
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    Action shot: Hog trap being built last year.
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    Thanks for visiting with me.

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    Thanks. I've been running through my head how I could turn a small 4 foot section of wall in our basement utility room into a work space, just gotta get the bikes out of there. Thinking I might be able to store the bikes in our camper over the winter and clear up some space though, so there is hope!
     
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    Not weights.....Bowflex! Man it's been awhile since I've seen one of those.
     
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    It’s much messier than when this photo was taken but I spend about 6 hours a day in here and I love it
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    Wood working area.

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    One for vehicle maintenance.

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    Storage garage.

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    Now this is what I am going to think about every time I use one of your products!
     
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    Sefton, are both those Camaros yours? If so, how lucky can one man be?!!!! I wanted and still want a '69 Z so bad I could/can taste it. :dblthumb:
     
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