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  • Yes, its in the house, basement, attack, back room...

    249 54.25%
  • Yes, its out on the breezeway exposed to the elements

    4 0.87%
  • No, its located in the detached garage or shed

    148 32.24%
  • No, its located in a remote site

    18 3.92%
  • No, its at work in the company shop.

    17 3.70%
  • Oh, if I only had my own shop to tinker in!

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    IN the cellar/under the bedrooms/24LX10W/ definately need more space, can't work too late at night/ can't spray chems/have too keep chips from being dragged upstairs
    onto new hardwood floors or the wife will kill me ,,nice to have somewhere to go



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    Default Kitchen shop ???

    Quote Originally Posted by vacpress
    well. i know i am the only one with a lathe and milling machine in the kitchen... however, the kitchen is aropund 1,200 square feet.. so it has the space.. also in my kitchen is a wide array of other tools, big work benches, etc.

    in the past i have had a recording studio in the kitchen(differnet place)

    i think the kitchen is an ideal place for machinery or equipment. (apparently)
    Dont tell me, let me guess...
    You drill your own holes in the swiss cheese and turn your own hotdogs ???


    Lol.
    Cool kitchen.

    .JW



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    Default Everyone Please Say awwwwwwwwwwwww!

    I built my new shop last year about 50 yards from the house! 24' X 32' X 10' which I thought was bigger than I would ever need - yeah right!!!. To afford it, I did all the finish myself thus the entire summer was shot.
    Now for the awwwwwwwwww, During the build, I only had one accident. Fell of a 12' ladder while pushing new flooring into the rafters for the attic floor. Ladder fell from misplacement and mainly from an over abundance of stupidity!!!!
    Well, about 5 months later, a pain in the right hip sent me to the family saw bones. Several xrays and a complete MRI fater, I was informed that there was damage in the right hip!! A trip to a specialist said not to worry about the right hip because if we act fast, we may save the left hip which hasn't even started hurting yet!!!
    New specialist on Monday and schedule a little down time 12 - 16 weeks, a total hip replacement (right side) and a core (whatever that is) on the left side. New Garage, 15K. New hip 150K. Lesson in stubidity - Priceless!!!!!!!!
    Cheers!!


    billyjack
    Helicopter def. = Bunch of spare parts flying in close formation! USAF 1974 ;>)


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    hope your luck turns around soon Billyjack!



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    Damn Bill, that does hurt ! Whew !! Let that be a lesson to everyone, I just got done refinishing my Townhouse flatroof, took two days in smoltering sunny ole Florida. On a winter day I probably could have had it done in one day but it was sooooo damn hot I had to work 10 minutes break for 15 just to stay alive, and I was extra careful around the ladder making sure I didn,t go near it if I felt dizzy.



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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by Adobe Machine
    Had our home built recently with attached garage and purpose built shop
    MY DREAM!!! Savor the taste of having your shop made the way you want the size you want it and where you want it....

    just let someone else do all the ladder climbing!



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    Hi Guys, I,m new to the site and when I saw the title of this post, I had to chuckle. I owned a Radio controlled model shop until 6 weeks ago when the lease ran out, I literally have the shop in my house. (A few thousand £'s worth of stock anyway).
    Over here in good 'ol Blighty, we're lucky if we can afford a house let alone a workshop!. Mines a 16'6"x6' shed in the backgarden.
    Jealous isn't the word!

    Colin31.



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    My work areas consist of a shed and a garage (I gave the storage shed to the wife to use as a summerhouse lol ) In the winter I sandcast and in summer I just potter about and ride my motorcycle.... I guess i'm a confirmed tinkerer How many of you guys have a wife who agrees to allow you to spend £1000's on hobby materials? (song lyrics) Me i'm just a lucky guy.....

    Keith


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    My workshop is only in the planning stage, but it will be in the chook shed, at least as soon as I can move those pesky chooks out...lol dont worry they are getting new accommodation (not the dinner plate!!!).

    Will be pretty small - 7 by 3 metres, but I plan to maximise space, mostly machines/work benches besides I only have my CNC router (when its finished), drill press, bench grinder and a faceting machine. (so far)

    I will be running phone and data from the house as well (fibre optic) so no pesky memory sticks to transfer my g-code from the house to router.

    Russell.



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    Garage workshop here, but I do have to tollerate the tumble drier in there so not all my own space 8-)

    I do however have a small cnc machine on the kitchen table, so I guess that makes up for the tumble drier... My other half also lets me spend on big toys when I have the money... She has an engineering background too, and like trains and engines... Lucky man, that I am.

    Joules

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    I have been renting space in the basement of a friend's business. Just today he mentioned, only half jokingly, that I could expand beyond the 400sf used now to the entire 5,000sf if I need to. Great. Only trouble is, until I excavate, which I also have permission to do, my headroom is limited to about 6'4". It's all I can do to keep from breaking those darn light bulbs!



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    I have my shop in a spare bedroom. I put a wood floor in and made a big bench for my mill and drillpress. I put my lathe on a small bench I made for it. I also build models on a desk in the same room. I have 4 foot shop lites all around the room. I kept it pretty clean ,my landload thinks its cool that I can machine stuff without making it look like a garage. I will try to post some pics.

    Mitch ....................



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    Quote Originally Posted by vacpress View Post
    well. i know i am the only one with a lathe and milling machine in the kitchen... however, the kitchen is aropund 1,200 square feet.. so it has the space.. also in my kitchen is a wide array of other tools, big work benches, etc.

    in the past i have had a recording studio in the kitchen(differnet place)

    i think the kitchen is an ideal place for machinery or equipment. (apparently)
    Not in the kitchen but,very close.In a room in front of the kitchen.Used to be a patio before I enclosed it.I paid a lot of money for the mill and lathe.I want them in a place where I can control temperature and humidity.Another benefit is that it forces one to keep everything clean.There is a window between the shop and kitchen.Great place for the coffee maker.I use a wet/dry vac to clean the machines and,occasionally I clean them with a good degreaser and a toothbrush.They look and work like the day I bought them.The crucible furnace is another story.It resides in the garage.



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    Smile

    My is located in the detached garage. there is no more room for car



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    Hello to all, I'm new to this site and I just can't get enough of the commerodery here ! so, I guess I'll weigh in too.
    Like many of you I'm a glutton for punishment as well so, my work is also my hobby.
    My first "shop" was in an old milk house at a friends farm. Just a little bigger than a large closet, but easy to heat in the winter, did alot more drinkin' there than ever turnin' on the old Atlas but, I was young and bumb then.
    My first real shop was in the basement of our first house, used a boat winch braced in the door jam to ease my newly perchaced Harding tool room horz. mill down the steps (still dumb)
    A couple of houses later and my wife and two small boys and I are in a small farm a ways out in the country. I must confess to an embaresment of of quality shop space now.
    I am able to have my mill, Atlas lathe, an 8" shaper, a Linly jig borer and a few other small bits down the basement again. I'm also able to set up a basic blacksmith shop in the corner of one of the out buildings( just an anvil and portable forge to be used for meditation)
    I have complete accsess to my employers shop but , I do find it nice to just have a putter when I want to and not feel compelled to get somthing done every time I walk in the door.



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    Mines in the basement.
    It was kinda a pain getting a Cnc'd 900 pound Grizzly 3102 mill down there ,but its nice being able to work where its warm and cozy.

    Just gotta get a couch and TV down here and I'm set.

    Now I need to figure out how to get a 3000+ pound lathe down here too...





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    I did have a garage shop, until the roof started leaking majorly, and i had to evacuate all my tools. Now i have half of the lounge in my flat used as a shop, its very pokey, and i can just use everything, but at least the lathe and mill arent rusting out in the garage.



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    RBIEZE,
    I happen to see your head scratching on the 3000lb lathe.
    I used a pair of 1/2 inch wall 4x4 angle iron "tracks" to slide my machines down the basement steps, nothing over a thousand pounds though.
    I don't think this would be suitable for your situation but, I also considerd replacing the basement steps with a platform elevator run by cables and a winch.( wife said much on the subject... all of it bad)
    I believe Harbor Frieght sells somthing like this.

    merl



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    At the moment we're looking for a new house.

    My only request was that it either have a garage/outhouse/big shed that I can convert into a workshop, or enough land that I can build a workshop. Im thinking 32'x32' or equivalent floor space in whatever measurements are cheapest, and Im seeing 220V and 110V mains supply, plus seperate 110V wall sockets run off my yet to be built wind turbine(s) to save some money on the electricity bills....:fingers crossed:

    SWMBO's only request was that whether there is somewhere for a workshop already there, or it has to be built, that the house is completely finished first because she doesn't want to live in a building site while I make my workshop into luxury. I think thats a fair deal.

    At the moment our terraced house just doesn't have anywhere to do 'stuff', so I invade my parents garage almost daily and drive my wonderful mother mad while I try to work around all the bags of vegetables, the boiler, the freezer, the dryer, and the random garden stuff she has in there. Shes in for a surprise when I finish my router and need somewhere to set it up! It'll probably end up running in the attic, and I'll have to carry wood up, and chips down, the attic ladder.

    ....I really need my own workshop!



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    Mines an 9' x 6' Shed. Contains a 5' 6" x 3' 3 axis CNC machine, PC, Tall Freezer, compressor, pillar dril, scroll saw, belt sander plus a libarary of books. Its starting to defy physics the amount of stuff crammed in their.

    I haven't got a clue how am going to build the first 7' span RC plane that the router cuts. On the bonus side its fully insulated and I even put a carpet down and have a swivel chair.

    Liam



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