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03-10-2009, 11:42 AM #1AllThumbz Guest
Small Basement Workshop
I only have a small area in my basement to work in.
It is a very confined area, good for one man only.
I own a table saw, drill press, SB Heavy 10 and Burke mill.
The remainder of my basement, when I finish it, has to go for a kids' play room and laundry room.
Is anyone in the same situation (small basement shop) who can show me some pictures so I can grab some ideas on how to maximize space to work effectively?
Thanks in advance.
03-10-2009, 05:16 PM #2
If you have something that is too tall, you can knock a hole in the ceiling if it is drywalled and position between the joists. you can gain an extra 8 inches or so. Make sure there is plenty of clearance around it.
03-10-2009, 09:29 PM #3
I have a SB heavy 10, SB light 10, SB shaper, 3 drill presses and a woodworking shop in my basement. The wife compained about some dust on the clothes so i put the washer and dryer upstairs and told her don't come down its my playroom LOL...BobBob Wright Metal Master Fab
Salem, Ohio Birthplace of the Silver and Deming Drill, all others are copies.
03-11-2009, 04:12 PM #4
These containers are available in 8' and 9' heights. Get the 9' high as the extra height really helps. Really tough and rodent and rain tight. Right now they are a dime a dozen - well, maybe a bit more - but a real deal.
Since we are not shipping as much out as we receive, docks are getting full of empties. I got mine for less than $2000 each.
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04-02-2009, 11:54 AM #5
heres a 8x16 workspace
I'm in the exact same situation in the basement...
I need the space for a shop and an extra room for the kids
The shop floor space is (approx) '8x16'
You can see where the lathe is going to sit (SB 10k)
and the table with the towel and parts on it is where
a Rung-Fu RF-31 mill/drill is going to sit.
I'm also in the process of building a small CNC wood mill that will
be rollable under the workbench(once I get organized!! LOL)
Still a work in progress (as you can see! ) but so far, considering
the size I have to work with, I'm pretty happy with how its turning out.
P.S. Yes, one day I plan on painting the floor
04-02-2009, 03:19 PM #6AllThumbz Guest
The place is a mess right now.
The machine area:
This is the small clock shop:
As to the floor, paint is ok, but I plan to put down some of these rubber-like interlocking floor tiles for garages and other work areas. The stuff is supposed to cushion your feet and prevent fatique. It cleans up and is oil resistant, and if it gets broken, you pull up the tile, and lay down another one (no cement needed).
My Yahoo group:
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04-12-2009, 12:08 AM #7
Small spaces are challenging
Hi Thumbz, looks like you are squeezing it all in. Some people even seem to thrive working in tight quarters.
My brother-in-law does some fabulous woodworking projects in his shop that is so tight I think it takes a couple of days for the sawdust to hit the floor.
I think I even saw the corner of a Heavy 10 peeking into one of those pictures
Keep up the good work, Doug