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Whats your Instructables work space? Answered

About a year or so ago, when I started to get a little more serious about builing things as a hobby I took my wooden storage shed in my back yard and converted it to a workshop. I wired it up for power and light, I added some insulation and a small ceramic heater (I live right on lake erie, the winters are windy and cold) and a fan for the summer time. I'm always making improvements to my small but useful space when I'm inbetween projects. I was just posting to see what other people use as an instructables space. what kind of gear do you have in there? pictures are great too...... love to see what they look like. I'll post some of mine when I get home from work today.

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LoneWolf

8 years ago

Mine is a concrete room in our basement (yes I said concrete, maybe it was meant to be a tornado shelter? either that or it's part of the foundation) which I converted into a workshop, I believe it's somewhere around 15x10 ft.

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abadfart

8 years ago

mine is a stall in my garage I've got a drill press, table saw, grinder, soldering iron, welder, air compressor, and the standerd hand tools if thats not enough i take it to the shop at csu and bob lets me use there tools

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Lftndbt

10 years ago

Any flat clear space... (Much to my g/f's annoyance ;) ) In my garage that is suppose to be my "workspace" (which barely has room for me to stand due to my beloved V8 and excess junk.) are:- Just your basics PWR Drill/sep drill press, router, jigsaw, band saw, recip saw, Circ saw, compound mitre saw, tablesaw, planer,laith, bench grinder, angle grinder.... I'm sure there's more but they are well and truly covered with stuff by now.. And i'm starting to (am) sounding like a wanker.... Bare in mind is sell "Hardware" (sadly not such a big discount :( )

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DIY Dave

10 years ago

I do mine in my bedroom on the floor, bedroom on my desk and in the garage.

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Goodhart

10 years ago

I ~~have~~ had a small bedroom I used for the combination of an electronics workshop, pyrographer's workspace, and computer room. Now it is filled to the hilt with my wife's potential eBay sales items (and impossible to move around in).

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trebuchet03

10 years ago

The world is my workspace :p Occasionally the dining table... The floor for larger items.... 2' from an electric socket and the balcony :p

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its a liontrebuchet03

Reply 10 years ago

i use the floor too. and a small coffee table. the only place in the house i have room to do anything is right in front of the front door. it gets to be a pain in the butt sometimes having to move all the stuff so people can go through, and then move it all back. and i have to tell them to watch out and dont knock off the soldering iron. putting pickups in my guitar was a nightmare. it seemed like someone had to go through every 30 seconds.

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Stercus Fit

10 years ago

I live in a 3 bedroom apartment with 2 roommates... So I use my bedroom while they take over the rest of the apartment, which often goes uncleaned of their project leftovers (eg: the wooden shavings on the patio floor which I constantly get splinters from).

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josh92176

10 years ago

Mainly, What you can see in my display pic! -josh

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whatsisface

10 years ago

My workspace is my bedroom floor, kitchen counter, desk (although littered with crap), or anywhere else i can find :D

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jessyratfink

10 years ago

My living room floor, the kitchen counter, my sewing desk... really, wherever there's spacce. I live in a tiny apartment, and while I could do projects in the basement, it's just too creepy down there.

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Brennn10

10 years ago

In my basement I have a small wood desk, with 6 drawers. I have an outlet for when I plug my soldering iron in, Dremel tool, and other stuff. I am in my basement so I am secluded so nobody can distract me. My house is 200 years old, so it is a cool setting in my basement.

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Kiteman

10 years ago

I use a small garden shed - the previous owners of the house left it with a workbench, lights and power. The only real problem with it is keeping it clear of other people's junk so I can get to my bench. I won't waste space with photos - most of the stuff I post has photos taken in the shed, or just outside it. If I'm doing something large or messy, though, or one that needs a ready supply of mains gas, then I do those in my lab at school.