Category Archives: Workbench

Workbench

New Workshop Tour

A tour of my new workshop.. it runs a little long but I didn’t feel like re-shooting. Enjoy! Recommendations and comments welcome.

Workbench

Workshop Moving Update

We’ve been in our new house a week now. I’ve now got a honey-do list that will last me a solid decade.. in-between switching all our outlets and switches to Decora-style (including some timer and occupancy sensing switching), the endless painting and unpacking I’ve managed to sneak off a couple of hours in my new shop. It was a dark dungeon before but it was dry and had a little 30 amp service sub-panel.. I had enough vision to know this shop is going to work out just fine. The building is 16’x10′, by no means a huge place, however it’s twice as much room as I had before .. it has some additional attic storage and I don’t have to share this space.

The seller had cleaned up the shop somewhat from its previous state during inspection, but there was still a lot of garbage, old paint, and stuff I needed to get rid of.

Closing Day, east side of the shop.. a dark dungeon.
Closing Day, east side of the shop.. a dark dungeon.
Closing Day -- West side of my new shop.
Closing Day — West side of my new shop.

I filled the shop up on the first day of moving. It’s amazing how much stuff I’ve ratted away here and there. I have some more stuff to put in here yet, but it’s not too much. Some batteries, a little more test equipment, my tool box and some odds and ends.

We've been in the house a week now and the little time I have in the shop I've gotten it to a nearly useable condition.
We’ve been in the house a week now and the little time I have in the shop I’ve gotten it to a nearly useable condition.

So in another week or so I’ll be able to get back to hardware hacking! I just have to finish up a little kitchen project, put some storage management into a closet and finish some switches & outlets and then I can slow down on the long-long list of little projects.