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Old 12-20-2013, 10:02 AM   #1
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Hi ,
My name is Don and I live in Michigan . I am new to this sight and am enjoying all the cool posts about workshops and tools , tool boxes, etc.
I would like to share my little one car garage workshop . I have puttered my whole life with a couple cheap little welders and never had a nice shop. This is far from my dream shop but it was all I could afford and all the space i had . Hope you enjoy my small shop project.
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:05 AM   #2
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Looks like your on your way to having a nice workable shop, great.

PS. I'm jealous of your Tennsmith.
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:06 AM   #3
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Looking good Don. Keep the updates going.

Were you named after the Bluebird guy?
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:07 AM   #4
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Welcome! Many have had less to start with...including myself. You already have some good stuff in there. Let's see some of your projects.
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:08 AM   #5
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I bought ten cheap tool boxes from Lowes and Home Depot and bought three countertops to attach to the top of them. This gave me maximum bench space along three walls . I also bought 2 rolling steel tables for the center. You can see my small hand shear and my brake I installed wheels . Even my drill press has wheels. All the benches have wheels and can be moved . I mounted two small drill presses and two small belt sanders on top of two the the tool boxes and they can be moved around too. I bought 5 steel tables total at the local farm store . I used one for my little welding table and attached a back and two sides for splatter sheilds. You can see two other metal tables bolted together and a countertop attached to it for my big workbench. It is also on wheels. I had three old Craftsman vises from the 70's and I repainted them and attached them to three different tables. The last table I used for my old Lincoln 225 Buzz Box and my little wire welder. I also sat a top tool box under it. This was before I attached the splatter 2 foot tall splatter sheilds.
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:17 AM   #6
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Don, your workshop looks great. I like the way you have kept the red colour theme.
A small shop makes you very creative in terms of storage. Keep up the great work and the pics coming.
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:23 AM   #7
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This was my little dream come true even though it was such a small workshop. These pics were taken 7 years ago . I have built several projects in this little shop that you will be fun to share
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:24 AM   #8
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Thanks , I had to try to get maximum use out of such a small area. I liked the red too.
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:53 AM   #9
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very nice, i like they way you used tin on the house wall.
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:53 AM   #10
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Those are some AMAZING projects you built Don! You are an artist! Were those for yourself or did you make them for somebody? Do you do your own painting? Nice work!
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:00 AM   #11
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Hi ,
My name is Don and I live in Michigan .
I like the use of metal for the ceiling. I will be using the same in mine when I get to that stage.

Might be a good idea to put your location (state) in your profile. That way people don't have to look back to this post to see where you are from. Makes any future posts or answers to questions more relevant.
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:02 AM   #12
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Don, I gotta admit to being a huge fan of yours for years, ever since I first saw your models 10 or 15 years ago on the ACMOC site. Great work and beautiful shop! You really are one of those guys that prove its not about the size of the shop nor money invested, its about the talent contained within to get the job done right.
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:06 AM   #13
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WOW! Very jealous. I have a garage, but not much space out there for workspace between the '66 GS, Polaris Ranger, and zero turn mower. You have a very cool workspace. Definitely have made the most out of a small space. Would love to have a little space of my own like that. Maybe when a rebuild the shed in the backyard I'll just make it bigger and do something like this.
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:07 AM   #14
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Your projects are amazing, Don. t
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:09 AM   #15
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Great looking workshop Don, and welcome to the forum.

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Old 12-20-2013, 11:14 AM   #16
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Welcome. That's a nice space and cool projects. You should check out this thread:

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Old 12-20-2013, 11:29 AM   #17
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Nice brake. Is the last picture in your first post a beverly shear ? I didn't see jump shear, but I'm sure you have one !
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:34 AM   #18
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Hey Don, welcome from a neighbor from the center of the mitten. Looks like you've got some nice sheetmetal tools. I love the space.
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:37 AM   #19
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Welcome to the Garage Journal Don. That is a great space you have created. I like the red too.

As soon as I saw your photos I realized you are "that" Don Campbell. I have been fascinated by your miniature works for years.

Get ready guys. We're in for a real treat.
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:41 AM   #20
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Thanks ,
I have always done 100% of the cutting , welding , bodywork, painting myself. Far from perfect on all of the above, ha,ha. The Brake and the hand shear are Tennsmith .
We live in Gaylord, Mi. so far we have 80 inches of snow this winter. Were kinda in a snowbelt. I putter a lot in the little workshop in the winter.
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