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Talk about up-scaling your work space and storage.  Congrats on the new play space.  I am a wee bit jealous as well.

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Sheila,

     What a great space. Now I'm jealous, my little shop will be full and you will still have space to turn around and acquire more leather goods.

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In my younger days studying agriculture, I learned that Nature abhors a vacuum.   And that, my friend, is a vacuum.  Best secure the bank account and credit cards, stay away from leather goods sales and tools... and desks... and tables... and machines....it will be filled. :)

Fantastic work space for sure, all it needs is a lot of light!  and all the aforementioned items....

YinTx

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9 hours ago, YinTx said:

In my younger days studying agriculture, I learned that Nature abhors a vacuum.   And that, my friend, is a vacuum.  Best secure the bank account and credit cards, stay away from leather goods sales and tools... and desks... and tables... and machines....it will be filled. :)

Fantastic work space for sure, all it needs is a lot of light!  and all the aforementioned items....

YinTx

Yin Tix, that's something that worries me, too! The former owner passed away at age 96. A friend of mine lives across the road from her, and tells me her children filled 4 dumpsters with her stuff when cleaning her house out. This doesn't count the stuff they sold at two yard sales, or took home with them!

I don't want to leave that sort of problem for MY executors!

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JANE,

Congratulations on your new digs. I have "stuff" in a shed that was to house only my glass business to begin with. Now it includes some of my sublimation equipment plus leather equipment.

You have seen my "Leather Room". That will give you an idea what the room in the shed looks like. LOL

Ferg

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Thanks, Ferg. Hey, your leather room had a lot of machines in it,  but you could get around and it was well organized!

You know my biggest problem right now? This century home is so small, I am running out of places to put the moving boxes! I don't want to start putting them in the basement because the stairs are so hard to negotiate (narrow, uneven, and you have to duck your head.) The garage isn't safe either as water leaks under the foundation on the west side, and the only upstairs to the house are the two bedrooms and 'powder room', which are already chock a block with furniture! Century homes had REALLY small bedrooms, and no closet space, so by the time you put a bed, a dresser, night table AND a wardrobe on the room, there's hardly any space left!

Well, the old place needs some work done before it goes on the market, so I can get it cleaned out at my leisure. It will be more marketable with some of the furniture gone.

 

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@sheilajeanne I'm just gon'a say it I'm jealous! drool.gif.77403f026af5d7497bc30e304b26507e.gif 

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Why not make this my 1st post.

I started working with leather in August of 2018 and became totally obsessed.  I was working out of my Garage, but its now just too cold living in Eastern Canada.

Decided to move into the house.  I have a good space that I was able to make into a new little shop for myself.

The bench is made of 2 2ft x 4ft benches attached together.  I overbuilt these but I wanted something sturdy.  There is a 1/2 inch sheet of plywood for the top, with a 1inch sheet of MDF under it to make a strong base layer.

I added a single 2x4ft pegboard. I left the option of adding more to it if needed. 

What stamps I have are just set up with a 30 inch strip of 2x6. 

Total cost including screws was approx $100. CAD.  

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Ouird,

Nice little set up and welcome from another Canuck.

Looking forward to seeing what your obsession has produced other than receipts for all the stuff the obsession needs!

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@Ouird Love your lighting solution on bench. As far as your taxidermy mount on wall... It's easiest to hunt those in the rain.

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I had a century old house in Michigan, I feel your pain. It did have an enormous cistern under the basement though, I thought that was cool. The lathe and plaster thing was a drag for upgrades, though.

Jeff

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On 1/14/2019 at 8:47 PM, DV8DUG said:

@Ouird Love your lighting solution on bench. As far as your taxidermy mount on wall... It's easiest to hunt those in the rain.

Thank you!

It's a bit of a "warm up" to potentially having one of my own in the house.  

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The "if needed" on the pegboard is amusing. You'll see what I mean, soon! I've got a piece that's quite large, and not nearly enough.

Jeff

 

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So I just removed my old desk two days ago and bought a 4x8 piece of 5/8 MDF board cut to 30x70. It took almost a year to finally make a larger space to work on, but I did it.

Next thing I make is a place to hold the granite slab for carving.

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16 hours ago, Buzzard2005 said:

piece of 5/8 MDF board cut to 30x70

Is 5/8" MDF thick enough to support its own weight, plus whatever you place on the tabletop? I think I would have used some 2"x1"(42mmx19mm dressed) or 3"x1"(60mmx19mm dressed) around the edge to make sure it was rigid enough.

Disclaimer: I am well known in my family for over-building anything I make. So what if a carry case weighs more than the item it is protecting, it works! :lol:

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13 hours ago, Rockoboy said:

Is 5/8" MDF thick enough to support its own weight, plus whatever you place on the tabletop?

It has worked so far, I don''t plan on putting anything heaver than what you see in the photo and a cup of coffee. I will be making a frame and real supports for it in the spring.

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9 hours ago, Buzzard2005 said:

I will be making a frame and real supports for it in the spring.

Ahhh. A work in progress. I have a few lots of them! :lol:

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Time to show off my little work area.

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I look at your shops and am overwhelmed. I cant say the words. you are all doing beautiful work!

 

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6 hours ago, Mjolnir said:

I look at your shops and am overwhelmed. I cant say the words. you are all doing beautiful work!

 

Kind words, good to see you back,  my friend.

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From a huge basement shop in my house  (top picture) to a small condo (excavated crawl space) - moved 500 miles straight south from East Central Iowa to North Central Arkansas a week ago! Downsized life and shop- lots of peg board added last couple of weeks...still trying to get everything sorted out. Its actually been fun trying to organize. 

 

 

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My new workshop. After 1 month of keeping the stuff and 2 months of moving, finally managed to set the working table as it is seen now. I've changed location now. I am still on 90% of work here done, as I'm waiting for a kilogram of rivets yet to come (to fill outter assortiment boxes under table, each color each box - gold, brass, silver and black. One is for "rarely used items".).

I am still unsure, whether should I add a wooden board behind the desk upwards, to tape some leather straps to it to put my tools on the board (like here CLICK ). What do you think?

 

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