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View Poll Results: Is your Hobby Shop located in your home?

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  • Yes, its in the house, basement, attack, back room...

    250 54.35%
  • Yes, its out on the breezeway exposed to the elements

    4 0.87%
  • No, its located in the detached garage or shed

    148 32.17%
  • No, its located in a remote site

    18 3.91%
  • No, its at work in the company shop.

    17 3.70%
  • Oh, if I only had my own shop to tinker in!

    23 5.00%
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  1. #1
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    Cool Is your Hobby Shop located in your home?

    Is your Hobby Shop located in your home? Or is it located in a barn shed, or other external building on your property, or is it in a remote location!

    Eric
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    Right now mine is in a shed at my parents house, I just bought some property behind my house and had it leveled, so I can put a shop there. All I have to do now is raise the money to build it.

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    Attached garage.
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    Smile need a bigger garage.

    Mine's in the garage, started with a small lathe with the urge to design and build model engines, then came the small crucible furnace, bandsaw, molding bench, then the cnc router plus a couple of linux servers and ........

    You know, whatever size a garage is it's not big enough!

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    Had our home built recently with attached garage and purpose built shop, after final inspection added another detached storage for the shop with an isolated welding& grinding area .
    Visited frequently by deer, javalina,cayote and occasional bobcat.

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    A 2,5 x 3 meter room in my appartment.
    It's not big but I'm happy with it.
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    well. i know i am the only one with a lathe and milling machine in the kitchen... however, the kitchen is aropund 1,200 square feet.. so it has the space.. also in my kitchen is a wide array of other tools, big work benches, etc.

    in the past i have had a recording studio in the kitchen(differnet place)

    i think the kitchen is an ideal place for machinery or equipment. (apparently)

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    a drill press in the kitchen could function as a can opener or mixer with the appropriate attachments. unfortunately mine is in the basement.
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    y axis done!
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    ...mounting nsk rails and thk rail. aligning leadscrews

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    Half my basement. About 600 sq ft. I have some woodworking stuff in there too.

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    Allright vacpress....but doesn't all that lubricant make your coffee taste funny.....

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    Nah. For a hardcore hobbyist it tastes funny *without* any way oil in it


    Tiger

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    well.. i find the texture of aluminum shavings rather tasty.

    OK?

    also, i havent got a basement, or a garage..or a porch even.. it isnt a normal place. but check this out:


    The 'shoptchin' is the far rear left-most room.. For scale, the whole place is around 5000sf.

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    My home is located above my hobby shop, lets get the priorities straight here

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    Mine used to be a detached, 400 Sq.In. garage. - Ooops - I mean SqFt... It's way too small.

    Now I lease a 1500 SqFt site with 16' ceilings. It's about 2 miles from my home but it has a kitchen, a bathroom with shower and an office area with a lovely view of the shop. It's my second home.

    Scott
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    Quote Originally Posted by mxtras
    Mine used to be a detached, 400 Sq.In. garage. - Ooops - I mean SqFt... It's way too small.

    Now I lease a 1500 SqFt site with 16' ceilings. It's about 2 miles from my home but it has a kitchen, a bathroom with shower and an office area with a lovely view of the shop. It's my second home.

    Scott
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    That explains the Drill Press in the Kitchen!

    Eric
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    Mine's in my bedroom... Really. I've got a cnc Taig in my apartment's bedroom.

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    Cool

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    We call it a barn because it used to house horses. 1600 sq ft but not all of it is used for the shop.
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    The wife said "build your shop" and so we did! It is 20' high, 30' wide and 75' long. With 2250 sq' of space on the ground and a 400 sq' mezzanine it is bigger than the house!

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    Cal Blacksmith.....darn wish I had a sweetie that told me that....hmmmmm....come to think of it....no sweeties telling me what to do....just need a job to pay for my dream.....which is what you've built for yourself.....excellent! Any pics of the inside?

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