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Since the move I have been steadily working on the garage, cleaning it out to the point that I can now create my "workshop". Unfortunately, the garage is not large enough for all of my woodworking gear, but I have room to build a nice "L" shaped workbench. I also have room for a nice tool chest (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-36-in-W-x-24-5-in-D-12-Drawer-Tool-Chest-and-Rolling-Cabinet-Combo-in-Red-H36Ch6TR6RXD/303411385), my router table and, with some creativity, a bench top drill press. There'll be room under the workbench at one end for a beer fridge.

We all have different uses for our workspaces, and I have been looking at a lot of things related to my electronics and model building hobbies. Necessities for me include a paint rack, paintbrush holder, space for my small compressor, an airbrush rack and then some pegboard backing for miscellaneous storage.

What do you consider to be your workshop essentials?
 

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I'm lucky enough to have a large workshop. We bought a house with a 40x30 metal building that I'm using as a woodworking/electronics workshop.

For the woodworking part, I'll have a miter saw workstation capable of cutting up to 15 foot boards, my table saw with an outfeed table that will double as an assembly table, and a workbench with vise. I have a 60 galon vertical air compressor from Home Depot that will be stationed in the back of the shop with air run along both walls with a few drops along the way.

For the electronics workstation, I'll just have a large workbench with power and plenty of storage. I'll also build a cover for it to lessen the amount of sawdust that gets into my components and solder station.
 

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i've been fortunate enough to usually be around a theatre shop (the place where sets are built)
so if i want to make a flower bed or side table or such like, i can usually make it from scraps lying about
BUT
my granddad used to have a great shop - he did mostly stained glass pieces and driftwood clocks, et al, so didn't need gobs of space (his shop was the size of 1/2 a garage) -- various drill presses, sanders, saws
while he was a great guy, he was certainly no teacher he'd show us a thing or two, but really didn't want to take the time to really get into it
 

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