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Workshop size
« on: February 16, 2010, 07:03:41 PM »

Hi fellow Boaters,
What is an ideal size for a workshop?

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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010, 07:19:40 PM »

Easy....

take the size you know is big enough.....


then multiply it by at least......          six



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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 07:21:01 PM »

Hi all my ideal workshop would be 50ftx50ft with heating, lights, coffee on tap, phone to call for food, If only, have to make do with 6x7ft no heating, no coffee, no phone,
but ha-ho ,  size does not matter as long as your happy,  regards  from jersey,
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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 07:26:12 PM »

I am just in the process of having an 8' x 8' (internal size) fully insulated workshop installed. It will have electrics, including a heater, no coffee machine, but with a cordless phone extension so I don't miss out on food O0. Should also be able to run a laptop out there if I wish. My last was just less than 8' x 6' which was a bit cramped. Its expensive .... but I reckon I'm worth it {-)

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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2010, 08:25:49 PM »

Just finished building my workshop,14x12.It looked massive when I was putting it up,. but now it`s fitted out i wish I had got something larger  {:-{
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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2010, 08:37:02 PM »

mine is   21ft  x 9ft  i purpose built it just for model boat buildingonly  :-))  it has a painting only area  battery charging area   boat storage area  & a loft to  :-)) :-))regards ray
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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2010, 08:39:34 PM »

fully insulated 7x11 with electrics ,heating, lights ,cctv and alarm all tagged on the back of a garage which is good for the bigger items i need to build just need to get to building my tugs when i get a min  O0 O0 O0
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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2010, 08:45:21 PM »

I have a 10ft x 12ft room, heated with computer, CD player, TV, phone and two fans. Shelves on two walls and bench on another and a 4ft x 4ft window.

Shelves are all full of boats and under the bench and the bench itself is  full of tools, materials etc.

I also use an old ironing board when I need to get all round the current boat which can also be raised and lowered.

I use a draughsmans chair.

Need a bigger room really.
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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2010, 09:12:00 PM »

8*12ft - heating/double glazed/electric/etc

Fitted with full size Smart and Brown lathe, pillar drill, grinder/full length work bench/compressor/assorted tools and a stationary engine (a project for a rainy day)

Always seem to have at least three jobs on the go - waiting for spares/painting.....

Not enough space for boat storage - the two IC ones are in the garage and the electric one in the spare bedroom, full size boat in parents garden.

As my wife tells me - to many toys and not enough space!!!
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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2010, 10:04:22 PM »

Ray111, I am totally envious of your workshop - any houses for sale anywhere near you. O0 ;D {-)

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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2010, 11:31:06 PM »

I think I will live in my workshop (22ft x 8ft) and move my workshop into the house, and it will still not be big enough !!!!!!!
How did I ever get on in a 8ft x 6ft shed with bench, lathe, milling machine, pillar drill etc etc all those years ago, and when I got my present workshop-----well you all know how it goes  :} no space left
If i was you destoryer42, whatever size you go for----------------------------------------
 it will never be big enough
Be happy with anything.......... O0 O0
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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2010, 12:06:53 AM »

I've got my bedroom (average bedroom sized), the shed which is 8'x6' (and usually full of kayak), the loft (paintshop) and whatever room I can find on the patio in the summer. Just built an OMRA boat on the bed... My main problem is storage....

Phil's lying, his workshop is a 4'x3' dining room table ;D
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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2010, 12:53:46 PM »

My workshop is 52 feet by 26 feet, comes with twenty four power points, lights, wood and metal lathe, thicknesser, planer, welder, variety of sanders, drill stand, 12" table saw
electric doors, A/c and me............. ;D ;D


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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2010, 01:05:24 PM »

Tug Kenny is the power point King of this site!
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2010, 01:08:36 PM »

Tug Kenny is the power point King of this site!
Saves painting the walls. ok2
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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2010, 05:29:14 PM »

My heart bleeds for you lot...this is my workshop, a corner of my lounge.   {:-{

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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2010, 08:29:54 PM »

Thats a rather tasty looking carrier you have there, do tell all....
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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2010, 09:51:26 PM »

I could tell you Andy...but I'd have to kill you afterwards.


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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2010, 10:00:05 PM »

I know what is is,but dont want Rich to kill me,so keep guessing  {-)
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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2010, 10:02:58 PM »

Hush now Mark...
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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2010, 10:16:46 PM »

Getting back on subject,i am limited to my corner of our bedroom.
No luxury of a lounge,got heating,no need for phone,can hear her from where i am,
and hoover on standby,in case i tread something into front room.
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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2010, 01:20:32 PM »

Getting back on subject,i am limited to my corner of our bedroom.
No luxury of a lounge,got heating,no need for phone,can hear her from where i am,
and hoover on standby,in case i tread something into front room.


same as me.  After sanding I have the mrs vacuum me down :D
I have a small cupborad for storage (about 6x4) and my wokbench is also the family dining table.l does mean I can watch tv and build tho
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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2010, 05:09:37 PM »

I have a corner of the conservatory that I share with the dog! O0

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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2010, 05:52:38 PM »

Before |I married my workshop was 36' x 17'. I had to share occassionally with a broken car, but thatwas always a quick in out situation. Biggest model built was a Robin Hood 7 (lotus 7 lokk-a-like), And I stiil builta 4 meter gider wing in there in 3 parts!

As I said I got married, moved out and was not allowed a new shed till 2 years ago, a small 8' x 4' playhouse for kids!!, Just got it snug and cozy then took over the club shop and back to no where to build!!!!!

Waiting now to save some money so I build a 17' x 10' brick shed!!!......mine all mine.......
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Re: Workshop size
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2010, 06:29:04 PM »

I have a corner of the conservatory that I share with the dog! O0



But where is the work done ?? that is far to tidy, I was going to take a picture of my space but it was essayer to say look in a skip and you will see my shop most of the time, even more so if a certain red181 comes over.

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