It’s been getting steadily colder and, as winter approaches, many of us are seeing snow. With the turn of the seasons and shorter days, what better way to spend some time than in your workshop? So head out to the garage and fire up the heater. If your ride doesn’t need anything in particular, why not sort and arrange your tools and plan some better storage? There’s always something you can do and just to get you thinking, I thought I would put up some more workshop photos.
Richard Pollock sent me a few pictures of his garage recently and I really like them. He’s made great use of the space, as we’ve seen before, but I didn’t think you would mind taking a few more peeks inside.
Shops for other purposes
Then there is my favorite set of photos from a fellow on Flickr you’ve seen here who goes by the name mtneer_man (Be sure to follow that link!). He has a whole series of shops which have evolved over the years, focused on different types of work from automotive to electronic to woodworking and who knows what else. The photos not only make you feel you could accomplish a lot in a workspace like he has available, but it also reflects a hobby all in itself which is building workshops. Planning the layout for each of these shops and getting everything put into its proper place would take quite a bit of time. I’d almost hate to mess it all up once it was all set, but I think the urge to do something would overcome the hesitation pretty quickly.
Woodworking requires space, you need swing room for long pieces of lumber and machines are often located centrally in whatever space you have as the photo below shows.
You certainly don’t need a shop like these to do excellent work and it’s sometimes shocking to see the work areas someone uses after we’ve seen the finished product. So don’t be discouraged by these photos, be inspired by all of the ideas they hold for improvements you can make to your own work area, and remember, the tools and the space don’t do the building, you do. But it is nice to see where others work, don’t you think?