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Has anyone successfully moved a small woodshop on board?
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I was thinking if i ever do become a live aboard I would put my woodshop in a large covered trailer and start a "woodshop 2 U" kind of enterprise.

I saw a cabo rico that had a shop area on it when I was at the boat show in annapolis a couple of years ago. the boat was "only" Just under 900K on "sale"

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Seems to me that some famous cruisers had a workbench in the fo'c's'le. Depending on the size of the boat you might have to simplify a lot. My most common boat carpentry tools fit in a couple of tool boxes, and are all hand tools.
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It all depends on what you mean by woodshop. Yes, many cruising boats will have a workshop area, but a woodshop with a planer, lathe, bandsaw, routing table, etc, is not very likely to fit on most reasonably sized and priced sailboats.

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.....I could see it being done if you wanted to eat and sleep on work surfaces that convert to settees and saloon table..ect..and you have 38 to 40' minimum to work with.

You could have a small bench table saw possible router table combination for use as a sharper for a saloon table....a 48" joiner... 10 to 12" portable planer, ect all configured to be counter top or seat bottom space with the tool cranked down flush or flipped over like old sewing machine tables use to do...a Good saber saw can do almost what a band saw can except re-saw...and fill in the rest with hand tools and power hand tools..you could conceivably pull it off.

You will of course loose valuable storage area but it all depends if your single and what your goal for sailing is...I don't think it would be hard to do necessarily but the work space may get a little tight with any material of any length...or a half compleated project to constantly work around.. and dont forget to not build anything that wount fit out the companyon way...

I have a sinking feeling My wife would drill the first hole though if I tried something like that....and I can bet the bank on that..

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I was thinking maybe a table top lathe, wheel grinder, drill press, bandsaw lol..
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Sounds like a metal shop to me....but hey we'll fit it in..

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Sorry I don't remember where; but I saw a kit that had a cordless circular saw, jig saw and drill that could be adapted to a table saw, scroll saw and drill press by using the case it all packed in. I doubt it would be super accurate but better than nothing.
I carry a drill and sabre saw, dremel tool and a lot of hand tools. Doubt I'll pack a router or circular saw.

A board with a bench vise will get fitted to work in the cockpit
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Sorry I don't remember where; but I saw a kit that had a cordless circular saw, jig saw and drill that could be adapted to a table saw, scroll saw and drill press by using the case it all packed in. I doubt it would be super accurate but better than nothing.
I carry a drill and sabre saw, dremel tool and a lot of hand tools. Doubt I'll pack a router or circular saw.

A board with a bench vise will get fitted to work in the cockpit
Latest issue of Practical Sailor has a write up on something similar. Don't have it with me so I can't tell you the brand but they seemed to think fairly highly of the gear, given that we are not talking professional quality gear.

Many of the early cruisers (the Hiscocks are a good example) did not use the forepeak as sleeping quarters but used that area as both workshop and darkroom.

These days we demand bloody great huge bedrooms, using the saloon berths as both bunk and settee is not something we'll accept. Out goes the workshop.

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