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Tigard, OR 97223
United States

My shop is basic, its about 1/3 of my basement, maybe 320 square feet, and in need of some better organization and cleanup.

Over the last month I’ve added 3 tools which I feel are essential to any workshop. My prized possession is my Grizzly G1019Z 14” bandsaw, I purchased it from a retired gentlemen on Craigslist who needed to get a bigger one. The bandsaw came with 10 Timberwolf blades, a Kreg Precision fence and a 2-drawer cabinet with casters, I love it. Having it now I wonder how I ever got by with only my little jigsaw. I also just got a Porter Cable floor standing drill press, another thing I don’t know how I’ve gotten by without, I can’t wait to build a table for it. The best deal I’ve gotten as of late is a older 6” Delta Jointer, another Craigslist deal that I only paid $10 for, the guy took it off of the stand and pinched the power cord between the motor cradle an his table saw and when he turned it on the cord arced and shot out a spark, so he said ”$10 if you want to screw with it” YES! I took it home, removed the cord and spliced it back together and had the jointer working in about 20 minutes, now it just needs some tuning and sharpening of the blades. I also have a Delta Planer, a Hitachi table saw, Dremel Scroll Saw (which I never use), and a HF 12” sliding compound miter saw.

Pic 1 is a 3d panorama I tried to take, could’ve turned out better, pic 2 is my bandsaw with some planes in the back and the beginning of a french cleat system I started, and pic 3 is a workbench-in-progress project that I have already started using as a workbench, its a 3.5” slab of fir that my Pops made a coffee table out of when he was in high school, I secured to a workmate and put a couple of landscape stones to give it some extra weight until I have chance to build a base for it.

I’ll post some more pics when I get things straightened up more… which could be never, lol.

-- I'm so official all I need is a whistle --

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#1 posted 10-08-2013 07:16 PM

Looks like a mighty fine place to call home buddy. Clean, well organized, encourages nice flow. Stef likey.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 10-08-2013 08:55 PM

Good setup. Great to have your own space.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-08-2013 09:02 PM

Way cleaner than my space. Nice shop.

-- - Terry

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#4 posted 10-08-2013 09:07 PM

Hand planes and saws I see, it’s all good!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#5 posted 10-08-2013 09:17 PM

Nice shop but I will say, you guys scare me with the plane-on-a-string storage concept. Ya need a tool chest!
Shop is coming along real well.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#6 posted 10-08-2013 10:30 PM

Thanks guys!

TOF – I will make a plane till one of these days, I needed to get them off of my bench for now though!

-- I'm so official all I need is a whistle --

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#7 posted 10-08-2013 10:42 PM

Sweet hiding spot

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#8 posted 10-09-2013 12:57 AM

great looking shop!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#9 posted 10-09-2013 01:09 AM

Nice looking shop with some great tools.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 10-31-2013 03:37 AM

Looks like a great place to work. Enjoy.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#11 posted 11-20-2013 04:44 PM

Nice looking workshop…bigger is better…can you get a riser kit for the griz bandsaw?
And LOVE that Ninkasi Total Domination IPA…my brewski of choice. I’m only 100 miles south in Springfield,
actually Walterville up the Mckenzie River

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#12 posted 11-20-2013 06:02 PM

Thanks Nash, Total Dom is the best beer on the planet! Love it! 10 Barrel Apocalypse IPA isn’t far behind though. Anything from Ninkasi is the deal tho, Tricerahops is incredible, but $pendy stuff.

I’d love to get a riser kit for the bandsaw, maybe I’ll look into that, it’s got plenty of power for it.

I’m familiar with the area but never been to Walterville, great area down there I’ve been wanting to do some fishing up the McKenzie but have never made it down.

-- I'm so official all I need is a whistle --

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#13 posted 11-20-2013 07:48 PM

I think that your shop is very nice. I can tell that you enjoy working in it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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