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These are my before pictures. I am in the middle of redoing all the electrical in my shop. I was given this one small room in my basement for my wood shop (I had to fight tooth and nail for it). After about a year of building my tool collection and living with only having one outlet with two blugs (two prong plugs at that), I am finally getting more outlets than I know what to do with!! I was given a very nice Shop Fox dusk collector with a 220 volt plug, I didnt have the plug so I gave me the kick in the ass that I needed to get everything done…FINALLY!! Very soon I will have a dozen power cords up for sale lol.

I am a turner at heart so I have my shop built around my lathe. I have a cheap harbor fright lathe for now (if anyone knows someone with a used lathe that they are looking to sell anywhere near CT Please let me know). I’ll up grade sooner or later. But to compesate I just got my self three new “Easy Wood” turning tools that I now cant live with out. They are just amazing to say the least. I also have tones of your standered tool that are collecting a little bit of dust since the new guys showed up.

Around my lathe I keep all my hand tools, drills, sand paper and pads, calipers, glue brushes and everything else I want at an arms reach. I keep some wood inventory behind me and my main wook bench to my left. Every attachment I need for my lathe (chucks, faceplates est) are below the machine next to some more tools.

Next to my wood i have a rykon 12” disk sander that is pretty new to my shop. I just started getting into segmented turning and this sander was a necessity. Going counter clockwise is my new grizzle table saw that I havent even used yet because of the electrical work going on, but I turned it on and its making some funny noises, Im a little worried I got that from the wrong guy on craigslist. Above my saw is a small shelf that houses all my drill bits and router bits. I also keep my small router up there.

Keep going is my large wook bench and some tool storage. I built this bench about a year ago and it has shelfs for tools and a rack up top to hold bored lumber. On the floor is my porta cable planer that I plan on putting into a fold out draw to keep stored and save some room. Then I have a rarly used router table that mostly just works as a holder for my tool chest. Then there is my peg bored with my nail guns and tones of other smaller tools and levels.

Lastly I have an old 12” craftsman band saw and an even older floor model drill press that will be replaced very very soon. I have my eye on a couple used ones on craigslist (I’ll never learn)

Once everything is done, I can clean and organize everything, then take some new pictures. Like I said, I dont have a lot of room but I do have a lot of stuff, so I try to work with what I got. I look forward to hearing what you guys have to say after its all done.

-- AJ DeSantis

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#1 posted 08-16-2013 02:42 PM

Anthony, your before photo looks pretty good too. To be honest I am right with ya there… It’s a lot of work getting the shop in shape, but well worth it in the long run!

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