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Workshop by Bill Akins posted 04-14-2008 04:53 PM 6648 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Well, this is my little shop. It’s the size of single car garage located down in my basement. I started with a couple of sawhorses that I made which usually is a worktable. I made a workbench and then another table for the miter saw (a used gift). I added peg boards for the tools. I eventually acuired a table saw and a router/ router table. The most recent addition was a drill press, which I made a stand for; also a lathe and bandsaw. The shop also houses a weight bench I made for the boys. Everything in there was made from scrap lumber I acquired from my Dad and other resources.

My dust collection consist of a broom and a shop-vac that i usually use as a blower to clean out the shop occasionally. Once in awhile I put my wife and kids to work sanding or painting, they love it too. My projects have graduated a bit. Last summer I made a cedar chest for my wife and finally made me a great workbench this fall. Lately I have been playing with the web cam in there on ustream. I have been turning bowls for a short time now. My shop is my little get away and I look forward to working, I mean having fun there.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#1 posted 04-14-2008 04:55 PM

Nice looking shop. It reminds me of my old garage shop.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 04-14-2008 06:09 PM

Bill, You don’t have a large shop with a lot of expensive tools, but you have the basic tools to do some nice projects. I see you use those black plastic locks for the pegboard hooks. Don’t you just hate it when a pegboard hook comes off when you reach for a tool. And a wife that likes to do sanding. You had better hold on to her, a woman like that is hard to come by.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 04-15-2008 12:27 AM

Hi Bill,

You have a nice shop there and some decent tools to work with. It is wonderful that you have trained help with which to work. You have done well.

Thanks for the shop tour. I really appreciated it.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 06-08-2008 04:15 PM

I like the Dill Press Table. Is it stable?

-- ~jtd

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#5 posted 05-23-2009 08:07 AM

Great looking workshop…a love the workbench…I don’t have one as yet that I’m comfortable with.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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Mark Shymanski

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#6 posted 06-22-2009 05:38 AM

Great looking workbench, thanks for the tour.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#7 posted 06-22-2009 07:20 AM

nice shop with a good layout

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 02-14-2011 06:19 AM

Nice shop;)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#9 posted 09-13-2012 12:55 AM


This is a great looking shop man! Really like your big workbench in the middle, great shop!


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