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As promised, here’s a few pictures of my workshop.

My basement is 18’ x 23’ of which I get roughly half for shop space, the other half being laundry. It’s fairly tight but I’m making the most of it. Here’s a quick list of power tools:

Ridgid 10” Cast Iron Table Saw
Ridgid 13” Planer
Delta 6” Professional Jointer
Delta Hollow Chisel Mortiser
Craftsman 10” Benchtop Drill Press

Things yet to Buy: A Bandsaw!

One other thing I’d like to mention, just because I feel truly blessed to have it, is my Ulmia Cabinet Makers Workbench circa 1963. It was passed down to me by my grandfather (See pic #4).

-- Blair

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#1 posted 01-21-2009 12:11 AM

Looking forward to seeing a fellow Lumberjocks basement shop.

Us underground woodworkers have to stick together!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-21-2009 12:38 AM

Hi Blair, I am also looking forward to seeing pictures of your shop.

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

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#3 posted 03-07-2009 03:37 AM

Great space. Looks like some room. thanks for the post.. other shop viewings are my favorite.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#4 posted 03-07-2009 03:38 AM

Nice looking shop, Blar.

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#5 posted 03-07-2009 04:19 AM

Your shop looks great. Very neat and organized. I have a smaller shop (14 X 21) but a person has to work with the area they have. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 03-07-2009 04:29 AM

Great looking shop. Thanks for the tour.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 03-07-2009 05:03 AM

Blair, this is a really nice looking shop that you have to work in. You have organized your tools well and it appears as if you have plenty of space to work in. I noticed the bench right off. It is a nice addition to your shop. I am sure you have a wonderful feeling each time you use it since it belonged to your grandfather. I have all my father’s hand tools and I feel a connection with him each time I use them.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed the shop tour.

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

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#8 posted 03-07-2009 05:50 AM

Looks like a nice place to spend those canadian winters :~)) I see you have a TV. Norm can give you pointers, but Roy won’t like the power tools! You do get PBS up there, eh?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 03-08-2009 02:20 AM

Hel Blair
Nice shop looks like a good layout.


-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#10 posted 01-22-2010 07:06 AM

Nice shop, I really like the bench

-- Tom From Winnipeg

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#11 posted 01-22-2010 07:14 AM

very nice shop, doesn’t look too big but still looks very spacious.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#12 posted 01-22-2010 12:31 PM

Nicely organized shop.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#13 posted 11-08-2010 02:52 AM

Absolutely awesome bench. That’s a classic. Nice shop also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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