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My shop is 20’ x 25’. I have a Delta table saw with a 52” Beismeyer fence, Delta 6” jointer, Delta 13” planer, PC miter saw, Delta bench top drill press and a Delta vacuum system. My Bosch router is mounted at the end of the table saw. I completed my new workbench a few months ago. I got the plans from The table is made from ash. The temperature got too hot to apply finish to it (summer in Phoenix is brutal). The end of September should see temps cool enough to apply finish or maybe I’ll just leave it natural.
I know what your thinking. It’s too clean. Because of the temps I haven’t done much since June. I promise I’ll dirty it up soon.

-- BobD Chandler, AZ

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#1 posted 1449 days ago

Bob, you certainly have a good looking shop in which to work. You have added a nice set of cabinetry to your shop and it looks like you have it organized pretty well. You also have put together a nice collection of tools as well. And that is one good looking bench that you built. That is one tool that any of us would be proud to have in our shop.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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

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#2 posted 1449 days ago

Wow, that looks like an operating room… You need to throw some shavings on the floor or something… :-).

Great looking shop by the way… Looks like it could be a Delta ad…

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#3 posted 1449 days ago

Hey Bob,
Looking really good and nicely layed out…..well done.

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#4 posted 1449 days ago

Excellent shop—thanks for sharing!

-- Dan Siggers, Alabama,

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#5 posted 1448 days ago

Very nice shop. Welcome to Lumber Jocks and thanks for sharing.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#6 posted 1448 days ago

Bob, your shop cabinets look better than my kitchen…

Nice shop layout!

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#7 posted 1440 days ago

Really nice!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#8 posted 1440 days ago

Wow Bob a clean efficient and well laid out shop. Nice very nice.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1439 days ago

Nice shop!.... an inviting area to work in…


-- Terry, Fredericton, NB Canada

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#10 posted 1437 days ago

Great clean nice and you will see your cabinets in my shop soon


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#11 posted 1437 days ago

Second noknot On the shop plus love the Delta tools :)
Thanks for sharing :)

-- 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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#12 posted 1406 days ago

Bob thats a nice shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#13 posted 1406 days ago

Now I’m really afraid to post any pics of my shop. I’d have to have a couple dumpsters dropped off to be able to clean it to the caliber of yours. Very nice and orderly. Post more photos when it looks “used”

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#14 posted 1352 days ago

Tidy looking woodshop there Bob.

I really like what you have done with the storage units, they look great.

David in a cold and frosty England.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#15 posted 1159 days ago

Bob, nice clean shop. I really like your cabinets, simply clean lines. Good job.

-- Gerald, Illinois

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