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Workshop by Bob_B posted 05-20-2007 04:26 AM 1767 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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My workshop is in my basement. I have quite a bit packed into a 22 X 10 space. Part of my ongoing struggles has to do with the furnace, oil tank and hot water heater that occupy part of my “Man Town”. I’d really like to have a bigger work area, but for now….

I”d say my tools are quite common to the average woodworker.

-10” Craftsman contractors saw. I built a larger work surface around it to give more working space. It usually doubles as a work bench/assembly table.
-Homemade Router table with a Milwaukee 1 3/4 router and a Rousseau Router table.
-Ridgid 14” Bandsaw
-Ridgid 13” Surface Planer
-Delta bench top drill press.
-Dewalt 10” miter saw.
-Grizzly 14” lathe
-Delta 1.5 hp Dust collector. I have it stationary even though it would be a bit more efficient to move it around. I just don’t have the space to move it easily.
-Grizzly G0586 8” Jointer. The latest addition to my shop. I can’t believe it took me this long to get this NECESSARY tool.

There are a few other smaller tools, and a bunch of handtools but this is the bulk of it.

Most of my work is cabinetry, but I’ve done quite a few furniture pieces for my home and for gifts. I did some nice bedroom furniture for my wife and I (a matching bed frame and dresser out of Mahogany, an entertainment center, and a Cherry reclining chair are some of my highlights. I also got hooked on turning a while ago, and though I haven’t had a chance to do any recently, I did quite a few segmented bowls as Christmas gifts a couple years ago.

That’s about it. I don’t have any photos yet, but I’ll be sure to get some up.

Thanks for reading.

-- Bob B - Warwick, Rhode Island

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#1 posted 05-20-2007 04:28 AM

Thanks for sharing. Hopefully you will post some pictures before long.

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#2 posted 05-20-2007 11:46 AM

sounds like your shop does the job! Everything you need to do what you want.

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#3 posted 06-11-2007 06:27 AM

I would love to see some pics and for you to post some of your work.

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#4 posted 06-12-2007 07:32 AM

Yes, Pics please.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 04-05-2008 02:36 AM

Hi Bob,

Your shop sounds interesting but some pictures of it would be nice as well.

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

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