CDavy's Workshop

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Workshop by CDavy posted 02-18-2011 09:19 PM 1429 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This is my first shop – A work in progress as I have only had it for about 1.5 years. My shop takes up the third stall in our 3 car garage. It is aprox 18’ x 25’ with a 9’ ceiling. It has a ceiling mounted gas furnace- a necessity for Minnesota in the winter. My first project was to replace an old broken down bench that came with garage and I built a nice high and long bench with cabinet and drawer storage out of BC 3/4 Pine Plywood and pine 1×2 for the face frame. Drawers were made from 1/2” MDF leftovers with Plywood faces. I also built a 4’ x 6’ assembly table/out-feed tabletop out of 1/2” MDF torsion box and faced with Red Oak. It has a replaceable hardboard top to absorb all the abuse it gets Which is temporarily sitting on a 2×4 base, because I have not had time to build the base/storage I really want. I have small portable 10” table saw. I have another table that holds my belt/disc sander, drill press and grinder that I inherited from my Grandpa-the old Delta drill press and sander were his. He loved wood working and I used to spend a lot of time working with him in his shop as a kid. I also inherited his benchtop vise, scroll saw and hand tools. I also have a Hitachi 12” Compound Miter saw on portable stand and a Porter Cable benchtop jointer. I use a Ridgid portable air compressor with a straight Ridgid finish nailer, brad nailer, and Hitachi narrow crown stapler. I have a Bosch Colt Palm router which is an awesome little router and works very well for me. I am looking at getting a bigger fixed/plunge based unit in the future.

-- “Knowledge is limited; but imagination encircles the world”~Albert Einstein

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#1 posted 02-18-2011 09:23 PM

Nice shop:)

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#2 posted 02-18-2011 11:13 PM

This is a nice looking shop that you have. It looks to be well organized and you have done pretty well with the space that you have available. The windows are a plus in my book since it looks like they will let some natural light in there. You also have a nice set of tools to play with. I think it is great that you can use your grandfather’s tools. I am sure he would be proud that you are using them. I have several hand tools- hammers, planes, etc.- that my father and grandfather used during their carpentry careers. It always gives me a sense of pleasure to use the same tools that they did during their working careers.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

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

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#3 posted 02-20-2011 09:49 AM

Good to see some ‘Old Iron” in a shop….nice lay-out…well done.

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#4 posted 02-21-2011 02:55 AM

I like the way you’ve got your shop layed out. very nice

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