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Mesa, AZ 85202
United States

These are the “pre-shop” photos. We are starting from scratch, for real! Dealing with a pretty big mess. Believe it or not, this looks way better than when I started cleaning about 3 weeks ago. Re-did the Kitchen a few months back & saved all the old cabinets & countertops.

I got most of my tools from craig’slist.org…: CRAFTSMAN 4 1/2 ’ JOINTER = $40; DREMEL BELT / DISC SANDER = $40; CRAFTSMAN 10” MITER/CHOP SAW = $100; 14” BENCHTOP DRILL PRESS = $80; RYOBI 10” TABLE SAW = $65; RIDGID 13” THICKNESS PLANER = $250; SHOP EVAP. COOLER, (much needed in Arizona) = $80; CRAFTSMAN 3 GAL-2 HP AIR COMPRESSOR = $40; RYOBI 1” BISCUT JOINTER = $15; CLAMPS & DADO BLADES = $80; SANDER,HEAT GUN, MINI DRILL PRESS = $20; CHEST W/ LEVELS, HAND SAWS & MISC TOOLS = $15; DOVETAIL JIG = $45; total for the above “used” items = $870.00

Got a few things brand new, on sale…: TASK FORCE ROUTER & TABLE = $80; STANLEY TOOLS & TOP BOX = $54; ROUTER & FOSTNER BIT SET = $45; IRWIN DRILL & DRIVER BITS = $20; SHOP VAC = $51; PORTER CABLE CORDLESS DRILL & SKIL SAW = $91 ; TASK FORCE WORK BENCH = $19; SAW BLADES = $40; total for the above “new items” = 400.00

I have also used craig’slist.org to get free stuff!!! Wood, melamine, mdf, ans an awesome solid oak pallet that got saved from a neighborhood bonfire! I am on a roll guys!:)

-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 01-22-2011 02:29 PM

I see quite a bit of potential in your shop and it does look like you are on a roll. It looks like you are off to a pretty good start with respect to your tool collection and shop cabinetry while managing to put it together on basically a shoe string budget. Nice job.

I am looking forward to seeing updated photos of when you get it all put together.

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

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Splinterman

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#2 posted 01-22-2011 03:48 PM

Hey Chefshep,
As Scott said…well done…now just get it all together and have fun.

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GaryL

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#3 posted 01-22-2011 03:54 PM

Putting together a shop is almost as much fun as using it.
Have a great time setting up!

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

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Shawn Sealer

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#4 posted 02-01-2011 10:14 PM

That’s a nice space, and with some planning will be a great shop. any other way i can help just jet me know. Good luck and have Fun.

-- -Shawn

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Chefshep

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#5 posted 02-03-2011 06:40 AM

Thanks guys, I am currently on a “soundproofing” mission. I have this idea that f I can reduce the noise enough, I can go out in the shop @ 9:30pm & plane a few boards without hearing about it from the H.O.A. Nazis. Doing lots of study on the topic. And I have acquired some “Insta-Pak” styrofoam that I will use in my framing, (along with a sealed membrane of rolled roofing), and will cover it with 5/8” OSB…I’ll get some pics up soon

-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill

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RandyMorter

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#6 posted 02-25-2011 06:13 PM

Hi Chefshep – You’re right, we have some of the same stuff!

Thanks for the tip about getting free wood on Craigslist. Now I’ll be competing with you!

-- Randy Morter, Phoenix, AZ

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 02-25-2011 06:21 PM

Nice shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Chefshep

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#8 posted 02-25-2011 09:16 PM

CJIII,
My shop is a 2 car gargarge. I am in the process of coverting it now. It has been slow going due to budget & time. But progress is being made. Turns out the process is half the fun!

Randy,
Happy to share in the spoils… Believe me, there’s plenty. If I come across any mother lodes I’ll let ya know.

-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill

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kenstonge

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#9 posted 03-26-2011 03:59 PM

This is cool — I think the shop is going to be nice. I am in the process of building up my own, too it’s nice to see what other folks are doing and how they proceed. I love that you’re sticking to a budget. There’s a tendency among woodworkers — myself included — to get fixated on buying stuff that’s very high quality, probably too expensive and almost inevitable more machine than they need. You’re approaching things very smartly — craigslist is a great way to go for machinery, as long as you know how to evaluate and calibrate it. That’s crucial. Of course, the same thing can be said for high end stuff as well.

I would also suggest taking a few classes. There are lots of private woodworking schools all over the country that offer classes. I’ve done four — and plan to do more. It’s a great way to make you focus on doing operations with certain machines. Plus, schools are devoted to proper use and safety — particularly on routers table saws and jointers, which are all great tools but wonderful ways to get very hurt — which is something that’s key in any home shop.

What are you doing about dust collection? I see you bought the shop vac. In my shop, I use a shop vac and open the garage doors, but I can already tell that more work is going to be needed — particularly with the planer and router table.

Can’t wait to see how you proceed — good luck and keep us posted!

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Chefshep

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#10 posted 03-26-2011 07:11 PM

Thanks K…

I took several college courses on cabinet making & carpentry. But that was several years back. A few classes to freshen up couldn’t hurt, that’s for sure. Good idea. Thanks…

I am in the process of making an air filter right now… a bit slow going due to family visiting, and other time constraints…

I will keep all posted

-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill

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ooootis

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#11 posted 04-07-2011 03:09 PM

Looks like your on your way to a great work area. As a matter of fact your probably a year ahead of me right now. LOL Looking forward to seeing your progress!

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Chefshep

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#12 posted 04-08-2011 03:16 AM

Thanks Dave… the project is on going… & I’ll keep going on… or something like that…

-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill

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Beginningwoodworker

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#13 posted 07-18-2011 01:17 AM

Thats ok, it take years to develop a workshop like you wont it.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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