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I have a 2 car garage with an extra 1 room addition. My garage was a full mountain bike shop and home brew station until I started making saw dust. I decided in December to start patrolling Craigslist for tools. I now have a decent start at a wood shop. I am a novice but have done A LOT of research on how to’s. I will update my pictures once I get a dust collection system and figure out where all these tools should be. Right now I have to move around everything inorder to start cutting wood. I have a portable 72”W x 30” D table with a 6” tool trough. I use the bench as a run out for my table saw. So far it has worked when cutting Walnut slabs that were 10’ long by 14” wide.

Its a basic start to a decent shop. I would like suggestions on tools and setups please.

I will be putting in flourescent lights that I got off craigslist soon. I have 10 8’ double bulbed direct setups to install, I hate shadows on my work pieces and right now the garage is very dark.

I am also researching dust collections.

Lumber racks will go into the addition.

I will be picking up a 60k BTU

Tools right now.
Delta 9” bandsaw
Jet Mortiser
Delta 12.5” planer
Delta BOSS oscilating sander
Delta belta sander
Grizzly 6-1/8 jointer
Ryobi router with table
Kreg Pocket hole
Delta 12” miter saw
Mastercraft 10” table saw
Delta biscuit joiner

Have I mentioned that I really enjoy Craigslist? I got the Mortiser for free because the guy dropped it on ice and the column bent. But for 30$ I fixed that :) Thanks Jet!

Like I said, its a start :)

-- "Never half ass two things, whole ass one thing" - Ron F*in Swanson

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#1 posted 549 days ago

Well it looks like you have made a good start to your shop. Welcome aboard.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 526 days ago

Try to use bulbs with a 6100 or higher “Kelvin” rating. they are much better as the light it brighter, with a hint of blue in it. they are no higher in cost that other ratings (given the same type bulb). I have an unheated 48X60 Shop that I’m changing over to ‘zero temp’ florescent fixtures, and the 6100 bulbs. one fixture now throws as much light as 3 used to! I replaced 1 500W Halogen fixture with 5 CFL’s (@23 watts each) now seeing the equal of 500 W for the operating cost of 115W, and the lights are spread out to illuminate a 24X48 area.

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