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Commarato53

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, MS
United States

This is my shop in the third stall of our three home garages. I don’t have much room here, but everything is arranged where I can move around. This is mainly my machinery area where I do joinery and small projects. The garage stall where we park our family car is where I do stock preparation, large projects and assembly. All of my machinery was acquired used pretty economically. I like the old stuff and I like to restore it back into working condition. I also have welders as I like to combine metalworking with my furniture projects. There are some smaller machine shop tools, lathe, small shaper, mill that I mainly use for repairing and small metalworking jobs.


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English

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#1 posted 07-17-2014 06:57 PM

Wow!! That’s one machine packed space. Lots of beautiful equipment. Looks like you can make anything you want in wood or metal.

Thanks for sharing.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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Commarato53

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#2 posted 07-17-2014 07:21 PM

Thanks John, I appreciate the nice comments. It has been a work in progress for sure. Maybe someday I own a bigger space so I can spread some things out.

Eric

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timbertailor

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#3 posted 07-17-2014 10:33 PM

Every inch of space is used. I do not think you could put another power tool in there, even if someone gave it to you!!!

At least you have a dedicated space. I am jealous!

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

#4 posted 07-18-2014 04:00 AM

Men that what I call a shop With carpet very classy very nice

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TheFridge

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#5 posted 07-18-2014 04:12 AM

Very very nice.

-- "We build our workshops. Then we enjoy the fruits of our labor by laboring for more fruits." - Me

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Commarato53

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#6 posted 07-18-2014 12:15 PM

Thanks August,

The thing I like about the Oriental carpets is they are great for the shop and here is why. You won’t believe what people throw away or get rid of these days. Some of my carpets came from Goodwill and some from garage sales. I don’t think I paid more that $20 for each of them. Oriental carpets are great because they are very thick wool usually and provide a lot more cushion than a shop mat. The have a very colorful pattern that hides lots of things that drop on them, wood chips, saw duts, including grease that may squirt out of anything by accident. They are very easy to clean, if something does spill on them it can be cleaned up easily with mineral spirits or Greased Lightening. They vacuum easily and can be rolled up and take outside for a more extensive cleaning. The provide absorb sound from noisy machinery making the shop quieter. Get wool ones though as I have found that nylon or polyester carpets will melt when hot metal chips from a drill press hits them. So with that said, I say look for bargains at garage sales and Goodwill on carpets for your shop! Oh by the way my schnauzer loves to lay on them…


Men that what I call a shop With carpet very classy very nice

- August McCormick Lehman III


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Commarato53

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#7 posted 07-18-2014 12:45 PM



Every inch of space is used. I do not think you could put another power tool in there, even if someone gave it to you!!!

At least you have a dedicated space. I am jealous!

- timbertailor

Thank you! Its funny you mention about squeezing one more thing in. There are actually some things hiding in there. I have a 24”x24” Starrett granite surface plate hiding on a roller stand under the table of the Unisaw. And a Makita MAC 700 compressor behind the larger band saw. I also have an large Emglo compressor under the stairs along with a vintage Delta 24” scroll saw. The stalls in my other two garages have a Dewalt chop saw with Biesemeyer fence tables and cutoff system. A Boice Crane 12” Planer, PM 100 Planer, a Delta C-30 Radial Arm Saw, a restored Wellsaw 58 B for cutting metal, and a Laguna tools horizontal slot mortise. I also have a 30”x48” 1/2” thick steel welding table on wheels. My better half complains about her not having enough parking space!!!
Glad you enjoyed looking at my shop.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 07-18-2014 02:04 PM

Wow! You have a great shop. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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freddy1962

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#9 posted 07-18-2014 04:45 PM

Love the Hammond Glider and Clausing drill press. Is your table saw a Delta 12/14? Nice shop!

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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Commarato53

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#10 posted 07-18-2014 05:23 PM

Thanks Jeff,

The big table saw in the middle of the shop is a Tannewitz Model U made in 1965. It is a 5 HP three phase table saw that will take up to a 16”-18” blade. This saw I won at auction when a upholstered furniture factory in north Mississippi was liquidating it. I paid $600. The other saws in the room is a Delta Unisaw vintage 1950 that I restored. It is a sweet running machine. I is also a restored tables saw I bought for $100. The other 10” saw is a Powermatic 66 I bought new in 1995 or so. The Hammond Glider, Unisaw, Oliver Jointer, and Tannewitz and South Bend Lathe are all three phase machines that I run off a 7 1/2” HP rotary phase converter. The Clausing Drill Press and the South Bend Shaper both run of a TECO FM 50 VFD that has 120 VAC in and 240 VAC out.

Thank you for looking and the nice comments.


Love the Hammond Glider and Clausing drill press. Is your table saw a Delta 12/14? Nice shop!

- freddy1962


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woodchuckerNJ

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#11 posted 07-19-2014 12:29 AM

I am rebuilding a southbend 9” Model A. Looks like you too have a 9” model A.
The shop looks good. I like the rack with the handplanes…
I am curious about the 6th picture.
You have a clausing drill press, some unknown piece of equipment , and what looks like a mini milling machine.

What is the middle machine? A metal shaper? The one in the corner is it a milling machine?

-- Jeff NJ

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Commarato53

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#12 posted 07-19-2014 02:32 AM

Thank you for the nice comments. The machine next to the Clausing is a South Bend 7” metal shaper. It was rough when I bought it but I just finished restoring it. Runs great and was made in 1965. The mini knee mill is a Benchmaster, made in California many years ago. The first really small knee type mill besides some of those made by Hardinge. Very stout and was used in industrial applications for dedicated one-off milling tasks. Good luck on your SB 9” restore!


I am rebuilding a southbend 9” Model A. Looks like you too have a 9” model A.
The shop looks good. I like the rack with the handplanes…
I am curious about the 6th picture.
You have a clausing drill press, some unknown piece of equipment , and what looks like a mini milling machine.

What is the middle machine? A metal shaper? The one in the corner is it a milling machine?

- woodchuckerNJ


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CJIII

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#13 posted 07-20-2014 03:41 PM

Nice shop, this is beginnerwoodworker AKA Charles Jackson III at OWWM.

-- Woodworking with Limited Tools

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Commarato53

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#14 posted 07-21-2014 05:29 PM



Nice shop, this is beginnerwoodworker AKA Charles Jackson III at OWWM.

- CJIII

Thanks Charles, glad you enjoyed the tour.

Eric

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moke

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#15 posted 07-23-2014 05:17 PM

Wow Eric…I have looked at these photos over and over and I still find new things!!!! I have almost the exact same situation…I am in the third stall and “wheel” things out to work. I have not gotten any metal working tools yet, but it appeals to me!!! I really thought I could not get another thing in my side of the shop and now I see yours and realize I can…..thanks for showing..
Mike

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