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Date: 2-14-2012. My 480 sq ft shop is located in a detached garage behind my home. The garage was built by the previous owner, but after insulating it and installing wiring and an electrical subpanel it was ready for woodworking. My favorite tools: Grizzly G0690 Cabinet saw purchased at the annual Grizzly scratch-and-dent sale. The saw has some huge scratches where you can’t really see them; they saved me lots of $ are my favorite part of the saw. I added a Grizzly router-table attachment that works great. I also love my Delta 13” planer. Nearly all of my hand planes are used, mostly pre-war Stanley Bailey-type planes that I’ve acquired from various places. Each has its own story. My favorite plane is a Record No. 73 shoulder plane that I received from the wife of a friend and fellow woodworker who passed away last year. I remember him every time I trim a tenon. I have several benches and tables that serve different purposes. Along the back wall is my layout bench. Along the left wall is a bench that was built by the previous owner, but I converted it into a miter-saw station, a bench-top tool station, and wood storage area. In the font of the shop are my woodworking bench that I just finished building, a table for sharpening plane irons and chisels, and a cabinet that I use for finishing small projects and it also holds most of my brushes and finishes. I have a few lamps on stands that I can move among the different tables to augment the overhead fluorescent lights. I’ve had the shop running for a little more than a year now and I continue to think of new ways to organize it. Next project on my list – shelving for lumber along the right wall near the layout bench.

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA

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#1 posted 02-15-2012 02:12 AM

Looks like a great space!
I do like the bench dog.

Thanks for the tour.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 02-16-2012 07:41 AM

Nice shop setup. Lots of benches are a must. I drove to Bellingham last year and bought the same cabinet saw with router table attached. I love the saw but changing the router bits is a “bit” of a pain.

Man, I wish I lived close enough to drive to Grizzly whenever I wanted. I would probably be more broke. I hate you….............

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 02-17-2012 12:30 AM

Lovin’ the Bench Dog.

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#4 posted 03-14-2012 09:58 PM

I’ve got a part time bench dog that hides in the shavings under the bench when there is thunder & lightning. lol


-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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#5 posted 03-17-2012 10:51 AM

I have visited the BAA Fest for two years running and will be going again this year. That is the Bellingham All Acoustic Festival. That’s Bellingham, Northumberland, England. UK :-)


-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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#6 posted 03-17-2012 11:21 AM

That is a fine shop that you have there and I’m sure that you enjoy working in it, Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 10-20-2012 11:38 AM

Nice setup. Luv the box fan in the upper corner. I’ve got one that hangs upside down above my ts. Every lil bit helps

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 11-27-2012 11:30 PM

My kind of bench dog.
(very nice shop)

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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