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Im an amateur woodworking in katy texas working out of a 3 car workshop

It seems lumberjocks has disabled the ability to embed video, if you would like to see a video tour check out my site or youtube channel

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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#1 posted 04-21-2008 06:48 AM

Any shop is a great shop!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 04-21-2008 12:42 PM

Hi David,

You have a decent workshop to play in and you have a good start on your tool collection with the bench and table saw.

Keep us posted on your progress.

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

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#3 posted 04-28-2008 02:32 PM

Great start David, I like the Delta saw ! I was at the Houston WW show as well, picked up a rigid jointer and planer on the cheap! I am a “newbe” as well across the “big city” from you in Humble. This site has been a great place to learn and get a good laugh from everytime I visit. Keep the shop updates coming!


-- It seem's I just make scrap wood and saw dust most of the time !

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#4 posted 06-07-2008 05:49 AM

I love your tablesaw! I really like mine, but yours is new!!! I see some space on the end for a router table extension!! Ahh, the memories!! Regarding your decision about a drum sander, or a planer. Since the drum sander is approximately 3 times more expensive, I would get a good planer. My 13” Delta is a workhorse, and I’ve ran so much lumber through it. Only now that I’m working with wider glue ups is the reason I bought the drum sander. I want to be able to plane to a oversized thickness in order to do a glue up (like a bookmatched panel for a highboy) and then when it’s dried, drum sand it to final thickness, so that it is absolutely flat. The drum sander doesn’t compress the board through, it is fed under the drum, and any high spot is sanded first, and so forth until the panel is flat. It is also 3” wider than my planer, and you can run a wider than 16” piece through on one edge, then turn it around, and run it through the other side to do wider panel. I can’t wait to use it on a project this Fall!! Regarding the jointer, get the biggest, widest, and most maintenance free one you can afford. I originally bought a Grizzly 6”, then a month later, they put the 8” on sale, so I sold it, and got the 8”. Then I splurged on the carbide inserted cutterhead. Nothing easier than rotating the inserts when they chip, or get dull. Also, the carbide inserts are easier on figured wood than knives! Good luck!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#5 posted 11-26-2008 05:32 PM

Thats a nice workshop.

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#6 posted 03-22-2010 04:55 PM

Dude, love the shop. It’s a good way to start out. Your table saw set up is perfect.

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#7 posted 09-06-2010 07:10 PM

Hey David I wanted to say thanks for the comments on my shop and I wanted to take a peek at yours and wanted to say nice job looks great and very functional seams like a shop were you could be very creative.

-- Joe, Florida

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#8 posted 11-03-2010 07:54 AM

Dave: Thanks for your welcome comments. Looks like you have a nice garage workshop there, I can’t wait until I can post some pics of my shop with some equipment in it. Steve

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#9 posted 01-25-2012 03:31 PM

nice lookin shop to have a lotta fun in

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

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#10 posted 01-25-2012 03:36 PM

Great shop! I’ve always enjoyed working out of my garage as well.

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#11 posted 01-25-2012 08:08 PM

It’s a nice shop and i bet that you have built it up quite a bit since then.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#12 posted 01-25-2012 08:17 PM

For a beginner… thats a pretty nice shop…

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

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#13 posted 08-28-2012 01:08 AM


I love your shop! Its really cool, keep up the good work.


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