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I converted my detached two stall garage into my woodworking shop. Originally the plan was only to use one stall but I quickly ran out of room :)

Its still a work in progress but I feel like the shop is pretty complete to the way I like it.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#1 posted 06-06-2012 04:41 PM

Looking good, Dan! Oh wait, is that space for more planes there under the window? Better get on that.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 06-06-2012 04:42 PM

Very nice Dan.

-- ~Tony

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#3 posted 06-06-2012 05:22 PM

Wow, Dan You have a mighty impressive tool collection and a fine shop. Congratulations.


-- 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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#4 posted 06-06-2012 07:30 PM

Ah, looks like home to me! I’d like a wider floorplan for sure, nice layout.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#5 posted 06-06-2012 07:33 PM

Nice collection of hand tools. I think you could use a couple more planes:)

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#6 posted 06-06-2012 07:45 PM

im really glad to see you have a nice set up, and i don’t know if you know this or not, but your a sick man, i can count at least 70 to 75 hand planes… have planes like i have wood…...and i don’t see a cure any time soon…very cool, so what do you do with that many planes, or does it just get into collecting them..there really cool looking…enjoy it, its great having your own space huh…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 06-06-2012 07:46 PM

Great looking shop, Dan. I recognize the DC3300 from shopsmith there.

That is a great dust collector.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 06-07-2012 02:13 AM

Lotsa good tools, in a gr8 lookin space. Happiness is, a nice shop to play in

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

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#9 posted 06-07-2012 03:52 AM

Grizz- I both use and collect the planes. Almost all of them have been tuned up and have sharp irons in them. I don’t like the idea of just setting them on a shelf and never trying them out.

Lee- Yes, that is the ShopSmith dust collector. Its a smaller DC but it works well. I have my planer and table saw attached to it.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#10 posted 06-07-2012 06:12 AM

Nice tool display. I see you turn out a lot of high quality boxes. Keep it going…..................

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

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#11 posted 06-10-2012 06:45 PM

Sweet shop Dan, the white wall’s really make a big difference in brightness.

Also, you have the fanciest outfeed table ever! ;-)

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#12 posted 06-10-2012 07:27 PM

Mauricio, I have had an out feed table on my “to do” list for a couple years now… What I use now is an antique table that I was in the middle of restoring. Finishing the restoration is also on my “to do” list :)

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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