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Durnik150

647 posts in 1976 days


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I finally got around to taking some photos. I was actually forced into rearranging my shop by two things. The first was the acquisition of two rolling cabinets from a local school that was replacing them. The second was the rollover of table saws. I had a 30 yr old Craftsman contractor saw and a 15 yr old benchtop Craftsman. While they were both decent I really wanted a saw that I could grow with. After reading numerous reviews, I picked up a Ridgid R4511, the new granite top 10” saw. These two things made me completely rearrange my whole shop. I still haven’t re-installed my dust collection system so that is why there is a big curly pile of hose in the corner by the dust collector.

Since I figured the shop would never be this clean again, I had to get some photos. Now that I finally have my dust collection system all hooked up I updated the photos (09/09).

We have a 2 car garage that my wife actually likes to park her car in every so often, especially when it snows here in Colorado. As a result we have negotiated that I get half of the garage for my woodshop as well as the benches and walls as long as she can pull in when the weather turns. This does result in some set up and break down time but at least I have all the toys available to me with a little planning.

The first picture is an overall one from outside the garage to give you a little idea of the total size.

The second photo starts the move across from left to right. The two cabinets I mentioned are right inside the door. One of them holds blocks of wood and pieces of wood smaller than about 4’. It also holds anything that doesn’t fit anywhere else. The second cabinet holds all of my finishing materials. From sanding belts to oils and chemicals, this cabinet has it all. Along one side of a cabinet is my enclosed shop-vac box (noise reduction) and my miter saw. Tucked around the second cabinet is a workbench and then two storage cabinets. The dust collector is in the far left corner.

The third photo shows my main work-space (photo 5 shows it closer up). The table saw is up against an 8’ steel army table that I have my belt sander and drill press on. Next to that is a wooden workbench with the wood rack on the wall above it.

Photo four starts with my 14” band saw (my favorite tool until I get more familiar with the new table saw). On the wall are push sticks and spare blades. Next to that is my portable router table. Since there was nowhere else to put it, the shop currently houses a deep freezer. It takes up more room than I would like but can’t really go anywhere else. My tool wall hangs behind the freezer. Next to the freezer is the right workbench. It is used primarily for storage of portable tools. I have my jointer and planer stored there as well as my spindle sander. I put together a small bookshelf with a lift lid to hold most of my woodworking books and it hangs just above the workbench.

Photo five is a little better view of the table saw and the becnch holding the drill press and belt sander.

Photo six is just a closer look at the wood rack. I need to pull everything down and rearrange it soon.

Like most, you can never have enough clamps! I store these mostly on the bench by the drill press but a few are over on the left workbench.

I think that is pretty much it. My shop isn’t as pretty as some I have seen here on LumberJocks but I only have so much room. If I could just get my wife to give up on the idea of always having a dry car to get into, I could get a few extra square feet!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 04-28-2009 01:38 PM

Your shop sounds interesting. I am looking forward to seeing pictures of it when you get the time to post them.

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

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Roper

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#2 posted 09-24-2009 04:36 PM

very nice shop, looks like you got all the toys in there. i know about the harsh winter thing, i’m up in evergreen and man do we get some snow. i also have a two car garage that is my shop, but i have just taken it over, so on those cold and snow days i have to go out and start and clean off the wifes car. it’s ok by me as long as i have my shop. have fun.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 12-23-2009 03:58 PM

Nice shop

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Martin Svaabeck

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#4 posted 01-21-2010 08:25 AM

Hello, Durnik,
I looked you up after receiving favourable comments, from your Buddy Maxx, regarding my Dreidels.
Although I do have Relatives in USA, I am always amazed how you Guys manage to have such well equipped Workshops over there, where we, here, seem to get by with the minimal of equipment, (as you can see from my workshop, if you care to look) I also realise that the equipment, in your `neck-of-the-woods`, is considerably less expensive, and a larger variety of manufacturers to choose from, than that which is available down here. I like the sound of `granite-topped` table saw. I or my colleages, have never heard of or seen such an `animal` before.
Svaabeck.

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 01-21-2010 01:36 PM

Durnik, this is a nice shop that you have. It does look like you have a lot going on it there but it appears as if you have it laid out pretty well. Bummer about the wife’s car but I can empathize with you about that. I have often said that I am glad we added a third garage in our basement when we built. If I had to ask my wife to give up her garage space for a shop I would be outside before her vehicle would be.

You have some pretty cool tools to play with as well.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting with you.

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

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Durnik150

647 posts in 1976 days


#6 posted 01-22-2010 04:33 AM

Scott & Martin,

Thanks for the positive comments. I went ahead and posted two pictures of the table saw top with the granite so you could take a look. It’s not a top of the line saw but I really like it so far. I’ve had it about a year and it has always done exactly what I have asked of it.

My lathe is made by the same manufacturer and is also assembled with a granite body. It keeps it really solid while turning.

Thanks for dropping by guys!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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Martin Svaabeck

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#7 posted 01-22-2010 05:52 AM

Hello, Durnik,
Thanks for the photos. A really great looking machine. Do you have a photo of the lathe I am truly envious !!
How much do they cost over there
Do they have agents or are they represented over here. I cannot find them on Google, not knowing their Manufacturers details.
By the way, I am curious. If I am not being too personal, what is the origin of your Name, and, are you a Native American ??
Regards,
Martin Svaabeck.

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Durnik150

647 posts in 1976 days


#8 posted 01-23-2010 03:50 AM

I posted a couple photos of the lathe up with the other shop photos. The headstock and the lathe body are all made out of granite. I haven’t had any problems at all with the stone.

I work at a Woodcraft store in Colorado and they were trying to move one of these Steel City lathes and I got a good deal as an employee. Steel City usually does orders via woodworking stores. I don’t know much about their business so can’t say if they have a European/Nordic representative.

Durnik is a character from a series of books by David Eddings. He starts out as a balcksmith (ironworker) and ends up a sorcerer. He loves to fish as a hobby and that is where I picked up the nickname. I don’t know the origin of the name any further than that.

No on the Native American heritage. I’m from a German/Irish background.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 12-07-2010 06:38 AM

Nice looking shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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