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My shop started out as a small unoccupied building at the end of my lot. Over the years I have been building cabinets in it and adding equipment as I’ve been able to come by them.

I ended up building another little shop to expand a bit but all it can really hold in it is a few materials and my slider.

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#1 posted 2080 days ago


You have a nice shop space in which to work and it appears to have plenty of potential. When I am in the middle of a project my offcuts tend to gather themselves in a group, much as yours have done. This, of course, gets me yelled at and then I have to put them in some semblance of order to satisfy THE BOSS, who, for some reason, has a thing about me keeping a neat and tidy space. But after 32 years I am used to it. :)

You have a nice opportunity with the availability of this building on your property. Thanks for the post. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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

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#2 posted 2080 days ago

Dustin thats a nice shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 1670 days ago

Nice shop.
What kind of Sander do you have?
How well do you like it?

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#4 posted 1670 days ago

How big is this shop? It looks like you are getting some great work out of a tight space.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#5 posted 1670 days ago

I have a Shop Fox 26” 5hp double drum sander that I LOVE. I make a lot of raised panel cabinet doors and I use this to even out the panels. It will take off a lot in one pass because I have it set up with 80 and 120 grit. In fact I like it more than the Grizzly 18” wide belt sander I use at another shop I work at. Why? Because it takes off more material in one pass, it can handle more material, but most importantly this sander cost me $800 because I got it off a friend who was getting out of cabinet making. You simply cannot beat that.
Gizmodyne, believe it or not I build kitchens out of a 350 sq ft shop. I have a spray room in my basement but that only adds about 100 sq ft. It’s tight but I plan on expanding the shop soon.

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#6 posted 1670 days ago

great use of space – i’m about to downsize from 1000 sq ft – yikes

-- -erik & christy-

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#7 posted 1670 days ago

Great shop!

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#8 posted 1670 days ago

Good looking shop Dustin and some grand tools too.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1667 days ago

Dustin, great shop, and quite a collection for one year. Also it looks like you’ve invested a lot in wood.

You do look a little crowded.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#10 posted 1667 days ago

Hey Bob, yeah I have a lot of wood but I never order wood unless it’s for a job I’m doing. All the lumber you see in these pictures have been turned into base moulding/cabinets/or furniture and I already replaced it with new stock for some other vanities and misc cabinet jobs.

It’s EXTREMELY crowded with two of us working in here. Sometimes we have to store lumber on the ground in our walk way but I plan on extending the building as soon as I can get the time to do it. Right now I have a bunch below the right side of my table saw too because the wall racks are full.

I am going to be picking up a new Shop Fox W1742 15” planer in the next few days so I don’t even know what’s going to happen then.

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#11 posted 1651 days ago

Wow, never saw so much great stuff packed into one spot like that. Can I come play on your drum sander?

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#12 posted 1651 days ago

lol, for sure dude, I actually let some of my neighbors use them when they need.

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#13 posted 1641 days ago

nice shop, i like how you have the table saw and miter saw setup to occupy the same footprint…

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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#14 posted 1624 days ago

Good loking shop. Thanks for the tour.

-- All the tools in the world wont make you a good mechanic or craftsman... however it helps!

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#15 posted 1288 days ago

cool shop keep! i understand the need for more room, but keep the over head down!,,,, i wonder what your spray room looks like, i just wonder how do you get rid of the fumes? its kind of dangerus, thanks for the tour.

-- Ron Sanchez

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