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Blog entry by Dustmite97 posted 05-26-2012 12:29 AM 2819 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone! I love shop tours and I have found them to be one of the most interesting things on Lumberjocks. I have decided that it’s time that I made one of my own now that the final changes are complete. Enjoy!

Entering the shop:

To the left is my bandsaw table and pegboard wall

Right beside the bench is the drill press. Behind it is my shop apron and the TV

Here is my dust collection system. It is a 1 1/2 horsepower General International dust collector hooked up to a trash can separator. The dust collector never moves. I move the trash can to each machine.

At the back of the shop is my planer table

To the right is the Craftex half-blind dovetail jig and the clamp rack

Beside the planer table is the sanding station. It is a Craftex 12 inch disc sander and a Mastercraft oscilating spindle sander.

Now to the other side of the shop. Here is a workbench with scrap bins underneath. On the bench is the router table and the scroll saw

In the far corner is the finishing supply shelf

Now on to the beast of the shop, the lathe!

Well there it is. I have been using it for two years now and have made several changes since then. Everything is now in it’s final place. Thanks for stopping by!

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#1 posted 05-26-2012 12:58 AM

Great tour. Nice setup and a very workable shop.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#2 posted 05-26-2012 01:02 AM

Thanks Karson

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#3 posted 05-26-2012 01:17 AM

No doubt, this is a nice setup. Looks like a great place to build some projects!

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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#4 posted 05-26-2012 01:23 AM

cool shop and tour.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 05-26-2012 04:23 AM

Thanks for the shop tour, It is always interesting to tour someone else’s shop and to see how and where I could improve on my own shop!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 05-26-2012 05:15 AM

I agree with Bearpie. Did you mention “TV”??? Sounds a little too cozy. Enjoy…...................

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

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#7 posted 05-26-2012 11:35 AM

Excellent shop, nicely laid out, and well organized. Thanks for the tour.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#8 posted 05-28-2012 02:47 PM

Nice shop tour!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#9 posted 06-18-2012 12:28 PM

nice shop. neat also. wish mine was. lol.

thanks for the tour, nice place to work. or play.

-- pat,ohio...

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#10 posted 06-18-2012 12:32 PM

Nice shop, thanks for the tour

-- Dave Hamm,

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#11 posted 06-21-2012 05:10 PM

Where is the tablesaw?

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#12 posted 06-21-2012 07:00 PM

The table saw is behind the curtain. It’s on a mobile base so I can move it into my area when I need it. I found that it really frees up floor space.

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#13 posted 06-24-2012 11:19 PM

Looks like a place to have some quality fun! I really like the layout. Have at it… Go make some dust

-- Eric, Rainier, WA, Never met a piece of wood I didn't like!

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