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Here is my new and improved shop. I now no longer share areas of the basement with my dad. Since I got a bunch of new equipment, I decided to set up my own area in the back half of the basement. Just recently, me and my dad installed two new 110 volt/20 amp circuits for my area and put in a bunch of new outlets. Now the table saw has it’s own outlet, the planer has it’s own outlet, the dust collector has it’s own outlet, and the disc sander, bandsaw, and scroll saw have their own outlets. The new electricity supply is much more convenient because I don’t have to use extension chords anymore. Anyway, I will give you a short photo tour of my new shop.

Photo #1- The planer and dovetail jig on the new table that I built. Underneath are the finishing supplies and other items. I also use it for assembly.

Photo #2- My new Craftex disc sander that I got for my birthday. An amazing little machine.

Photo #3- Pegboard wall above my workbench

Photo # 4- Drill press, scroll saw, band saw, and some hand tools

Photo # 5- My new Craftex lathe!

Photo# 6- My new pre-separator hooked up to a 1.5 hp General international dust collector

It is very exciting setting up your own shop and I simply love mine.

So here is the list of the equipment that I have:

General International 1.5 hp dust collector
Ryobi 13 inch thickness planer
Skilsaw contractor’s table saw
Craftsman chop saw
Mastercraft drill press
Ryobi 9 inch bandsaw
Ryobi 1.5 hp router/table combo
Craftex 12 inch, 1 hp disc sander
Craftex half-blind dovetail jig
Ryobi scroll saw
Mastercraft belt sander
Mastercraft Oscillating Spindle Sander
Busy Bee cyclone separator
Craftex Lathe


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lew

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#1 posted 1726 days ago

Sounds like a really nice shop!

Can’t wait to see the pictures!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1726 days ago

Photos would be good

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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SCOTSMAN

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#3 posted 1726 days ago

Yes I agree please show us your goodies.Alistair ps I mean tools etc of course.LOL

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2327 days


#4 posted 1725 days ago

Like the others I am looking forward to seeing pictures of your shop. Visual tours of other shops are one of the benefits of being involved with this group.

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

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 1724 days ago

Nice looking shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Splinterman

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#6 posted 1723 days ago

Hey Dustmite,
You have done a good job and have some nice toy’s…..well done.

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Mark Shymanski

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#7 posted 1691 days ago

Good looking shop.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 1691 days ago

This is a pretty nice looking shop that you have to work in. I like the cabinetry that has been added to it. I have changed my mind with regard to shop furniture. At one time I believed that shop furniture needed only to be functional. However, after seeing posts with functional cabinetry and jigs that also looked nice, as your cabinets do, I have come to believe that both looks and functionality can be incorporated into shop furniture.

It looks like you have room to maneuver in there as well. And that is a nice downdraft table that you have built. I have one of these on my to-do list as they help control the fugitive dust emissions that are part of the sanding process. You have a nice set of tools to work with as well.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

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

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cstrang

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#9 posted 1663 days ago

Very nice set up, I love the cabinetry

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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dbhost

5300 posts in 1737 days


#10 posted 1641 days ago

All I can say is WOW. At your age I had a Swiss Army Knife, a cheap socket set, a couple of hand saws, and a hammer. All of them came from garage sales… You are off to a great start!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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David Murray

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#11 posted 1572 days ago

Thanks for checking out my shop. Glad to see some youngster’s getting into woodworking. Pretty sweet set-up you have.

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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GaryD

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#12 posted 1492 days ago

Nice looking. Nice to have a place ” of your own” isn’t it.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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Beginningwoodworker

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#13 posted 1448 days ago

Nice shop update.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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johnnymo

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#14 posted 1436 days ago

Congradulations on your new shop. Don’t you just love setting up your own shop?

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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rando1

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#15 posted 1206 days ago

Great start and set up. Hope you enjoy your new setting and use of your new equipment!

-- Randon Riegsecker, crosscutservices.com

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