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Decided my shop was in need of updated pics. So this is the latest layout of my shop after working in it for almost 2 years.

The workbench and shelves aren’t the fanciest, but they serve their purpose for the time being.

Tools on display:

DeWalt 618 plunge router
Dewalt D26670R laminate router refurbished
Grizzly G0555 14” bandsaw with riser and timberwolf blade
Rigid R4330 refurbished planer
POS Ryobi BTS10S with Forrest Woodworker II blade

Delta 50-720C 1hp dust collector
Makita 18v drill and impact driver
Stanley No. 7 (1880s), 5, 4 planes with hock blades

Central Machinery Lathe from Harbor Freight, 12” x 33-3/8” bed.

Just added an 8” slow speed bench grinder and cabinet style router table.
Also just purchased a C2002-WK Porter Cable 6gal pancake style air compressor

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN


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GaryBuck

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#1 posted 1647 days ago

Eric,Eric,Eric, No, No, No, you got it all wrong bud. Where is all the boxes stacked every where. Why my God man you can see your floor, and “ALL” of your tools and equiptment. This just isn’t a proper work shop, just ask my ex. She has been gone now for 6 months and I still can’t find the T.S. much less anything else. L.O.L. I guess I could try it your way. Who knows maybe I can complete a project instead of wondering where it went. Can I come over and use your shop L.O.L.

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Eric_S

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#2 posted 1647 days ago

Haha. Actually, these pics were taken after I just cleaned shop. Before, you couldn’t see any of the workbench or anti-fatigue mat below. All covered in shavings and sawdust. I doubt it will stay clean for more than a few days.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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dbhost

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#3 posted 1647 days ago

Since you brought it up, I have to sort of stare in amazement that you put a WW-II on a BTS-10S…

You certainly got a blade you can grow into!

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

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Eric_S

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#4 posted 1647 days ago

Yeah, I can’t wait to get rid of the bts-10s, the blade made a huge difference though. Its also much much quieter.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1647 days ago

Looks good Eric a good space and some super tools too. Don’t listen to Gary a clean shop is a good shop.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 1647 days ago

Eric, I have to agree with Jim. This is an A1 shop and is a nice area in which to work. It looks like you have organized it well. And I like the way you have used pegboard in your shop. (I should since I did the same thing in mine). It is both an economical wall covering and it helps to store and organize hand tools.

Good job on putting a Forrest blade on your saw. I am sure it improved its performance. You have a nice set of tools to work with and it looks like you have plenty of room to maneuver between the different tool stations.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed seeing your shop.

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

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Splinterman

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#7 posted 1647 days ago

Hey Eric,
Sweet set-up and lots of good toys to play with…nice job.

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Eric_S

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#8 posted 1647 days ago

Thanks for the comments and compliments everyone.

Scott, in case you are wondering, I decided to only pegboard the top half of the walls because I decided I probably wouldn’t be hanging stuff low in the shop since tools would be taking up that space, plus it was a lot cheaper for hardboard than pegboard.

The only regret I have when I finished the garage, which can be remedied later, is installing two extra 20A circuits on the wall with the workbench. It would have been much easier to wire when the garage was unfinished last summer (and only had a single 60W bulb in center). All my power tools tend to sit on the other side of the room (further away from neighbor) which has no outlets so its all extension cords across the floor…hopefully in the spring I’ll add more outlets to that wall.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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cstrang

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#9 posted 1645 days ago

Nice shop and I see the makita 18 volt, hope you enjoy it as much as I do… I liked the first one I had so much I had to get a second lol. Thanks for the tour.

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

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Eric_S

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#10 posted 1645 days ago

The makita 18v’s are amazing. You can see my old Black and Decker 12v next to the makitas. That thing sucked, battery didn’t last long, it was bulky, and couldn’t drill through tough woods. The makita’s are powerful, tiny, and I love the light at the bit too. Well worth the investment.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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woodworm

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#11 posted 1645 days ago

Looks spacious and nicely set-up workshop.
Enjoy woodworking the safe way.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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woodworm

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#12 posted 1644 days ago

I also own Ryobi BT Table saw but your table bed looks better I think. Is it made of cast iron? Mine is made of aluminum and the miter slot is not parallel to the blade. Since the motor traunion is attached to the table bed (table top) there not much I can do to adjust it.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Eric_S

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#13 posted 1644 days ago

I believe mine is aluminum too. The miter slots do seem parallel though. What model do you have? This is a BTS10S

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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woodworm

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#14 posted 1644 days ago

The model is ETS-1525 purchased in UK for GDP93.70 and the country of origin is China.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#15 posted 1644 days ago

Just looked it up, they are very different tops.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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