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Ridgecrest, CA 93555
United States

Here’s a few pictures of my “shop”. It consist of a decent size two car garage and a small carport area off to the side. Since I have cabinets, a sink, a fridge, a deep freeze, and a washer and dryer along the walls, most of the tools are in the center. I have a workbench on one side, a small desk near the table saw, and some modular storage shelves along the back.

I finally got a decent table saw, which has helped a ton. I was using a very small 10” Ryobi, the $100 you see at the big box stores. Now I just need to build an outfeed table and I’ll be set. I’m currently using an old entrainment center as a router table. It works pretty good, but I plan on building a nicer one in the near future. I have the bandsaw and the miter saw on a small “bench” that was my tool shed when we moved in. I’m hoping to build a miter saw station eventually and move that bench outside.

In the first two pictures, above the piano I swear I’m going to refinish some day, you can see my small lumber storage area. Most of my boards go here, though some go under the carport with the sheet goods. You can see the car port area in the fifth picture. You can also see my custom, hand made, Arkansas Razorback ping pong table that now gets used for storage and to help cut sheets of plywood. What a shame, but I just don’t have any place to put it.

Here’s some of the tools I own:
Rigid TS3650 Table Saw
Ryobi 9” Bandsaw
Ryobi 10” Compound Miter Saw
Ryobi Biscuit Joiner
Ryobi 7” Circular Saw
Black & Decker 5” Circular Saw
Ridgid RS2900 Router Combo
Ridgid 18V Lithium Ion Cordless Drill
Ridgid Shop Vac

Note: The first five pictures are HDR (High Dynamic Range), Google it if you want to learn about this cool photography method. They are not the greatest HDR photos I’ve ever done, but I didn’t feel like spending a ton of time working on them. The neat thing about using them in this situation is that you can get to see every inch of the shop regardless of the lighting, and they shows lots of detail. I have even seen less “aggressive” HDR photos in a few woodworking magazines, it’s getting quite popular.

-- David

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#1 posted 07-18-2010 05:06 AM

David, this is a pretty nice looking shop that you have to work in. It looks like you have organized it well and having the carport available helps to expand your woodworking area. You have a nice set of tools to play 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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#2 posted 07-18-2010 05:09 AM

A nice looking shop with some good tools too.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 07-19-2010 04:34 AM

Hey Dave,
Nicely layed out shop and cool toys as well…good job.

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#4 posted 07-19-2010 04:55 AM

Nice looking setup there. Good machine selection too. I bet that is a good space to get work done…

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#5 posted 07-20-2010 07:10 AM

Hey David,
Neat shop. Good organizational skills. I’ve enjoyed the shop tour. If you would like to have a set of plans for the out feed table, let me know. They are easily adapted to your Ridgid TS. Rand

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#6 posted 07-28-2010 12:49 AM

Nice shop. I wish I had a 2 car garage but I’ll just have to deal with the one for now. And I have that same table saw. I really love it too. Especially since I was using a circular saw for my first few projects. Also, what is Ridgecrest like? I live in Fresno, and travel to and through Vegas often but never been up that way or even heard of it. Is it a nice area?

-- Matt -

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#7 posted 11-16-2010 02:56 AM

Nice layout

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 11-25-2010 05:05 AM

Great looking shop, thanks for sharing, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#9 posted 11-25-2010 05:17 AM

Thats a nice shop.

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#10 posted 11-25-2010 05:18 AM

Nice shop David and some fine tools. I wish I could keep my shop that clean.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#11 posted 01-26-2011 05:57 PM

Nice shop :)
Love the restricted area sign on the door What’s the history behind that ?

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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