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Workshop by FoggyGarage posted 09-05-2009 09:16 PM 931 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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FoggyGarage

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My shop has taken over our 12X25 garage in San Francisco.

Other than a Bosch router, every tool I have has been a second-hand acquisition off of craigslist:
-Jet 14” Bandsaw with upgraded guides + extension block
-Ridgid 13” planer
-AMT (now defunct) 6” jointer
-Performax 22-44 Pro drum sander (the Old one, CHEAP! $400 on craigslist!)

And the only major acquisition to be purchased new, a SawStop Pro model 3HP table saw.

OK, some shop pics are now up, by request

Disclaimer:
The shop has never been this much of a mess. Some of that might have to do with the new saw installation, some might be due to the 4-year old and 18 month old girls who dictate my schedule. Either way, these will serve nicely as “Before” shots for when I remodel the shop later this year (24 inch, closed cabinets and new wiring).

This is what you get in a city where the standard home is 1100 square feet. My old saw and the shipping box for the new one are still in there, and I have decided that I need a bit of a remodel now that I have outgrown my original floorplan.

If you look closely at that last picture, you can see my “Work Truck”, a Toyota Prius (You would be suprised at what you can fit into this thing, although you don’t get 45 mpg with 400 lbs of oak laying across the passenger seat). Unfortunately, my close friend with a pickup recently got rid of it, so now I just pick out lumber and have it delivered.


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cabinetmaster

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#1 posted 09-05-2009 09:27 PM

How about some pictures?

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 09-05-2009 09:28 PM

Yes, We’re workshop picture junkies.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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FoggyGarage

15 posts in 1909 days


#3 posted 09-05-2009 09:30 PM

You guys haven’t given me a chance to finish my profile! The place is a mess, since I had to finish up a cradle in time for a newcomer, and my new saw came in. But I’ll go take some now…

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 09-05-2009 10:49 PM

It does look like you have a lot going on in there but after all it is a workshop. Mine used to get in a similar shape, especially with the sawdust on the floor and that was guaranteed to get me yelled at for tracking sawdust into the house. But I just don’t see how wood can be cut without making sawdust! Needless to say I run my dust collectors religiously since I have a wife who is borderline OCD with respect to keeping things neat and organized. I like the osb wall treatment that you have in there. It makes hanging things a lot easier as opposed to trying to find a stud. It looks like you have your hardware organized nicely and I like the tool cabinet for your hand tools on the wall. This style of cabinet holds a lot of tools and occupies a relatively small footprint.

You have a nice set of tools to play with and that is an interesting mobile base that you have added to the Sawstop.

Thanks for posting pictures of your shop. I enjoyed the tour.

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

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TheDane

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#5 posted 09-06-2009 02:26 AM

Hmmm … I don’t see any mess. All I see is a working workshop! When my betrer half fusses about the mess in the garage, I ask if she would rather I spend my time cleaning, or making the new cabinets for her sewing room.

You did well on Craigslist … nothing wrong with used tools. I would rather have a decent quality used tool (I have a bunch) that I can afford than some of the junk they sell at the big box stores.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 09-06-2009 02:32 AM

There’s messer shops out there you can always edit when you want with a cleaned up shop.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Karson

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#7 posted 09-07-2009 01:47 AM

Nice shop setup. I spent a great 6 mo in San Fran on a businss trip.

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

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Splinterman

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#8 posted 09-07-2009 10:25 AM

Hmmmmmmm….......very interesting….....but I just love that Saw…......well done

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 10-03-2009 02:23 AM

Nice workshop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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