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I’ve got about half of a 2 car garage for my “toys” as my wife likes to call them. Honestly I’ve spent much more time planning my shop, researching tools/techniques, and scouring the web looking for good deals on quality tools than I have producing finished pieces. My wife likes to point this out too.

Shop Type: 2 Car Garage

Equipment: Jet JWTS-10 table saw with a shark gaurd, Craftsman router/table mounted on table saw wing, Delta 4” bench top jointer, DeWalt 12” compound miter saw, home made air cleaner 400cfm, 3×7 work bench (my first project), 1HP Grizzly DC.

I can’t say enough about the Shark Gaurd… my table saw went from the worst dust producer in the shop to virtually no dust.

The dust port I put in my miter station works surprisingly well. It doesn’t suck up every bit of the chips but it does seem to get the dust. Now when I use the saw there is no cloud of sawdust in my shop.

I hope to pick up a planer and possibly a drill press in the next couple months. I’ve got it in the back of my mind that I don’t really need a band saw but it seems like others get a lot of use out of theirs…

Another thing worth mentioning is that I picked up a remote switch at lowe’s for only 20 bucks. It came with 2 outlets but the remote can operate up to 12. (pretty cool) It handles 15amps at 110v and I use one of the plug-ins for my dust collector and the other for my air cleaner. I was pretty happy when I found this (especially since 2 different employees said “we don’t have those” when I asked for a device like this) because paying $80 for one of those remote DC starters seemed excessive.

-- "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw


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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 1395 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks; it’s a great place for woodworkers of all kinds and you’ll love it here. It’ll be good to see some pictures whenever you post them.

-- 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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rivergirl

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#2 posted 1395 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! YOu will love it here! So much talent and information and everyone is so eager to share their knowledge. Can’t wait to see your projects!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1395 days ago

Welcome, some shop photos would be cool

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 1395 days ago

Shop pictures would be great!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Splinterman

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#5 posted 1395 days ago

Hey Junkie,
Pics would be nice here.

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GaryL

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#6 posted 1395 days ago

Welcome GarageJunkie!! Posts some pics of your sawdust cave. Don’t worry how it rates, any shop is better than no shop.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 1395 days ago

As long as everyone else is chiming in about a shop tour I might as well add my $0.02 worth. :) Just post some pictures when you get an opportunity. Tours of other shops are always welcome.

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

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GarageJunkie

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#8 posted 1394 days ago

I will… sorry. I realize it doesn’t help much to post about a shop without including pics. I’ll have some up by this weekend.

On a really awesome note – I’ve been obsessed with obtaining a real dust collector (just had a shop made air cleaner) so I’ve been trolling Craigslist for the last week. Today a guy posted a 1HP Grizzly at about 11:45 and I was at his house picking it up by 12:30. :) I’m very excited about that… also have a shark guard on order. Lee says it should ship next week!

-- "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw

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GarageJunkie

14 posts in 1490 days


#9 posted 1368 days ago

Added pics. I got the shark gaurd installed and the miter saw stand built. (sans doors) The next thing on my list is to add more lighting. I’m also thinking about adding bench dog holes but I’m a little worried I’ll just mess up my nice flat top.

-- "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw

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wseand

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#10 posted 1368 days ago

Nice shop and pics do help.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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DavidH

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#11 posted 1368 days ago

looks to be a good setup for getting some woodworking done, thanks for posting your pics.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (http://www.justsquareenough.com/)

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Scott Bryan

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#12 posted 1368 days ago

This is much better. Pictures are always a big help. It looks like you have put together a pretty nice shop. It looks to be well organized and you have put together a nice collection of tools to play with. If you could find a place to store the “non-essentials” you obviously would have more room in there but the kids stuff have to go somewhere. Invariably, whenever my wife has something that she needs to store and just can’t bear to get rid of, she looks to my shop first. This leads to some entertaining “discussions”. :) That is a nice set-up on your miter saw too, by the way.

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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sillac

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#13 posted 1367 days ago

Looks like a great space to make some sawdust in, Thanks for sharing, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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