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Workshop by GregD posted 05-19-2010 05:06 PM 1540 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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My shop is a 2-1/2 car detached garage that I share with my motorcycle, my wife’s car, and yard-related stuff. I keep the equipment covered primarily to prevent rust. The bit blue blanket on the right side of the first photo is a Rikon 14” deluxe bandsaw. The light colored wood cabinet in front of the motorcycle (my first posted project) contains a planer and a power miter box. On top of it is an outfeed table in progress – my first Kreg pocket hole jig project – for the Saw Stop PCS hiding under the white-with-paint-splotches tablecloth. The ugly board leaning against the jointer is the old outfeed table that I knocked together when I got the saw a few months back. My sheet stock is stored under the ladders – there is a 8ft cart that rolls away from the wall with smaller pieces (and my collection of cardboard) and behind it I have a few full sheets up against the wall.

Space is tight, and its been a challenge getting things to fit so I can work. Its been great motivation to get rid of things, although there is more stuff that needs to go. I have a bit more than 48” of clearance in every direction from my table saw blade, and that is enough for 98% of what I’ve done lately. On weekends when I’m heavy into it and other times when I need to I overflow into my wife’s parking space.

-- Greg D.


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#1 posted 05-19-2010 05:53 PM

We would enjoy some photos

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#2 posted 05-19-2010 08:15 PM

Greg, I agree with Jim’s comment about adding pictures of your shop.

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

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#3 posted 05-20-2010 11:10 AM

Hey Greg,
Pics would be nice here.

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#4 posted 05-21-2010 04:19 AM

OK, voyeurs, there you go, pictures of warts and all.

-- Greg D.

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#5 posted 05-21-2010 01:43 PM

Greg, it certainly looks like you have a lot going on in there. But it looks like you have a pretty nice shop in which to work. I tried for a long time to keep both a garage and a shop but eventually just let my truck sit outside. It saved me the constant set-up time, when I wanted to do some woodworking, and gave me more room for tools!! And it is great to see that your wife is so accomodating. I have often said that I am glad we added a garage in our basement that I later converted into my shop. If I had to ask my wife to give up HER garage space I am sure I would be outside before her vehicle would be.

You have a nice set of tools to play with as well. I am glad you pointed out in the narrative that you had a PCS hidden in there. I suspected that there was a table saw hidden underneath the tablecloth but would have been hard pressed to be sure. :)

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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

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#6 posted 05-21-2010 03:05 PM

Hey Scott,

There were quite a few years that the garage was so full of crap that I couldn’t put any car in the garage, so parking in the drive only occasionally is probably a big improvement from my wife’s perspective. I keep it to a minimum because the way our driveway is arranged I can’t get my car in or out with her car in the drive.

Setup time is driven mostly by my urge to have most things – definitely all the cast iron tops – covered up overnight for fear of rust. Covering/uncovering the jointer is the most hassle. Generally all the tools I need for a work session can be set up at the same time, I just need to be fairly prompt about taking down equipment that I’m done with for a while. And for me that is a good thing – I’m naturally messy.

-- Greg D.

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