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Tour of garage workshop. 2013

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Blog entry by James Lango posted 534 days ago 3715 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A tour of the workshop, shop layout, machine set ups, storage ideas. Ljockers enjoy checking out other shops. Hope you enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GryJsOD8ds

-- Longovette@Roadrunner.com



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Sandra

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#1 posted 534 days ago

Hi,

Watched about 3/4 of the video. Nicely done.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 534 days ago

Wow, really nice set up with some cool vintage tools. How did you cut the groove in your floor for the DC pipe? Really like your tool chest and hardware bins. Thanks for posting.

-- Bob A in NJ

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redryder

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#3 posted 534 days ago

Hey, nicely done video and shop. Love the small parts organizers. You did cover everything except that nice looking workbench. No miter saw. You are a rebel. Keep the vid’s coming…....................

-- mike...............

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Douglas

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#4 posted 534 days ago

Nice tour, I love these. One question: do you not have a jointer? What do you do to work around that?

-- Douglas in Chicago - http://dcwwoodworks.com

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James Lango

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#5 posted 534 days ago

Used a concrete saw to cut the trench out, then filled with concrete. It felt kinda funny talking on camera, a little uncomfortable unless I guess you do it a lot. But yeah- I missed the workbench. This was my 1st ever vid, maybe more to come.?
I sold my old craftsman jointer. Don’t have one right now. I log, mill, and kiln dry all my hardwood lumber. I usually don’t build with very long boards. The stanely No6 helps, and so does knowing the table saw and planer. ;)

Thanks for watching…I know its kinda long.

-- Longovette@Roadrunner.com

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489tad

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#6 posted 533 days ago

I took the tour. Nice shop. Organized. I remember that tool chest. I like that.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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bigfish_95008

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#7 posted 533 days ago

Nice tidy shop.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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YanktonSD

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#8 posted 533 days ago

I would like to see how you mill and kiln your own lumber.

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NormG

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#9 posted 530 days ago

Nice well laid out shop

-- Norman

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Roger

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#10 posted 529 days ago

Nice shop, nice tour, James. I noticed the link belt on that fine old band saw. Do you run one of those on your table saw also? Just curious. Thnx in advance. You’ve got some really nice, vintage equipment, and storage cabinets. Look forward to your projects.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#11 posted 529 days ago

James, nice shop! I like the king-seely bandsaw, I have a model very, very similar if not the same. I appreciate your comments on the RAS, too. The dust collection set-up seems practical, no-nonsense. If I’d ever get there, yours is a system I’d aspire to.

Thanks for posting the shop tour!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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danoaz

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#12 posted 529 days ago

One question – How did you convince your wife that she didn’t need to store her car in the garage? HA!

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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Huckleberry

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#13 posted 529 days ago

James, Nice shop and thanks for the tour… like your dust collector set up

-- Something that goes unnoticed will never be remembered.

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James Lango

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#14 posted 528 days ago

The shop is set up to be as efficent as possible. Each machine has its own dedicated use- which makes it fast to turn out projects. Usually a week from rough lumber to finish product on something large (desks, cabs, etc). One of the draw backs is that i better be up early to brush snow off the cars or i’ll hear about it all week. lol

-- Longovette@Roadrunner.com

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Tom Pritchard

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#15 posted 520 days ago

I have a small area too. 16×16 is what I have. Several years ago I purchased a Shop Smith. It does a great job except much adjustment required on the table saw. Hope to get a large table saw some day. I did build my kitchen cabinets in mine thou. Just one cabinet at a time. I also had a radial arm saw. I sold. Wish I had it. Where do you store your lumber? I love your hardware storage area. I love every aspect of your shop.

-- Tom in Madison, Indiana

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