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James Lango

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Sagamore Hills, OH 44067
United States

2 car garage converted into a woodworking shop. I think it’s about 24×24. My mechanic tools are all off to the side. Includes single stage dust collection system. 50amp 220v main power feed. Single radiant gas heater. And some sweet office file cabinets (the good ones).

Grizzly 10” Table saw left tilt 220v She’s a beast! 2HP
Dual Craftsman 10” Radials
Dads older drill press
Craftsman 12” Band Saw from 1952
Early 60’s 48” Rockwell Lathe
12” Grizzly planer
Craftsman 16” Scroll
Delta mortiser
Osillating spindle sander
Combination sander
Delta 3 wheel band saw
Cherry and Maple work bench (yes-thats a TOOL) :)
3hp Ryobi shaper
5 routers, 4 -18v drills, and many other handhelds.

Single stage dust collector exhausts through an outside wall, and collects outside in a huge fiberglass box. Major machines are all hooked up to dust collection.

I mostly get into smaller to med size woodworking projects, but sometimes taking on larger ones.

Half of my 12×20 barn serves as lumber storage and a drying kiln.

I try to keep the workshop clean and organized. Usually, after completing projects the shop is cleaned and motors vacumed etc..

Dad passed away in 03, but his woodworking tools live on…


Snap on tool chests were replaced with a custom 6’ Master series rollaway. Chop saw is gone, and upgraded to a dual radial arm saw station. Dust collection is buried under ground to table saw. Focusing on opening up the shop more. Better storage and combining tool stations to gain added room.


new addition to shop is what i like to call “Master Woodworkers tool cabinet”
Armoire style cabinet to house all the non powered tools. This baby is awesome.

Also did a rebuild on my fathers old Band Saw, and built a mobil base.


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#1 posted 09-22-2008 06:09 AM

Let’s see some pictures! It’s nice to have those tools passed down. I have a few that were my gramps. I think of him when I use them.

-- Scott - Chico California

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James Lango

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#2 posted 09-22-2008 06:28 AM

just joined, im adding project pics now. Might take a while for the pics to post on here. Most of the old tools are awsome- dependable and fixable. Keep looking. and Thanks! this looks like a great site!!!


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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 09-22-2008 02:13 PM

Hi James,

Your shop looks to be well organized and you have a nice set of tools to play with as well. I will echo Scott’s comment about the inherited tools. When I use my father’s hand tools I get a great deal of pleasure from them.

By the way your candle stand looks familiar. It looks like you are making several of these.

Thanks for the post. I enjoyed visiting with you.

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

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James Lango

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#4 posted 09-22-2008 10:25 PM

Thanks Scott, Yes I think of Dad when using them. Moreso when doing auto work(he was a mechanic- woodworking was his hobby). But his radial does all my precision cross cutting, and never fails. I think its from 1970-75.


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#5 posted 09-23-2008 05:50 AM

Nice shop! Welcome to LJ. Your dad would be proud.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#6 posted 05-23-2009 09:48 AM

Been looking around shops these days…and you have a great shop that seems very well lived in…thanks for the photo tour.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#7 posted 10-17-2009 12:34 PM

that shop is a dream. I am still at early stages and getting frustrated that my lack of space (and equipment) is holding me back. Ce La Ve. Oh to win the lotto.

Well done.

Nice box BTW.

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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#8 posted 10-18-2009 05:37 AM

That’s one fine shop with some great tools too.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 10-29-2009 03:57 AM

James thats a nice little shop.

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#10 posted 02-27-2012 04:44 PM

Nice shop, I really like the amount of storage cabinets you have.

-- - Martin

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