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My workshop is located in our basement.

Equipment currently includes:

Sawstop 3HP Professional Cabinet Table Saw
Nova 1624-44 Lathe
Workbench built from Kreg plans
Powermatic 64a tablesaw (SOLD)
Forrest WWII blade
Amana Tool 8-inch Dado Set (came included with the Powermatic 64a tablesaw off Craigslist)
Incra V120 Miter Gauge
Ridgid 12-inch compound miter saw (laser not currently installed)
Ridgid 15501 15-inch drill press
Triton TRC001 3.25-HP plunge router (will be relegated to table duty eventually)
Bosch 1617EVS router combo, plus Bosch router edge guide (which, by the way, I dropped and broke one side off of, so will eventually buy a new edge guide)
Skil 7-1/4” circular saw, with a couple of decent Freud blades
Bosch random orbital sander
Kreg K4 Pockethole Jig
Misc. clamps (somewhere in the 30+clamp range, which is nowhere near enough clamps!)
Misc. handtools
Ridgid Shop Vacuum
Jig It Shelving Jig
Dowel Pro Kit (have not used it yet)
Ridgid reciprocating saw (not exactly intended for fine woodworking, but comes in handy around the house!)
Campbell Hausfeld 3-pack combo nail guns
25-gallon air compressor (out in the garage, not in the shop)
(Retired) Our ironing board, used as an outfeed table when needed. Just got a ball bearing outfeed roller from Rockler on sale. Nice adjustability on height, plus nice stability and the ability to roll stock in any direction. Will be great to use on other tools as well, such as the drill press.
Porter Cable 371 Compact Belt Sander
Delta 50-760 Dust Collector, plus new remote switch from Rockler
Two Performax 16-32 Plus Drum Sanders. Need to sell one.
Delta 6”-Jointer (37-190. SOLD.)
Overhead Air Filtration/Cleaner: JET AFS-1000b (NIB, will install once shop organization is complete.)
Ridgid EB4424 Oscillating Spindle/Belt Sander. A great little tool.
Worksharp 3000 (Won from the Charles Neil 5-Board Bench Contest.)
Earlex Spray Station Pro HV5000
Miter saw stand purchased at Costco with adjustable infeed/outfeed support rollers.
-Various Carter goodies for the new (to me) bandsaw (I purchased these parts at the Denver Woodworking Show at a package price)
-Panel Max Glue Press System (I’m really excited to use it for the first time and will try to get a review up on it since I couldn’t find too much info. at all on this system on LJs. I plan to make a mobile cart for this system, with the Panel Max system on one side, and a clamp rack setup on the other side to house all my clamps. That way, I can roll all of it around as need be. I purchased the Panel Max system at the Denver Woodworking Show at a heavily discounted price. If I really like using it and it works as advertised, I’ll probably pony up and get another one sometime next year so that I can either do larger/longer glue-ups, or more glue-ups at once.)
-Delta 14” Bandsaw (Model 28-275) (Craigslist combo purchase with Incra setup listed below) (I also bought the riser block kit at Rockler with a 25% off coupon, as well as all the Carter goodies. Still need to install the quick blade tension release piece.
-Incra Twin Linear Routing System, Incra Jig Ultra, Wonder Fence…currently attached to some plywood…my goal is to turn this into one heck of an enclosed router table

My newest tool acquisitions:
Nova 1624-44 Lathe (1-7-13)
Festool PS 300 EQ Jigsaw
Incra router table top and leg set (need to assemble so I can begin using it!)

My latest shop project:
1/2/13 – Incra router table setup partially assembled
12/12 – Have begun to try and begin cleaning up and organizing everything as I plan to do a lot more woodworking in 2013, as well as begin turning, so I’m making space for a lathe as well.
5/25/11- Just installed a 220v circuit and outlet for the new SawStop!

Wish List includes: My new priority is getting everything cleaned-up and organized so I’m more efficient and safer in the shop! (put on-hold until the Christmas gifts are finished…I’ll just be moving piles of stuff around to use whatever I need to at the time)
A better/larger jointer (8-inch)
A couple of good sets of chisels
A nice combination of hand planes
Full Shop Ducting System for Delta 50-760
Thickness Planer
More Shop Space!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#1 posted 05-06-2010 06:29 PM

Jonathan, how about posting some pictures of your shop when you get a chance?

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

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#2 posted 05-06-2010 06:40 PM

Wow, that would be absolutely embarrassing right now! I have stuff everywhere down in the basement, piled up, setting on the floor, etc. We are in the process of reorganizing our basement and have agreed on the space that will be set aside as my “workshop.”

It will be about an 8-foot by 12-foot area, with a little bit of flexibility on one end.

I am still trying to decide where I want to set everything up. It’s so bad right now, that I have to swing my tablesaw into a different position, depending on what type of cut I’m making and how large the wood is being fed into the saw.

Even once it’s “organized,” it’s still not going to be pretty, but hopefully much more user-friendly than the current setup!

I will try to get some pics., but in all honesty, it will probably be a little while before that happens.

Thanks for your interest Scott.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 05-06-2010 10:51 PM

For a beginning woodworker you sure are well equipped Jonathan. Good move! Looking forward to pics when you get it all organized (doesn’t have to be too organized).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 05-06-2010 11:10 PM

pics would be good? ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#5 posted 05-07-2010 02:22 AM

Don’t be embarrassed of a cluttered or messy shop, I have a constant battle to keep mine cleaned up. You have a lot of tools to get started with. Good for you and welcome to LJ’s

-- All the tools in the world wont make you a good mechanic or craftsman... however it helps!

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#6 posted 05-07-2010 11:01 AM

Hey Jonathan,
We all have mess…but show us what your got.

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#7 posted 05-07-2010 06:35 PM

I have either received some of these tools as gifts, or purchased used off of Craigslist, or on-sale when possible.

I have tried to build my collection wisely, and have ended-up returning a few things, NIB, as I felt I would not need them, or it just wasn’t worth the expense.

I will post some pictures soon, after the tornado vacates our basement. I need to “get things in their place” before I show you what I’m working with, instead of working around. ;)

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#8 posted 12-01-2010 07:39 AM

Over 200 days and no pics? Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#9 posted 02-05-2012 07:46 PM

Sounds like a great tool collection.

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#10 posted 02-05-2012 07:48 PM

Ironing board outfeed table, now that’s a first

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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