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One year ago, I finally built my very own wood shop! Wooo hoooo! I have an 8’ island in the center with my table saw at one end so I can cut a full sheet of plywood all by myself. Currently, my shop includes an old atlas table saw, a Craftsman sliding miter saw, a Delta 12” planer, a Grizzly 17” band saw (my newest toy), a delta 14” band saw, a craftsman 16” scroll saw, Craftsman router & table, Ryobi osculating spindle sander, a floor model drill press and various hand power tools. Next on my list is a combination disc/belt sander. I just love my new shop!

-- Just A Girl

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#1 posted 05-23-2011 03:46 AM

Brenda, this is a great looking shop that you have. It is spacious, well organized and what I wouldn’t give to have this much ceiling height! You have also put together a pretty nice collection of tools.

Thanks for the pictures. It was fun to take a look at your shop.

Let me welcome you to LJs as well. It is good to have you as a member of the group.

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

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#2 posted 05-23-2011 03:48 AM

Wow. That is one clean shop. Looks real nice.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 05-23-2011 05:05 AM

Nice looking shop. How do you keep it so clean?

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#4 posted 05-23-2011 05:47 AM

My you have a nice workshop. Looks like you have some ” room to move”, love the high ceilings. Looks good, everything organized and in it’s place. I have a simmilar light for my mitersaw, one day I just went ahead and screwed it to the top handle.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#5 posted 05-23-2011 06:18 AM

Welcome to LJ’s Brenda. That is a very nice shop . I wished mine was that clean and neat.

-- I started off with nothing I have most of it left

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#6 posted 05-23-2011 06:28 AM

That sure is a great looking shop!

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#7 posted 05-23-2011 12:11 PM

Nice tidy work space and lots of cool toys….good job.

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#8 posted 05-23-2011 04:13 PM

Thank you! It’s not always that clean. I try to keep it clean and organized, but sometimes I am a slacker!
The 12’ ceiling height is great. I can swing around an 8’ board and not worry about hitting anything!

-- Just A Girl

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#9 posted 05-23-2011 04:16 PM

Great set up! Looks great!

-- christopheralan

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#10 posted 05-23-2011 04:21 PM

Welcome to lumberjocks. Great looking shop. I envy all the free space, but I would probably just fill it with junk like I did mine… Is that a Gerstner tool chest balanced precariously on a bar stool? Aahhh!

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#11 posted 05-23-2011 04:29 PM

Great setup. Thanks for the tour!

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#12 posted 05-23-2011 04:43 PM

great shop there brenda

and your projects
say you know and enjoy WW

welcome to LJ’s

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#13 posted 05-23-2011 04:50 PM

Gal, that is one beautiful shop. It’s really one of the nicest and well kept shops that I have seen. It has plenty of room and some very nice tools. It looks like you have another room on the other side of the wall. I think that it would be a real pleasure to work in your shop.

If I may be so bold to make a suggestion and I wouldn’t want you to take it in a negative way because it is meant in a positive way. It bothers me when I see someone operating power tools with gloves on because your fingers and hands can so easily get caught in the moving parts and this can cause some really serious injuries. I know this first hand. We had a man who insisted on wearing gloves even though I had made him remove them a couple of times. I told him that a drill press is probably one of the most dangerous machines around gloves but they really shouldn’t be worn around any woodworking machine. A couple of days after I made him remove them the last time one of his hands was caught in the drill bit and it wrapped his hand so tightly around the spindle that it lacerated two fingers so badly that they had to perform surgery in order to prevent loosing one or both fingers. He had the gloves on again. Loose clothing, loose long hair, and even rings on your fingers can be dangerous as well. I once came close to a serious injury because my wedding ring got caught in a machine but I yanked it out quickly with minor injury. I stopped wearing any ring or watches after that. When that happened it was about 30 years ago.

Anyways, you have a beautiful shop and welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#14 posted 05-24-2011 03:44 AM

Very nice shop. I like your boxes.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#15 posted 05-24-2011 02:36 PM

Nice looking shop! Very clean! Super outfeed table. I love the way you recessed your miter saw into the bench. That would make it very easy for you to put a fence with a measuring tape on a channel with a positive stop system (like Kreg makes) I absolutely LOVE that system for making pieces of exactly the same length.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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