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Here’s my shop. Not that fancy but it works for me. Mostly full of c-list power tools but didn’t cost much. The main bench was made from a butcher block countertop from IKEA and regular construction lumber. I’m thinking of building a proper work bench since I like to do alot of hand work and period stuff.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.


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Nighthawk

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#1 posted 01-24-2012 12:16 AM

nice setup up…

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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#2 posted 01-24-2012 03:23 AM

Beautiful shop!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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KPW

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#3 posted 01-24-2012 03:49 PM

Thanks guys.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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MichaelAgate

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#4 posted 01-24-2012 03:57 PM

KPW, what is the Square Footage. I have 14×14, I like your layout. Just wondering how big your shop is?

-- Michael and Matthew

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bugz

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#5 posted 01-24-2012 04:02 PM

Nice shop, great layout, looks like you have all of the bases covered.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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KPW

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#6 posted 01-24-2012 05:13 PM

Mike, The work area is about 16×22 but I’m not that organized. The rest is about 200 sq. ft. used for storage. My table saw and band saw are centered around a 6×4 work table. The band saw is on wheels so I can move it away if I’m ripping long stock. I also have a nice little old Rockwell combo 9” table saw with a 4” joiner on the same stand. Another c-list bargain $100 but still needs a little work. It’s on wheels also. My 2hp dust collector is another c-list pickup and I ran the duct under the table to the saws. Lathe is an old Craftsman. Beefed up the stand by laminating 3 2×12’s together. By the way if anyone is rebuilding old machines, don’t hesitate to put link belts on them. They are the best way to reduce vibes by far. Best price at Harbor Freight. Anyway Mike I think I could fit the setup into a 14×14 area by cutting down on the length of the work table and the work bench.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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#7 posted 01-24-2012 06:11 PM

KPW, 16×22, i’m jealous. Thanks for the reply :)

-- Michael and Matthew

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#8 posted 01-24-2012 06:15 PM

KPW, you have a fine shop and a very nice work space. I see some of the things that you do in the background – nice work. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck

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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 01-27-2012 10:08 AM

Those wood clamps are awesome. So is your shop…...........

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

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KPW

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#10 posted 01-27-2012 04:51 PM

Thanks redryder. I inherited them from my grandfather who lived in Lowell Mass. He had a shop in his basement. It was the first place I worked wood. Ithink I was about 5. Guess woodworking is in my blood.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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KMT

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#11 posted 02-27-2012 11:17 PM

Thats a very nice shop. Looks like you’ve done well through Craigslist.

-- - Martin

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#12 posted 02-27-2012 11:25 PM

Fantastic looking shop Ken,very well organized and lots of cool equipment.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#13 posted 02-27-2012 11:32 PM

Good looking shop

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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KPW

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#14 posted 02-27-2012 11:38 PM

Thanks everyone. It,s not that special but I like it.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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#15 posted 03-12-2012 09:15 PM

Nice workshop. Nice area to live also. I was stationed at the shipyard back in the 80’s. I was on the Navy tug.

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