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Lakewood, CA 90712
United States

My shop is 10×20 (which in Southern California where land is a premium I am grateful for.) It is an addition on the back of my garage. I took all the old Oak kitchen cabinets we tore out when we first moved in our house. We remolded our kitchen with White Wash Maple cabinets. I decided trying to be green; I would use the old oak cabinets in my new wood shop. Some say over kill, I say free.

I made 25 feet of “L” shape counter tops, sprayed the ceiling rafters and stucco wall sawdust brown paint. I put up that old 70’s tan paneling being it matched the paint and cabinets and was clearance @ $6.00 per 4×8 sheet.. My wife understood setting up the shop was important in that, we knew moving in to the house we were gutting the whole thing down to studs and moving walls! Inside remodel is complete in 5 yrs, not bad if you went on tour before and after. (Yes, we do work as well) I ran a 60-amp sub panel to my garage/shop after putting a 200-amp panel on our house. I have 13, 20amp dedicated circuits 8 in the woodshop 5 in the garage, well thought-out, that allows no dimming of the lights when more than one thing is running. Even the city inspector was impressed. They call me over-kill at City Hall, could be worse.

Being in Aircraft Maintenance electrical for 25 yrs I understand the importance of quality tools. Some of tools in the shop are, 2 routers Triton & a Craftsman Professional Plunge router, 3 Porter Cable Nail Guns, Grizzly 14 inch Ultimate Band Saw, Drill Press, Delta Jointer, Dewalt Planner, Rigid Table Saw, Jet Scroll Saw, Craftsman 6×48 Belt and Disc Sander (love this thing), Clayton Spindle Sander, 3 18 Dewalt Cordless Drills (sale one day 99ea @ Home depot bought all of them.), Black-n-Decker Belt Sander, Bosch 6 inch Orbital Sander, Jet Clamps, 1 1/2 HP Penn Industries dust colloctor , Craftsman 10 Chop Saw, Ryobi Electric Hand Planer, Rockler HVLP sprayer, Pocket Jig Pro, Roto-Zip, Sawzall, Dewalt 1/2 in Elect. Drill, shop is plumbed with copper/air off a Craftsman Professional 175 psi air compressor and more …..Stock Room Suppy V drum sander.

Pics on here are small and the shop will be dirty!!! Like they should be, took me month of complaining to my dear wife to quit going in there and cleaning my shop! I want sawdust on the floor! Until I start finishing then I have to clean up, darn dust,,,, I need a spray booth LOL

Ken New Pics And updated 2011

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 09-27-2009 06:08 PM

Ken, this is a very nice shop space that you have to work in. The cabinetry looks good and putting up paneling on the wall is a good idea that gives the space a finished look. I have come to realize that a shop does not have to look utilitarian or have merely functional furniture. Having a shop space/cabinetry that not only works well but also looks good just makes for an area that is pleasant to work in. Having windows in there is a plus. I have found that working under natural light is much easier. I also like the way you have added overhead storage in there. This is essentially “dead” space that, if utilized, provides bonus storage.

You have a nice set of tools to work with as well. The appear to be well situated and have a good work flow between the tool stations.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

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

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Splinterman

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#2 posted 09-29-2009 12:33 PM

Hey Ken,
Nice cosy set-up you have there with some great toy’s….well done.!!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 10-20-2009 02:32 AM

Nice looking shop, Ken.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 10-20-2009 03:45 AM

Good shop lots of cool tools too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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mtkate

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#5 posted 10-22-2009 11:05 PM

I noticed you have a little bosch hand sander. Aren’t they wonderful?

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Bob Kollman

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#6 posted 10-29-2009 08:06 AM

Yes our shops do look a lot alike. I just bought the craftsman belt & disc sander last week. 50% off, it was a floor model. I am very happy with the ridgid table saw also. It’s the only complete quality contractor saw for under $ 600.00. Your house rebuild sounds like fun, a little difficult though when you both work full time.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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lumberdustjohn

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#7 posted 08-09-2010 07:26 PM

Great shop!
Nice selection of tools!

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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sillac

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#8 posted 11-15-2010 04:19 AM

Nice shop you have there Ken, can’t wait until my shop is as far along as yours and I can start turning out projects. Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 07-29-2011 08:15 AM

Nice shop and nice selection of tools. I agree, the shop should have some sawdust in it to show that things are happening there!!
I know what you mean about a belt sanding machine. I use mine almost every day!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 07-29-2011 02:58 PM

Ken, you have a wonderful shop; it’s nice and neat and well organized. Congratulations.

-- 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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kizerpea

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#11 posted 08-09-2012 11:14 AM

cool shop ken…like the girls on the door to LOL! like the ridged saw ,i have the ts 2424..my shop is 20 by 46..wid lots of stuff…i did build my own dust collection system.proly have $500 invested in the whole thing…the cone for the cyclone was the hardest..made it out of cardboard first to get it right then used it as a templet to cut the sheet metal…

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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