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Kent Shepherd

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I wanted a personal shop for years, even though I had a fantastic production shop to use. Finally, about three years ago I was able to get it. It is 40’ x 60’, and it is amazing how quickly I can fill it up. I use about 2/3 of it for my shop and the other is storage. Finally, I can work on personal projects without putting everything up for the next workday! The workbench I bought from Garrett Wade 8 years ago, but am dying to build my own after seeing all the cool benches here. I have spent a lot of time lately building jigs which I will post shortly. As you can see I have a lot of Bridge City Toolworks stuff. Yeah I’m spoiled!

10” SawStop table saw with sliding table attachment
Festool Kapex miter saw
3 Festool dust collectors
4 Festool routers
Festool TS 55 track saw
Festool Vecturo multi tool
5 Festool sanders
2 Festool domino joiners
12” Rockwell radial arm saw
18” Centauro Bandsaw
Powermatic 8” Jointer
10” Craftsman Radial Arm Saw
12 ” Makita Sliding Miter Saw
16” Delta Drill Press
1948 Delta Unisaw
Jet Spindle Sander—Floor model
JLT Clamp Rack
2 Festool MFT Tables
Rockwell Radial Drill Press
120 gal Air Compressor
14×42 Jet Lathe
Jet Mini-Lathe
Muliple Routers, Cordless Drills. Jig saw, Etc.
Bridgewood Sliding Table Shaper
Rockwell Shaper
2 Porter Cable bench top router tables
Jet dust collector

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 05-28-2009 12:57 AM

Kent, what a wonderful shop space you have in which to work. It is well organized and it looks like you have plenty of room in there as well. But, like clamps, time and tools, I have yet to meet a woodworker who claims they have enough space in their shop. You have a really nice collection of hand and marking tools as well. And I like your collection of power tools as well. I would enjoy working in there.

Thanks for posting 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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#2 posted 05-28-2009 01:15 AM


Welcome to LJ’s. Looking forward to seeing your works and learning from you.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#3 posted 05-28-2009 01:22 AM

Hey Kent
That’s on fine looking shop , Some great tools well organized and clean . Thanks for sharing. and welcome to Ljs

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 05-28-2009 03:48 PM

Now that is one nice work area… the brass edged bevels.

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#5 posted 05-28-2009 08:55 PM

A dream workshop and tools. I know we’re going to see some great projects from you. Welcome LJ Kent.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 05-30-2009 03:59 AM

Hi Kent

Great looking shop! You are my kind of guy. Everything has a place and everything is in its place. Love to see an organized shop. Still working on my new shop. Thanks for the inspiration.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 06-11-2009 08:44 PM

Nice shop. I love the brass measuring tools!

-- Matt - My Websites - - Hand Tools :: - Small Shops

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Richard R Soper

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#8 posted 07-14-2009 06:19 PM

You have a nice shop also ! I love the hand tools !! Very neat !

-- Rsoper

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#9 posted 07-14-2009 06:27 PM

kent , thanks for the tour. that is one heck of a workshop

-- Ron, Michigan

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Don K.

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#10 posted 07-19-2009 08:58 PM

Kent…all I can say is WOW…what a nice shop…VERY NICE !!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#11 posted 07-19-2009 10:37 PM

Wow kent a nice big workshop with fabulous tools too well done.I wish you many years of happiness working there.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#12 posted 08-06-2009 05:33 PM

Very nice shop Kent, I like the layout and all the nice tools, I love looking at shop pictures, very neat and tidy, thanks for the tour.

-- Mike

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#13 posted 08-17-2009 04:59 PM

Love your shop I see alot of things I’d like to build that would workout great in my shop .
I really like your work bench!!

Clean shop my friend!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#14 posted 08-26-2009 12:27 AM

Kent, thats a nice shop.

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#15 posted 12-30-2009 01:30 AM

Wow 2 lathes AND 2 jointers, and a whole mess of cool marking, measuring tools, planes. I feel like that kid in Gran Torino.
Thanks for posting

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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