My Workshop & Tools #1: My tool collection as of now

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Blog entry by Kevin posted 01-27-2008 08:47 AM 2121 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It has taken me too long to get pictures of my shop up here and there is so many things to post that I decided to do it in a blog. I’ll add a couple more as I can.

The Unisaw is not included as it is in a separate blog.

The workshop can be viewed at

I will show a few pictures of my tools and of a couple parts of the shop. My shop is going to be getting a complete make over in the next couple months. I will be asking for some help and thoughts. The shop is 28’ x 32’ with a bathroom in the NE corner, a large stainless steel sink along the E wall and a double garage door along the E wall. As far as I am concerned everything else in the shop is open to being redone and most of it will be. I’ll be adding to my blog with some sketch up drawings as I come up with some new ideas.

Large Power Tools - Ridgid table saw, Dewalt 12” sliding compound miter saw, Grizzly 15” band saw, Craftsman Lathe & Copy Crafter, Jet jointer, Dewalt planer, Campbell Hausfeld air compressor, Delta benchtop drill press, Delta grinder, Delta dust collector, Porter Cable router on table

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*Sanders *- Dewalt belt sander, Dewalt 1/4 sheet sander, Dewalt random orbital sander, Porter Cable 1/4 sheet sander

*Misc* - Porter Cable pancake air compressor and nails guns, a complete set of Dewalt cordless tools

*Old hand planes* that need a lot of work Photobucket

*Shop Pics*

*Storage options I have already* Photobucket Photobucket

Dozen drawers like this.


8 of these - they are awesome and were free


*Wood rack I made *- really rough, but I think I'll keep the design idea - it is about 16' long. check the project out at:

*Rolling lumber rack* - check out project posting of it

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#1 posted 01-27-2008 11:43 AM

Good looking collection. I have that same table saw. I love it.

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#2 posted 01-27-2008 01:15 PM

This is a nice looking tool collection and, from the sawdust on some of them, look like they don’t just sit in a corner or bench.

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

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#3 posted 01-27-2008 04:29 PM

Nice looking “toy box”

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 01-27-2008 06:02 PM

I’m not sure what you couldn’t make with that setup. Looking at that pile of rust on your table will make some Lumberjocks, salivate!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 01-27-2008 06:05 PM

They had a lot more dust on them before the pictures. I hauled out a 30 gal trash can of sawdust and small pieces before the pictures. I used my gas powered leaf blower on the whole shop every once in a while to blow the fine dust out and did this right before the pics were taken.

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#6 posted 01-17-2009 06:41 AM

Nice tools.

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