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Workshop by Matt308 posted 03-17-2010 05:00 AM 997 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Although my garage might be the most poorly built building ever, it’s working out great for my workshop. I have both bays to use, but I am mostly using the left bay as I want to be able to pull one of the cars in if necessary. For heating I have a wood stove in the corner of the shop which does a nice job even though I don’t have any insulation. I work as a gunsmith and do a lot of DIY projects so I like to have a lot of general hand tools laid out for ease.

My outfeed table was a quick fix when I first bought my table saw (a year and a half ago), so remaking that will be one of the projects I hope to get done soon. Sheet goods and larger scraps are stored to the left of the lathe where I’m planning to build a hinged rack so getting the back sheet won’t be such a nightmare. I have two large cabinets and two upper cabinets for storage.

My main shop tools are all Ridgid with the exception of the Delta/Rockwell drill press and bandsaw which I plan to update as soon as possible. Right now my dust collection consists of a 16 gallon Ridgid Shop Vac, but I plan to add a Dust Deputy or like device.

Table saw TS3660
36” Wood Lathe
6” Jointer
13” Planer
10” Miter Saw
Radial Arm Saw

I am borrowing the router and table in the pictures from JBoss, who’s nice enough to keep letting me borrow tools when I need them.

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#1 posted 03-17-2010 05:04 AM

So you really like Ridgid they make good tools. Very nice shop Matt.

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#2 posted 03-17-2010 07:56 AM

Hey Matt,
Now that is one sweet shop with lots of great toys to play with…well done on the lay-out.

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#3 posted 03-17-2010 11:58 AM

Matt, this looks like a nice shop in which to work. You have it organized pretty well and you have a nice set of tools to play with.

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

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#4 posted 03-23-2010 02:55 AM

Nice shop Matt, thanks for the tour.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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