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Mike Shea

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my workshop is on one side of a three car garage

-- i can do all things through christ who strengthens me


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WayneC

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#1 posted 2629 days ago

Great Shop. Mine is in a 3 car garage as well, but no where as clean.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Bill

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#2 posted 2628 days ago

A nice shop Mike. Looks like you have lots of room and a good supply of tools.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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woodspar

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#3 posted 2628 days ago

Mike, thanks for posting your pictures. Your shop looks well organized and your projects look great.

-- John

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mot

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#4 posted 2628 days ago

That looks like the workshop of a true craftsman. No pun intended.

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

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Mike Shea

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#5 posted 2627 days ago

a craftsman indeed. i have nothing but craftsman tools if thats what you mean. i love my tools i have never had a problem with one tool that they have made. ofcourse thiere are a few things about craftsman tools that i dont like but the pro’s overwegh the cons. ALL CRAFTSMAN TOOLS> table saw, jointer, plainer, compressor, routers, belt sanders, nail guns, and lots of other stuff. althogh i have yet to purchase a bandsaw. i dont think i am going to go with a craftsman for that tool. only because they dont make a heavy duty one. maybey they do but not that i know of. i want to be able to resaw lots of live edge trees and logs, as well as thin some of my 8/4 stock into smaller pieces perhaps even veneer. any suggestions on who makes a great bandsaw for that stuff, without exceeding 1,000 dollars.

-- i can do all things through christ who strengthens me

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WayneC

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#6 posted 2627 days ago

The Rikon 14” delux bandsaw fits the price/value point. You could also get a powermatic for around that price, but would need a riser block kit.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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oscorner

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#7 posted 2627 days ago

Nice shop you have there. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Bob Babcock

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#8 posted 2627 days ago

Nice shop…I just bought the Grizzly G0555 14” bandsaw with the riser kit (under $600). I like it but if I had a deeper pocket would have bought the Rikon Wayne suggests or jumped up to the Grizzly Ultimate 14” (1.5 hp as opposed to 1 hp, and a resaw fence)

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Mike Shea

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#9 posted 2625 days ago

thanx for the tips guys. i looked at both saws the rikon and the grizzly. i like wayne’s suggestion its a sweet looking saw. and it has all the features that i am looking for. pleanty of horse power also wich is good so that i can throw logs through the thick blade without it bogging down.

-- i can do all things through christ who strengthens me

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TreeBones

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#10 posted 2624 days ago

Clean shop and organized, looks easy to work in. I have a nice band saw with a 28” throat and 25 horse power engine. It will self load a 4,000 pound chunk of wood but it is a little pricey. The 14” band saw in my shop is the $300.00 Central Machinery low budget model but has lasted me for over twenty years now, I just can’t push it as hard as the big saw.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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Woodshopfreak

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#11 posted 2366 days ago

CRAFTSMAN MAN!!!!
I have pretty much all Craftsman as well. I love my tablesaw, jointer, bandsaw, sanders, and router so much. All are absolutely great. By the way how do you like your planer, I am going to get one of the same ones that you have and I just want to know how you like it. Also, Craftsman makes a great bandsaw for $300 dollars, It is a floor standing unit, that is a 14” if I’m correct. it looks really nice, and Wood magazine voted it as a must have tool for 2008 about a month ago.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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