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I have a workshop in progress but am very happy with the space. It is a two car garage with an additional room added on. There is another barn just behind it that will eventually become more shop and studio space as I grow and money and time permit.

Some of my machines are down, just waiting for me to finish the floor in my machine room and then get power installed. Others are purring away each time I turn them on:)

Here is what I currently own, much thanks to many kind and generous people: (I feel compelled to say that I would gladly give up all the tools in the world if I could be back to the man I was before I was wounded. However I am eternally grateful for the kindness and compassion that has been extended toward me. I vow to do my best with the gifts that have been given to me!)

1: Laguna 16HD Bandsaw-This is probably my favorite tool and I use it all the time.

1: Laguna 1/2 HP Spindle Sander- I love this thing. It has a 1/4 spindle which is great for what I need!

1: Grizzly Spiral Head 8in Jointer- If you have not worked with a spiral head cutter, you need to get one!!!

1: Original Saw Company 12in Radial Arm Saw- Many people fear radial arms saws, but they open up worlds of creativity!!!

1: SafetySpeedCut H4 Panel Saw- I do wish it cut 5 foot panels vertically but other than that the best for sheets goods!!!

1: 21in Excalibur Scroll Saw- Now I wish I had the 30in :). This is the best scroll saw out there!!!

1: Baker Products 22in Spiral Cutter Head Planer- This thing is a sweet beast!!!!

1: Supermax 25in Drum Sander- This thing is just sweet!!

1: Steel City 17in Drill Press This is the floor model!

1: Rikon 12in Variable Speed Lathe- this was a gift from a turning buddy, and I thank him every time I turn it on!!!

1: DenRay Down Draft Table: This is great for sanding and carving!!!

1: Atlas 8in Table Saw: Its an oldy (1938) but a goody!!

1: 3PH American Table Saw 18in Table Saw- I am super excited about this guy. I still need to get a converter for it though.

1: Hitachi H6CY Table Top Bandsaw- I use this for all my metal cutting.

1: Ridgid 12in Compound Sliding Miter Saw: This helps me build the shop:).

1: 15in Hitachi Chop Saw- This is a sweet beast. Have already cut over 2000 cuts with it!

1: Hoffman Key Machine- This is a great little routing machine that helps with face frames and railings.

1: Kreg Router Table with 3HP Porter Cable

1: Rockler Router Table with Triton 2.25 HP Router

1: Tormek T7 Sharpener

1: WorkSharp 2000

I use Festool MFT, Track, Track Saw and 5in Sander along with the 36 Vac.

I also use the Dewalt 18V Series tools.

I love hand tools, especially hand planes. I have many different tools for many different tasks, from carving to sharpening. I am very blessed to have the tools at my disposal to create the dreams and thoughts of my mind. There are still a few that I would like to get but they will come.

Thanks for looking!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate


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redryder

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#1 posted 791 days ago

You certainly have the tools. Looking forward to seeing your projects posted….............

-- mike...............

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KMT

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#2 posted 791 days ago

Thats an impressive equipment list. Wish I had a bandsaw that size. Welcome to LJ’s

-- - Martin

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Nate Meadows

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#3 posted 790 days ago

Thanks Martin, I am very blessed that is for sure. An yes the Laguna is a sweet machine!!! It has a 4HP motor and when it is equiped with the Laguna Resaw King Blade it resaws anything and everything.

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Nate Meadows

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#4 posted 790 days ago

Thanks Mike, Thank is very kind!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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SCOTSMAN

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#5 posted 790 days ago

You don’t have anything which I don’t like/love.All your machines are just great I particularly like the planer and the bandsaw but that surface planer is neat with a nice big bed which is the best. Alistair

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

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SCOTSMAN

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#6 posted 790 days ago

Oh and of course the scroll saw looks the business to be sure. Alistair

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

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Nate Meadows

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#7 posted 790 days ago

Thanks Alistair. I hope to get pictures up soon of the Radial Arm Saw, Drum Sander, and the Planer as they were both signed by the companies employes before they gave them to me. They are, in an of themselves, works of art!

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 790 days ago

Lots of nice tools and some great shop space too.

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Nate Meadows

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#9 posted 790 days ago

Thank you Jim. Some of the space you see is actually my fathers place. The timber framing is his. I had to move a few tools while I am working on the End Grain Floor in the shop, the I can move them all back in.

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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SirFatty

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#10 posted 789 days ago

18” tablesaw? That’s huge… where do you get blades for that beast?

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Nate Meadows

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#11 posted 789 days ago

That is a good question:). I have found a few resources online but each blade is about $450 or so. I have yet to purchase one because I still haven’t used the saw. I am waiting to finish the floor so I can put in the converter. It is a direct drive 3phase machine.

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Bob817

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#12 posted 789 days ago

Wow Nate you have some Beautiful tools and it looks like a shop to envy soon too! can’t wait to see the end result you definetly have a gift. I want to thankyou for sharing and letting me (us) into your shop.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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DocSavage45

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#13 posted 789 days ago

Wow! My thoughts and feelings are all over the place. One thing I am envious of is all your niffty shop equipment! Thanks for taking an LJ voyuer on a magic carpet ride! Saw your yahoo page. Damned impressive.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 789 days ago

Nate, you have a real nice shop. Congratulations. welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck
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-- 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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Nate Meadows

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#15 posted 789 days ago

Bob,

You are very welcome! It is the very least I can do. It is in a way the worlds shop. Many of the tools were donated from generous and kind people from around the world while I was in the hospital. I really wanted to share it in order to, not to brag about the tools, though they are brilliant, but about their generosity in a dark world. They made a Wounded and Depressed Soldiers life turn around and upside down! They proved the world was not as dark as I had thought. I will always be in their debt.

I definitely am not trying to build anything to envy, just a space that fits me and inspires me to create, a space free from the demons of war! Make sense?

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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