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Workshop by Don K. posted 07-02-2009 04:06 AM 2722 reads 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Well I guess it is about to time to add my shop, It is small, but EVERYTHING is mounted on wheels, which makes it much easier. I just added several new pieces to the shop. A new G0690 Grizzly table saw, saw

A G0593 8” Spiral jointer
jointer

A G0453 15” Spiral Planer
planer

And a G0513X2 17” Bandsaw
bandsaw

Tucked away all over the place is also a old 14” Rockwell bandsaw, a Ridgid Radial arm saw, several routers of differing sizes and brands and air guns, sanders, drills etc etc etc…basicly just your basic woodworking shop with the same tools tucked away that everyone has tucked away.
guns

On on side of the shop beside my RAS is a OLD drill press (Next on the list to upgrade) two tool boxes, one in front of the other full of chisels, files, drill bits etc etc etc. On the other side is a small drill press and grinder and tucked away under them is my Rockwell Lathe. If you look at the picture of the lathe, to the right of it is a door going into a 6×6 storage room, in there I keep most of my finishes, most of my hand tools/power tools, most of my clamps, and tons of jigs….the storage room really helps cut down on all the clutter and keeps everything handy in one spot.

And of course the most important tool in the shop…..The beer fridge !!!!
fridge

saw

box

ras

stuff

sander

router

-- Don S.E. OK


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cabinetmaster

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#1 posted 07-02-2009 04:13 AM

Really nice Don. Great tools and a nice layout. Now you can really create some dust….............LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 07-02-2009 04:19 AM

Don, you have a really nice shop in which to play. Those are some serious tools that you have in there. You have organized your shop well and the pegboard storage is a good idea. It provides a lot of storage capability, is relative inexpensive, and easy to install. I like your outfeed/ assembly table. That is a must have when cutting sheet goods or long pieces on your table saw. And using it for additional tool storage is a great idea. I would enjoy working in there.

Thanks for 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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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 07-02-2009 05:03 AM

Hey don, that looks pretty good from here. No cars in there? :-)) or is that why all the sheels, to make the lil woman happy? Looks like you have plenty of room to make a serious pile of sawdust!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Don K.

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#4 posted 07-02-2009 05:19 AM

3fingerpat lol…it’s ok size wise until I have a really big project…then the size sucks. I am planning on a new shop next year.

cabinetmaster Thanks..I had better start making TONS of dust to pay for all the new toys I mean tools…or the little lady might get a little mad !!

Scott Thanks for the kind words !!

TopamaxSurvivor...lol…NO CARS !!!! (They have insurance…No way my tools are making room for a car because of a little bad weather) As I said, some of my projects get pretty big…so I have to be “Creative” as how I cut/assemble/finish etc etc etc…so things get moved around ALLOT !!

-- Don S.E. OK

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Mars72

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#5 posted 07-02-2009 05:20 AM

Wow! that is a great looking shop. I hope you didn’t have to clean up just for us.

-- I usually try the hard way 2 or 3 times before finding the easy way.

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Bureaucrat

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#6 posted 07-02-2009 06:26 AM

Wow there’s more iron in you shop than in Pittsburgh. Very nice machinery. Tool envy alert!

-- Gary

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Don K.

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#7 posted 07-02-2009 06:45 AM

Mars72 Thanks…Believe me, it gets WRECKED at times. But every night before I quit, I try to clean it back up and put everything back in its place. This does not always happen..but when I don’t…it just makes it twice as hard the next day.

Bureaucrat Thanks…The basic lay out is the same…but I needed to do some serious upgrades for some of the jobs I was and am doing….so I just pulled the trigger and did it. Some of my old tools I stick in storage for my son for when he gets out of the military…and I sold some of them also.

-- Don S.E. OK

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Don K.

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#8 posted 07-02-2009 07:39 PM

I mentioned I am saving many of my old tools for my son…I was in the storage looking around yesterday…He is going to have ALLOT more and better tools than I did when I started off.

-- Don S.E. OK

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Paultreviddick

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#9 posted 07-03-2009 05:44 PM

This looks amazing mate, wheres the deer heads that you used to have?
Also you have too much money

ha ha

-- Believe in the power of one - Evan Tanner

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Don K.

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#10 posted 07-03-2009 06:32 PM

Hey Paul !!!!

They are still there…just on the wal above the door (The one wall I did not take pictures of)...To much money ???? Man I am as broke as they come….these things are a “Tax write off” lol.

-- Don S.E. OK

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PineInTheAsh

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#11 posted 07-03-2009 06:46 PM

Don’s eloquent ever-lasting statement “saving my old tools for my son” grabs me like no other.

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Don K.

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#12 posted 07-03-2009 07:03 PM

Don’s eloquent ever-lasting statement “saving my old tools for my son” grabs me like no other.

How’s that ?

-- Don S.E. OK

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Paultreviddick

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#13 posted 07-03-2009 11:57 PM

Don, you got to stop saying you have no money pal, your wife isnt on here so your savings are safe ;-) ha
Hey i never said i have managed to get myself some land to grow on this week, i have been breaking my back all week getting it ready!

-- Believe in the power of one - Evan Tanner

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Splinterman

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#14 posted 07-04-2009 01:37 PM

Hey Don,
Congrats on the new additions…....man….that is some serious steel you have in your shop…well done.!!

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Don K.

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#15 posted 07-04-2009 03:59 PM

Thanks Splinterman

-- Don S.E. OK

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