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Totally revamped as of May 2013. The first photo is what it looked like in 2011.

The second one is what it looks like now (for the most part, I need to snap a few more photos). I moved the main work bench and peg board to the left side for added area in the shop. I made the Miter station removable and recessed into that bench, and when not in use it gets stored in the cabinet below. Both the drill press station and bandsaw are now on mobile bases so they tuck into the corner when not in use. The table saw is a Grizzly 0690 on the Delta mobile base for portability too. I re thought my outfeed table. I used to have a large assembly table with just one big shelf underneath which seemed a bit impractical. I made an open shelf unit, drawers for all my sanding supplies and push sticks/ table saw blades and tools, and a cabinet for some random tools (so far). The flip up on the other side supports wide plywood if needed or extra work space when used as an assembly table.

I have the Rockler dust right system 4” dust collector with retractable hose. For now it is hung on that wall with the hose wrapped around it. It will be moved and I am working on the “chip can” with the separator components at the time. The system works great for what I paid for it. I use the Vortex right now which is 2.5” and not as effective as it could be with the 4” components. So that is the plan.

I just recently added the cabinets above for storage (working on the doors). My garage converted to shop still needs to function as a garage for now with all the yard equipment, ladders, bikes, and one vehicle for now.

An addition I’ve been wanting for a long time was a New Yankee Workshop Style Router Table. You can see it tucks away under the work bench when not in use.

It is not nearly finished. I had an additional family Member added to my household a few weeks back and haven’t been able to complete that project yet. My plans are to make the bottom just a double door cabinet and trim out the entire faceframe. The router door will be plexiglass with a 4” dust port out the back (parts on back order).

Because I love my wife and I let her park her car in the shop she likes to call a garage… I try to keep my tools on mobile bases so I can tuck them away when not working on a project. During the summer time the tools usually get left in place and my wife parks outside, winter is a different story though. I get it, it’s a garage.

I am still adding tools every year and as often as I can to make it a great shop. Right now, it’s a work in progress.

-- "If you put your best effort forward today, you won't have to re-do it tomorrow"

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#1 posted 12-30-2011 09:58 AM

Nice workshop. I like your work bench work area. Very organized….........

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

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#2 posted 12-30-2011 11:24 AM

Work in progress I think every one has a shop like that… :-) Mine is a shambles till I get the concrete floor done… Then I can start organising the walls and shelving etc…

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

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#3 posted 01-08-2012 07:00 AM

Sharp looking set up, Welcome to LJ’s !!

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#4 posted 02-02-2012 08:34 PM

Nice shop. Add dust collector and your set. I like your clamp rack. Well organized.

-- Dave, W.V.

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#5 posted 02-02-2012 08:45 PM

Well, you have a real nice shop. Lots of room an nice tools. Welcome to Lumberjocks.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 02-02-2012 09:48 PM

Dave, The dust Collector is one of my next investments. I am hoping to include an air cleaner with that. Thanks for checking out my shop!

-- "If you put your best effort forward today, you won't have to re-do it tomorrow"

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#7 posted 02-04-2012 10:04 PM

Nice workshop!

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#8 posted 02-05-2012 02:47 AM

Welcome to LJs

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#9 posted 02-05-2012 02:51 AM

Hey that’s a fine shop with some great tools.

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