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Workshop by Paul posted 03-13-2007 04:40 PM 3093 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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May 2011 – This now “used to be” my shop. Everything is currently in storage. In Afghanistan as Army National Guard Chaplain. Hope to repost a “new” shop in 2012.

October 2013 – Well, I didn’t come even close to getting set up in 2012. But I’m getting there. Have to make two or three cabinet doors (didn’t have enough dumpster saves.) Should see some familiar items from the previous shop. New tool cabinets on the wall above the tablesaw. Unfinished mobile base for one of my planers. Home made mobile base for my jointer. Still some work to do. Working on turning the long slender cabinet on the bench into the router bit, accessory cabinet.

-- Paul, Texas

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#1 posted 03-14-2007 05:48 PM

this is pretty organized!! Looks like you can be very productive in here.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 03-14-2007 05:50 PM

A nice set up Paul. Sounds like you got the beginnings of a great shop.

Did you make that drafting table/cabinet?

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#3 posted 03-14-2007 10:36 PM

Actually the drafting table/cabinet is an atlas stand that I purchased at the school system surplus auction. It has six large flat slide out trays on which atlases were stored beneath the top. I made drawer boxes and cut up some old cabinet doors for the drawer fronts. I merely sat the “drawers” on the flat trays, secured them to the trays with screws and bingo! I store owner’s manuals in the top drawer and cabinet hardware, screws, naills, etc in compartmentalized drawers beneath. I keep the plans or notes for whatever project I’m working on out on top. Until I was gifted with an old Craftsman lathe and large bench for Christmas, it sat across from the bench next to my tool cabinet. That still would be the best place for it, but sometimes compromises are necessary when more “stuff” arrives in the shop. I added some salvaged casters to the legs so it can moved easily for a car, if necessary. And I may experiment by occasionally bringing it around beside the bench when I’m working, too. I kinda like not having an open magazine or notebook on my bench when I’m working.

-- Paul, Texas

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#4 posted 03-15-2007 12:05 AM

Nice setup Paul.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 03-15-2007 12:40 AM

I really like your workbench. Have to build some drawers for mine. : ^ )

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

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#6 posted 06-16-2007 10:47 PM

Also, you should post a couple of photos of your hand tool storage. I belive you have a nice solution.

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

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#7 posted 06-17-2007 06:09 AM

That’s a nice spot. Thanks for showing it. I like the sawdust on the floor!

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

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#8 posted 06-17-2007 06:29 AM

Nice heavy duty work type bench. Cool tools Paul..Something to be proud about. Thanks for sharing.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#9 posted 04-04-2008 07:02 PM


You have a nice shop there. I really like seeing some sawdust on the floor of shop posts. This makes the shop look like it is being used. You have some decent tools to work with as well.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#10 posted 04-04-2008 07:10 PM

The bench looks like an older cabinet to which a top was added. Are those end panels quartersawn white oak? And are the drawer handles wooden? It’s hard for me to tell from the photo. Looks like there might be a lot of interesting stories surrounding that bench. I like it.

-- Earle Wright, Lenoir City, Tennessee

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#11 posted 04-04-2008 07:28 PM

I like the bench & the giant cabinets. Got to build some cabinets for the shop! That bench looks like a great place to work on something. Thanks for the pics.

-- Jason, AL

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#12 posted 11-08-2008 06:44 PM

Thats a nice shop.

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#13 posted 06-05-2012 07:01 PM

Nice former shop. Praying for your safe return, and thank you for your service!

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#14 posted 10-31-2013 01:54 AM

Updated pics of the slow road to the “new” shop in two car attached garage.

-- Paul, Texas

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