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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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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2690 days ago

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bill

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#2 posted 2690 days ago

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, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Paul

649 posts in 2691 days


#3 posted 2690 days ago

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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Karson

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#4 posted 2690 days ago

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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WayneC

12252 posts in 2696 days


#5 posted 2689 days ago

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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WayneC

12252 posts in 2696 days


#6 posted 2596 days ago

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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mot

4911 posts in 2635 days


#7 posted 2595 days ago

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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PanamaJack

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#8 posted 2595 days ago

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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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 2303 days ago

Paul,

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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Earle Wright

121 posts in 2319 days


#10 posted 2303 days ago

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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coolbreeze

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#11 posted 2303 days ago

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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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 2085 days ago

Thats a nice shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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dbhost

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#13 posted 780 days ago

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

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Paul

649 posts in 2691 days


#14 posted 267 days ago

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

-- Paul, Texas

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