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Workshop by PeteMoss posted 12-02-2009 05:50 PM 1649 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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My shop is more or less half of a two car garage in my basement. In it, most of the room is taken up by my workbench and my tablesaw. The outfeed table has crept onto my wifes half of the garage. The rest is mainly area to store stuff, either on shelves or piled up on the floor. It has been a good area for me and I am kind of getting it where it is most useful. I did add some flourescent lighting, but it is still not enough. I am also lacking enough power. I would really like to add 240VAC at some point as well as some general purpose 120VAC circuits as well. I purchased a 120 volt table saw because of this limitation and really wish I had just taken care of the power at the time and not limited myself like I did. At some point I would really like to add dust collection both for my health and to cut down on the mess.

Update: I finally did add a subpanel and a dedicate circuit to my tablesaw and to my jointer. I also got an Oneida cyclone dust collector (one of the V-systems I think they cal it) and wired a dedicated circuit for it. It is great. I has really changed the dynamic of the shop. I would love to have it hard piped in, but I can’t afford that now. I just use a 5 inch hose that I moved between machines.

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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#1 posted 12-02-2009 07:38 PM

Pete, this is a nice shop that you have. I particularly like the pegboard wall that you have in there (I should, I did the same thing in my shop). It is an economical way to add a wall covering that doubles as storage/organization for your hand tools. It also looks like you have organized your shop well, especially with the “non-essentials” (non-woodworking items) being stored in there. :) But I am sure your wife, if she is anything like mine, would object if you suggested storing them in HER garage space rather than your shop area.

You have added a nice set of tools to your shop. I assume, with the dual miter slots on the outfeed table, that you rotate it to handle long boards/sheet goods. That is a pretty efficient way to get double duty out of the table.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

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#2 posted 12-02-2009 09:59 PM

Great use of space! I really love that Delta band saw… It looks like you have it set up to re-saw. Something you might want to add to your shop is a planer, with the right jigs, you can surface joint with it, and edge jointing can be done with a router and straight edge… Combine that with that band saw of yours, a found wood re-saw sled and you will be making your own lumber from tree trimming cut offs and firewood before you know it!

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#3 posted 12-03-2009 06:35 AM

Nice shop, thanks for the tour.

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#4 posted 12-03-2009 11:39 AM

Hey Pete,
Sweet shop and some great toys too…well done.

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#5 posted 12-03-2009 12:21 PM

Great shop. Keep making sawdust coz you have got decent shop vac.

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#6 posted 06-08-2010 03:11 AM

Pete thats a nice shop.

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#7 posted 06-08-2010 03:20 AM

Great looking shop Pete

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