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I’m just beginning to get things together. I recently received a Jet 1236 lathe for the holidays; soon after I purchased a Jet Contractor table saw with table extension. Due to a rodent problem I had to take all my tools out of their storage location (I’m not sure that mouse piss is a very good lubricant) and decided that now is a good time to start adding to my storage options. Rather than drawers I’m going to add some peg board and a bit more shelving.

My workshop is in my garage which is disconnected from the house. There is no heat to the garage, though it is insulated. Right now I’m using a kerosene heater since the space heaters I was using before draw too much power to use them along side my power tools. Hopefully by next winter I will have a better heating solution setup. Lighting is still a major issue for me. I have four 8ft. fluorescent bulbs running along the ceiling that would be great if the garage were kept at a decent temperature. As it stands they tend to be a bit dim when the garage is cold.

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#1 posted 2382 days ago

Looks great. You do need to make some dust though. Entirely too clean.

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

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#2 posted 2382 days ago

Actually, I spent two days last week cleaning and have been really good about vacuuming everything up each evening when I’m done working though that’s a habit that is easily broken. I suspect that once I get my hands on some green wood for turning I’m going to have to be very diligent about cleaning up every night.

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#3 posted 2382 days ago

I was going to say your machines looked too new. Then I read your text.

Nice shop!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 2382 days ago

Looking good. What do you do with the kitty litter? (The only brand that works. I know.)

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#5 posted 2381 days ago

gizmodyne – After the family cat’s done with the litter I use the containers for scrap wood; exotics in one container and common in the other.

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#6 posted 2380 days ago

Great looking shop. I like the idea of putting a desk in the shop as well. To many of us focus totally on tools and forget that planning and design are essential elements of furniture construction. But I do agree with Karson’s comment. There is too little dust in the shop. It reminds me of Norm’s. But I doubt that he does a lot of sweeping and vacuuming on the set so you must have really been hurting for some shop time by spending two days cleaning.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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#7 posted 2365 days ago

Nice place to work.

-- --Chuck

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#8 posted 1073 days ago

Thanks for the tour, remember sawdust on floor will eventually mean sawdust in the lungs. I like a clean shop like yours.

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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#9 posted 1073 days ago

Phillip, you have a nice shop and are on your way. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 1067 days ago

Phillip, you have a nice work thanks for the tour.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 1067 days ago

Phillip I warn you my friend (friendly brotherly warning of course) don’t use kerosene heaters in any workshop or bottled gas they cause rust very quickly.otherwise I wish you well.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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