Bob Kollman's Workshop

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Recently we moved and these are the updated pictures of my shop. Along the back wall I keep the sleds
for my table saw along with my drill press and my band saw. This is the Dusty area of the workshop. Dust
containment is one of the issues I’m currently trying to improve.

This area is where I plan on doing all my finishing. This corner is clogged with a lot of boxes and things I need
to unclutter. Hopefully this summer I will be able to build more out door storage for the clutter items. The
next picture is just a little corner where I keep my jointer, planer, and sander. They are on wheels easy to
move where I need them.

I will be making a new chop saw station soon. I have other more important projects now so that will
have to wait. As you see along the wall I have 2 outlets, across that whole wall I actually have 5 out
lets. The 2 you see are dedicated for the chop saws and router table. the next one down (not pictured)
is a dedicated circuit for the table saw, down further I have 2 more outlets dedicated for my tools on
wheels, joiner, planer, sanders band saw, etc. etc.

The original idea was to split the basement in half using drywall. But I had so many shelves I decided
instead to just line them up and make a wall of shelves. I rent this space so saving the money made
me happy.

My router table and behind that our old entertainment center which is now used to house short cuts of wood.
I have a wet vac under the router table for dust collection. Also the same with my table saw. The chop saws
also have there own wet vac. Over the next year I plan on buying a dust collection system from grizzly.

This last shot is the area I do my sanding in, also I can move the table and do my planing sand and any
dirty job here.

Thanks for taking the tour of my new shop!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#1 posted 08-31-2009 09:48 AM

Hey Bob,
Nice cosy little shop you have there with some great toy’s to play with….well done.
Good job on the router table.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 08-31-2009 12:41 PM

Bob, you have a nice shop in which to work. It looks like you have organized it well, which is a priority for those of us with smaller shops. Yours is about the same size as mine and when I am in the middle of a cabinet build it does get challenging to move around in there unless things stay organized. Certainly putting wheels on the power tools helps with maintaining working room in the shop.

You have added some nice cabinetry in there to help organize your hand tools, hardware and supplies. And I like the router table that you built. Putting a high fence on it was a good idea.

Thanks for posting pictures of your shop. I enjoyed visiting with you.

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

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#3 posted 09-01-2009 10:12 PM


Nice choice in equipment! Love those TS3650/TS3660s! You seem to be using the space you have well! Not much headroom in there. I am guessing that is a basement…

I know about only having one power source in the shop. Luckily my laundry room is close enough I can plug the DC in there when I run the other stuff!

I’d love to see more details on the mobile base you set up under that jointer. That looks interesting…

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#4 posted 09-01-2009 10:29 PM

Nice shop your shop is about the same size as mine and everything on wheels is the only way to go. Have fun/Wudbutcher

-- Big Steve

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#5 posted 09-02-2009 06:39 AM

Nice shop cool tools

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 10-02-2009 12:33 AM

Bob thats a nice looking, shop.

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#7 posted 10-28-2009 04:26 PM

Great shop. We have a few of the same tools and I also have a small shop. I have the same Table saw and really like this one. I have cut 8/4 wood on it about 400 times already and it has done a great job. I just ordered a grizzly 16 inch bandsaw will be here tomarrow. Have fun! Keep making sawdust!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 11-11-2009 05:22 AM

Hello Bob nice shop I was wondering were you get your wood I get mine at kettle moraine hardwoods in racine it funny that we live so close to each other and have you ever gone to the wood working show in Milwaukee.

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#9 posted 11-11-2009 07:18 AM

Nice shop Bob. I have never thaught of putting wheels on my jointer. When you use it is it stable or does it walk with you. It sure would make moving it easier.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#10 posted 02-01-2010 06:24 AM

Looks like we have about the same size shop… I need to get more shelves like what you have there.

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#11 posted 08-29-2010 01:37 PM

Bob, you’ve got a really nice shop with lots of fine tools and equipment and you keep it very neat. I see that you have made a lot of nice projects as well. Keep up the good work.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#12 posted 08-29-2010 06:50 PM

Second helluvawreck on your shop great job thanks for posting :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#13 posted 03-06-2012 12:50 AM

Bob, Thought I return the interest and look at your shop too. With the 6’ ceilings it puts new meaning to the term ‘man cave’. You’ve got a nice collection of tools and they are laid out well. That drum sander sure looks nice, might have to get one of those before too long.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#14 posted 03-17-2012 10:41 PM

you’ve got a nice selection of fine equipment also I see. How do you like that Grizzley drum sander?? I’m either gonna build one, or purchase one in the future. Not sure what make if I wind up buyin it. I know your shelves are homemade I’m sure. They look gr8 and seem to be doin the job you wanted them to do. Work/play safe. Keep makin dust.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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