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My shop- The Cave
I have a SawStop and made folding out feed tables for the router and saw . This summer I made two work benches Maple- Walnut with Maple Birdseye drawer fronts .
I like having two benchs because I can butt them up to each other to make one long bench 11ft or back to back to make an approx 5.5by 4.5 ft square or an L shape or T shape. They also act as out feed tables for my tablesaw when cutting longer than 5 ft .

Tools = Dewalt 735 13” planer. Jet = jointer -Bandsaw saw -dust collecter – belt&disk sander- spindle sander.
PerfomaX 16-32 drum sander. PowerMatic 2800 drill press- PowerMatic 3520b Lathe .
Rikon – Mini lathe. Makita 10” slidiing compound mitersaw.
Plus Lots of hand tools =Hand planes – chisels Etc.

I also built a 13’X10’ shop in my backyard for all my finishing – veneering & Lapidary = working with stone

If you’d like to see More of my bench-s Etc. I’ll have pictures in the photo section.
I’ll be glad to answer any questions you might have & thanks for Checking me out!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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Greg Wurst

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#1 posted 2256 days ago

Why, why, WHY do you people make these furniture-grade workbenches?! Anything that beautiful I’d be scared to death to knick it! I’d stick that thing in the middle of my living room and just admire it. :)

I use my garage as a shop too, except I have to get the cars back in in the evening. Next house gets a garage just for the shop!

Ok, and I want your saw, too!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#2 posted 2256 days ago

Beautiful shop! Very nice benches you have there. Its so nice and clean, i guess that you will have to dust them at least 5 times a day. just kidding, but i’ll bet you would take nicest shop of the month:)

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#3 posted 2256 days ago

Great looking bench! Very 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 2256 days ago


You have a very well organized shop and I absolutely love the table saw set up. You have a nice design on the outfeed table as well as a wonderful saw. Of course I also enjoyed seeing the benches. These are too beautiful for shop cabinetry. But you do have a nice shop in which to play. I would enjoy working in there.

Thanks for the shop tour. I enjoyed visiting with you.

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

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#5 posted 2256 days ago

Great looking shop. Thanks for the chance to peek.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#6 posted 2255 days ago

That’s a really nice shop you have here. Your benches look better than most of the furniture in my house…

-- Nick, Fremont, CA.

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#7 posted 2254 days ago


Just checked out the pixs of your shop!! Man, I’m going to have to clean all of the drool off of my keyboard. Great selection of tools and a beautiful workbench/storage.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 2253 days ago


Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Those benches… wow…

Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

-- Ryno

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#9 posted 2243 days ago

That is one sexy workbench. Almost too pretty to get rough with.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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#10 posted 2220 days ago

Beautiful shop! Great looking bench!

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#11 posted 2203 days ago

That is a beautiful shop!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#12 posted 2132 days ago

Your spacious, clean & beautiful shop with beautiful bench is really inspiring me. I would be sorry to let it unvisited for even an hour in a day. Take good care of your SawStop…

Finally, very nice shop.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#13 posted 2132 days ago

It’s a shame you couldn’t get some better tools or prettier workbenches ;-).

On my list of project I’ve just finished adding the outfeed table and a nice workbench.

I’m also about to go add another blog entry:


Good work, RJ. Look forward to seeing other projects coming from you.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#14 posted 2132 days ago

The workbench is furniture!! Nice place to work.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#15 posted 2132 days ago

The shop is great!! I want your outfeed table__The Springres are beautiful! thier names & ages?

-- "How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatos, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?"

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