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My single car garage is now my batcave…That is if Batman were a novice woodworker spending every free minute he had working on multiple projects at a time to satisfy his a.d.d, while driving his wife crazy bc all he does is talk about what he wants to start on next, while he still has 2 or 3 projects still in the bullpen. Its def a work in progress. In april when the weather permits, I will be gutting the entire garage, and adding a bunch of little goodies, like air filter system, carriage doors to replace the typical garage door, painting the floor with epoxy, painting the walls (right now its bare sheetrock), an air compressor with spray nozzles, a small spray room addition and bake room, and a bunch more. I know this sounds ambitous but I only do big, or I won’t do at all. Its a flaw and sometimes a blessing. I will keep a jouranl on here when I begin from day one, and hopefully gain some good input and suggestions from you guys. But for now this is what I’m working with;

Power Tools (still collecting on as needed basis):
-Dewalt 10” Job Site Table saw Model 7490X. Custom built infeed, and side support table. Custom built outfeed table that doubles as a workbench/Incra 5000 Crosscut Sled
-Dewaly 12.5” Thickness Planer
-Porter Cable 6” Jointer
-Ryobi Jigsaw
-Craftsman 7 1/4” worm gear skillsaw
-Craftsman electric Brad nailer (Do not buy. Piece of GARBAGE)
-Craftsman 14.4V Drill with every bit imaginable
-Skill Sawzall
-Skil Router (plunge and fixed combo)
-Skil Router Table
-Bosch Power Hand Planer
-Porter Cable 5” ROS sander
-Bosch 5” ROS sander
-Dewalt1/4 Sheet Finish sander
-Ryobi 14” Bandsaw

Hand Tools:

-Jack plane
-Surform plane
-Hammers (obviously)
-Block sanders
-5_half inch pipe clamps
-3 c clamps
-3 k clamps
-Band clamp
-Adjustable wrenches from 18” down to 8”
-Vise grips
-T squares. Speed squares. Framing squares
-All difesrent size levels and measuring tapes..theres lots more little odds and end tools im forgettinhg but thats the key ones.

-- Rob, Middletown NJ

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#1 posted 02-19-2014 05:23 PM

Sounds like a good start. Pictures of your setup would be great. Would love to see that infeed / outfeed you built for the table saw!

I just picked one of those Ryobi scroll saws up. I get what folks are fussing about on the blade release, but getting used to it is easy, and it works like a dream once you figure out how to use the thing… Match it up to some Bosch blades and you have a real winner of a jig saw. Mine replaced an old, maybe 20 years or so, Skil jig saw I bought at Walmart when I was in college… I have hated that thing for years, it finally let the magic smoke out!

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#2 posted 02-19-2014 07:04 PM

I will take some pics later today and upload, but I warn you…It’s not pretty…not even a little. It’s strictly functional. It’s what I call a “fast n dirty” set up. I just wanted to get going already, and I knowing that I would be completely renovating the entire garage in spring, I didn’t wanna spend too much time or money on what I needed. I prob put together everything for under a hundred bucks. That’s includidng all the plyewood, home depot crapwood, screws, nails and glue…Not bad, but I’m foaming at the mouth, waiting for April to come.

-- Rob, Middletown NJ

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