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Workshop by SPHinTampa posted 04-23-2008 08:34 PM 3070 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Tampa, FL 33647
United States

Workshop is located in the third bay of garage. Consists of:

- 6ft x 2 ft homemade workbench (shown below) based on plan from popular mechanics
- 8 ft wide x 7 ft high x 2 ft deep home made lumber rack and plywood stand
- Craftsman 10” Radial Arm saw with modified table (from Mr. Sawdust book) and horizontal mortising jig (home made from Bill Hylton book)
- Homemade router table (from Bill Hylton book) with Milwaukee 3HP plunge router (shown below), using both homemade and Incra LS/Wonder fence
- 14” craftsman bandsaw using fence designed to accommodate little incra jig
- Craftsman drill press with home made drill press table (shown below)
- Dust collection via shop vac and cyclone (lid from harbor freight + 5 gallon paint pail)
- Makita 12” planer
- Rigid Sanding Station

Favourite small tools:
- Lee Valley planes – #5 bench plane, 22” bevel up jointer plane and small bullnose plane
- Bosch colt 1HP laminate trimmer
- Bosch ROS
- lots of cabinet scrapers
- Rocket manual veneering system
- PC 557 biscuit joiner

It is usually a lot less cluttered than this but I have busy lately at work in order to pay for my woodworking obsession.

Latest additions:
Jet 10” 3HP Cabinet Saw
Dewalt Combo Router
Lee Valley Low Angle Block Plane
Delta 650 cfm Dust Collector
Jet shop filtration system
Rikon midi lathe
Rigid 6” jointer

As you will see from my projects, great tools do not make a professional woodworker.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#1 posted 04-23-2008 09:05 PM

Nice looking shop. I like your drill press table.

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

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 04-24-2008 03:40 AM

Hi Shawn,

You have a nice looking shop. And you have some nice tools to play with. I really like the router and drill press tables. You did a nice job on these.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#3 posted 10-25-2008 01:23 AM

Shawn thats a nice look shop.

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#4 posted 04-07-2009 08:55 AM

I don’t see how you can call youself an amature. Incredible work and nice shop!

-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy Sonoma County, CA

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#5 posted 08-16-2010 05:49 PM

Nice job, looking nice and used!

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

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