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My shop is in the basement. I kind of took over, knocked down a wall of the rumpus room. There are various wall coverings from paneling to Sheetrock, I have yet to make them all match. Too much to do.

My equipment consists of a bit of stuff. Steel City TS (router mounted in the wing), my bench, an old Craftsman Drill Press, Powermatic Jointer, Dewalt planer, Rikon BS, Thickness sander, lathe, scroll saw, Vacuum press, V-drum sander, Chop saw, CNC, dust collector, spindle sander… Lots of power hand tools. I like to keep most of the small things in drawers and cabinets to keep the dust in control.

It is kind of a weird setup with the Jointer, Planer, Band Saw, and Thickness Sander all in row, in the middle of room. Works for me.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#1 posted 02-02-2010 04:22 AM

Nice looking workshop!

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#2 posted 02-02-2010 04:23 AM

Really nice shop, very clean! :)

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#3 posted 02-02-2010 04:30 AM

Looks like a great place to chill…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 02-02-2010 04:34 AM

Nice setup that you have Steve.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 02-02-2010 04:35 AM

Impressive collection of toys, Steve.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 02-02-2010 04:53 AM

Hey Steve
That’s one fine looking shop and some super equipment too.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 02-02-2010 05:04 AM

Steve: Very nice. Looks like all of the necessary tools and then a few special ones.

How is the Computer Aided Routing Station working out.

The last I read you were still making adjustments to it.

Are you going to have the picnic this year?

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

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#8 posted 02-02-2010 05:14 AM

great shop ,
and nice tools !

computer driven router ?

” now finish that project , or i’ll pull your plug “

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 02-02-2010 05:15 AM

Steve, very cool shop. I’d like to see the router close up. You up for having the picnic at my place this year?

-- Bob A in NJ

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#10 posted 02-02-2010 05:23 AM

Nice shop Steve, thanks for the tour.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#11 posted 02-02-2010 05:29 AM

Hi Steve,

Nice set up.

I think maybe matching wall finishes is a bit over rated!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 02-02-2010 05:31 AM

very cool, I like how the machines that require lumber access on the infeed and outfeed are located in the middle of the room. looks like a very efficient use of space.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#13 posted 02-02-2010 10:04 AM

Hey Steve,
Oh yeah, lots of great toys to play with in there…well done.

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#14 posted 02-02-2010 02:13 PM

Steve, this is a nice shop that you have to work in. You have some cool toys to play with as well. I fwould enjoy working in there.

Thanks for the pictures. I had fun touring your shop.

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

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#15 posted 02-02-2010 02:25 PM

Steve, very nice shop! cool tools. Hows the CNC working for you?

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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