First photo's of the shop

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Blog entry by Sac posted 07-15-2008 12:56 AM 10144 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Folks. Here are some photo’s of the shop. The Lumber rack I completed last Wed. The Tablesaw/router table, the server rack I used for that would I got a couple of weeks ago. A couble of the push blocks that I have grown to love. I used the anti-skid stuff you can get for your kitchen cabinets. I can raise a board to shoulder height from the table saw top and they stay put. There is a square here that I have no Idea what it is. Maybe someone here will. I use the lumber rack for lumber from the big box stores with the exception of some cedar and an 8’ piece of walnut. The back side of the lumber rack I have used as a shelf rack for books, mag’s, tips and plans. It’s not complete as I have alot of hole punching to do and then to organize them. The bench below is the woodhavn mortising table and the spindle grinder. They are not mounted at this time. I’m not 100% onvienced that will be thier homes yet. Anyway enjoy.

Bench Drawer Unit


I used 3/4”x3/4” and you’ll notice the bearings there on a 1/4” x 1” rod. Flat washers are seperating the bearings and are on the outside as well.



I have no Idea what kind of square this is. Please let me know. Thanks.



I love my Push blocks. The push stick are really nice to use when these aren’t practical.


The table saw with router table extension.


The lumber rack. The bottom will handle 24”x 8’ sheets either standing or flat.


Here is the backside of the lumber rack where I have another workbench that might be home to the Mortising table and spindle sander. The bottom shelf will be dedicated to finishing items. There are are two shelves here to use up the dead space. Just behind the shelves I will put in plaxiglass to keep the dust down from the other side.




Here is the server rack that was once home to the gardening items as well as the chainsaws. I’ve made them a new home and used this for the walnut,cherry,oak ash and birch.

Anyway, this are the first pics as the shop is starting to come togather.

-- Jerry

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#1 posted 07-15-2008 01:14 AM

Looks like you’ve got a good space Jerry. Now about that lumber——like to share???? :-)

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 07-15-2008 01:54 AM


Man, I love your shop! And your stash of wood!!!


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

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#3 posted 07-15-2008 02:09 AM

I love rootin’ around in the other LJ’s shops!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 07-15-2008 02:29 AM

Jerry, looks like some serious work goes on in your shop. Thanks for sharing.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 07-15-2008 02:53 AM

looking good! thanks for the post.

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#6 posted 07-15-2008 03:45 AM

Jerry: Thanks for inviting us into the shop. Nice place.

-- 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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#7 posted 07-15-2008 04:02 AM

Nice shop, you look like your keeping busy. The square your asking about is a protractor/square guide for using with a circular saw. You set to whatever angle you want and hold it like a square against say a 2×8 and the shoe of your circular saw rides against it, it may even fit just under the protractors edge. If you want to use it for bigger stock like plywood you can attach a straigth edge to extend the lenght. Like you can do with a mitre gauge on a table saw.
I hope that explaination works.
But you do have nice set up, I would really like to learn more about your mortiser, I tried to use a link you had set up on another page but it would not work for me.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#8 posted 07-15-2008 12:54 PM

Thanks folks for the comments. EdC, thank you very much. It makes since. The channel part I couldn’t figure out. Anyway now that I know what it is used for I’ll also see what else I may be able to use it for.

EdC, try this link – WoodHaven
Or just go to and then go to the horizontal router tables. I got the 578K in the upper right corner. I thought I could get one for $119 in the lower left but I found out that is just a table not the horizontal part.

I also used my planer and the porter cable router for the first time over the weekend. All I can say is SUUUWEEETTT!

-- Jerry

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#9 posted 08-24-2008 10:23 PM

Hi Jerry,
Nice lookin’ workspace. I love the walnut slabs in the next-to-last photo. Gorgeous.
Looks like a great place to cook up some sawdust!

-- Gary, Florida

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