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My shop is AKA my two car garage (sans the cars and motorcycles). Here in Virginia Beach, most of us don’t have a basement because if you dig much deeper than 3 feet down, you are going to need a pump to keep your hole dry, so we use our garages for more important things like making saw dust. I have a wide variety of tools and before we go any further I guess I’ll give up the goods that I do own a Craftsman wobble dado blade and my eyes are downcast at the floor as I type this. There, I’ve said it. Well a couple summers ago I inherited some machines from my Father in law who had passed away so I drug them back here from Kansas and have been considering putting in an addition to space things out and give me more room to move around. I currently have an Antique Magna tools Shopsmith Model 10 E with most of the original attachments, A Craftsman Model 9558 10” Radial arm saw, A Grizzly Model G7942 drill press, A Grizzly model G1023 SL left tilting table saw, A Grizzly model G8027 dust collector http://www.grizzly.com/catalog/2008/Main/167, A Craftsman model 113206931 6 1/8” Jointer, A Ridgid model EB44241 oscillating edge/belt spindle sander, http://www.newwoodworker.com/reviews/rgideb4424rvu.html Dewalt model DW733 thickness planer, A All-Trade 14” model995-B-14 Band saw, a Craftsman 12” miter saw with custom folding stand, and numerous power hand tools that help take up most of my spare time. I added an 18” router extension on my tablesaw recently so I can still use the same space as the saw and gain some counter space to boot. It also extends the grizzly’s table to 48” which never hurts.

-- Brian, Virginia Beach


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GaryK

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#1 posted 2249 days ago

Nice looking shop. Reminds me of my garage shop!

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

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Sawdustmaker

282 posts in 2298 days


#2 posted 2249 days ago

Thanks Gary, I’ve been waiting to get some decent shots when the shop is clean but it seem like those times are few and far between. I was taking some shots of a chopsaw stand I’m working on and said heck with it, I’ll just put something up now and update as I go.

-- Brian, Virginia Beach

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2249 days ago

This is a nice shop. You have plenty of tools to work with. Forget about getting it clean before shooting pictures. Norm has the only shop that is always clean (I am sure that he doesn’t push a broom before filming). Besides a shop without a little sawdust looks too lonely for me.

Do you know how many square feet you have in your shop?

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

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Harry72

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#4 posted 2247 days ago

Nice shop Brian

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 1806 days ago

Nice looking shop, Brian.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1806 days ago

good shop I thought I had lots of stuff.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Don K.

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#7 posted 1806 days ago

Thats the way a garage is supposed to look. Nice shop.

-- Don S.E. OK

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Sawdustmaker

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#8 posted 1068 days ago

Although my new shop has been built for awhile now, it will not become the active shop until we get the future house underway. The new shop is a 25×30 foot steel shop on a reinforced six inch slab. I finally got the electrical line from about a mile away and now have 400 amps available which should be more than enough for the shop but I wanted to have the extra for expansion in the future. Here is a couple shots getting the site ready and I’ll be posting more later.

-- Brian, Virginia Beach

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sawblade1

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#9 posted 1068 days ago

Nice shop, and I Hope you have many great opportunities and successes with your shop and new house :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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Sawdustmaker

282 posts in 2298 days


#10 posted 1066 days ago

After getting my slab poured, the shop begins to take shape.

-- Brian, Virginia Beach

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