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Harstelle, AL 35640
United States

My shop is my garage! I get to work in it when my wife allows me to park the car outside for a few days. :-) Everything is covered in sawdust and sanding dust as I don’t have the $ for big dust collection systems. I’ve got a 2 gallon and a sanding box I built. Other than that, I rig up my shop vac the best I can. I’ve got the basic tools. Portable table saw, planer, a couple mitre saws, a couple small sanders, and lots of foam sanding pads. I do the best I can with what I’ve got. I think I’ve cut more wood rigging up jigs than I have for projects I’ve done! My humble take is, if I need to do something and don’t have what I need… Try to make it! My biggest issue is I don’t have one large level surface… No room! :-( if anyone has run into this issue and come up with a remedy for limited space! Please share! I’m wide open to constructive criticism and any offering of help!

Thanks for stopping by and learning a little about me! I look forward to seeing more of what’s on here!

-- Shane


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pottz

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#1 posted 01-23-2018 07:53 PM

thats the secret,if you dont have or cant afford it just make it.youll get to that dream shop someday.welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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IantheTinker

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#2 posted 01-24-2018 12:34 AM

You have a good space there, my only advice is not to buy anything on impulse, I learned the hard way. You could build a fold-out assembly table, it could hinge to the wall or be a completely independent unit, sort of like a card table. Welcome to the forum!

-- “How you feeling, Roy?”... “a little unappreciated, Al...” - Die Hard

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 01-24-2018 03:57 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9GSTO-4Txo .... HOPE THIS WORKS FOR YOU :<))
Welcome 2 LJ’s

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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moke

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#4 posted 01-26-2018 06:12 PM

Rome wasn’t built in a day Shane…....make what you can, put everything on wheels…...roll out the tools you need, use them and put it back when you are done. I share my shop with two Ford Expeditions. I have a ton of stuff now. I always said, I started with “C” and “D” tools, I now have everything I want in an “A” tool…...but it took time and patience. You can watch Harbor Freight for a DC unit, and use a 25% off coupon…..they really aren’t badI have several friends with one. Rockler make a system you can transfer the hose on a quick connect system, that you can move from tool to tool. You’ll get there and you certainly have a good start.

-- Mike

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Fiddy

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#5 posted 01-30-2018 11:35 AM

Nice shop – the original Paulk work bench with saw horse set up would well for you. Search online if you don’t know and I’m sure you’ll find a slew of info. Would give you a nice work surface and clamping surface. Only need some plywood as your biggest expense.

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