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I set up shop 4 years ago in my single car garage and immediately set to work on some built in bookshelves. Bad idea! With no organization and stuff everywhere it is amazing those bookshelves ever got finished. After stumbling about for another year, I finally rolled all the machines and wood out the garage door on a warm and dry Spring day and started from scratch. All the cabinetry is custom made and you can probably tell that like most of you I am a woodophile. I admit that I probably dedicated too much space to wood storage and now that I am acquiring more tools I wish that I had more space. I still have some more things to do like finishing up the cabinet doors on the base cabinets and adding some rolling work stations for sanding and the like.

Definately a work in progress, but it is still my favorite room in the house.

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Edit on 9/8/08: So I have made some big changes in the shop since I posted this last year. Check out my latest podcast on my blog. I have included a short video of the shop and discuss my future plans.

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To check out the podcast and the blog click here.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com


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GaryK

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#1 posted 2382 days ago

Nice looking shop. That red would hurt my eyes after a while though.

Too clean!

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

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ShannonRogers

540 posts in 2391 days


#2 posted 2382 days ago

Thanks Gary. The red was my wife’s idea and it is a definate improvement over the yellow green it was when we bought the house. She wanted to go all the way to curtains in the windows, but we compromised with a bright color instead.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com

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grovemadman

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#3 posted 2373 days ago

That is a nice, well organized shop you have there.

-- --Chuck

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DaveH

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#4 posted 2345 days ago

Nice looking shop and a good selection of tools. Are you doing the floor tile work yourself?

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 2345 days ago

Hi Shannon,

I am catching up on posts I have missed. Sorry I didn’t get this one originally. You shop looks well organized. I could work in there. It’s a little too clean for me but I am sure you cleaned it up just for the pics.

I think that being a woodophile is inherent to being a woodworker. Good idea of standing your ground on the curtains after all this is your space (at least as long as she allows it).

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

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John's Woodshop

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#6 posted 2345 days ago

Shannon,

That’s a great looking shop!

John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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ShannonRogers

540 posts in 2391 days


#7 posted 2344 days ago

Yes, I did clean it for the pix. I am trying to keep as much as I can in cabinets to keep the dust off, but the shop also acts as “daycare” for my German Shepherd and my Golden Retriever during the work day. They both can get a little bored sometimes and decide to play with the tools. They show no interest in the wood or projects in process, but like to chew on things like power cords and plastic drawer pulls or caps to the TS fence. Long story short, I have to puppy proof at the end of the weekend and I figure I might as well vacuum while I’m at it. Just to show I am human, I’ll post a shot midway through my next big project so you can really see what it looks like.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com

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HallTree

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#8 posted 2344 days ago

Nice shop. You can’t have too much wood. You have to have wood before you build a project.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Allison

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#9 posted 2344 days ago

Yep! I sure would like to enter a shop like that and call it mine! Great job.

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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ShannonRogers

540 posts in 2391 days


#10 posted 2343 days ago

To all those who think the shop is too clean and the proof of my last post. This is what happens when I accidentally leave a roll of paper towels on the table saw during the day. Notice the missing plug on the shop vac as well. I forgot to coil it and hang it up. Anyone interested in a Golden Retriever puppy?

Now do you see why I clean up so often, it is not just because I am anal retentive!

Alex's handiwork

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com

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blackdogwoodshop

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#11 posted 2308 days ago

It’s good to see your shop get messy! I like the the pull out storage you have for cut-offs in the second picture. I may have to find a way to incorporate that idea into my shop.

-- Daniel, Southern Indiana -- "Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." -- http://blackdogwoodshop.etsy.com

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Scott Bryan

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#12 posted 2304 days ago

Hi Sahannon,

Thanks for the update. I can well understand why you clean it up. By the way is the shop vac missing its plug? I assume that they just got bored because you weren’t paying them any attention. :)

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

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againstthegrain

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#13 posted 2304 days ago

I like it! Looks very workable AND comfortable.

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#14 posted 1935 days ago

Nice looking shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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ooootis

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#15 posted 1190 days ago

Nice set up ole man. I used to have a few grand dogs causing a mess. LOL they moved to Reno!!!

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