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Welcome to my shop. I have a 25’x20’ basement shop with 9’ ceiling. Currently have a double table saw setup, both are Craftsman saws the newer saw is a 90’s vintage and the old 8” is a mid 1950’s vintage, perfect for Freud box joint blade, now I don’t have to change blades when cutting dadoes and rabbits. The workbench was built in 2009 from southern yellow pine, you can see more of it here:

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-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.


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ajosephg

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#1 posted 2184 days ago

Looking good. In your basement I assume. Mine is a basement shop also but the size is much smaller than yours and is limited because of granite or limestone or some kind of rock that would take dynamite to excavate.

-- Joe

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2184 days ago

Timbo,

You have a nice looking shop in which to work. It appears as if you have plenty of room in which to move tools and wood around. You have some nice looking tools as well. The Jet jointer really looks good, especially given the $$ you paid for it. I would enjoy working in there.

Thanks for the post. I enjoyed visiting with you.

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

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cabinetmaster

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#3 posted 2176 days ago

Good looking shop you have there. How did you make that table top slide like that? That’s a neat idea and one I had never thought of.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Tim Dahn

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#4 posted 2148 days ago

cabinetmaster, the table top consists of two pieces 3/4” plywood there is an aluminium u channel screwed in the edging of the top plywood piece and captures the edge of the bottom plywood piece. Not sure if can visualize that, maybe I’ll add a pic.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 2025 days ago

Nice looking shop!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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cstrang

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#6 posted 1675 days ago

Nice shop Timbo, that Jet jointer is a really lucky find, it looks great! 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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woodworm

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#7 posted 1673 days ago

Nice shop. It’s spacious.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Roger

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#8 posted 884 days ago

Hey Tim. Nice shop. Does that link belt work pretty well on that old Craftsman table saw? Is it a Harbor Freight belt? I’ve got a ‘50’s model that looks similar to yours. It purrs right along with 120v, but, thinking of bumpin it up to 240v, and have been thinking of adding one o these link belts. It runs very smoothly with very little vibration, but, I’m always up to improvements that don’t break your wallet. Thnx in advance

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Tim Dahn

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#9 posted 884 days ago

Roger, The link belt came from woodcraft but the ones from harbor freight are good too, get it wherever its on sale. I’m not sure the 240V is needed, I put my money into a quality blade and have no complaints on power. I just ripped a bunch of 8/4 cherry and ash with a Forrest blade and it cut just fine.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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Roger

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#10 posted 884 days ago

thnx Tim. My ole Craftsman runs gr8, and performs nicely cuttin all sorts o hardwood with my less costly Freud blades, and I’m almost afraid to change it over, but, the motor is designed to do so. Time will only tell if and when I do. I will catch one o them link belts on sale sometime when I have a couple o extra pennies, cuz I’d just really like to try that type o belt. I hear all good stuff about them and nothing bad. thnx again for your input. I appreciate it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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