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Englewood, CO
United States

Okay, here’s my shop – finally. I’ve been loitering around LJ’s for a few years now, but never posted any official pics of my shop as it has always been in varying states of disaster. BUT due to an event I had in the shop this past weekend I was highly motivated to change that – and a friend of mine Dave (from the famed 1950's Craftsman Garage) came over early and took some pics, so photo cred goes to him.

So, I present my shop.

The space is a 24’x35’ detached garage. I have a thing for old tools, so most of the stationary tools are from ‘59 or older – it’s my dorky goal to have all of them fit that criteria; I still have a few to go.

I really enjoy restoring old tools too – so that’s a hobby in of itself.

At this point I primarily make small items, hand tools, refinishing pieces, and using up tons of reclaimed wood. I really want to get into fine furniture making, but this is a process, and my process will require me to finish a few more tools, specifically my planer, and to find a good stock/supplier for good/inexpensive wood – in Colorado all of it is expensive except Kill Beetle.

Anyways take a gander. I like it. And love to work in it, and on it. Now if I can only keep it remotely this clean and organized.

Comments welcome, and I’ll be happy to respond to any inquiries.

Thanks for checking it out!

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#1 posted 05-23-2016 08:12 PM

You should feel ashamed for having so much goodness in one space.

Really nice looking Todd.

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#2 posted 05-23-2016 08:16 PM


-- ~Tony

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#3 posted 05-23-2016 08:21 PM

You have a wonderful shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 05-23-2016 08:29 PM

Wow! Now that is a wood shop!
I really like the nest of table saws.
I love the old tools too.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Chem, Central California

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#5 posted 05-23-2016 08:52 PM

Great shop Todd. I could happily work there.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#6 posted 05-23-2016 09:25 PM

24 X 35, you say? Hmmmm, mines 24 X 36 but I SWEAR yours looks twice the size !

Nice !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#7 posted 05-23-2016 09:42 PM

I really like the nest of table saws.

- fivecodys

Don’t be fooled! There is only one functioning table saw in that shop. One is a shaper, and the two that are in “out feed position” will be parted into one saw for a full restoration. The current functioning table saw is from ‘71, and well, that just won’t do ;)

24 X 35, you say? Hmmmm, mines 24 X 36 but I SWEAR yours looks twice the size !

- JoeinGa

Scouts honor! I think it’s the high and angled shots he took. From the blade of the table saw I have just a hair over 10’ to the door and the same just off the back of the blade. The stationary machines are arranged in such a way that they have at least 8’ of in/out feed.

Thanks for the complements.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#8 posted 05-23-2016 10:18 PM

Words are escaping me. Want to hug you. Want to hug your shop.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#9 posted 05-23-2016 10:45 PM

Whoa! A kindred spirit. Your place is terrific, you must be an OWWMer. I share your love of old machines, and specifically pre-1960 Deltas. Thanks for showing the goodness.

-- Bob "jack of all trades, master of none"

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#10 posted 05-23-2016 10:49 PM

Bob, yes. OWWM through and through. The event I mentioned was an OWWM gathering for our Colorado crew.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#11 posted 05-23-2016 11:14 PM

That is a great shop! I forgot you had th metal lathe.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#12 posted 05-23-2016 11:34 PM

Quite a few parts shy of being useful currently though, Dan :(

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#13 posted 05-24-2016 01:01 AM

That’s a real nice workshop. I like the multiple table saws and outfeed of a table saw.
I enjoy restoring tools as well. It’s real gratifying to make an old tool come back to life.
I restored a metal lathe to be able to bring other tools back to life.

-- Jeff NJ

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#14 posted 05-24-2016 01:18 AM

Looks like you have all you need to have some fun. Nice space. Thanks for sharing.

-- Brian Noel

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#15 posted 05-24-2016 01:42 AM

Wicked nice shop, Todd!

-- Regards, Norm

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