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My shop is still a work in progress. It’s built above my garage. The following are key features so far.

- 3HP Delta Dust Collector located below shop in garage.
- 60 Gallon Campbell Hausfeld compressor located below shop in Garage.
- Delta Unisaw is installed and running in the shop. Custom built outfeed/assembly table adjacent to the Unisaw.
- Delta 18” Laser Drill Press
- Delta Air Cleaner
- Bosch 12” Glide Saw and Miter Saw Bench.
- Jet Jointer
- Delta Bandsaw
- DEWALT Planer

I have lots of details about my shop including reviews of the tools in the shop along with jigs I’ve built. You can find them on my personal website here:

-- Todd, the Tool Man -

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#1 posted 01-28-2012 04:37 PM


Nice shop, well laid out and must be a great place to work. Bet that Uni-Saw was fun getting up the stairs.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#2 posted 01-28-2012 04:40 PM

Thanks Rick. So far I’m loving the new shop. The Unisaw was quite a feet to get up there. Three large men, one appliance dolly and some sore backs after!

-- Todd, the Tool Man -

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#3 posted 01-29-2012 01:31 AM

Very well organized shop. I like it.
Take care and good luck!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 01-29-2012 08:16 AM

Nice schematic. What’s in the garage…....................

-- mike...............

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#5 posted 01-29-2012 03:32 PM

The garage houses two full size vehicles full time….I’ve used as much space in there as I’m going to.

-- Todd, the Tool Man -

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#6 posted 01-29-2012 03:44 PM

Very nice use of your space. It looks like it will make you a comfortable space to work and if you out grow it maybe you could add one more car space on the lower level and use two of the three for your shop and the upstairs for your office.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 01-29-2012 03:51 PM

Nice looking space. I am curious how you are planning on getting completed projects down? Down the stairs? Have you considered adding a trap door in the floor with a chain hoist or winch to allow larger pieces to be lowered into the garage below? There was a good article in FWW a few years ago with a shop in the same configuration as yours, it might be worth a read.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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#8 posted 01-29-2012 04:08 PM

So far I haven’t had any trouble. The stairs are 4’ wide and a very comfortable 6” rise. If I build anything larger than that I can assemble it down below. I thought about a hatch but the attic trusses are 24” on center so that limits the width.

I’m also able to carry 4×8 sheet materials up there without problem.

Thanks for the tip…I’ll look for that article.

-- Todd, the Tool Man -

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#9 posted 01-30-2012 05:17 PM

NICE shop. good floor plan and tool layout, cant wait to see some of your projects posted. As far as the trap door , you could if you found a need to, just do like the old day barns, build a nice looking door to put in the gable end with a hoist that swings out when the door is opened. Just a thought, although it sounds like you have a handle on it.

Good luck and keep making sawdust.

-- An aspiring woodworker.

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#10 posted 02-08-2012 08:14 AM

You are well on your way to a great workspace.
I really like your choice of machines, nothing but the best.
Thanks for showing off your shop.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#11 posted 03-10-2012 06:46 PM

Todd, thats a nice workshop!

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