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Workshop by VillageWood posted 07-13-2009 03:51 AM 1633 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Is this the smallest workshop on Lumberjocks??

You be the judge. The entire room is 9 feet by 8 feet. When I first walked into this place, the previous owners of the house had put their old kitchen cabinets and countertop as a workshop and it was awful. I ripped everything out and planned out the tools I would need to get serious about woodwroking. As you can see, it;s pretty crammed with the actual working space very limited which is why I don;t make very many big projects. There’s a miter saw, jointer, bandsaw, table saw (I recently bought a much better one than the cheapy in the pic), a drill press, belt sander. I built the cabinets from scratch for extra storage. There is also extra storage below the bench that holds the planer, scroll saw, drill, plunge router. Hand tools are in the drawers. There’s actually no room to store my portable router table in there, so I built a shelf in the laundry room for it (much to my wife’s dismay). There is a pegboard on the left of the first pic that holds my small but growing collection of clamps.

As you can see, many of the tools are Ryobi, which do yeoman’s duty but are not precision power tools. The first to go was the little table saw which was replace by a Ridgid ts that is amazingly good.

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#1 posted 07-13-2009 03:55 AM

Nice shop

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#2 posted 07-13-2009 04:08 AM

You certainly have an interesting shop. It is cozy in there but it looks like you have it organized well which is a requirement to get anything done in smaller shops. And you have the tools necessary to produce some nice projects. You have some nice storage cabinets in there as well and it was a good idea to incorporate pegboard into your shop. It is inexpensive, offers plenty of storage options and keeps your tools handy.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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#3 posted 07-13-2009 04:09 AM

Nice setup for a small shop.

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#4 posted 07-27-2009 01:21 AM

Ryobi stuff isn’t neccesarily inaccurate, but that benchtop job you had looked like a BTS12, which was bottom of the line stuff… I have to assume the Ridgid you got was one of those TS2400 job site saws. Fantastic machine, tucks out of the way nice…

The jointer is somewhat interesting. From the looks of it it looks like a Geetech built 6” model, just not sure who’s name brand is on it. Where is the dust port, on the side or back?

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#5 posted 07-27-2009 08:43 PM

Hi dbhost,

Yes I puschased the TS2410 and it is night and day. Of course, I have to red-fabricate all my jigs and sleds but what the heck.

The jointer is a Craftsman. Dust port is at the back.

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#6 posted 07-27-2009 09:50 PM

Good use of a small space.

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