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Workshop by Tim posted 07-02-2007 02:39 AM 1966 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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My shop is very small. When I first got moved up here I found a place with a two car garage and the guy that lived there before had his own wood shop so the shop was already wired up for lighting and tool. Plus there was a lot of room to move around. Well he turned out to be a horse’s hind end, we were renting by the way, and we moved. The place we live now is not as big with less the half the garage space but I’ve made it work and it’s going to make me appreciate a bigger shop later. Along one wall I have my desk/re-loading bench, tool box, table saw, and radial arm saw. I have considered getting rid of the radial arm saw and replacing it with a compound miter but I like the big ole guy so I’m going to hang on to it. I bought the table saw, radial arm saw, and band saw all about the same time last summer so I guess I’ve been doing this for less than two years. It it all second hand but works good. Along the other wall I have my Festool setup which consists of the Domino and the Rotex 150. Both were well worth the money. My work bench is next. I call it a work bench because it is used for everything from rebuilding a carb to sanding to light gun smithing and metal work. I have a bench top drill press and belt sander then the band saw and then a shelf/pile of wood. The drill press and belt sander are Craftsman and…well…crap. I like Craftsman hand tools but just about everything else is junk. My table saw and radial arm saw are Craftsman but they are older and built better than the newer stuff. All in all it’s a functional space but not real comfortable. It can be very aggravating when I’m trying to assemble a larger project and there is simply no way to do more than one large job at a time. I am moving in January back to the great state of Missouri and I hope to find a house with a large shop.

Badadee Badadee That’s all folks!!!

-- Measure twice!!

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#1 posted 07-02-2007 11:47 PM

Your shop is very organized with the fishing poles overhead, a yeild sign and clamps on your radial arm saw. I see great things coming from your shop.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 07-03-2007 12:13 AM

big shopes are nice but i sometimes miss my old little one i spend more time walking around geting tool now then i did befor lol we work with what we have and you seem to be makeing the most out of your space

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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#3 posted 07-18-2007 10:16 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks Tim. I thought my shop was big enough but I have outgrown it as well. I need a shop at least double the size of what I have now. Nice to see a fellow woodworker close to me (Norfolk). Hope things go well and you should look up the local woodworking guild:

We have meetings at the Woodcraft store off of Military Hwy near Military Circle Mall.



-- Mark, Norfolk, VA

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#4 posted 07-18-2007 10:19 PM


I noticed in you pictures that your radial arm saw does not have the retrofit guard installed. You should lookup the recall notice for your craftsman radial arm saw. They will send you a new guard and table to retrofit your saw. I have been putting mine back together for three weeks now (an 1hr here and there). It took them about 2 weeks to send me the kit (big box).


-- Mark, Norfolk, VA

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#5 posted 09-17-2007 02:02 PM

Nice shop you packed a lot in there. What is the green vice like thing on the desk, is that for reloads? :) Thanks for posting , I really love looking at other peoples shops.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#6 posted 09-17-2007 04:36 PM

Yes. I reload my own .40 SW’s and .45 ACP’s. I have more hobbies than I have time or money!

-- Measure twice!!

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#7 posted 03-31-2008 12:20 PM

Hi Tim,

You have a well organized shop and you have some nice tools to play with. I can understand your dilemma about working on large projects in there though.

thanks for sharing your shop space.

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

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