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My shop is small, the third bay of a 3 car garage, and what space I can steal from the other two bays. I built all the organizers and work benches myself. All the equipment is on rollers for ease of moving and all the organizers are on cleats so they can follow the equipment as I move pieces around.

I was lucky enough to have my shop chosen to be featured in a recent book ”Wood Shop Lust” by David Thiel. Hope you’ll check it out.

Like most woodwoorker’s, my favorite place to be is in the shop, and that’s usually where you’ll find me. Just ask my Wife. :)

Note: I moved out of this shop about a 1 1/2 years ago and am in the process of setting up my new one. You can see photos of it in “My Projects”. I will be updating this page soon with the new shop photos.

-- Rick -Tulsa

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 02-06-2009 06:10 PM

Rick, what a beautifully organized shop you have!!!! I am just glad that my wife is at work and not looking over my shoulder at your post. She yells at me enough for “tracking sawdust in the house” and “making a mess in MY shop”. :)

I can well understand why your shop was featured. You have done well with the space that you have available. I like the way you have separated out the lumber storage into the next garage bay and made use of the “dead” space between the wall the garage door in that area. And having your tools on wheels is an absolute necessity given the available space. You have a nice set of tools to play with. I would enjoy working in there- you have a gorgeous work space, nice tools, a heated shop and a tv. If you only had a bed and refrigerator in there you would not have any incentive to come into the house!!

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting with you.

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

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#2 posted 02-06-2009 06:17 PM

bueaitfiful setup, i just put it in my fav. list. good use of space. I like the drill press table with the 90degree vertical ability.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 02-06-2009 07:02 PM

Very nice shop, easy to see why you were featured! Thanks for posting.

-- Bill, Florida

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#4 posted 02-06-2009 08:08 PM

Great shop!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#5 posted 02-06-2009 11:58 PM

OK! so were do you work?? my kitchen is not that tidy lol welcome !

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#6 posted 02-07-2009 02:12 AM

Looks like tool o.c.d. That might possibly be the cleanest place i have ever seen. Can i ask where the feather duster is! Good job man that gives us all something to strive for


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#7 posted 02-07-2009 04:00 AM

welcome neighbor I will be in Tulsa tomorrow to look at a bandsaw. Nice shop and well organized.

-- Jim in Cushing Oklahoma

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#8 posted 02-07-2009 04:48 AM

Great looking shop. Well laid out. I have a 1 stall shop that is just getting put back together. I may steal some of you ideas. Thanks for posting and welcome to LJ.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#9 posted 02-20-2009 09:12 PM

Very well organized. Recognized the engineer’s touch :) I also have been exiled to a single garage bay and am in the process of downsizing and re-evaluating my needs. Notice several Grizzly products and a I believe a Rigid saw – very similar to to what I have. Love your shirt. Go pokes!!

-- Klpete45, Oklahoma

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#10 posted 11-15-2009 02:52 PM

Where can I get the plans for your drill press table? I’d really like to make one for my DP. If asked what your profession was when seeing your shop photos for the first time, I could have guessed engineer. NEVER, have I seen such a neat, clean well organized shop. “Shezabeaudymate!”

-- Life is short...we should hurry to do good.

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#11 posted 11-16-2009 02:59 AM

I’m interested in making a table for my drill press like the one pictured in your shop photos. Can you give us another close up photo or tell us where you got the plans. Your’s looks great and I’d like to replicate it.

-- Life is short...we should hurry to do good.

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#12 posted 11-16-2009 03:09 AM

Good to see someone just as anal as I am, lol. Nice, clean, and organized shop. Did you clean it before the photo shoot? What kind of dust collection system? Wish you were a Grizzly fan too. Need to barrow some sawdust? :0) Very nice, you have my full respect, and it’s nice to know I’m not alone. We have a disorder, eveything must be put in order.

-- How am I doing? Better than I deserve. Dave Ramsey

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#13 posted 12-23-2009 09:36 PM

Nice workshop.

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Tim Dahn

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#14 posted 01-05-2010 05:35 PM

Hey Rick,
Nice shop, Would you consider posting some more pics of your drill press table? I’d like to get a closer look.

I used to live near you 21st and Harvard area, then to Claremore, now in Virginia. Tulsa is a great town, we miss it.

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

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David "Lucky Dawg" Brown

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#15 posted 04-06-2010 02:58 PM

Totaly loved this shop till I saw OU! hahahaha!
Let it pass since your wearing a OSU shirt!

-- dumpster diver delux

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