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Well here is my workshop. It has taken about three years to get it this far…..there are things I would like to add such as a jointer and thicknesser but I don’t have the room and they would be too noisy for the housing area I am in. But I do have access to both at a local woodworking school who just charge you for machine time to use their machines. You may notice I have some new toys, some still in boxes…. 3 Grip-tite Pro with rollers for the table saw, a new Jet Spindle sander still in the box and on top of the Jet box is a set of Dado blades……so many toys it’s like Christmas. I changed the standard fence system that came with the saw for a INCRA fence system which I find is really good, plus I can move it down the rails to the next fixed stop to use it with the router at the left side of the table saw. I do also have a Kreg router table which you can see in the bottom of the first picture. It is fitted with a router lift and Triton router. The wood showing on the end wall is two long slabs of Cherry which will become a coffee table for the house and maybe one or two side tables if there is enough timber left after the coffee table is made. The last pic is a composite of the of four shots of the two door trolley at the left of the main bench just to show the inside before it got filled with more toys. Last but not by any means least, on the other side of the door with “Grandads Shed” sign above it, my loving wife sits getting her hands all dirty playing with lumps of mud. Yep she is a potter and I had to give up a third of the original size of the shed for all her pottery stuff. (all the male LJ’s will understand the pain of relinquishing a portion of the shed) So there is my workshop still work in progress, needing more drawers and shelves to get things off of my workbench for more work space. Oh, and just in case you are wondering what that demon like red eye is behind the black fabric of the box on the other bench, it is just the stereo for music while I work.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#1 posted 06-02-2013 02:19 AM

Great looking shed and some very nice tools too.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-02-2013 12:15 PM

Man that is one nice shop! You are pretty well equipped and have good space to work in. I think a Jointer and a planner would still fit!!..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 06-02-2013 01:32 PM

You have an impressive shop, Dave. It has some nice equipment and is well organized. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

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 06-04-2013 09:29 PM

No mess?

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#5 posted 06-06-2013 05:21 PM

That is a very nice shop…it looks like a great place to work…..but where is the sawdust?

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#6 posted 06-07-2013 10:06 PM

Funny, I have the same plywood storage system. Beautiful shop, well equipped and well cared for.

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#7 posted 06-28-2013 02:02 AM

Wow; I can’t wait to retire! Good on you both for doing what you love and together. Enjoy the Shop and Retirement Dave!

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#8 posted 06-28-2013 02:11 AM

Really organized and a great looking shop. Notice you have a lot of Reflectix in there. Didn’t see any windows or cooling. Is the shop cooled ? I would imagine cooling is just about a necessity in Australia.

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#9 posted 06-28-2013 02:24 AM

VERY nice shop!!! Looks like a great place to spend time!!

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#10 posted 06-28-2013 02:27 AM

Thanks JR we are just brewing a couple of coffees and then heading out to the shed…Kelley is working on a new pot and I am starting to draw up plans for a pair of G&G side tables for the house.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#11 posted 06-28-2013 02:53 AM

Hi Ron…you are correct in that there are no window as it dose get hot here. The shed is lined with the silver and pitch lining to help keep it cool but it still gets hot. My wife is from the US north eastern part so is not used to the kind of heat we get here. So there is an AC installed in her side of the shed and if it is really hot my side and I am not making sawdust I open the the dividing wall door and place a fan there and blow some cool air into my side and that cools me down enough.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#12 posted 06-28-2013 02:54 AM

Thanks Todd glad you like it…. heading for the shed right now…..:)

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#13 posted 08-06-2013 03:32 AM

That looks like one great place to work. Enjoy.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#14 posted 11-03-2013 03:41 AM

Looks like a nice place to work and a nice collection of equipment. How do you keep it SO clean and organized? Mine looked like a tornado hit it.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#15 posted 11-10-2013 09:10 AM

Nice setup mate!

Cheers dave

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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