LumberJocks

bbqking's Workshop

  • Advertise with us
Workshop by bbqking posted 2347 days ago 1619 reads 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

View all workshops »

View bbqking's profile

bbqking

328 posts in 2350 days


click the pictures to enlarge them

bbqking's Workshop bbqking's Workshop bbqking's Workshop
bbqking's Workshop bbqking's Workshop  

click the marker to see the address

I took over half of our basement for my woodshop. It is about 18’x58’. On one end I have my desks and books, mini sportsbar, refrigerator, etc. There is a $1700.00 treadmill my wife bought for exercise. It has not been used in months. I cannot speak of moving it upon pain of I know not what. It works good for hanging lacquer thinner soaked towels to dry, though. My free standing workbench is a Sam Maloof style that I adapted from The Workbench by Taunton Press. It measures 8’x38”. I have a 9’ ceiling (to bottom of trusses), so I can stand a 6’6”
hall tree on my bench. My workhorses are a Ridgid TS3650 contractors saw, a Ridgid jointer, Jet mortiser, and a Grizzly drill press. I actually need to upgrade my mortiser and planer (benchtop Ryobi), but I am waiting for them to fail. The planer will probably go first because it was not designed for the abuse, but I don’t think the Jet will fail, it is just under powered. I think the Ridgid saw is one of the best I have seen as an underpowered saw, and earns its keep till I can bring myself to buy a full bore cabinet saw. The boat doors on the end of my shop open to a back drive and onto the pond, so it is handy for bringing in lumber and loading out finished pieces. Any input on upgraded planers and mortisers is appreciated. Here are some photos.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville


9 comments so far

View Yettiman's profile

Yettiman

161 posts in 2365 days


#1 posted 2347 days ago

Wow, lovely work room.

Very nice

-- Keep your tools sharp, your mind sharper and the coffee hot

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2449 days


#2 posted 2347 days ago

You have a very nice shop with plenty of room it looks like. And I even saw some sawdust on the floor around the jointer.

thanks for the post.

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

View GaryK's profile

GaryK

10262 posts in 2615 days


#3 posted 2347 days ago

Nice looking shop. Now you guys just need some water down there, huh?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

View bbqking's profile

bbqking

328 posts in 2350 days


#4 posted 2347 days ago

Hey Gary tell me about it. I bought a $900.00 powerwasher last summer, washed my vehicles so they shined on Saturday, and the water restrictions came on Monday. It is in my garage gaining value like a big dog. You Know what I mean. Thanks everyone for the remarks. I am very new to this and I think it’s great. Al

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

View bbqking's profile

bbqking

328 posts in 2350 days


#5 posted 2347 days ago

Hey Gary tell me about it. I bought a $900.00 powerwasher last summer, washed my vehicles so they shined on Saturday, and the water restrictions came on Monday. It is in my garage gaining value like a big dog. You Know what I mean. Thanks everyone for the remarks. I am very new to this and I think it’s great. Al

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

View Harry72's profile

Harry72

53 posts in 2394 days


#6 posted 2346 days ago

I know what you mean about tread mills, we wasted $3k on it!
Nice shop BTW

View ND2ELK's profile

ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2401 days


#7 posted 2344 days ago

Great looking shop. Seems like you have some space to work in. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View Bob A in NJ's profile

Bob A in NJ

1145 posts in 2626 days


#8 posted 2334 days ago

Wow, nice big shop with lots of room. Nice tools, if you ever get to painting the walls it will go from good to great, really liven the place up. I did that with my garage shop (painted the walls white) and it made a huge difference. i have the same table saw and love it. Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

View Dennis Zongker's profile

Dennis Zongker

2419 posts in 2219 days


#9 posted 2178 days ago

Nice looking shop. Looks like you have alot of fun playing with wood.

-- Dennis Zongker

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase