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Leander, TX
United States

2 car garage slowly converted to a woodshop over the last 6 years. I blame all this woodworking on a Circ Saw I recieved for Xmas 2005. It all went downhill from there.

Phase I 2005

Phase II 2006

Phase III 2007

Phase IV 2008

Phase V 2009

New hand tool cabinet

Phase VII 2011

Phase VIII 2012
I just recently acquired a 1930’s Craftsman Lathe that belong to my Grandpa. Here is the new workbench I am making for it. Still have to make the drawers.

New mitersaw bench rebuilt with more storage.

New overhead lumber storage rack


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#1 posted 12-09-2011 09:11 AM

Lots of storage. I like it. How come that floor looks so darn good…......

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 12-09-2011 01:44 PM

BJ, it looks like it me it all went uphill from there. You’ve got a really nice shop soooo congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.


-- 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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#3 posted 12-09-2011 02:13 PM

Redryder, It originally started as more of a car oriented garage. Thus the epoxy coated floor. But then I got bitten by the woodworking bug and one car and then both got kicked to the driveway. Which is saying alot because one of them is my hotrod.



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#4 posted 12-09-2011 05:03 PM

Shops like yours are why I haven’t posted any pictures of mine. Very sweet.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#5 posted 12-10-2011 05:16 PM


-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#6 posted 12-10-2011 06:14 PM

Nice shop.

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#7 posted 12-13-2011 08:26 AM

Sweet toys and set-up…good job.

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#8 posted 12-23-2011 05:16 PM

Bret, did you add the cast iron wings to your Ridgid saw? Is that the R4512?

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#9 posted 12-23-2011 08:57 PM

I have the TS3650 it is all stock except for the zcl’s.



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#10 posted 01-19-2012 02:12 PM

Nice shop you have there Bret.

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#11 posted 08-16-2012 05:20 PM

Very nice shop, all that storage is great. In a small shop economizing space is where it is at, and storage is a huge part of the solution.

Now where is any sawdust? Even the tools and under shelves are clean!! Get to work!!!

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#12 posted 08-17-2012 10:42 PM

Gr8 layout. Gr8 place to have some fun

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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