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My shop is a 10’X22’ building in my backyard. I am so cramped for space that it isn’t funny – but I’m working on an addition that will almost double my square footage. I have been collecting tools and equipment for the past 20 years, thinking that when I finally retire (in less than 2 years!!!!) I will spend most of my time building things. I’ve assembled a pretty large selection of woodworking equipment – which leads to a new problem, I actually have too much equipment for my small shop. As soon as I can get things organized (presentable) I will post some pictures of my humble shop.

The major tools in my shop are:
Bosch 10 Table Saw
Performax 16-32 Drum Sander
Delta Dust Collector
Delta Planer
Delta Drill Press)
Jet 3 Speed Air Filtration
Makita 10” Compound Miter Saw
Grizzly 14 Ultimate Band Saw
Hawk 14 inch Scroll Saw
Nova 3000 Lathe
Work Sharp sharpening system
Porter Cable 895 Series Router, in shop made router table.
Rigid Oscillating Edge Belt/Spindle Sander
Ringmaster #724 variable speed stand alone model.
Carvewright CNC machine.
Sand-Flee portable drum sander

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#1 posted 2389 days ago

Sounds like a nice shop. Any chance of some photos of the shop layout?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 2389 days ago

Well, Bill, you know I’m in the neighborhood…. so anything you just don’t have room for I’d be glad to take off your hands. LOL!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 2386 days ago

Sounds great, especially the retirement in 2 years! Would love to see pictures, if possible.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 2223 days ago

Any chance you have some pics? I’d love to see what your shop looks like.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#5 posted 2222 days ago

Hi Bill,

I can understand about the pictures. It is tough to find time with all the posts to review here, find some shop time and take care of the mundane things around the house that seem to conflict with our available shop time.

Your shop description sounds like you have a nice set-up.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#6 posted 1983 days ago

Sounds like a nice shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 1890 days ago

20 years of collecting… no wonder you’re cramped for space!

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#8 posted 143 days ago

Bill, that’s a great shop and it sounds like you have had a wonderful life.

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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