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Workshop by captbbrooks posted 01-16-2011 05:35 PM 1652 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This is my work shop,its in my basement and its about 720 square feet.This is what i have.
Delta 10”Contractors table saw,Delta 10” Radial Arm saw,Delta Hollow Chisel Mortiser,Delta 12” Variable Speed Lathe,2-Delta 1HP Shapes,Kit Built Panel Saw,Delta 14”Ban Saw,Delta Oscillating Spindle Sander,2 Drill Presses,2 13” Reliant Wide Belt Sanders,Delta Scroll Saw,2 Delta Jointer’s,Jet Disc and Belt Sander,Delta Thickness Planer,A bunch of air nails,hand tools and clamps.Over the last 25 years i have built kitchen cabinets entertainment centers and furniture in my shop.

-- Brian Brooks, Maine

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#1 posted 01-16-2011 08:05 PM

Brian, this looks like a pretty nice shop to me. You appear to have plenty of room in there to accommodate your tool collection and ample room to maneuver between the tool stations. You also have put together a nice collection of tools.

But it looks to me as if you have an issue with your offcuts and shorts. :) You appear to be a woodworker after my heart in that, like you, I can’t seem to throw any of the short pieces out. I end up just tossing them on shelves (which of course my wife refers to with terms such as “clutter and mess”) hoping that eventually I will find a use for them.

Thanks for the pictures. I had fun touring your shop.

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

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#2 posted 01-17-2011 03:07 AM

Hey Brian,
Now that is one sweet shop with lots of toys to play with…cool RAS table….good job.

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#3 posted 01-18-2011 07:05 PM

looks like a sweet setup, you have a lot of sanders, must do a bunch of sanding.
what do you use the press for?

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#4 posted 01-18-2011 07:12 PM

Sweet shop I love Delta tools and it is a Joy to see all of the classics you have :)
Thanks for posting :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#5 posted 01-18-2011 07:20 PM

Captain, I’d say that you have a mighty nice setup. You have a lot of nice equipment and it looks like it’s kept very well organized and neat. Nice work.

-- 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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#6 posted 01-18-2011 07:24 PM

Howdy, Cousin (I’m a Brooks).

Having looked over your shop pictures, thoroughly, it seems the one thing you’re missing is…

Nope. I see two of those ;-)

Great shop. GREAT tools. That shop screams “I actually BUILD stuff, in here !”

Very cool. Thanks for sharing, and Welcome to the LumberJocks !

-- -- Neil

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#7 posted 01-18-2011 11:27 PM

I use the little 1 ton arbor press for pressing my pens together.

-- Brian Brooks, Maine

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#8 posted 01-19-2011 05:39 AM

Brian, nice looking shop you have there, way to go, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#9 posted 05-17-2011 05:09 AM

Brian, thats a nice looking shop.

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#10 posted 06-07-2011 01:25 PM

nice shop Brian. (thnx for your service in the fire fighting dept)
very nice collection of Delta also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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