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I work out of a large-ish one car garage (14×18) that is a dedicated workshop. I’ll add some pics in a bit.

Here is my basic tool list, in pretty much the order I bought them

Table Saw: Some no name used 12” contractor saw, big cast iron table though with a 50” Vega Fence
Scroll Saw: Delta (used all of two times)
Router: Ryobi Plunge Router
Planer: 13” Ryobi
Jointer: 6” Delta JT360 (cheapo)
Miter Saw: Makita LS1013
Band Saw: Grizzly G0555 14”
JigSaw: Bosch 1590EVSK (replaced a $20 piece of rubbish)
Circular Saw: Hitachi C7BD2 (replaced a cheapo skil saw)
Vacuum Press: Home built
Harbor Freight Dust Collector

I cut all my sheet goods with a circular saw on a sliding base connected to one of my two tru-grip guides, all my crosscuts on the miter saw, and all my rips on the table saw. I have a fancy Incra Miter Guage but it just gathers dust because I prefer using my miter saw for angled cuts.

The one thing I don’t have and really should is an actual workbench…

As you can see from the pics it can be a bit hard to move around. This is post project, it started off all neat and tidy and then spiraled into this. My wife can hardly bare to look :) Before the next project I’ll tidy it all up again, till then it’s a testament to my productivity.

In the background of that first pic you can see the left over teak/holy ply from Fins boat bed, and pic five shows my homemade vacuum pump system (that connects to a big bag)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso


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WayneC

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#1 posted 06-25-2007 06:48 AM

Looking forward to seeing the pictures. I’m working out of a garage as well.

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

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Mike Shea

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#2 posted 06-25-2007 04:05 PM

me too

-- i can do all things through christ who strengthens me

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mot

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#3 posted 06-25-2007 04:06 PM

Pictures, pictures, pictures!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Damian Penney

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#4 posted 06-25-2007 04:08 PM

It aint pretty, trust me :) I’ll get them up this evening..

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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Bill

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#5 posted 06-25-2007 05:12 PM

That is ok Damian. We would just like to see the shop.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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oscorner

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#6 posted 06-26-2007 01:15 AM

Waiting to see the pictures, too.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Napaman

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#7 posted 06-26-2007 07:45 PM

wow…in three years you have acquired some nice tools…I also have a one car garage—-but not a dedicated space…so I have to pull a bunch of stuff in and out each time I start…well I noticed we are “neighbors” so thought I would say hi…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Damian Penney

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#8 posted 06-26-2007 08:05 PM

Thanks, at this point I get by and no longer find myself saying this would be so much easier if I just had an x. Biggest problem is keeping it orderly, I’m awful at it, and I really need a workbench. How do you like your ShopSmith?

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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woodspar

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#9 posted 06-27-2007 05:48 AM

Yes Damian, you have the jointer planer cast iron table saw and a big bandsaw. I think I will use the CTS with your shop! :-)

-- John

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WayneC

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#10 posted 06-27-2007 05:54 AM

Great photos Damian. My shop is equally as clean.

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

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Aubster

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#11 posted 07-25-2007 07:42 PM

Look like a comfortable shop to me.

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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Scott Bryan

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#12 posted 04-02-2008 01:33 PM

Hi Damian,

Thanks for the shop pictures. It looks like you have a nice set of tools to work with and your lumber rack looks a lot like mine does at times. I really enjoy seeing a shop with some sawdust on the floor. The spic and span posts look like a shop that isn’t being use. I could work in your shop.

Thanks for the post.

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

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brunob

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#13 posted 04-02-2008 02:05 PM

Great space. About the size of mine. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#14 posted 02-22-2011 07:08 AM

Nice shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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