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David Smith

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Pearcy, AR 71964
United States

I share my workshop space with my wife’s car. I decided to set up the workshop semi-permanently on my side of the garage. Everything is mobile so I can get my pickup in the garage when the weather gets bad.

I’ve thought about getting a cabinet saw, but it’s too much trouble getting it delivered in my neighborhood (I have a friend who had a nightmare experience with this that involved two Jet planers from two different distributors, a number of semi-trucks, and one truck that delivered the second planer as close as the end of their driveway and couldn’t get it to the shop. He’s back to using his portable Dewalt). With a good—slightly modified—aftermarket fence, an Incra miter, and Freud thin blades, my hybrid saw works fine for me.

My band saw has a Craftsman nameplate, but (at least at that time) was made by Rikon. It would have been cool to have the Rikon name on the saw, but not for double the money (please don’t burst my bubble by telling me they are not the same—I refuse to believe it).

I used to have a Jet dust collection system with all the ductwork and blast gates and bells and whistles. Now I use a Dust Deputy with a 6.5 horsepower shop vac. It is centrally located in the shop and on wheels, so it takes about as much time to unhook and hook the hose as it used to take to close (“which tool did I use last?”) and open blast gates. I think it does a better job (although you wouldn’t know it by the look of my shop).

My collection of clamps fits the adage ‘you can’t have enough clamps.’ I actually ran out on a project once.

-- David

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#1 posted 01-03-2017 11:38 PM

great shop space,it would be nice to have a dedicated shop but im like you the truck comes in at night so all my equipment is on wheels,which makes me stay more organized.welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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David Smith

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#2 posted 01-03-2017 11:58 PM

Thanks. We have a barn out back I suppose I could set the shop up in, but the garage is easier to heat and more accessible. By the way, I took these pictures when the shop was messy because…it’s always messy.

-- David

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#3 posted 01-19-2017 06:15 PM

Great shop….and hey wheels are where its at!!! I’m in the same boat…thanks for showing..

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#4 posted 01-20-2017 08:11 PM

David, you really have a very nice shop. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

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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David Smith

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#5 posted 01-21-2017 12:24 AM

Thanks. Glad to be here.

-- David

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#6 posted 02-19-2017 01:45 AM

A good looking shop.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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