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Workshop by dbhost posted 07-23-2009 05:19 AM 63596 reads 32 times favorited 107 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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My shop tour has moved.

I know folks you may not want to hop around to view stuff, but I got sick of updating my shop tour in multiple locations.

My shop tour is now permanently housed in a sub page of my blog, and will be updated there as updates to my shop take place.

The tour is located at…

Thanks for looking!

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#1 posted 07-23-2009 01:40 PM

This is a nice shop space that you have. I can empathize with you about the “non-essentials” in there. My wife seems to think that whenever she has something that she needs long term storage for that my shop is the logical place to do it. And, of course, her garage space is totally off limits!!

But it looks like you have organized your shop well and you have some nice tools to play with. I like the drill press table. Putting that table on, improves the functionality of it.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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

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#2 posted 07-23-2009 03:51 PM

Yeah, that DP table was one of my better additions. A fellow forum member from another site that is local to my area had it and sold it to me about half price… Been mostly happy with it. Had to reinforce the pockets that the thread inserts go into with CA glue though. Humidity is not its friend…

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#3 posted 07-23-2009 03:57 PM

Good shop thanks for sharing

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 07-29-2009 11:28 AM

Real nice listing of your toy’s…..well done.

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#5 posted 09-02-2009 08:52 AM

Nice Shop, I like the size of your lathe, the lathe is on my long list, I turn cnc, so I can get quick projects done at work. You asked about the base on my jointer, real simple, a piece of plywood with 4 swivel
wheels bolted to it. I tacked some L shaped 3/4” oak stock at each leg to insure I would not knock the
jointer off the base. As you have to move your stuff a lot in your garage this is a cheap solution, with the
exception of my table saw, everything is on a plywood base with wheels. bob

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#6 posted 10-07-2009 12:30 AM

Nice looking shop!

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#7 posted 10-12-2009 04:32 AM

nice shop db it lookslike you found some good deals on some nice tools.

-- Dave, I wood if I could but I can't so I woodknot

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#8 posted 10-12-2009 04:35 AM

DB: Did you put a baffle in your DC too? I was wondering how that would work if you had an external one also.

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#9 posted 10-12-2009 06:06 AM

I had one in the inlet ring, I took it out before I put the barrel separator together. I never gave it much thought for having 2 baffles…

I have seen guys do a Thien cyclone pre separator, and a Pentz type Neutral Vane with an HF DC. Not a bad way to go..

And yeah, I bargain shopped like crazy to get my shop together. I paid full price for very little in my shop… I tried to catch everything used, or on sale, and if there was a sale, I tried to combine coupons when I could like at Harbor Freight or Rockler…

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#10 posted 10-12-2009 06:20 AM

Ooops double post.

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#11 posted 10-23-2009 04:51 PM

Just as a suggestion to anyone doing a new shop or renovating. Spend the money on epoxying your floor. Clean up is a breeze and it really helps with the lighting.

-- Roy L, Arizona

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#12 posted 10-24-2009 02:20 AM

Agreed. I did not think of it when I started, and wish I had before I had gotten very far… For what it’s worth, the garage is a temporary home as it were for the shop. The long term plan is still a dedicated building in the back yard… Plans call for 12×16 mini barn on a slab. Before the first tool gets moved in there, or even the first piece of peg board goes in, the floor will get a coat of floor epoxy coat.

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#13 posted 10-25-2009 02:45 AM

yo whats up how good does the 2 stage dust collection work for you

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#14 posted 10-25-2009 04:14 AM

It really sucks. And I mean that in a good way…

I have had it in place for 6 weeks now. Filled and emptied the drum 3 times now, almost to fill up #4, and still have less than a cup of dust in the lower bag….

I tap the DC filter down after every use to knock the fines out of the filter and into the bag, I get very little out of it…

I need to add some weather strip under the cinch strap though, I get a teeny bit of blowby that needs to get solved still…

All in all I am very happy with the rig.

The 2 stage Shop Vac DC now lives right under the extension wing of the table saw. LOVE that location. Hose gets to the bench real easy, and to the shark guard no problem…

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#15 posted 10-25-2009 04:26 AM

Congratulations on the shop, looks really nice!

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