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5313 Balboa Ave.
Clay, AL 35126
United States

My workshop is pretty small. 12×24 one car garage. However, with the exception of a couple of bicycles, I have it as a dedicated wood shop. Like most shops, my table saw is the heart of the shop so it is in the center and often serves as an assembly table also.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc


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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 1580 days ago

Nice workshop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Splinterman

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#2 posted 1579 days ago

Hey Doc,
Cool shop and great toys…love the big iron belt sander…sweet.

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docholladay

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#3 posted 1579 days ago

Funny story how I came to own that sander. It also has a 9” disc sander on the other side. I got it from the same person that I bought my table saw from. We were loading the saw up and I had just handed him a check and asked if I would be intereseted in the sander as well. I asked, what do you want for it. He said, I’m not sure it even works. You might have to get a new motor for it. So he just gave it to me. I got it home. It didn’t work. However, upon investigation, I found a bad connection that had gotten burned on the switch. A new switch and a little soldering and it worked like new. I put a new belt and disc on it and it works great. I use the belt sander a lot. My only complaint has been that the table for the disc sander is pretty flimsy, which is rather odd when you consider how heavy the machine itself is. I intend to either modify the existing one or fabricate a new one that is more solid, but I haven’t gotten to it yet.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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cstrang

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#4 posted 1579 days ago

Nice shop, and there is nothing like getting free “broken” tools only to find there was no big problem with them in the first place lol. Thanks for the tour.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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woodworm

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#5 posted 1579 days ago

Nice shop.
Thanks for the shop tour.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 1579 days ago

Doc, you have a nice shop in which to work. It looks to be well organized and you have some nice tools to play with as well.

Thanks for the tour.

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

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noknot

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#7 posted 1445 days ago

nice shop love those handsaws

-- GO DAWGS!

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measure2x

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#8 posted 1445 days ago

Thanks for the tour!
cheers
Terry

-- Terry, Fredericton, NB Canada

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lilredweldingrod

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#9 posted 1445 days ago

Hey Doc,
Great shop, great organization and only one problem that I can see. You need to get rid of the chisels. Want my recycling address? lol I also enjoy your posts and comments.Keep it up. Rand

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docholladay

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#10 posted 1445 days ago

Thanks for the compliments guys. However, it occurs to me that I have added several things and done some re-arranging since posting those photos. I will have to make some new pictures and post them when I get a chance next weekend.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 1444 days ago

I think that you have a very nice shop and a lot of very good tools. It’s very neat and well organized.

-- 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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docholladay

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#12 posted 1444 days ago

Needless to say, those pictures were taken on a good day. Most of the time there is about an inch or two of saw dust and plane shavings on the floor and the lathe usually has chips piled up about 6 inches high all around. I’ve done some re-arranging and added a few items since I took those pics. I think I will have to borrow the wife’s camera again and update my pics soon.

Thanks,

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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ND2ELK

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#13 posted 1350 days ago

Here is where I got the idea for my table. I changed some things, but it was a starting point.

TOM

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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sillac

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#14 posted 1319 days ago

Nice looking shop, looks like you make good use of your space, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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