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My Workshop
- Well, technically it is a garage shop. Work with what yah got right. Unfortunately the wife does require that the garage be clear of obstructions so that in event of a storm she can pull her car in. Small price to pay for having the garage to myself 99% of the time. Watch out for kid toys and spousal debris. I usually have to purge that stuff before I start working on anything of a large scale.

About me
- Born and raised in California. I moved to Alabama in 2007. Not as much of a culture shock as some might think. I did wood shop, metal shop, and pottery in school but have been out of each since. My woodworking since has consisted of skill saws, reciprocating saws, and general contractor stuff for the most part. I am looking to change that with this rekindled hobby. I am a mechanical engineer by profession.

Tool roll call
Tablesaw: Craftsman 2HP contractor, HTC 50in fence, shop-made mobile base, Bench Dog cast iron router extension to the left of the saw
Jointer: Delta JT360 with Byrd helical insert spiral cutter head
Bandsaw: Rigid BS1402 14”, Olson blades, Kreg Fence
Scrollsaw: Hitachi CW40
Planer: Sunhill SM-346, 13in
Drill Press: heavy duty import, don’t know the brand
Miter saw: Ridgid 12in slider on MSUV
Router: Bosch 1617 2.25HP fixed/plunge kit with speed control
Sharpening: HF 8in low speed sharpener grinder, 6in high speed grinder w/ Norton wheels, King waterstones (800/4000, 6000), Norton slip stones, Norton coarse oil stone, Granite surface plates for flattening and scary sharp, Dan’s Arkansas stones (Soft, Hard Select, Surgical Black), sandpaper, and leather strop

I have a bunch of power hand tools, and a growing list of non-powered wood specific hand tools. I won’t bore everyone with the whole list. It is growing in the neanderthal area.
Stanley chisel set, 1/4 to 1-1/2 (might not be the best, but it is better than the plastic handle cheap set)
Footprint chisel set
No60 Stanley low angle block plane
Lie-Nielsen medium shoulder plane
Lie-Nielsen LA block plane
Stanley #3, 2 #4’s, #4-1/2, 2 #5’s, #6, #7, and #608 Bench planes
Stanley #78 Rabett (haven’t tried this one out yet, new addition)
Stanley #80 cabinet scraper
Stanley #29 transitional
Couple of Sandusky woodies (coffin smoother and a jack)
Couple of Japanese saws, I love my ryoba
Bunch-O clamps. I think current count is something like 14 bessey/jet parallel clamps, a dozen 5/6” C-clamps, 10 F-clamps, 3 wood adjustable jaw clamps, 2 miter clamps, 10-12 Irwin quick clamps, and a bunch of misc clamps of various types/sizes (of course I need more)

Video tour of the shop (updated 1/22/09)

Tool reviews:
HF Sharpening grinder
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlrqzWU-StQ
HF Sharpening #2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqGo8PWr3Vk

Bench Dog Cast Iron Router extension
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMHr3UkPpIs

Groz Plane Kit (#4 Bench, low angle block)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nTEx9Thgqc

Rigid Bandsaw, Kreg Fence
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr4oUluudKI

last updated: 1/22/2009

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama


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WayneC

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#1 posted 2232 days ago

Nice looking shop. Thanks for sharing.

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

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GaryK

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#2 posted 2232 days ago

Reminds me of my old garage shop, but yours has a lot more room.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2232 days ago

Hi Doug,

This is a nice shop you have to work in. You have a well organized shop and some nice tools to play with.

Thanks for the tour. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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

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tenontim

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#4 posted 2232 days ago

THAT work bench with all of the drawers is what I need. If you look up “organized” in the Webster’s you will see a picture of that bench. Thanks for the post.

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dsb1829

367 posts in 2232 days


#5 posted 2222 days ago

Just a quick update. Got a new planer and mobile bases on a couple of tools.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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dsb1829

367 posts in 2232 days


#6 posted 2201 days ago

More updates. Added 2 20amp circuits out to the garage this weekend. The circuit for the main tools is controlled by a master switch (at 6’3” I am the only one in the house who can reach the switch without a ladder). The second circuit is live but all outlets are on the roof.

Some cleaning and organizing, but the weekend events still are running a mess of the place.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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woodspar

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#7 posted 2201 days ago

Nice – I wish my garage looked like yours. Hey nice conversion on the C-man TS.

-- John

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John Gray

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#8 posted 2201 days ago

Nice shop!!!! I couldn’t remember what’s in all those drawers.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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dsb1829

367 posts in 2232 days


#9 posted 2200 days ago

Ha, that’s funny John. I remember precisely what is in the drawers, it is which drawer that is the problem. I will eventually label the drawers to make life easier. I have to finish refurbishing them, so far only the 3 black faces have been rustoleum’ed and cleaned up nice.

Woodspar, I can’t take full credit for the TS. I bought it primarily because the previous owner had installed the nicer fence. I did build the mobile base. It had woodcraft casters on it and that didn’t work well with the long rh extension.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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dsb1829

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#10 posted 2198 days ago

I think I will put up some quick video reviews of my shop tools for anyone who is interested. I did a video for my sharpener last night. Others will come as I get around to them.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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Timber4fun

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#11 posted 2198 days ago

Nice shop Doug. I have the same router. I like the Bosch router a lot. I chose not to label my drawers. I know where everything is and this way I avoid having my wife stopping into my shop to grab a screw driver or something—she can’t find anything. My wife then has to ask me. This way I know I am going to get my tool back. :)

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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dsb1829

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#12 posted 2184 days ago

Groz video added also some additional detail about myself and workshop.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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Scott Bryan

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#13 posted 2182 days ago

Doug,

Thanks for the video tour of your shop. Tours like this add a nice element to the post. Pictures are fine but video adds a lot of depth and dimension to the tour. I really enjoyed visiting with you.

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

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dsb1829

367 posts in 2232 days


#14 posted 2182 days ago

Cool, glad someone enjoyed tripping over kid toys to make it through the tour. I will do it one day when I have stuff purged, but usually in that instance I am up to my elbows actually working.

Updated the tablesaw photo. Just added a small outfeed table, dropped it about 3”, added levelers, and reinforced it. I was a bit bothered by the wiggle with just the brakes on and also by the height that my base added to the saw. So I tore into it today, totally revamped the base and added an outfeed that is about the same as how far the motor hangs out.

Also, new video posted. Not a great video, but it is unscripted and I do all my own stunts…

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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Beginningwoodworker

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#15 posted 2094 days ago

Nice looking shop, Doug.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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