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Workshop by emart posted 03-17-2011 07:20 AM 2032 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I do most of my work in my 10×20 woodshed. The building is unheated and has no electricity other than power generated from a solar array on the roof to give me lights. Everything else has to be supplied from an extension cord. To put it bluntly if its cold or too wet outside (november-march) i try not to spend much time in the shed and do more work in my basement. In the summer i get more work done which I am sure the neighbors just love when I am running my equipment until the wee hours (especially when im using my anvil).

My 1969 Dewalt/Black and Decker radial arm saw is my workhorse right now. I modified the original stand it is on with some drop-leaves so it can expand to 7 feet long and be stowed away more easily. Since space is at a premium in my “shop” everything has to be able to either move or be compact enough to get stowed away when not in use.

Last year i added a jointer and 12” bandsaw to my shop as well as a brand new dewalt 734 planer which has proven to be a godsend when it comes to using rough materials.

As of right now it doesn’t get as much use as i’d like since I now do woodwork professionally and I dont have a ton of spare time.

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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#1 posted 03-17-2011 07:53 AM

Some cool looking tools in there…coming together real good.

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#2 posted 03-17-2011 12:07 PM

Emart, this is a pretty nice set-up that you have put together. You may not have the biggest shop around but you have done well with the space that you have.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed taking a tour of your shop.

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

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#3 posted 03-17-2011 03:08 PM

Emert, I’d say that’s a very workable shop. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- 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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#4 posted 04-21-2011 12:33 AM

Emert, thats a nice looking shop.

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#5 posted 04-28-2011 07:48 PM

Awesome use of space, and some great old iron in there too! Stunning you could do so much with so little space. Great job!

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#6 posted 04-28-2011 08:23 PM

Very cool bandsaw. Reminds me of an old Buick. I have a very similar RAS. Nice shop!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 06-30-2013 01:02 PM

Lotsa Craftsman equipment. I upgraded my jointer (the same as yours), to the Grizzly G0586, and luv it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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