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Eric Moon's Workshop Eric Moon's Workshop Eric Moon's Workshop

San Diego, CA 92106
United States

Getting the new workshop set up.

  • First up – New-to-me 3HP industrial SawStop. Bought super-cheap from an architecture school that killed the motor. New motor (~$300), a few extra bits and pieces (~$50), and I’ve got a full functioning 3hp sawstop for 1/8th the price of new.
Newly acquired:
  • 14” or bigger bandsaw – Picked up a 14” JET from a University Auction for $130. Just missing it’s switch and a blade, and it’s as good as new.
  • Drill press – Got a 1978 Taiwan Benchtop press from a closing machine shop for $40.
  • Sanding – Small combo disc/belt sander for $40 from CL.
  • Bench grinder (for sharpening, restoring old hand tools) – picked up a WEN 8 inch slow speed grinder on sale. Not my best purchase, but I have one now.
  • Thickness planer – Old RBI 612 planer/molder/sander. Needs sharpened and the beds aligned, but works pretty good as is.
Still on the hunt for:
  • Jointer
Latest Builds:
  • Lots and Lots of french cleat tool holders
  • Crosscut sled
On the build list:
  • Assembly table/work bench.
  • Various Jigs as needed.

5 comments so far

View PlanBWoodworks's profile


97 posts in 391 days

#1 posted 06-13-2017 01:50 AM

That’s an excellent start! Good luck in your search for other new toys. Have fun making dust!

-- Why can’t I ever find my pencil???

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#2 posted 06-14-2017 01:01 AM

Welcome Mr. Moon! Shop is looking great.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

View woodworm's profile


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#3 posted 06-14-2017 03:11 PM

Agreed with PlanBWoodworks…very good start.
Never look back…

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 10-01-2017 02:04 PM

Eric, you have a nice shop.

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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#5 posted 10-01-2017 02:30 PM

A great table saw is the heart of it all, excellent work to find that one for a minimal cost, and to jump in and fix it up.

Your shop area and mine have something in common … bicycles!
I love my bikes, but I sure wish I had a good out-of-the-weather storage option for them, that is not in the shop.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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