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Well, there are many more pics I could post. We have a fair collection of great tools that really assist a bunch in our overall product. We absolutely love playing with new toys/tools. We will use power tools or hand tools, whichever will give us our best option at the time. We are woodworkers and do plenty of woodworking but we do tend to set up as semi production style when building doors, drawers and cabinet parts, etc…

Also, we build a hybrid frameless/face frame cabinet. For the most part the look we aim for is full overlay with minimal reveals. We do not however own any edgebanding equipment, we cut solid stock styles and rail parts to comprise the face frame, though our face frame is very small and the styles flush to the inside of the side parts, much like in frameless would be.

Anyway, here it is.

Tools shown below are:

First pic, a few clamps, couple harbor frieght wheel carts, you might notice two bench top drill presses, one is set up with a blum inserta jig attached, that is a great and awesome deal by the way, we absolutely love using inserta hinges since getting this jig. I bought the drill press and jig for 120.00 on CL! The other drill press we use for odd and end task but I would like to attach a vise on that press, one that comes from woodcraft, would be able to hold material at an angle so we can drill at an angle into material. I would install a kreg pocket hole drill bit and just use it to drill pocket holes all the time. We rarely drill pocket holes but when we do it I think the drill press would work great if always set up as a dedicated item.

OK, second pic, self explanatory. That is a panel and door flattener, simple as that and seems to work as advertised.

Third pic, it is our door maker. Is there another name for it, hmmmmm? Well it really puts the shape into a door, that is for sure.

fourth pic, a few things. the center of our small shop, the TS3660, a small router table w/ 2 1/4 hp frued router (nice above the table features), under that is a basic 10” hitatchi miter saw, also notice the 2 hp grizzly dust collector (another 100.00 CL steal)

fith pic, one of my favorite tools, probably gets second most use is our 10” hitatchi slider. Cuts a perfect 90 and is likely accurate to 1/64”, extremely accurate little saw, it is set up so I have a stop block for hammering out door and face frame parts and also shelves quickly. The handy little laser light is very accurate with very fine adjustments.

sixth pic is our spray area, the area we keep our cabinets while installing doors and drawers after finish out. We also install accessories such as pull out trash in this area. After complete we then load on trailer and say good riddens.

still have not mentioned;
DW735 Our little planer, handles all of our panel work up to 13” and does a great job. She will be hitting CL soon though as we likely will be upgrading to a 20” planer soon.

6 PC routers, 2 of which are plunge. All are dedicated set up for specific jobs/bits

Akeda jig, likely one of the best 400.00 we have spent. It gets a workout on every kitchen since we dovetail everything. We tend to build a slew of drawers and it has paid for itself time and again. Before buying this, we had a few bids on a set of dovetail drawers for a job a while back, the bids for one job ranged from 700 to 1000, simple enough, with less then 200 in material required for the job and a simple akeda jig, that was an easy call.

many hand tools, clamps, hammers, screw guns, 18v dewalt, a couple 12v mini ridgid drills, circular saw, sawsall, dewalt jigsaw, scraper, screw drivers, just a ton of small stuff I cannot think of right now, more then enough, trust me.

1/4 sheet sanders, 5” ridgid ROS, 6” ridgid ROS (very nice sander), 5” dewalt ROS, PC 3 by 21 belt, makita 3 by 18.

A nice lumber cart, a nice lumber rack on wall.

a 1 1/2 hp rolair compressor, a few kobalt spray guns (great little guns for the money, a great value for a quality gun). We also have a Earlex 5000, never gets used though. Works fine, I just prefer using the kobalt guns we have.

We have a porter cable pocket hole machine, off of CL for 100.00. I don’t like the engineering behind it, would much rather a kreg machine. Thus my idea to convert one of our drill presses into dedicated pocket hole machine. Currently we use a kreg pocket hole jig, great little jig and works nice. Just think doing the task on a drill press would be easier and less labor involved.
Well, that should do it for now anyway.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio,

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#1 posted 11-25-2009 07:49 AM

Looks great Jerry. Thanks for sharing sir.

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

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#2 posted 11-25-2009 07:57 AM

Looks good from here. Wish mine wasn’t full of electrical tools and materials :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 11-25-2009 12:55 PM

Jerry, this is a shop that I would enjoy working in. You have windows in the finishing area to admit natural light simply having a separate finishing area is a luxury. I have to basically shut down my milling operations when I get into the finishing steps which is ok for a hobbiest but would be totally unacceptable in a production shop.

Your shop appears to be well organized and you have a nice work flow to it. Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

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

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#4 posted 11-25-2009 02:35 PM

The shop looks great Jerry. Enjoy BTW no offense taken :)

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#5 posted 11-25-2009 09:15 PM

Good tool listing there! Love the way you set up that Ridgid TS there… Looks good and functional!

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#6 posted 11-25-2009 10:20 PM

Nice shop, and some nice tools too! Thanks for posting.

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

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#7 posted 11-26-2009 05:22 AM

Thats a nice workshop.

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#8 posted 11-26-2009 05:31 AM

Thanks everyone for the compliments. I actually really like looking at all of the different shops everyone has myself.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio,

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#9 posted 11-26-2009 10:15 AM

Hey Jerry,
Great shop and some cool toys to play with….nicely finished products….well done.

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#10 posted 01-30-2010 05:51 AM

I love your shop! Nice shaper, if you add a few I’d definitely go with the 3hp if you got the room. I have the 2hp shop fox’s because they fit through my door but they can do almost anything a 3hp can do except larger mouldings. I like your work too. I don’t know if I’d use router tables as much because they run slower cuts than shapers do so you’ll see burning and tearout more often. Of course router bits are so much cheaper. Check out LRH, they make most everything you’d need in a shaper cutter.


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#11 posted 01-30-2010 05:53 AM

Pretty nice shop Jerry and some good looking tools.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 03-23-2010 07:24 AM

Gotta love that akeda jig, everyone says good things. You do great work , I saw your website , well done Sir.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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