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Blog entry by grizzman posted 01-11-2011 11:47 PM 1968 reads 0 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After having my shop for going on 15 years now, i finally decided to insulate the ceiling and got things moved around some and cleaned up some and so Ive taken new pictures and thought i would share them with you, i know i always enjoy seeing someone else’s shop for ideas and inspiration, and maybe my new pictures will do just that for someone else

The shop is 20×30 and has 10 foot high walls, Ive got wall fans mounted throughout for cooling in the summer and i have a total of 12 4 tube florescent tube lighting to brighten things up-


the main work horse is my delta 3hp 10 inch table saw.. the other main tool i use is my 15 inch delta planer, when i built my home i used reclaimed antique southern heart pine to cover the walls inside my home and i knew i would need a strong hefty planer to do so much work , and this planer has not failed me once, im using the same blades that came with the saw and they are in there for the last time, Ive purchased a new set and will install them soon. All of my main tools are delta, i purchased them in 1996 and they have not let me down once.

The rest of the tools i have are all assorted brands…mainly dewalt, porter cable, Milwaukee and makita i try to purchase tools that i know will last and fit my budget..some of the newer tools are very good…but very costly, and ive seen some cheaper tool’s do really well ,the last main tool i made this last spring, and its my new work bench, its a project well worth looking at in my projects , so go take a look at the closer details of it…i love it and what it has added to my shop,

thanks for looking at my shop and hope you enjoyed a taste of my wood working world

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 11:52 PM

Gee Grizz, where’s the kraut pot?
Nice hideaway …. and so tidy :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 01-11-2011 11:52 PM

That is such a COOL shop!!! It is so CLEAN, Grizz! It is going to be a great and warm place for you to work this winter. I am so happy for you getting this done! It is, indeed an inspiration. I can’t wait to see what will come out of it next!

Congratulations, my friend! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Dave Haynes

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#3 posted 01-11-2011 11:54 PM

O.K…......looks like you got enough of the tools to do the right things. Clean up is a bummer, I know but when you finally get around to doing it, you can set with you back to that bench and smile! If you want to take a peak at my messy shop, the link to it is on my website at:

You’ve got me beat….........sort of and in many ways.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#4 posted 01-12-2011 12:08 AM

Now you need to clean up the wood store… nice job of the workshop though…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#5 posted 01-12-2011 12:18 AM

Now if you insulate the walls then You’ll be set for year round working.

Nice job Griz.

Wow a nail keg at the foot of your saw. I’ve not seen one of them for quite a while.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 01-12-2011 12:18 AM

now goose why did i know you would tell me that LOL…yes it needs doing too…always something to do…if i could get you to leave that shed and come down here and help me clean my timber store…then that would be a picture worth taking….....i know someday you will come…i hope to see you when you do get this way…what color of kool-aid do you like…red or green…lol.., thanks folks for your kind words…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 01-12-2011 12:22 AM

Nice shop grizzman.

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 01-12-2011 12:24 AM

I’s looking good an ready for some new projects.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#9 posted 01-12-2011 01:12 AM

Looking good all cleaned up like that!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#10 posted 01-12-2011 01:34 AM

That shop is too clean… who’s shop is it… really!!
Your workbench fits in so nicely… great looking shop, Grizz.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#11 posted 01-12-2011 01:34 AM


Good to see some shots of your shop.


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

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#12 posted 01-12-2011 02:05 AM

Good looking shop Grizzman. I always like to see a neat, organized shop. You must not get very much cold weather in your country. No insulation? Thanks for sharing.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 01-12-2011 02:19 AM

much better
(if you say so) lol

glad you got it warm and running better
and that your health is improving too


-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#14 posted 01-12-2011 02:56 AM

You’ve got a great shop, my friend, and with a great selection and assortment of tools.

But … what’s more important—by a country mile—is that you produce such wonderful work IN that shop, and that you enjoy your time there so thoroughly.

So … great job on the clean up. Great job on getting the pink stuff almost all done.

And … have fun messing it up, all over again :-)

Yeah: the South got hit by a wicked cold snap, and news-making ice storms !

-- -- Neil

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#15 posted 01-12-2011 03:20 AM

Thanks for the tour of your shop Grizz! You can’t go wrong with that vintage of Delta saw and planer. You’ve made a great space to pursue your craft.

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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