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Workshop by interpim posted 02-15-2009 10:59 PM 2228 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Well, it seems that I have to update this every other year… I guess that comes with the territory when your in the military. I’ve decided to do a quick video showing off my little corner.

My current shop is part of a one car garage. I have to store some things in it as well. I plan on purchasing a house after my next deployment, and a house with at least a 2 car garage is going to be on the wishlist. So, in about another year I’ll have to update this again LOL.

I bought my bench off of craigslist for a sweet price of $80. I threw together some basic drawers out of 2×4 stock to hold misc. tools.

The router table was something I threw together quickly for my 3.5 HP craftsman router. I plan on building a new one once I get the time/money to purchase the lumber. I think I am going to go with similar one to Norm Abrams from NYW.

The Tablesaw is the Ridgid 3650 which I got for a great deal at HD. It is a much better saw than the old Craftsman benchtop saw I used to have. I have a zero clearance insert coming soon.

The Penn State Industries Lathe, I purchased a while back to turn small items (pens) and it has done well since I have had it. Since I first got it I have started turning small bowls using the Penn State 4 Jaw chuck, which I have no idea how I did without. It is sitting on a sturdy stand I threw together with 2×4’s. Eventually I want to upgrade to a full-size lathe.

My Ryobi Drill Press was purchased shortly after the lathe, and is sitting on a stand I threw together which has my drill bit boxes on slides readily accessible when I need them.

The Ridgid Bandsaw has been a workhorse for me. I have cut many a bowl blanks on it. I have upgraded it with a grizzly riser block, and have a woodslicer resaw blade on it. It cuts like a dream.

As usual I always want more tools, wood etc. I think the next purchase on the horizon is a good dovetail jig.

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 02-15-2009 11:02 PM

Looks very workable. You just need to inch your wife out a little everyday. Soon she won’t even realize she doesn’t park under roof. You’re in Southern Cal anyway, she should park outside in the interest of your man-space. Thanks for the pics. Good luck.

-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.

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#2 posted 02-16-2009 01:51 AM

Nice little shop.

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#3 posted 02-16-2009 01:52 AM

Great looking and functional shop.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 02-16-2009 03:44 AM

You have a nice start on your shop and good luck with moving your wife out of HER space. I am just glad that we added a third garage in the basement when we built our house. I converted that space into my shop because I can tell you without a doubt that I would be out in the weather before my wife would give up her side of the upper garage for my shop needs. :)

You have some nice tools to play with as well and I see a lot of potential in your shop space.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting your shop. Keep us posted on any updates as well.

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

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#5 posted 02-22-2009 04:45 PM

For operation remove wife from man space tell her that sawdust eats the paint from the inside out. Or even better tell her that her car will get better gas mileage if she parks out side since she will be 10 feet closer to where she has to go.


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#6 posted 04-19-2009 06:19 AM

Hmmm. Nope.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 04-23-2009 01:50 AM

OK… wife is now parking on the street :)

-- San Diego, CA

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#8 posted 10-14-2010 08:22 PM

Nice shop looks like you have a great place to play :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#9 posted 10-17-2010 11:13 PM

Posted pics of my new shop at my house in Virginia… It’s a lot smaller than my old workspace, but so far I am making it work.

-- San Diego, CA

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#10 posted 01-05-2012 04:13 AM

I no longer live at the place shown in the pictures above… so obviously my shop is different now, but a lot of the same equipment. I’ve moved 2 times since joining LJ… and I plan on moving again in about a year, so maybe i’ll update then when I have a more permanent place.

-- San Diego, CA

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#11 posted 01-05-2012 04:02 PM

so whats the shop look like in SD?

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#12 posted 02-12-2012 01:09 AM

do you still have the Penn St. lathe? I have the same one, but, with the variable speed. It’s about 5 yrs old. I had to replace the switch. I was turning 22 pairs of pens/pencils, and while turning the 43rd one, it pooped. I had to wait until after Christmas to finish the last set. Thankfully, it wasn’t a big deal

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

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#13 posted 02-12-2012 01:14 AM

sure do… I used it yesterday actually with my Disc Sander modification :) It’s been quite the work-horse.

-- San Diego, CA

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#14 posted 02-29-2012 02:17 AM

Just updated my shop page again…

-- San Diego, CA

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#15 posted 02-29-2012 02:31 AM

Nice set of tools

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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