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Cumming, GA
United States

I have a small “L” shaped shop in my basement. The square portion is 12’ x 12’ and the smaller portion is 6’ x 7’. Next to the shop is a small room that contains the furnace and a sink and I’ve added some shelves in there for storage (last pic).

It always seems pretty crowded, but I haven’t really taken any time to try to get more stuff on wheels or more stuff up off the floor, so I think there is still lots of room to make it better.

Dust control at this point is limited to my shop vac, so anything that kicks up a lot of dust I take outside. I’m determined to find a reasonable way to contain the dust at the miter saw!

Any large projects or operations have to take place outside or in the garage, which means most operations involve a lot of time getting stuff out and putting it back. My tools include:

  • Craftsman table saw. It’s a bench top saw mounted on legs. It works OK outfitted with a Forrest Woodworker II thin kerf blade. Bought it new 10 years ago when I was installing hardwood floors. It is on my list to upgrade when I find the right deal.
  • Dewalt 735 Planer – a great find on Craigslist. Love it.
  • Festool T55 Plunge saw – expensive but awesome. Makes up some for the limited table saw capacity. Used with CE26 dust extractor.
  • Dewalt 705 mitre saw. Another tool I’ve had for probably 10 years that I bought when I was trimming out my basement.
On my wish list:
  • Jointer – needs to fit my budget and space considerations
  • Drill press – probably a bench top model will do

-- Joe, Cumming, GA


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#1 posted 01-22-2011 12:02 AM

Joe, how about posting some pictures of your shop when you get the chance. Tours of other shops are always appreciated.

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

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#2 posted 01-22-2011 02:29 AM

Hey Joe,
Pics would be cool here.

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#3 posted 01-22-2011 04:49 AM

It sounds like you have some nice machinery. Any chance you have any pictures?

-- Dan Coultis, Milan Tennessee

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jm64

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#4 posted 01-25-2011 05:39 AM

Thanks everyone. I didn’t realize pics were the norm here, will take some and post, but the space is hardly anything to brag about :-)

-- Joe, Cumming, GA

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jm64

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#5 posted 02-04-2011 03:46 AM

I took a few pictures and added a bit more detail to the description. Thanks for looking and any suggestions on improvements are welcome!

-- Joe, Cumming, GA

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#6 posted 02-04-2011 03:52 AM

jm64,nice pics.i remember when hechinger was the big box store in its day.thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 02-04-2011 04:09 AM

Joe, it looks like you have put together a pretty nice shop. To me it looks pretty well organized and you appear to have room to add some more tools in there. And you do have some nice tools to play with.

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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