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Actually it is a 33’ X 44’ pole garage atached to my home. I sectioned one 10’ X 16’ off for a work shop but soon ran out of space, so now I have taken up the whole thing. Much to my wife’s chagrin. We will soon be working something out. Of this I am sure. For now I have even over flowed this much space do to poor house keeping and too much equipment. Some of you older guys remember pictures of my old shop. Well it hasn’t improved with space, I’m still a vertical stacker. Once in a while I’ll get the bench cleaned off for a day or two, but it just doesn’t last for some reason, when I get busy I can’t stop to put stuff away. Yet once in a great while I manage to make something nice, how is beyond me. Alright, lets see if we can make sense of this. You old timers have seen pics of my little shop, thats still pretty much the same w/o the big hunk of wood on the lathe. The first pic is of my Wilton 12” planer. Works good had it about 2 years no complaints, next pic show my ladder, in the rafters the kids have been putting plywood and insulation up top to help me stay warm in winter, I have a little box heater. Behind the ladder is a big garbage pail full of off cuts, behind that is my 6 in. jointer, beside that is my Hitachi 10 in. table saw. Works ok, nothing to write home about. Third pic has my old table saw, cstv,a chair I’m redoing, the bottom of my 17 ft. explorer, suspended from the rafters, and the edge of my chop saw. 4th pic is my Rigid 12 in. chop saw. Good saw well worth the 350.00$ I paid for it a HD. Next to that is some of the standing lumber I’ve slowly been trying to get milled since I got it last summer. Mostly oak, walnut and maple. Again that dang Hitachi, I’ve got everything on wheels so it easy to move stuff around. All of these shots are taken from the front of my garage looking to the back and sides. The last 2 are looking towards my other inner shop and you can tell they are old. They still have my daughters chest in them. No not that chest. Keep your minds out of the gutter. We;re talking about my baby. So You guys still want to have the messiest shop contest? My router table, workbench, lathe and new craftsman 12 in bandsaw are in my little shop. By the way that Sears saw I got for 289.00$ and its got a 7 in. resaw capacity. Works good too. Excuse me, that last pic is of my 360 Polaris Quad, I should say it’s the wifes. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -


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GaryK

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#1 posted 04-12-2008 04:10 PM

Looking forward to seeing some pictures.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 04-12-2008 04:57 PM

Hi Mike;

What no pictures?

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 04-12-2008 05:20 PM

Mike!
I can stack both horizontal, & vertical. I’ll have to try out my new wide angle lens someday. LOL

Whats wrong with your camera?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Karson

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#4 posted 04-12-2008 10:05 PM

Golly Gee. I guess you will have to send plane tickets to all to come and see your shop.

Just don’t make them on American, I don’t want to wait in the airport.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 04-13-2008 01:16 AM

Hi Mike,

You know that I am a shop junkie and really need to see pictures to keep me from going into withdrawal. :)

Seriously I would love to see pictures too.

Thanks for the post

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

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 04-26-2008 02:40 PM

I don’t know how to upload pictures here. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 04-26-2008 02:55 PM

click on “edit” in the top right corner of this page and upload the pictures straight from your computer, just like you would “projects”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 04-27-2008 12:17 AM

Thanks Deb. You are a Sweety pie. m

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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brunob

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#9 posted 04-27-2008 12:51 AM

Your shop looks used like mine!

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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Scott Bryan

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#10 posted 04-27-2008 10:19 AM

Hi Mike,

Finally we have pictures!!!! Thanks for adding these pictures of your shop. Mine get to looking like this when I am in the middle of a project and can’t seem to find the time to put things away. But then my wife either (1) takes it upon herself to personally intervene or (2) yells enough to cajole me into putting things away. The only problem with (1) is that I can’t find anything after she has done with her straightening/cleaning thing. But you do have a nice shop and some nice tools to play with.

Thanks for the tour, Mike. I really appreciated it.

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

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Sawdust2

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#11 posted 04-27-2008 01:35 PM

I’m sure MsDeb can help with the power cords.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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Steffen

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#12 posted 05-06-2008 10:56 PM

I love the organization of your shop…

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 05-07-2008 04:28 AM

Good to see a down to earth & well used workshop Mike.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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jockmike2

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#14 posted 01-17-2010 07:53 PM

Not used Grumpy, used up! LOL!!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 08-13-2010 05:17 PM

Gary, I believe that I may post my machine shop one of these days and then you will feel a little better. Every time I get a hold of something that I might think that will be useful one day I put it up on a shelf.

-- 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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