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Exeter, NH
United States

My shop is very much a work in progress. Previously lived in a condo, meanwhile inherited most of my dad’s old tools and equipment. Had everything in storage till we bought this house last fall. The house needed a lot of work.. like, a lot. That’s a different story. I did the entire reno myself, took three months while still working full time and living with the in-laws. We moved in exactly one week before our new baby girl arrived. So, this is “my half” of the two-car garage, filled with….

Craftsman 9” tablesaw (old)
Craftsman 7 1/4” circular saw (old)
Atlas machinist’s drill press (very old)
Craftsman 12” machinist’s lathe (very old)
Ryobi fixed base router
Task Force plunge router and router table (both are horrible! but the set was $99)
Ryobi RO sander
Craftsman 7 1/4” sliding compound mitre saw
2 Black and Decker 14.4v drill/drivers (four batteries FTW!)
So many corded drills….
3 jigsaws collected over the years (ancient, old, and new)

I have the typical handful of chisels and basic planes, a few hand saws, etc. Getting this shop organized and set up properly will take some time. I probably don’t even remember everything that I’ve collected, but now that it’s finally all in one place I can get down to business. I need to expand my hand tool collection now that I’ll be making furniture and such for the house.

Decent collection of mechanics’ tools, automotive stuff, electrical tools and plenty of junk.

A lot of my gear is at least old, if not “vintage”.


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#1 posted 12-07-2015 04:12 PM

Sounds like a good list ,photos are always welcome.

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Justin

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#2 posted 12-07-2015 04:25 PM

Thanks a1Jim. Just added a few photos. Need to get some more shots of the tools I guess. Still editing and getting this up to date. More projects to come at some point, too, as time allows.

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#3 posted 12-07-2015 04:39 PM

Love that drill press and the old lathe.

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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Justin

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#4 posted 12-07-2015 04:53 PM

Me too! They both land in the “inherited from Dad” column. Love having tools that were working hard long before I was born (I’m 37). I believe the lathe is from 1952 or so. The drill press is likely the same era, but it has very few markings to go on.


Love that drill press and the old lathe.

- BikerDad


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#5 posted 12-07-2015 06:43 PM

Nice shop Justin!! I too have quite a few tools that were my Dad’s. It is right to cherish and care for them…it’s a little reminder of them everytime you use them. My Dad was a machinist, I have a lot of his precision tools but no LATHE!!!!!! Is that an Atlas? I would love to have a small metal lathe, it is on my bucket list.
When I was your age ( now I am 59) I started with what I called “C” tools…maybe enve a “D” or two…they are ok but, could be better…..I have worked my way to “A” tools…...but it takes commitment and patience, not to mention an understanding wife.
Mike

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Justin

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#6 posted 12-07-2015 07:09 PM

Thanks Mike! The lathe is certainly a prideful possession. It’s a Craftsman, made by Atlas. It’s apparently very similar to the Atlas 10” model with some changes. This one has the upgraded Aloris quick-change tool post which is treat. When I was very young (early 1980’s) my dad would spend evenings in the basement running off piecework on the lathe to make ends meet. Previously a Navy jet mechanic, he was a man of many skills, and was working as a machinist at that time. He later ‘graduated’ to draftsman, designer, and eventually engineer. As a teenager, I taught myself how to run it based on memories of watching him. It’s a great tool.

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#7 posted 12-07-2015 08:25 PM

You have a nice shop, Justin. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#8 posted 12-07-2015 11:05 PM

Nice Shop Justin, and WELCOME to LJs.

And that certainly is a nice stack of wood there !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#9 posted 12-08-2015 06:15 PM

Joe, that’s only the half of it. Literally! The neighbor has the other half, and I can only claim a portion of this pile. My in-laws happen to live on the same street, so when my father-in-law had a half dozen cherries and two ashes taken down we knew we had to have it milled. He and I and the neighbor in between us split the cost of the sawyer 3 ways, who rolled in a diesel powered WoodMizer LT40 and went to town. The sawyer estimated we yielded $4000 of lumber for total cost of $575. My in-laws had no space for stacking, so it ended up in MY garage. I’m happy to have the lumber out of the weather, but I really could use that floor space back!

All of the trees were over 70 years old based on the growth rings. I have some 22 inch ash boards 10 feet long that will eventually become a dining table for my family. Not sure yet what will become of the rest but I’m sure I can come up with something :-)

I also have 5 enormous pines behind my house that will need to come down in the next few years. I will probably mill that stuff too. My living room already has antique pine paneling on one wall (it’s a 1950’s cape) and I have visions of pine built-ins for the bedrooms.


Nice Shop Justin, and WELCOME to LJs.

And that certainly is a nice stack of wood there !

- JoeinGa


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#10 posted 12-09-2015 12:32 AM

Niiiice !

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#11 posted 08-15-2016 03:36 AM

Nice shop!

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