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Ken

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, 77069
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My shop is the garage. I created this about 6 months before I retired so I could hit the ground running. Started with Grizzly planer, jointer and dust collector. Then got several nice freebies – Makita 2030 Jointer Planer Combo, 5/8 Drill Press, Bench Grinder, Record vise and a ShopSmith bandsaw were all stored in a barn for years. I got them free, but had to rebuild them all as they were heavily rusted. Just finished building the new router table as I got a Jessem Rout-R-Lift for Christmas. Table saw I’ve had for years, old Craftsman but has had several modifications, including Delta fence, stainless steel right wing and upgraded the motor pivot mounts. Pretty good dust collection on every machine. Stainles steel work table by work bench is restaurant surplus. Not shown is a used Gast Vacuum pump which was another super deal. There’s 2 fold up work tables for large layouts. The wife’s storage is all in bins on the ceiling. One small corner for hurricane generator and lawn tools. And yes, I can still get both cars in there when I move the machines up on the curb against the walls.


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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 01-31-2018 08:25 PM

Ken, you have a beautiful shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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IantheTinker

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#2 posted 02-01-2018 03:34 AM

Look s like some well used space, Ken. Good job preparing in advance, I wish I had more of a planful lean.

-- “How you feeling, Roy?”... “a little unappreciated, Al...” - Die Hard

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pottz

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#3 posted 02-02-2018 06:15 PM

when you say hit the ground running you must be a track star-lol.thats a great start to a great hobby,most guys here spend years accumulating a shop like yours.so now the only thing left is,make a mess-lol.welcome to lumber jocks,hope you love it here like i do.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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moke

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#4 posted 02-05-2018 09:13 PM

Wow, You have done a great job in a short amount of time. A lot of us here are sharing a shop with automobiles.
You did a great job on the restorations and you have some great tools for your efforts….Great job…

-- Mike

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