Dennis Hunter / Laura Merchant's Workshop

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Dennis Hunter / Laura Merchant's Workshop Dennis Hunter / Laura Merchant's Workshop  

Reno, NV 89523
United States

This is Laura and mines workshop a bit small but we make the best of it. I had to find away to store the wood and have the shop so I took self brackets and put our wood on them. Building the benches on the outer walls for tools and work space. The only thing different is that Robert hooked me up with a way better Tablesaw a few weeks ago. I think one of my best buys was buying the Rikon to resaw wood up to 12” wide. There are still a few machines I would like to have one day when I have the space and Money. Thanks for stopping bye.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#1 posted 03-27-2012 10:20 PM

Nice shop Dennis. I use those same brackets to hang lumber on my walls. I like that Rikon. I want to fit one into my shop somewhere.

-- JoeyG ~~~

#2 posted 03-27-2012 10:48 PM

Thanks JoeyG Just wish I had drywall like your shop has would be warmer.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#3 posted 03-27-2012 10:50 PM

Nice shop. LOVE that bandsaw. I want a bigger one sooooo bad! What kind of tablesaw is that?

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 03-27-2012 11:55 PM

Nice Shop Dennis, what are your measurements? One thing you might try, what I did in my shop was build a central rack system to store all of my bench top equipment when not in use that helped free up a good bit of real-estate, mine is 12×16 with an added outer 5×4 shed to house the compressor and DC also extra wood storage to boot.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#5 posted 03-28-2012 12:10 AM

That’s all peg board. Floor to ceiling all the way around. It is very well insulated though. It only got down to about 45 this winter, even on the coldest night. I am going to take down the peg board and put up sheetrock in that back area and make a formal spray/sculpting booth

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#6 posted 03-28-2012 12:14 AM

I like your shop, looks like you’ve got the most out of that space

-- Don, Royersford, PA

#7 posted 03-28-2012 01:06 AM

That is a cheap Table saw Jaykaypur, Laura bought it on Black fridey a few years ago and I did not use it much until Robert got me into making boxes and the gave he his old Rockwell which is a great saw.
Blaackie not sure of the size it just a single car garage we are moving this year so I will set up different when we find our new play to rent.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#8 posted 03-28-2012 08:57 AM

It looks to me that you have all the essential tools. I have a bandsaw similar to yours and I really love it, so I know how you feel about yours. I saw that you also have a small bench top band saw. That would be a wicked little saw with a 1/16” or even a 1/8” blade. The shop looks great to me. I think it is wonderful that you both share woodworking as a common interest.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 04-13-2012 09:07 PM

This looks just like my old shop. I loved it.

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#10 posted 06-06-2012 12:35 PM

Looks like a gr8 place to have some fun and build stuff

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

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#11 posted 06-30-2012 04:27 PM

Greetings from the socialist capital of America – California.
Why do you think they call it the ’left coast’?

I like your shop photos, but am concerned you maybe close to overloading those shelf brackets. Take care.

Moreno Valley’s local has-been.
Servant of the Living God.

-- I may not have a lot of good ideas, but some of them are just incredible.

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