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Update Pics of the new shop (still a work in progress) I am a very budget conscious woodworker as you can see by my list of tools. I do A LOT of research before purchasing. The tools below represent the best value in their respective class. I would recommend just about all of these (save for the old miter saw) to anyone with similar hobbyist woodworking goals. You may notice a huge stack of plywood and some ash in a few pictures. When the weather gets warmer, I am going to complete my build of Shipwrights bench. I have some of the smaller pieces made, but I can’t assemble the bench inside, and it is too cold to work with hide glue outside. I hope to be completed with the project by the end of May so I have a proper bench.

Tablesaw – Ridgid R4512 with a built in router table using a Jessum router plate, and about a dozen blades, many sleds and a few leecraft aftermarket inserts. I use the Freud SD208 dado stack

Drill Press – HF 38144 16 speed floor drill press with the HF drill press table

Lathe – HF 34706 12×34 lathe. HF HSS 8 piece turning tool set, Easy Wood tools Rougher and Finisher. Whiteside pen mandrel, and a ton of whiteside pen makers drill bits and reamers

HF 8” grinder with shop made wolverine style jig

Planer – Craftsman 21758 12 1/2” lunchbox planer

Bandsaw – Craftsman BAS350 14” bandsaw (Rikon 10-320 clone), Rikon fence with resaw bar, several Olson AllPro blades and carters upper/lower guide upgrades coming soon.

Routers: Craftsman professional 27680 (x2), Porter Cable 7518, Ridgid laminate/trim router. Most of my bits are whiteside with a few Freud quadracut mixed in. Most are 1/2” shank

Miter saw – old (~10 years) Craftsman 10” CMS (stolen)

Scroll saw – Porter cable 93926 scroll saw with stand

Power hand tools:
Ryobi circular saw (stolen)
Vintage black and decker worm drive 8” circular saw
Skil jig saw (actually kind of nice)
Bosch 4” grinder
Milwaukee Magnum corded drill
Milwaukee M12 Fuel impact driver
Milwaukee M12 Fuel Drill/driver
Craftsman C3 Drill/driver (I love this thing)
Deremel 4200 rotary tool, Dremel Trio, Dremel multi-max oscillating tool
HF cordless Lithium ion cordless oscillating tool (awesome!)
Ryobi ROS
Dewalt D26453K ROS
Skil 1/4 sheet sander
Black and Decker 1/4 sheet sander
Ryobi belt sander
Drillmaster pocket hole jig

Craftsman 33 gallon 6hp compressor
Craftsman Professional 3 gallon pancake compressor
HF 18awg brad/staple gun
TONS of high end automotive tools (impact wrenches, guns, body saws, cutoff wheels, sheet metal shears, impact hammers grease guns, etc stolen)

Hand Tools:
Windsor Design no33 plane
Stanley type 13 #7 jointer
Various vintage rasps and files
Woodriver 6 piece bench chisels
Sharpening – scary sharp for establishing new edges or working out nicks, Norton waterstones for general touch up and honing. Freehand.

About 40 Pittsburgh bar clamps ranging from 6” to 4 feet. A few Jorgensen Cabinet masters, some Jorgensen HD bar clamps, and various C clamps and quick grip clamps

next on the list
L-N dovetail saw
Stanley #5
Some sort of mortising chisels

Further down the road
Mortising machine
stationary belt/disk sander
Drum Sander (shop made or CL special)

Thanks for looking and any comments or tips would be appreciated


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#1 posted 02-06-2013 03:38 PM

Looks good. SO tell us, how much time did you spend straightening and sweeping up before you took these pics?

Nice shop! Very functional

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#2 posted 02-06-2013 03:45 PM

2 weeks. I filled a 15 cubic yard dumpster as well. That’s just about as clean as it’s going to get. I plan on getting another dumpster someday and hanging drywall. That probably won’t happen this year though unless I win the lottery. I have all the stationary tools I need. I don’t plan on buying a jointer. I do pretty well with handtools and a router, and a planer sled.


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#3 posted 02-06-2013 03:55 PM

“Oscillating spindle sander” Joe, buy the rigid, it is the best.
Nice shop

-- Bert

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#4 posted 02-06-2013 03:58 PM

Good work area and some good tools too.

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#5 posted 02-06-2013 10:09 PM

I’ve got the ridgid sander to. I’d buy it again.

Nice shop.

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#6 posted 02-07-2013 05:35 AM

Right now it is in desperate need of a cosmetic renovation, but fully functional.

Ya, me too. I enjoy reading your posts. Very informative. I don’t want to read anything about how cold it is in your shop while your working (insulation??). Your organization is looking great. Keep it going….....................

-- mike...............

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#7 posted 02-07-2013 04:16 PM

I don’t want to hang insulation without doing drywall and some kind of heat as well. I am a true newenglander and can spend a few hours in 20 degree temps in shorts and a hoodie :). The problem is glue and finish cannot. Smaller things like cutting boards can be taken inside to glue, but not the larger stuff. In order to get proper temps for glue to properly work, I need a consistent 60+ degrees. That would definitely requre a large heat source even in a well insulated structure.


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#8 posted 02-09-2013 11:50 PM

Grabbed the ridgid sander after I shoveled for about 7 hours today.


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