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Renton, wa
United States

My workshop takes up about half of a one car garage. I share the space with bikes, the freezer and general houshold storage. I have a secondhand Shopsmith 510 with the dust collector, band saw and joiner attachments. I build the work bench and the shelf with the Shopsmith attachments all from extra/recycled wood. My work bench is made of old 2×4’s and a sheet of ½ inch plywood my wife used as a welcome home sign for me when I came back from Iraq. She would not let me get rid of it so I cut it up and made a work bench out of it. On the black metal shelf are glues, lubricants and other fix it items that come in a container (top level), all of my power hand tools (second level), screws, nails and other fasteners (third level), and other hand tools that I am going to put on the peg board of my work bench (bottom level). I have a router table to that I can mount between the way tubes of my Shopsmith as well.
In addition to my work bench you will also see a 1/3 scale bench. My son got that from his grandparents last Christmas. All of my extra wood goes in his pile to hammer on. We have a lot of fun building together!
So far, all’s I’ve done in my shop is make a key rack and fix a dresser drawer for my neighbor. My goal is to make kitchen cabinets over the summer when I can use my driveway as work space without fear of rain (I live in Seattle). I would also like to use the space for model building. I have the 1:35 scale M1A1 that I had when I was in Baghdad.

I added my router setup. It is basically the router table top that came with a clamping table that broke a while ago. I only have one router so I do not keep it mounted.
Note my helper.

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#1 posted 03-27-2009 11:55 PM

Mark, you have a nice shop space in which to work. It looks like you have organized it well and having a shopsmith puts a number of tools in a relatively small space. I think that it is a great idea to get your son involved in woodworking. That is a wonderful experience for the both of you, I am sure.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting with you.

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#2 posted 03-29-2009 03:44 AM


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#3 posted 03-29-2009 05:37 PM

oooh….that does look like a great router set-up!!! thanks for the PM…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 12-16-2011 08:42 AM

Nice workshop…..........

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

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