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Matt (Upper Cut)

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So here’s my shop.

Three car garage, but wifey only puts one car in it. We also store a lot of stuff in there unfortunately. I have tried to hang as much on the wall as possible, and put things on mobile bases.

Equipment List
  • Jet Air Cleaner on ceiling
  • Penn State DC
  • Sjobergs work bench
  • Jet Mortiser
  • Delta Drill Press
  • Delta Planer
  • Grizzly 14” bandsaw
  • Grizzly planer
  • Porter Cable big router for table, 690 for handheld
  • DeWalt Sliding Compound Miter Saw
  • Shop made Drill press stand
  • Grandpa’s old saws (sent them out to be sharpened)
  • Jotul Nordic Gas Stove to heat the place
  • Lots of extra 20 amp circuits dedicated to the place (color coded, too)
  • Nine 8’ two tube blink free light fixtures
  • Insulation blown into walls
  • Epoxy on floors and walls

Right now there is lots of leftover crap in there from the holidays. And some antique guns that were in the family that I just took possession of. I’d love to be able to spend more time out there. I’m thinking of taking every single Friday off this year and dedicate it to my hobbies.

-Matt

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks, http://uppercutwoodworks.com/


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Matt (Upper Cut)

264 posts in 2417 days


#1 posted 2400 days ago

Oh yeah, I’ve seen complaints about Grizzly tools. Since I’ve owned a few, let me add my comment here.

I’ve owned a Grizzly tablesaw, Jointer, and Band Saw. I’ve really thought they were all very well done. I haven’t messed with their hand tools and other small stuff very much. My tips are
  • You get what you pay for obviously—don’t be unrealistic
  • Caveat Emptor—I only buy Grizzly tools that win awards or get great reviews

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks, http://uppercutwoodworks.com/

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Pete Santos

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#2 posted 2398 days ago

Nice looking shop. Maybe build a lean-to so you can free up some space in the garage. As for tools, I’ve noticed that many mid-level power tools are the same exact machines with a different brand name put on it.

It’s only the high end models that are distinct from other brand names. The mark of a great wood worker is to use mediocore tools and produce fantastic results and not the other way around.

I’m still producing mediocore stuff with mediocore tools, but one day I will be great, and even if I never get there, I’ll have a blast trying.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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designerboy

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#3 posted 2370 days ago

great setup, luv that workbench.
colour me green (with envy)

been trying to get hold on one for
my Sydney (Australia) Shop, but the shipping is a killer….

-- My Fear is when i die, my wife will sell my tools for what I TOLD her they cost

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 2333 days ago

Hi Matt,

You have a really nice shop. I love your table saw. I put one of these on my Christmas list but I guess Santa’s lift gate was broken. I agree with designerboy’s comments about your workbench. That is a nice tool.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 1702 days ago

Nice looking shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Don

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#6 posted 1634 days ago

Nice shop, and it looks like we’re practically neighbors.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1634 days ago

Hey Matt
This is a nice shop that’s well organised with good tools.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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woodworm

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#8 posted 1621 days ago

Nice shop. I like your workbench.
Thanks for sharing.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Roger

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#9 posted 918 days ago

nice shop equipped with lotsa good tools. how do ya like that Powermatic table saw?? thnx

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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