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Workshop by michtu posted 02-02-2018 05:16 AM 1644 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I’m not sure the best way to do this as I’m just beginning to get an actual workshop in place and it is in my garage, which does need to store cars each night. Right now my tools are pretty simple and the heart of them is a used Craftsman table saw that I picked up for $50. As you can see in the photos my first order of business is get the clutter under control. So my power tools consist of the following:

Table saw
Router – borrowed from my father in law
Circular saw

My hope this year is to be able to make this a usable space to build out pieces that I don’t feel embarrassed to show. :)

-- Mike -- Lake Stevens, WA

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#1 posted 02-02-2018 06:32 PM

never be embarrassed here we have shops from tiny closets to huge warehouse size mega shops,and there all beautiful in there own way my friend.shops dont build things woodworkers do.this is a great place to learn and grow this great hobby,welcome to lumber jocks and hope you enjoy it here.

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

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#2 posted 02-04-2018 09:35 PM

Looks like you have a good place to get started, don’t be afraid to take your time making purchases and designing your space. I wasted a few bucks jumping into things without thinking a couple times.


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#3 posted 02-05-2018 09:57 PM

Great start! I have those Kennedy boxes too!

-- Mike

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#4 posted 02-06-2018 04:33 AM

Thanks everyone, I appreciate it!

-- Mike -- Lake Stevens, WA

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#5 posted 02-15-2018 09:26 PM

Welcome to the community! As far as acquiring tools goes—it’s a slippery slope so be careful!

I typically prioritize my tool purchases by considering how often the tool might be used, the expected impact to my overall goals (increase in accuracy/quality, reduction in time and/or effort, etc.), how the tool might expand my project possibilities, etc. I think the table saw is a core tool so you are off to a good start.

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#6 posted 02-16-2018 02:50 AM

Looking good!

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