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Workshop by mjpierson posted 06-21-2007 03:35 AM 1726 reads 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Basement shop – my 3rd shop location in 5 years, we have moved alot in recent years

it is still evolving and getting the space and work flow figured out…

first job was to put up that wall and door to divide if from the rest of the unfinished basement.

next was wiring because it was tough to run this stuff on 2 outlets and 1 lightbulb – i have never drilled so many hole over my head in all my life – ( the box was at the OTHER end of the basement)

next was the “miter station”....

now looking into cyclone dust collection….so I can breath down there…and gotta get an outfeed on that tablesaw

-- Mike - Columbus, Ohio


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woodspar

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#1 posted 06-21-2007 03:44 AM

Looking forward to pictures…

-- John

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#2 posted 06-21-2007 04:06 AM

Yes, pictures please.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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mot

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#3 posted 06-21-2007 06:24 AM

That’s a worthy shop. I like the layout!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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woodspar

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#4 posted 06-21-2007 04:27 PM

Great shop (flickr pix) nice workshop cabinets. When my miter saw station grows up it wants to look like yours! Can you post a bigger picture / close-up of the bench drill press stand?

-- John

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oscorner

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#5 posted 06-26-2007 01:18 AM

Nice shop. I guess the plus of a basement shop is the airconditioning! Great looking setup and the projects were nice, too.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 07-16-2007 01:57 PM

How is the Jet Jointer working out on rollers? I wanted to try putting a few of my tools on movable stands but have not tried it yet. I like the way your shop has grown from the first pic I saw.

My chopsaw stand is a rolling printer table my wife would not throw out :) , it is not great but it works for now. Yours is great I’ll have to work on someday.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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mjpierson

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#7 posted 07-25-2007 01:47 AM

@snowdog – the jointer works fine on the rollers. Think the base is a HTC universal/adjustable mobile base – I had to stick a small board in the base to tighten the fit. but it works well, when I have the wheels locked.

-- Mike - Columbus, Ohio

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 04-02-2008 01:59 PM

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the pictures. You have a nice shop. It is well organized and you have a nice set of tools with which to play. I would enjoy working in there.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#9 posted 04-02-2008 02:02 PM

Great space and clean too!

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#10 posted 11-04-2008 03:37 AM

Thats a nice workshop!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 04-05-2009 08:44 PM

Very nice. I like the layout. We have a few tools in common.
-d

-- Dave Durham - California - see me at http://www.DaveDurham.com

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pitchnsplinters

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#12 posted 04-06-2009 01:41 AM

What are the dimensions of your workshop? Have you made any changes since posting the photos?

I have the same tablesaw. Though I hope to one day upgrade, it is a great saw.

-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.

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mjpierson

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#13 posted 04-08-2009 04:01 AM

yeah I made some upgrades/evolutions – major items: adding a outfeed table to TS and installing dust collection system (and made a little bigger mess too).

-- Mike - Columbus, Ohio

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