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I live in a small town in eastern New Mexico I have a small shop in my back yard that seems to grow smaller every time I get a new tool. I needed a hobby so I started out withe a $99. tablesaw and a router and did my woodworking out in the open with no shop. Everytime I quit for the day or left to run an errand I would have to take everything inside so it didn’t walk off. So I’m happy with what I have for the mean time.

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#1 posted 04-02-2010 12:44 PM

Nice little shop. Mine too is also small. I wish mine were detached from the house like yours is.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#2 posted 04-02-2010 08:53 PM

I bet I would gain LOTS of work space if I could move out of my garage and into a dedicated building about that size… Too much other junk in my shop… That looks really nice…

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#3 posted 04-02-2010 09:04 PM

Nice Shop love the barrel idea under the router

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#4 posted 04-02-2010 09:06 PM

Thats a nice little shop.

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#5 posted 04-03-2010 12:04 AM

Walt, this is a nice shop that you have to work in. I have always wished that I had a stand alone shop the way you do since you can run your power tools and apply finishes without bothering other members of the family. I generally get myself in trouble when I run my planer before my wife is out of bed. It looks like you have made pretty effective use of the space available and you have organized it well.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

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

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#6 posted 04-03-2010 01:12 AM

hey you stole my little stool. LOL ;) i have the same stool i use mine for working on my bench it’s the perfect hight for it. Nice shop set up!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 04-03-2010 04:10 AM

Nice shop, thanks for the tour.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#8 posted 04-03-2010 06:35 AM

Hey Walt,
Good looking shop with lots of nice toys…well done.

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#9 posted 04-03-2010 07:00 AM

Looks like a good shop with some good tools.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 04-21-2010 08:42 AM

Hey Walt,

A. Cool shop, looks pretty big

B. good choice in machinery, I love Delta tools

C. Excellent use of the trash can next under the router

thank you for posting pics I enjoyed them much

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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Walt M.

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#11 posted 04-21-2010 04:09 PM

That was the only place i had for the trash can. :)

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#12 posted 05-13-2010 05:05 AM

Walt, thats a good looking use of space there ! My basement shop started out small as well ( has grown some since) and I know what You mean by loosing space as the tool inventory expands . Still ,looks like Your enjoying the process and thats what it is all about ! thanx for the tour and stay safe.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#13 posted 05-13-2010 09:40 PM

Looks like you get to have lots of fun in the shop…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#14 posted 10-18-2010 02:14 AM

Great looking shop, How do like your table Saw? I have the same one and love it. The cast iron wings are a great bounce.

Thanks, Michael Frey


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#15 posted 12-05-2010 06:22 AM

good looking shop, doesn’t look all that small, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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