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Well I finally finished setting up a shop in my garage. This is my third attempt at my third house. The first one was in a 10×16 space crowded with junk. The second was a nice 20×30 but I had to share space with a car and a lot of boxes. This time I have a very large garage. I was fortunate to find a pharmacy that needed to be cleaned out so I purchased all of the cabinets and counters for cheap. The biggest challenge was moving everything around several times to paint the floor and walls. There is a grizzly lathe tucked away behind the work bench with the yellow peg board, the bandsaw is a 17”, the 12” jointer/planer is a Robland that I found at a yard sale the tablesaw works for now but will be upgraded after I build a few dozen kitchen cabinet doors and the wife says OK. Since I’m sure someone will ask, the garage is 20×60 with a 13’ ceiling. Anyhow, I’m ready to start building things again so I will have something to post. Update: Thanks for the comments. I am still working on the shop slowly and steadily. I replaced my outfeed table with a 4’ by 9’ cabinet that I bought at an auction for $5. I upgraded my Craftsman table saw with a Jet cabinet saw that included a router lift and a Bosch router. I picked that up at a garage sale for $450. After dutifully reading Lumberjocks, I popped for a brand new HB dust collector. Yesterday I found a small powercraft shaper at a yard sale for $30 which I need to develop a storage and use base, probably incorporated into the outfeed bench. My next move is to build a sound insulated cabinet in the corner to house both my dust collector and my air compressor and put up a mezzanine for storage.

-- Dan, quartersawn oak = oak with stretch marks

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#1 posted 05-04-2010 12:25 AM

Very Nice Dan a real show place ,Very well organized .

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#2 posted 05-04-2010 02:26 AM

Nice, I like the touch of red to make things interesting.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#3 posted 05-04-2010 02:38 AM

Very, Very nice shop.. I like the 13’ ceiling.. On my wish list for a shop!

-- Mike, Southern IL

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#4 posted 05-04-2010 02:59 AM

Dan, you have a gorgeous shop in which to work. I love the ceiling height that you have in there. I am sure you don’t have any problems moving sheet goods and long boards around in there with this much height. You have added some nice cabinetry as well and the slat wall storage is both efficent and effective at storing hand tools.

And you have some nice tools to play with too.

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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#5 posted 05-04-2010 06:58 AM

Hey Dan,
Sweet looking set-up and great toys as well…good job.

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#6 posted 05-04-2010 10:04 PM

Very nice shop! Looks like a great place to work!

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#7 posted 05-05-2010 06:01 AM

Welcome Dan, great looking shop and massive. Looks like You have mastered organizational skills as well ! Hope to see some project posts soon. Ounce again,nice shop and thanks for the tour.

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

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#8 posted 05-07-2010 12:26 AM

Great looking job and well organized.

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#9 posted 05-07-2010 12:35 AM


Great tools, well organized, and great lighting. Look like a fun place to work.

Thanks for sharing.

Good Luck!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#10 posted 10-18-2010 05:15 AM

Very nice and I love your outfeed table.

-- Tom

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#11 posted 12-01-2010 07:46 AM

Nice shop, you made a sweet deal with the cabinets, they look great, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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