Humble One Car Garage Shop Tour Video

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Blog entry by Patrick posted 01-05-2015 09:51 AM 2143 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve only been doing this for about 6 years now, but I have gone from using just a hand saw and a drill on a wooden deck floor to actually having nice tools in my own shop. Thanks for watching the video and I hope you guys like it.

Shop Tour Video

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#1 posted 01-05-2015 12:12 PM

Thanks for the video Patrick. I have my stuff on one side of a two car garage so I can relate to your one car garage set up. How do you like having that t-track on your worktable? I am in need of a table and looking at everyone’s features to build my own. I can’t decide if I would like the track or not. You said you might be replacing your worktable and I’m just curious what you would change about it. Thanks again.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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#2 posted 01-05-2015 12:48 PM

I really like the t-track system. It’s a little on the gimmick side but I use those Rockler hold down clamps all the time. They have become something that I don’t want to go without even though I could. This table was a quick fix because the one before this one was even worse. The legs are treated 4×4’s and they are very heavy. Add a 2’’ thick maple butcher’s block table top and it is really really heavy. One day when we stop moving around, I will make myself a nice heavy and permanent table, but for now I’m thinking about building a poplar frame with a layered ply wood and hard board top.

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#3 posted 01-05-2015 02:26 PM

Nice Patrick, And thanks for serving our country.

I have a Leecraft Dado and Zero clearance plate for that R4512. If you want them, they are free. Just PM me your address and I will mail them to you.

-- Putty

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#4 posted 01-05-2015 07:59 PM

You have done a wonderful job of setting this shop up. Glad to see you are able to move everything pretty easily upon transfer

-- Norman

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#5 posted 01-05-2015 08:58 PM

Thanks for the tour. I also work out of a one car garage about the same size as yours. Since it is attached to the house, there is also an upright freezer, washer, dryer and hot water heater in there also. Any finishing has to be done in my outdoor spray booth (picnic table!).

Check out my projects. My workbench is also an assembly table and outfeed table similar to yours.

I have a question – Have you had any lumber hang up on the cross track at the end of the table farthest from the table saw? I have some track and would like to add more to my table (2 inch thick solid core door).

Thanks again. I appreciate the time you put in making the video. And thank you for your service to our country.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#6 posted 01-05-2015 10:26 PM


Great video. You are really taking advantage of your space. I like miter saw station. I need to make one for myself. I also need to figure out wood storage as most of my wood is leaning against a wall! Again, thanks for your tour. You shop looks great!


-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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