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This is a shop update. Some new workshop pictures and new descriptions. Hello- This is my third garage shop and is getting to be just right for me to have fun in. As I do not make a lot of large projects any more and have excellent dust and chip control it is usually pretty clean. There is a window and a side door w/glass to let in a lot of daylight. This is a large garage and by moving one work table can park car & truck inside and still have access to all tools. I have looked at some really awsome workshops on here. Mine is not real expensive but fits my needs. I do store lumber in a nice shed in the back yard. Questions and suggestions are welcome. Started making segmented bowls a few months ago. Yes I am hooked. Other than that several things have changed or been improved.Thanks for looking.
1-Rikon lathe replaced with a Nova 1624-44. What a difference!! ShopFox 12” resaw bandsaw replaced older Jet. Same old Delta drill press.

2-Paint cab made new to hang on the wall gained floor space. Gave the 4”X36” Delta sander to our Church shop. Replaced with and old Craftsman 6”X 48” which works really well and very quietly. Found this old Craftsman 12” bandsaw, refurbished it and added a Carter single roller guide. It effectively does all my small curved cutting. Moved the older Canadian made DW788 scroll saw to this bench mount. Still have small 1” Delta sander. Delta bench grinder w/home made Captain Eddie tool sharpener sets under the misc. clamp racks which are still in place. A shop vac and air compressor are under the counter in this area. The 1966 model Dewalt Power Shop only has to do cross cuts now.

3—Grizz jointer parking location moved to beside the V-drum sander and cabinet which serves as the out feed for the ShopFox cabinet saw.

4—The heat and AC are the same. The Dewalt planer sets beside the closet door where the Penn State cyclone resides. The battery charging station is on the wall behind the planer.

5—Central located is the ShopFox saw with router table wing. Older M12V router with dust box below. Above is router bit rack and extra routers.

6—Air nailers and staplers on the end of wall workbench/storage cabinet. Across from this unit is a lower rolling work bench with jigs and stuff in it. This bench rolls to in front of the saw assembly therefore allowing room to pull in another vehicle.

There is a small supply of rough lumber and sheet goods in the other rear corner. As you all know there are many smaller useful and not so useful things stuffed into every nook and crannie . Thanks for looking.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#1 posted 08-08-2011 10:00 PM

Wow, you’ve got a beautiful shop and seem to have every kind of toy a woodworker could want. It’s also very well organized and clean. Congratulations on a job well done and welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 08-08-2011 11:32 PM

Vernon, this looks like a shop that would be a lot of fun in which to work. You have put together a nice collection of tools, it is well organized and you have plenty of room in there to work. The natural light that your shop is getting in addition to heating and air makes this a shop that any of us would be proud to be able to work in.

Thanks for the tour. I enjoyed taking a look at your shop.

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

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#3 posted 08-11-2011 03:50 AM

Nice shop.. Neat clean nice tools and well organized.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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#4 posted 09-10-2011 07:51 PM

You’ve done an outstanding job with shop. I especially like the cabinets you’ve built around the tools.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#5 posted 09-11-2011 10:33 AM

Nice shop, nice tools….where’s the sawdust?

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#6 posted 09-11-2011 08:50 PM

I hope the most of the saw dust is in the collector drum in the closet in the back of the shop. It seems in a lot of cases our projects control the amount of saw dust we make, well duh. What I mean if the project is small in size like a jewelry box or a wooden knife it is a lot easier to catch almost all the dust rather than maybe a larger cabinet with larger pieces which sometimes must be cut farther from the collection chute. I used to make the larger stuff but got really tired of cleaning up. I do not take larger jobs now and enjoy the clean enviroment much more. After all this is supposed to be a fun deal if you do not do it for a living. Thank all again for your comments.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#7 posted 09-11-2011 08:56 PM

looks like a pocket knife collection above your lathe; pretty cool. Could you tell us more about these?

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#8 posted 09-11-2011 09:14 PM

Thanks for noticing the knives. I make all wood folding knives and sell them to collectors and others for gifts are whatever. This part of the my woodworking hobby pays for itself. Started making them about ten years ago and have made a few over 700 to date. They are all signed and dated and may be worth something when I die. There are many steps in making them and will be glad to share if anyone is interested. Look at pictures to see some more close up.


-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#9 posted 09-11-2011 09:25 PM

Vernon, you have a nice shop.

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#10 posted 09-12-2011 04:06 AM

just saw that you’d already posted the knives as a project; very nicely done. The wooden blades are also a nice touch!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#11 posted 04-18-2013 11:56 AM

nice shop poo..


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#12 posted 04-18-2013 12:13 PM

Nice shop! Tell us about that extension-pull-out-thingy that holds your router bit rack.

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#13 posted 04-19-2013 12:11 AM

thanks That pull out thingy is actually an extension arm with a task light on it which works for me to see table saw cuts better and also to look down into saw with OC plate out. It will also swing around to shed good light right on table mounted router. As to the router bit rack it is mounted to couple small shelves which are mounted to the wall. I store two little used routers on them and this also pushes the bits out toward me making them easyier to access.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#14 posted 07-08-2013 12:23 PM

Wow what a really nice shop. I seen the segmented bowls on the shelf. Those look fantastic! Hope I get to see it in person someday. Give me a call sometime!

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#15 posted 01-07-2017 02:55 PM

Nice shop indeed Vernon. I like the brightness look of it. Looks to be well organized too.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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