10 lbs in a 5 lbs box - my finished shop

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Project by uswine posted 08-01-2009 10:09 PM 3389 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I didnt have the ideal space to start … and I wanted a wide selection of tools and equipment …. I think it turned out OK.

The shop started as an open air car port that I walled in using shiplap sideing. I added a 170 sq ft side room with oak floors and cabinets finished with redwood beams and skylights. The main shop area is 25×24 where I added overhead storage and 25” bench that passes through a door to the added room with a Dewalt heavy-duty 12” double-bevel sliding compound miter saw on a mobile stand that slides in and locks in flush and square to the bench next to an 8 ft digital fence.

Pretty much everything is on heavy duty rollers so i can create more space when needed

Studio City, CA

-- Never teach a pig to sing ... It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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#1 posted 08-01-2009 10:12 PM

Wow! Beautiful shop and a great assembly of machinery!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 08-01-2009 10:22 PM

Great looking shop, the skylights must be great for the natural light. Which part of the world is your shop?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#3 posted 08-01-2009 10:25 PM

Very nice shop.Plenty of light well organized and nice tooling.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 08-01-2009 10:31 PM

Great shop !

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#5 posted 08-01-2009 10:45 PM

Great shop and very well organized!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#6 posted 08-01-2009 10:51 PM

Like me you have a machining interest.Well done I like your milling machine etc ,very well designed and useful shop regards Alistair

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#7 posted 08-02-2009 12:13 AM

Wow, nice shop, nice tools, nice cabinets and nice looking box that you are working on…...........

From the looks of all the equipment, you should be able to turn out any kind of project you want now!!!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#8 posted 08-02-2009 12:14 AM

Wow, that is one sweet setup. Very nice shop, I am jealous.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#9 posted 08-02-2009 12:56 AM

Beautiful shop. I really like the cabinet doors with the strap hinges. Great touch that gives it a look and feel like it’s been around for generations.

You have plenty of space there too. I can only dream of spreading out that far. (If I did I would have a bay I can pull the truck in to work on it out of the sun). Your organization is much better than mine for sure!

And lastly, if that is what you do for shop cabinet doors, I would LOVE to see what you do for non shop projects!

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#10 posted 08-02-2009 02:35 AM

looks like a nice shop and that you have some nice tools. Thanks for sharing

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#11 posted 08-02-2009 02:43 AM

welcome to lumberjocks

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#12 posted 08-02-2009 03:09 AM

Great looking shop. The sky lights are a big plus.

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#13 posted 08-02-2009 03:13 AM

wow, looks fantastic. I like the wood cabinets, and the skylights. used to live not far off from you. convenient weather for woddworking :)

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#14 posted 08-02-2009 03:48 AM

great looking shop. I love the skylights.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#15 posted 08-02-2009 04:46 AM

I’m jealous. I still have to make due with a garage shop. It sucks. Still trying to move to a house with some land so I can custom build a separate shop for myself. Great layout my friend

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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