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Project by Indiana_Parrothead posted 10-24-2009 04:25 AM 3578 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some pictures of my shop. It is a typical two car garage, but there is no room for a car in here. I have an asssortment of tool.

Craftsman table saw with a Biesemeyer fence. Also upgrade to turned pulleys and a link belt. Right now I have a CMT blade on it because the Forrest II is being resharpened.

Grizzley 14” Bandsaw G0555 with riser block

Grizzley 18” Drum Sander G0458

Jet 1 HP 650CFM dust collector with a 1 micron canister.

Jet variable speed mini lathe with bed extersion

Tormek slow speed grinder

Triton 2 1/4 HP router in the router table

Rigid spindle sander

Craftsman variable speed grinder

Steelcity morticer

Lots of power hand tools, Dewalt drill, sander, impact driver, saw, framing nailer, 15Ga nailer, 18 ga nailer, 23 ga pinner, dremel, etc..

Also many hand tools, Two cherry chisels, LN planes, Stanley planes, scrapers,, etc..

For lighting I have two rows of 2 8’ high output cold start floursent lights that run for 16 feet.

There is a small natural gas heater, I wish I had an air conditioner maybe next year.

Thanks for looking.

-- We are the people our parents warned us about.

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#1 posted 10-24-2009 04:26 AM

Still a great shop

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#2 posted 10-24-2009 04:31 AM

I’ll trade ya my A/C for that drum sander!

Okay seriously though, nice shop. Love the cabinets!

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#3 posted 10-24-2009 04:35 AM

Nice shop, I wouldent mind having that drum sander of yours, if you ever get tired of it you know who to call lol. Thanks for the post.

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

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Dan Hux

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#4 posted 10-24-2009 04:36 AM

Great garage,,I can only have half my garage,, my wife insist on parking her Jag in the way of my hobby area. How is your door garage door insulated

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#5 posted 10-24-2009 04:50 AM

Mike, That’s a great set-up. Looks very organized. Love those cabinets!

-- John @

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#6 posted 10-24-2009 04:53 AM

I insulated the door using 1 /12 thick pink foam board and the put a foil faced bubble wrap on top of that. It works very well, I think that foil really help keep the heat out in the summer when the sun first comes up.

In my last shop my wife insisted on half of the garage too. In this one I had gotten a divorce and had the whole shop, so when I got remarried my wife is not getting half now. By the way I got remarried to the same woman….

-- We are the people our parents warned us about.

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#7 posted 10-24-2009 04:59 AM

I generally built cabinets in my shop as practice for otuer work. All of the cabinets are soild wood and have dovetailed drawers, sliding dovetails etc. The door panels with the nice veneer were seconds that I got from a cabinet shop in town. Here in Jasper there are at least 20 office furniture manufactures ( I work for one of them), 5 kitchen and bath cabinet manufactures, including Master Brands, and 4-5 home furniture manufactures. It is pretty easy to get parts that are seconds.

-- We are the people our parents warned us about.

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#8 posted 10-24-2009 05:36 AM

Nice shop

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#9 posted 10-24-2009 12:02 PM

Great shop. Love all the wood you have! How do you like the band saw? I’m thinking of getting that model with the riser like you have. Any pro’s or con’s would be great. After the band saw comes that drum sander.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 10-24-2009 01:32 PM

No complaints on the bandsaw. Getting the first blade to track right and have the right tension took some time but after that it has been fine even with different blades. Plenty of power for re-sawing havent bogged it down.

-- We are the people our parents warned us about.

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#11 posted 10-24-2009 01:51 PM

nice!! parrothead is that (jimmy buffet parrothead)

-- gagewestern

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#12 posted 10-24-2009 02:12 PM

Is there any other type of Parrothead!

-- We are the people our parents warned us about.

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#13 posted 10-24-2009 02:18 PM

Nice looking shop, thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 10-24-2009 02:47 PM

Your shop looks graet!

This is why I love this site so much. I’ve been thinking about putting a row of drawers just under my workbench top, but I love the drawers you have under your cabinets. They look great and seem very convienant.

Thanks for sharing.

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#15 posted 10-24-2009 08:27 PM

Nice shop. A shop is a never-ending work in progress. Always something to add or even change around what you already have. I move mine around more than house furniture. I get tired od the same old look all the time. Mobile bases are great, ain’t they? Married the same woman twice? Unusal. Interesting> couldn’t you get it right the first time? lol lol.

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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