Interior of woodshop

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Project by Ron Messersmith posted 912 days ago 3728 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some photos depicting the typical condition of my woodshop. I can have as many as 30 projects underway at a time so the shop can get pretty messy real quick. I try to keep it fairly clean and organized for safety reason but I still allow to get out of control occassionally!!

-- Jupiter

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#1 posted 911 days ago

Great looking shop Ron I like all that cool equipment too.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 911 days ago

Ron, nice shop and equipment! What brand combination TS do you have?

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#3 posted 911 days ago

I need a shop that size, nice setup.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 911 days ago

All that really nice equipment must make you very proud. Real nice setup

-- Norman

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#5 posted 911 days ago

NICE, NICE, NICE!! You have a great shop and some really nice tools. Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 911 days ago

Super looking shop, and you have some very nice projects you have posted. Thanks for sharing. And welcome to lumber jocks, home of a great and talented bunch of guys and gals, always willing to help.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Ron Messersmith

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#7 posted 911 days ago

Hi Steve,
My table saw combination is a MiniMax CU 300. I traded in all my Powermatic Machines for this one for a smaller footprint in the shop. Except for the space saved, I regret changing over. I don’t like the right tilting arbor. If I have a problem with the machine (and I have on 2 occassions), I have to have a tech rep come all the way up to Washington State from Houston, Tx to work on it. I couldn’t even find a local machine shop who could replace the drive chain for the infeed rollers on the thickness planer. I liked my old Powermatic 66. All my jigs were made for that machine.

Have a great day!!


-- Jupiter

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robert triplett

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#8 posted 911 days ago

Thanks for the pictures of your shop. but now I am drooling over your shop and your wood!! Looks like you could have 30 projects going in there. I can see why you would need a separate wood building to keep this space functioning. Find a way to bribe your wife!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#9 posted 911 days ago

What do the women in the strip shop look like? Sorry that was my sailor mind typing there. Nice setup of buildings and nice collection of tools.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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#10 posted 911 days ago

What a great looking shop. Very cool.

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

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#11 posted 911 days ago

Ron, your shop is real nice. Since you have as many as 30 projects going on at once I assume that you are also a juggler as well as a woodworker. Your shop looks like it would be a pleasure to work in and doesn’t look that messy to me. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 911 days ago


Such a range of equipment. Is this a commercial venture? How many people use your shop anyhow?

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#13 posted 911 days ago

Wow Ron, 30 projects! I hope you keep a notebook! If I had that many projects in my head at once I think I would come to a complete standstill, LOL :-) Great shop!!

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#14 posted 911 days ago

For some reason my shop seems a lot smaller when I walked in it today. :[ . Great shop you have.

-- - Martin

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#15 posted 911 days ago

Nice shop!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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