smitty1's Workshop

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As I mention on my home page my shop is fully equipped so let’s take a little tour of some of my equipment and tools. Of course the main machine in any shop is the table saw, in my case it’s the 10” Jet Cabinet saw with 50” rails and Exacta Fence.
I was taught woodworking on my Fathers Dewalt Radial Arm saw so it now resides in my shop against one wall/bench along with the miter saw and mortiser. It works out nice with all tied together with one fence system for all.
The Workbench is located just behind the Cabinet saw which also helps provide extra support for tose long ripping operations and provides plenty of workspace for assembly. Made from a slab of bowling alley and equipped with front and tail vise, it’s plenty sturdy for hand plane and chisel work.
Behind the workbench is the tool storage cabinet and cabinet storage for the routers, drills sharpening supplies ETC.
Along with the Cabinet saw we have a smaller bench saw mounted on a rollaround cabinet which also houses our router table.
And of course we have to have a lathe so we have a smaller Delta to do our spindle work and dable a little in turning bowls!
Along with this stable of equipment we have the usual Joiner , planer, floor drill press, bandsaw and Dust collection.
Well there you have it, not a big shop but functional.
Hope you enjoyed the tour and your welcome if your in the neighborhood to stop by and talk shop or wood or cars ? We always enjoy company!
Have a Good One,

-- Smitty, Alabama,

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#1 posted 04-12-2008 02:09 PM

what a great shop. Your had tools look great also.. Nice to see how proud you are of it all. Good luck!

-- making sawdust....

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#2 posted 04-12-2008 03:34 PM

You have a great shop! The tool cabinet looks terrific and I really like your setup for the Ryobi saw and Delta Shaper. Thanks for the post!

-- Bill, Florida

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#3 posted 04-12-2008 03:53 PM

Great looking shop, Smitty. Very efficient layout of your power tools. I think you built my wall hung tool box. (I just haven’t gotten around to building it yet.) Nice post.

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#4 posted 04-12-2008 04:12 PM

That box with your hand tools is fantastic! Great shop.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 04-12-2008 04:42 PM

Wow- another cool shop. I love to see wood shops in the morning. Your hand tool storage reminds me of the H.O. Studley tool chest that was featured on a poster in Fine Woodworking. I like the 3d view of the shop. (wish I could do that). I appreciate the offer to stop by and chat, I like nothing better to talk about tools shops and wood. Thanks for the post, bob

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#6 posted 04-13-2008 01:22 AM

Hi Smitty,

You have a nice shop. It looks like you have plenty of space to work in. I really love your collection of hand tools. That is one nice plane collection you have.

Thanks for the post. Huntsville is midway between home and Destin. On occasion we have stopped there for the night to break up the trip back from vacation. The next time we do I will try to take you up on your invitation.

Thanks for the shop tour. I really enjoyed it.

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

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#7 posted 04-15-2008 03:04 PM

Man of too many handplanes!
Nice shop mate :)

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#8 posted 04-16-2008 09:26 PM

Hi Smitty

Great looking shop and nice equipment to work with. You are my kind of guy. Everything has a place and everything in its place. I am in the process of putting a new 14 X 21 shop in my garage. Your shop is an inspiration to get mine done.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 04-18-2008 04:18 AM

Smitty, it looks liike you have a very functional workshop. I especially liike the way you set up your mortiser. In fact that whole bench line looks like you can really get things done very efficiently. I have thought about lining up my miter saw, drill press and mortiser very similar to what you have done. It just really makes sense. Look forward to seeing your work.

-- Eddie -

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#10 posted 04-21-2008 01:26 AM

I want to thank everyone for the kind comments to my shop blog and if anyone is in the area, you’re more than welcome to visit.
I really new to this blog format so you’all bear with me til I get the hang of it but it’s an adventure in itself and I sure am enjoying the company.
Have a Good One,

-- Smitty, Alabama,

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#11 posted 04-21-2008 01:37 AM

I love it, had to print out a hard copy of the tool cabinet for inspiration, all I need now is the perspiration to one built for my hand planes.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#12 posted 04-21-2008 05:01 AM

Like others have said, great looking tool cabinet. Parts of the shop look as though they have seen a lot of work. Well set out.

-- Bob

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#13 posted 08-09-2008 05:25 PM

Thats a nice looking shop.

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John Gray

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#14 posted 08-09-2008 06:47 PM

Nice shop. What’s the wooden lever on the front of you cabinet saw?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#15 posted 08-09-2008 07:36 PM

Thanks John, if the lever your referring to is in front of the switch , it’s a safety lever extension to hit it with my knee which shuts off the saw. The yellow item at the lower right corner is a magnetic feather block.

-- Smitty, Alabama,

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