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I finally got around to taking some pictures of the shop. The one car garage is 9’ x 18’ . This is the “dirty” area where I make the majority of the sawdust. Off the garage is a laundry room and through the laundry room you open into a large part of the basement, which is where I have some sheet good storage, the drill press, and an assembly table I made from some salvage cabinets. To the right of the large room is the workbench room (10’ x 12’), which houses my hand tools, more lumber, my portable power tools, and my workbench. There is also two glass block windows in the bench room, which bring in some great light if I can work down there on the weekend while the sun is out.

I switched over to Festool after seeing the dust collection. I’m able to use the saw, router, and sander “inside,” which makes it much more enjoyable (at least for me). I don’t have to pick between the cold winter, the hot/humid summer, or my wife. Now I can enjoy my hobby inside while still keeping the dust at bay.

Here is a small sample of my gear:

Ridgid Jointer
Dewalt Planer
Steel City Table Saw
Ridgid Sliding Compound Miter Saw
Ridgid Oscilating Spindle Sander
Delta 1 1/2 HP Dust Collector
Jet 16” Drill Press
Festool TS 55
Festool RO 150
Festool ES 150
Festool OF 1400
Festool CT 22
Festool 1010 EQ VS
Many Lie Nielsen Saws, Planes, and Chisels
Many Veritas Planes

All-in-all, it’s a great little shop and I take pleasure in making it fit my needs. There is always something to work on and improve and that’s what makes it fun.

Thanks for stopping by.

-Shawn

-- -Shawn


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Splinterman

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#1 posted 1050 days ago

Hey Shawn,
Really nice clean set-up….should serve you well for many years.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 1050 days ago

Shawn, you certainly do have a pretty nice set up. I like the way you have split your shop into hand and power tool operations. With the combination of areas it appears as if you have plenty of room in your shop area and it is well organized. You also have put together a nice collection of tools to play with.

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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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 1050 days ago

Shawn that’s a beautiful space for a shop and your cabinets are great for organization. It would be a pleasure to work in your shop.

-- 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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Bill J. Griffin

89 posts in 1052 days


#4 posted 1047 days ago

Beautiful shops, and I’m envious of your bench. ..Gorgeous. Drool

-- Shop's too small :( ... hey the decks pretty big :)!!!

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rsdowdy

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#5 posted 1045 days ago

Nice use of space! Like Bill, I am envious of your bench. It’s on my list of things to build, but will be more ermmm utilitarian than maple.

Royal

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