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I am in process of reorganizing my basement shop. I guess this is a good time to take a pic or two even if there is a pile of clutter on my work bench. Right now my accumulated tools are fairly entry level. Hey its what I CAN AFFORD. I find I can be pretty resourceful when looking for tools. My tools are Ridgid table saw ts 3650 I found it on CL $150 pretty good rust on top but hardly used. I am in process cleaning it up. Craftsman 10” band saw. Hey despite its limitations it is a pretty good machine. It is probably the one piece I want to upgrade eventually. Simply because its height limitation. I cant cut some of these bandsaw boxes, that I see here. The little jointer is a 50’s vintage 4”. I bought it for 20 bucks. The previous owner set it up on a board for portability. It needs to be entirely reconfigured. But for now it works and blades are in good shape. Dremel scroll saw. From CL again. Actually bought from a young girl who lives 15 or so houses away. She was scared of it and was never used $60. I love it. The side mounted sanding disk comes in handy. Finally my little Skil drill press. Hey it makes good holes where I want them. I would love a planer and a dust collection system. The tool I dont like is my task force miter saw. I got it from lowes new for $60. For a while I tinkered with and I wondered why it never cut perfectly. I eventually figured out that the fence is actually bent and lumber can’t be set flat against it. It is pretty much relegated to cutting 2×4’s. Its all crammed in my tiny basement with my laundry and hunting and fishing stuff.

-- Strati Alepidis, Burlington, Ma, Member Red Sox nation

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#1 posted 09-16-2009 05:49 AM

good space good shop

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#2 posted 09-16-2009 10:38 AM

You have some nice toy’s there…...well done.

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#3 posted 09-16-2009 12:07 PM

It appears as if you have plenty going on in your shop. It seems that we are always constantly reorganizing them. Mine gets a lot like yours at times, especially when I am in the middle of a project and then I my wife offers to “help” me organize things. It is nice that she is willing to do so but the trouble with her help is that I have to search for my hand tools because she will just put them in the first available drawer. And the power tools will all be stacked neatly along one wall, three deep of course, where I can’t get to the one I need.

I like the pegboard storage that you have in there. To me this is an economical and effective way to add storage and organize hand tools. It also keeps them readily available- provided they are returned to their places when you are finished using them. Usually I end up just laying them down on a bench when I am finished using them and have to spend time searching for them the next time I want to use one. You have a pretty good assortment of tools to work with.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed the tour.

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

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#4 posted 03-09-2010 01:31 AM

Hey Stratia Lenny is organizing a get togather for New England LJs at the Bennet st. school in Boston on May 8th.

ya might want to check it out

-- dannymac

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#5 posted 09-13-2011 11:17 PM

Nice looking workshop.

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