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Grand Blanc, MI 48439
United States

I am working out of my basement right now i have about a 10 by 10 area that i am aloud to use and my tools include the following:
1. Craftsman 10” Radial Arm Saw
2. Delta 16” Scroll Saw
3. Craftsman 1955 bench top drill press
4. A couple Hand Sanders and some chisels

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1351 days ago

I am looking forward to taking a tour of your shop. At 81 sq ft it may not be one of the biggest shops around but I have found that some surprising work can be done is shops the size of yours. A former co-worker of mine had a 10×10 shop that was equipped with a table saw, jointer and planer. It was a little crowded but he managed to build some great looking projects and cabinets in the space that he had available.

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

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lew

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#2 posted 1351 days ago

looking forward to the pix!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 1351 days ago

Hey Adam,
Pics would be nice here.

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dbhost

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#4 posted 1350 days ago

It would be interesting to see how you fit things into that space…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 1350 days ago

Well, welcome to Lumberjocks. It’s a great place for woodworkers of all kinds. I know that you will like it. Don’t worry about your shop; it takes a lot of time to build up a shop. I was about 55 years old when I finally got my first home shop. We all have to start somewhere.

-- 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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#6 posted 1343 days ago

Pics? Steve in Oregon

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therookie

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#7 posted 1330 days ago

There are pics now.

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 1327 days ago

Nice looking workshop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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therookie

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#9 posted 1327 days ago

Yeah but is is really small I want to use the garge but there are three motorcycles and a bunch of other stuff in the way.

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com

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Scott Bryan

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#10 posted 1327 days ago

This is a pretty nice looking shop that you have put together. You have managed to utilize the space that you have and your shop is well organized. Bummer about the bikes being in there but I guess they have to go somewhere. :) You also have managed to put together a fairly nice collection of tools that should give you a nice start on your woodworking journey.

Thanks for the tour. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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

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Delta356

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#11 posted 1232 days ago

Very cool shop. We both share the same RAS. I really like the old craftsman drill press. (1955??)

Thanks for posting.

Thank you, Michael Frey
Portland, OR

FREY WOODWORKING INC.

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 1133 days ago

I have that same RAS! My drill press was before Craftsman- it is an Atlas. It was 40 yr old when I bought it and I’ve had it for 45 years. You’re off to a good start at only 15. when I was 15 all we had a 6 1/2 Skilsaw and hand tools-maybe a Black and Decker 3/8 electric drill.

Keep your eyes open at garage sales to expand your line of tools. if you buy new, Grizzly is a good value. some harbor Freight tools are okay if not used for productions and some just have to be a little further engineered to be pretty useful.

One thing I found out is that you need a place for everything for two reasons- to keep your shop somewhat neat and to know WHERE it is right when you need it. Begin building storage for the stuff you have and you can make that out of a lot of recycled material at a pretty cheap cost. Storage for cut offs is important too because you don’t want to have to cut up a good long board if all you need is a skinny piece or a gusset.

Gook luck. You have joined the Premier wood working site where you are sure to get lots of help!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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GaryL

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#13 posted 1030 days ago

I know you have made some upgrades in your equipment. Maybe posts some new pics. I’m glad your enjoying your woodworking adventure.
I’m not too far away in Marysville. (Depending on your definition of far..lol) If your ever over this way, send a PM at me.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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