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Workshop by tjackele posted 12-10-2010 03:54 AM 1473 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I have the typical garage workshop. I just moved everything around and all is still in some stage of organizing or rehab along with several projects in process.

I have the Dewalt 10” dual bevel miter saw and the (Norm Abrams) Table and storage. There is a Porter Cable Nailer outfit and lots of tools in the drawers.

I have a Steel City Table saw with the Wixey deigital measuring system that I like a lot, a Biesemeyer guard to keep me safe and a homemade outfeed table at just the right height. To the right is also mobile wood storage for panels on one side and three compartments for short stock.

My Grizzley bandsaw is also a super performer. 3 hp, 19” with 12” resaw capacity and a rack and pinion adjustment when angles are needed. If you look at my projects you can see I like the bookmatch look I can get with resawing.

Another project is my router table, currently with a tall fence in place. Drawers hold the bits and a lift-FX holds my PC router motor.

Over many years I have developed a pretty big collection of clamps. In the pile at the bottom are cauls that are angled with a little cork and covered in plastic wrap to make panel alignment easier.

The Jet cleans the air well, I dropped it during install so the remote doesn’t work. I am still deciding on location.

The sander, was great until I broke the paper, since then I have not been able to replace the paper without it failing immediately. I may have to get out the manual.

In the next picture you can see the wood storage and an ample supply of recycled wood and some nice cherry that will become my sister’s version of the bed project in my projects area.

You can see more pics in my Flickr account:

-- Tim Jackelen

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#1 posted 12-10-2010 04:00 AM

Very nice looks like you are in the process of setting up some dust collection.


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#2 posted 12-10-2010 05:27 AM

-- Tim Jackelen

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#3 posted 12-10-2010 01:40 PM

Tim, this looks like you have put together a pretty nice shop. I like the slat wall storage that you added to your shop. This is a pretty versatile storage system that is a big help with organizing hand tools and shop items. And I do see a definite NYW influence in your shop cabinetry. I added a similar miter bench to my shop and intended to build a router cabinet similar to yours but just have not gotten around to it.

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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#4 posted 12-10-2010 05:55 PM

Nice space, and great tools. Setting up DC is a huge project I found out. But well worth it!

That ambient air filter is a great addition to the shop. I am not sure how you intended to mount it, if you did, I followed the instructions from Grizzly, and mounted mine sort of angled so that the pickup would pull from the opposite wall, and the exhuast would sort of bounce off of the wall it was aimed towards-ish, probably a 25 to 30 deg angle something like that, the idea was to make the air move in a circular fashion. It works quite well…

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#5 posted 12-10-2010 06:44 PM

Great suggestion. I plan to wall mount on a shelf and will do just like you suggest. The box on the workbench is an attic fan I will use to make a third air filter in an attempt to create a circular air flow.

One I made long ago is on wheels for use with sanders right at the dust source.

The Jet will probably go near the current spot and the next homemade one will go in between the garage door opener hardware. When I finally replaced the two filters in the JET from Penn State Ind. I got two and will use one set as the filters for this homemade setup.

-- Tim Jackelen

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#6 posted 12-11-2010 10:24 AM

Hey Tim,
Great looking shop with plenty of cool toys…nice job.

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#7 posted 12-20-2010 05:23 AM

Tim, thanks for sharing pics of your shop, looks like you have a lot of toys to keep you out of trouble, Steve in Oregon

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#8 posted 12-20-2010 05:37 AM

Tim, thats a nice shop.

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