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lumberjoe

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441 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: shop

Rather than clog up the HF thread, I’ll start a new topic. This is my shop. It is a disaster. I really wish I took some before pics. Keep in mind everything you see in this FULL 15 cubic yard dumpster was once in my shop as well:

My shop is a stand alone, ~80 year old 20×20 garage

The view from the driveway:

Here is my table saw. I have a little ghetto blade/router bit storage set up. Each shelf is double sided and has a blade on the top and bottom:

On the other wall is a door that is scewed shut, a pile of crap that is illegal to put in a dumpster, lawn stuff, and my 6’ x 3’ finishing table. I store my lumber underneath for now.

Garden tools, vehicle ramps, and some clamps. I have the good ones inside as it is too cold to glue outside

Lathe, air compressor(s) and shop vac(s)

A crappy old bench with a bunch of crap under it. I have my grinder and jig set up here. Those cabenits are HUGE and useless. They weigh a ton. The will come down eventually

Bandsaw and planer

A ton of money in turning blanks, a ton of pen kits, drill bits, bushings, reamers, etc in the plastic case, cordless tools and other random crap

Drill press, sanding stuff

Wood on hand. Nothing much now. A lot of ash for my workbench, some purpleheart, yellowheart, maple, walnut, cherry, and white oak

So let’s see if you can beat this disaster!

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts


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bandit571

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#1 posted 441 days ago

With ease, at least at the old Pole barn Shop I was using ( I moved to a different County, got to be toofar a drive to play in sawdust) Ready?

The floor area.

West side of the work station

And the East side of the station

Somewhere, there is a tablesaw under all of that

Tool Bench along the south wall. Well, that’s the $0.05 Tour.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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wood_rat

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#2 posted 441 days ago

Hi,that is not messy,just work,fun in progress

-- Pancho

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Sodabowski

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#3 posted 441 days ago

I’d say it’s a very decent wood chip collection area!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Dallas

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#4 posted 441 days ago

Hey Joe! I posted a thread too, LOL!

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/46252

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Randy_ATX

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#5 posted 437 days ago

I like your shop. I’ve got a 4512 too and love your router setup. I will look at your projects later to see if you have the router table in there.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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lumberjoe

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#6 posted 437 days ago

I don’t. It’s really nothing special at all. The manual actually has dimensions for the insert It’s a 3/4” piece of melamine with a 1/2” piece of MDF under it. That is in turn framed with 2×4’s and screwed into the mounting holes.

I routed in a couple channels in and put in some t-tracks for a fence. I left about an inch behind the t tracks so I can get the bolts in for the fence. I am going to ditch it soon for a nicer one. I am going to put it on the other side of the saw though. It’s too small for a lot of the things I do. It got me through a lot of projects.

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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Randy_ATX

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#7 posted 437 days ago

Thanks for the info.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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Gerald Thompson

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#8 posted 437 days ago

Any pics of my shop would be considered pornography. I have tried organizing it but it just ain’t in me.

-- Jerry

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lumberjoe

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#9 posted 437 days ago

I consider my shop a cluttered disaster. I really want to get more organized.

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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gawthrrw

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#10 posted 436 days ago

Here is my shop in the middle of a project… Loose any one thing at least twice a day.

-- Rob, Dallas TX

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#11 posted 436 days ago

a clean work space is a safe work space or something like that, I do my best to keep my work areas clean, but that doesn’t mean I still have to take out 200 pounds of wood dust and shavings quite often.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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teejk

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#12 posted 436 days ago

I have a lot of room in my shop, hence I just keep adding work benches. Or maybe somebody stole them all since I can’t seem to find the tops to any of them. I have the same problem with the outfeed table on my TS.

Now in fairness to me, my shop is not a dedicated wood shop. I have an old Cub Cadet in re-furb stage, an old John Deere also plus my old Honda 750.

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 436 days ago

Very nice , workable space , Joe. I would kill for that much room !
I’m working out of my basement so all of my equipment is on wheels and I have to move one thing to use the next….very time consuming to say the least.
ps: is that a heart shaped cutting board in the works in one of the pics ?

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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lumberjoe

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#14 posted 436 days ago

Yup. It was featured on the Woodcraft facebook page today.

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#15 posted 436 days ago

that would be an awesome idea for my girlfriend, if it wasn’t me that cooked all the time :X

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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