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This is my shop after a quick cleaning, and between projects. It normally does not look this good. It is a 22’x24’building attached to my garage. It was here when we bought this place (actually it is part of the reason we bought this place). Someday I hope to enlarge it by 10’ but for now it is a good home for my tools and me. The heart of my shop is a 1960’s Craftsman cabinet saw. Not a unibuilt but a very good old saw. Shop has a Bridgewood jointer, bandsaw and shaper. In the corner is a Powermatic wood lathe. Most of the other tools are old Craftsman tools. The ones made when the name Craftsman meant something. Aside from the normal handyman jobs and home remodeling this shop and I have turned out some nice looking furniture. Someday soon I will post a few pictures of some of my projects.

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#1 posted 11-29-2012 11:24 PM

Great looking shop with super tools,clean and well organized.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 11-30-2012 02:36 AM

Thanks James, it is usually not this clean or organised. Once I start a project all that clean and organised seams to dissapear. I have a hard time finding a pencil. I looked at your shop pictures and I am in awe. Carl

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#3 posted 12-01-2012 07:27 AM

One thing that stands out about your shop is it looks “used”. It looks to me like you spend a fair amount of time there and it looks like a shop that has many miles on it. I am just building my own shop now (22×26) and am new to wood working. I love the look of how you have everything in its place. When I looked at your pictures it spoke to me of an experienced woodworker. Nice shop.

Dan P.
NL, Canada

-- If there were no God, there would be no atheists, G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 12-12-2012 03:32 PM

Thats a great looking shop. Love that lathe.

-- - Martin

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#5 posted 12-12-2012 05:20 PM

You have a real nice shop. That lathe is a real brute.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 12-14-2012 04:39 AM

Thanks Charles, Martin, and Dan. That is nicer than anything my wife has said to me in a long time. Sorry for the clarity of the pics, there was still sawdust in the air when I took them and my shop probably will not be that clean for a long time.

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#7 posted 12-28-2012 01:58 PM

I love the old Powermatic lathe, the size of a battleship and just as tough.

Nice shop.


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#8 posted 12-28-2012 05:52 PM

Nice looking shop !! Wish I had that much room. By the way I have the same Craftsman radial arm saw !!! I inherited all of my father-in laws tools a few years ago and this radial arm saw was one of the tools. I believe it’s from the early 1960’s when tools were built to last a lifetime,,,or two !!

-- William from the oldest town in Texas

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