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Workshop by will2480 posted 12-27-2007 01:01 AM 1477 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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My workshop currently consists of one half of a “two car” garage. The new homes of today say they have “two car” garages, but there more like one and a half. I also get to use all of the driveway space I need if it’s a nice day outside. Setting up saw horses and temporary bench tops outside can be a good way to enjoy the nice weather, but it isn’t much fun if you have to go somewhere in a hurry or bad weather rolls in from out of nowhere! I currently do not have any pictures of my less than fabulous “workshop”, but I will try to get things in order and take a few pictures to post.

As for the tools that are not consistently used, I store those in the storage shed that I built in January of 2006. The shed is 8 feet by 12 feet by 10 feet high. I built it all from my own AutoCAD design. My only limitations were my budget and the homeowners association restrictions, which meant I had to build the shed to match our house. (i.e. same roof shingles, same colors, etc.). I wanted to build the shed bigger, but the homeowners association said I couldn’t. (see pictures)

Current Tool List
  1. Craftsman 18 in. Variable Speed Scroll Saw
  2. Craftsman 2 hp Soft Start Fixed and Plunge Base Router w/Electronic Feedback, 11 amp (17543)
  3. Delta 10 in. Miter Saw
  4. Porter Cable pancake air compressor w/ finish nailer, brad nailer, and stapler
  5. Delta DP300L 12” Drill Press w/Laser
  6. Kreg Jig K4
  7. An assortment of hand tools
Future “Wish-List” Tools
  1. Hybrid Table Saw (still trying to determine which one)
  2. Jointer
  3. Planer
  4. Band Saw

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#1 posted 12-27-2007 02:17 AM

NIce list of tools and the storage shed is great. Aren’t associations a great idea.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 12-30-2007 06:49 PM

“An assortment of hand tools.” peaked my interest. What are you hiding away, there?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 01-05-2008 05:52 AM

Tom(mot): The hand tools are nothing fancy. Mostly mechanic’s tools (wreches, screwdrivers, etc.) because I used to be a “gear-head”. I’ve lost my interest in that world and now I’m trying to pursue a new hobby in woodworking. Anyhow, sorry if this causes any disappointment.

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#4 posted 01-09-2008 03:30 PM

It is not disappointing at all. Everyone starts somewhere. When I first started I shared a friends shop. We got together to work every couple months. I bought a few hand tools for my own very small shop and that was it until I moved.

You probably know this but there is a Woodcraft store in San Antonio. It is on 281 south of 1604. They have some nice tools there and are quite helpful. If you are interested in hand tool classes there is a place I found at Elm Mott, just north of Waco, that offers a variety of woodworking seminars. One of the instructors has entered projects in the TX Woodworkers Show that is held in Kerrville. This past year he had a first place project.

Welcome to the group and woodworking.


-- Mark

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#5 posted 01-10-2008 08:50 AM

Makes a fine start!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 06-15-2011 05:40 AM

Nice shop, you is off to a good start.

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