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Workshop by Scott Wilson posted 07-22-2008 01:06 AM 1241 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This is absolutely not a finished workshop! It is a work in progress. Baby #3 decided to come 10 weeks early and has put me a little behind. Oh well, he is worth it! It is 16 X 24 and I hope to have the A/C unit in within a week or so. It was a freebie from a friend that rehabs houses. It works great so it should make working in the shop much more pleasant. You can get an idea from the fans in the windows how it feels now. Ahhhhh, summertime in the south! You can see the old powermatic jointer, the Craftsman RAS (with recall kit waiting to be installed) and the circa 1950’s Delta lathe that I am refurbishing. The cutting boards are to break the routine of shop construction work and also gifts to thank the friends and family that helped us through the 6-plus weeks of only visiting my son in the hospital prior to getting him home. Thanks for looking.

-- Scott Wilson - Bear with me, I'm learning!

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 07-22-2008 04:46 AM


It is nice to see a shop with plywood flooring. It is so much easier to work on this as opposed to concrete. You have a nice space in which to work and you have some interesting tools in there. With 3 children, and especially given the difficulties with the baby, it is hard to find some free time to spend in the shop. But you do have a quite retreat when you can find the time.

Thanks for the tour. I enjoyed visiting with you.

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

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#2 posted 07-22-2008 05:23 AM

Nice shop! Someday i will eventually satisfy the wife’s desire for less dust and move my shop from the basement to a building like this. Nice escape I bet!

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#3 posted 07-22-2008 05:30 AM

Scott – great to have friends, isn’t it?

Hey check out the fan conversion I did:

Are you happy with the Rigid TS – I almost bought one last spring when they were on sale…

Good luck with your shop!

-- John

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Scott Wilson

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#4 posted 07-22-2008 07:44 PM

John, I saw that idea somewhere a while back but they just used bungee cords. I like your fan box much better. I will put this on my list of initial projects to help with the sanding dust. As for the saw, I love the 3650. I thought I had some problems with power when ripping 8/4 hardwood stock but it turned out to be more of a blade issue than a power issue, mostly due to my inexperience. A good ripping blade and it has done very well.

Scott and Christopher, I ran cable out there when I dug the power line and have a little nook set aside for the mini-fridge. Time in the shop may be limited for a while but at least it will be well spent!


-- Scott Wilson - Bear with me, I'm learning!

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#5 posted 07-25-2008 04:30 PM

Nice shop!

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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