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, NJ
United States

This is the mess that is my workshop. I have most of a one car garage (I have to share with the snowblower). When I replaced the kitchen cabinets a few years ago, I hung the old ones out here for storage. On the right side I have my RAS, tablesaw, small dovetailing workbench, and base cabinets with a 9 inch bandsaw and computer. These are all adjusted so the tops are in the same plane, providing a long worksurface for rips or crosscuts on long stock. In the back is the top of my in-progress ruobo bench, along with my grandfather’s old tablesaw, which will be moving out shortly to a safe storage location. DC for the RAS and TS run to a 12 gallon shop vac with a cyclone attachment. Both saws use an automatic switch to power on the vac when either is started up.

Left side has my router table, planer, drill press, SCMS, and jointer, all on mobile bases. Primary wood storage is on the left wall with a series of shelves and a pull-out sheetgoods rack (I think that was a shopnotes plan). I hook my other shop vac up to these individually when I use one.

I have three 20A circuits, plus a 15A which provides for the lighting, opener, and an overhead retractable extension (Which is just a few inches shy of being overhead enough).

There’s still some fine-tuning to do, which will hopefully happen once I get the Ruobo finished and flipped over in the next few weeks or so. I’m contemplating taking the top mechanic’s toolbox to the basement and mounting the jointer on the bottom one (the Craftsman mobile base casters are terrible for locking in place), and finding someplace to stow the SCMS, as I plan to use that more for home improvement work and would like the floor space back, especially since I will need a home for my lathe once I build it in a couple of months. Also on the agenda is insulating the roof and garage door. The shop doesn’t get frigid in the winter, but It’d be nice to add 10 degrees or so when we have weekends like the one coming up.

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#1 posted 02-12-2016 12:56 AM

Looks like a nice place to have some “Man Time”

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#2 posted 02-12-2016 05:59 PM

Nice shop…good tools…just needs more sawdust!!!
Thanks for showing..

-- Mike

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#3 posted 02-19-2016 07:51 PM

I like it! Looks like you have everything you need. Congrats!

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#4 posted 02-19-2016 11:01 PM

David, you have a very nice shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 02-22-2016 05:32 PM

Thanks folks. It’s been a few years insulating and building cabinets and other fixtures, but I’m close to what I want. I’ve really learned a lot just by building items for the shop.

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#6 posted 10-06-2016 05:10 PM

Nice shop and Radial Arm Saw!

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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