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CaptainKlutz's Workshop CaptainKlutz's Workshop  

, Arizona
United States

End of Oct, 2019 moved from my former 2+1 & 24’ deep garage space with 10’ ceilings and 8’ doors, to a smaller 2-1/4 & 20’ deep garage with 9’ ceilings, and 7’ door. It feels a little claustrophobic by comparison:

On day one of move, it looked like this with a couple of tools in it:

Have same basic requirements for this place as my last shop; need enough space to get one car in garage for maintenance work, or when SWMBO decides it is too cold/hot to park outside. All tools and storage racks are on wheels, so anything is possible. :-)

The full power tool arsenal consists of: Delta 3HP Unisaw with 52” unifence, Jet 20” planer, 8” GeeTech made jointer, Grizzly g0513 17” bandsaw, small antique Delta 36-140 lathe, and Delta 1.5HP dust collector. 2 car garage is going to be very full when combined with; hand tool bench, 2 other workbenches, (4) 7’ tall rolling racks of support equipment, mig welding cart, wood/metal scraps, plus family bicycles.

This home has enough space for me use the side yard as my paint area again. Where I can assemble a commercial grade 10’x10’ EZ-UP awning, and wrap 3 1/2 sides in plastic to create an spray booth. Use box fan with filters pulling air out back to clear fumes and clean up over spray. Have a 48 inch shop light that hang inside to help reduce shadows. Have 6.5cfm portable 120V compressor, plus HF and 3M spray guns, to enable most any finishing work needed. There are only 6-10 weeks in winter time where when it’s too cold to spray paint outside during the day.

If look close at images, can see new space has only one GFCI outlet for garage power, shared with both bathrooms in house. Power panel is on wall outside the garage, so adding power is possible, and on the ToDo list, along with a dozen other ‘moving into a house’ jobs. Needless to say, have a lot of work required to get shop functioning again.
Decided to start a blog on the exploits of getting shop ready for work.

Thanks for reading. :)

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#1 posted 12-03-2018 03:33 PM


Hello from Phoenix! Nice looking shop. I complain about not having enough space in my 2 car garage shared with parked cars and family storage, but man, you sure do make it work with a single car garage! I like the idea of an awning in the side yard, might use that idea to “temporarily” move some of the family storage out.

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#2 posted 12-03-2018 03:46 PM

nice shop Cappy we have to do what we have to do GREAT SHOP :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#3 posted 12-03-2018 04:15 PM

Looks like adequate space and some nice tools,Enjoy!


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#4 posted 12-03-2018 06:59 PM

Congrats on such a great space, nice bench!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#5 posted 12-04-2018 12:01 AM

not a bad space and remember sharing is caring.hey just keep everything on wheels,i park our car and my truck inside every night but im up and running in minutes.thanks for sharing captain.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#6 posted 01-18-2019 07:52 AM

I really like your idea of setting up a 10×10 E-Z UP, and wrapping plastic for walls to get a spray booth, for outdoors.

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#7 posted 04-16-2019 08:50 PM

Made some updates to large power tools in shop this spring:
Replaced 2HP Delta DC-380 15” planer with 3HP Powermatic 15” planer
Replaced Ridgid TS2424 contractor table saw with 3HP Unisaw with 7’ long Unifence
Replaced Ridgid 14” band saw with larger Grizzly g0513 17” band saw

Mixed feeling selling the Ridgid tools. Bought them both brand new ~10-12 years ago, and had all upgrades/jigs needed to make them a joy to use. Although power of larger motor on Unisaw is big help with 8/4 lumber, making new push sticks, cross cut sled, and miter sled is going to slow me down a little.

Wanted to keep both band saws, but don’t have room for both. My son was also not happy to see the Ridgid bandsaw being sold. He learned how to use that band saw making pine wood derby cars when he was younger. The larger Grizzly is much more intimidating machine. Although now that my son is 6’4” tall and 220 lbs heading for college next year; I think he can deal with larger size. :)

Built a custom router cabinet and extension table for Unisaw. Still working on dust collection manifold for TS and router. When I get dust collection finished, will post a project with details.

Thanks for reading.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#8 posted 11-30-2019 03:44 AM

SWMBO decided we needed to move. Was given 4 weeks notice to pack up and move my shop to new location about 6 miles away. Been in new home about month now, and shop is still not functional.
Updated the above pics to before i moved into new shop.

Against my better judgement, started a blog to post a few pics for build out of my work shop.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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