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Date: 11-11-2018. My 480 sq ft shop is located in a detached garage behind my home. The garage was built by the previous owner, but after insulating it and installing wiring and an electrical subpanel it was ready for woodworking. Over several years I purchased most of my large tools at the annual Grizzly scratch-and-dent sale in Bellingham, WA. These tools include a Grizzly cabinet saw with cast iron router table, 17” bandsaw, and milling machine. I also purchased a NOVA DVR wood lathe with a complete set of turning tools on Craigslist and a small metal-working lathe at a yard sale. These along with my dust collector are my primary stationary tools. I have no jointer; I joint my boards with hand planes. I do appreciate my Delta 13” planer, however. Nearly all of my hand planes are used, mostly pre-war Stanley Bailey-type or Bedrock planes that I’ve acquired from various places. Each has its own story. My favorite plane is a Record No. 73 shoulder plane that I received from the wife of a friend and fellow woodworker who passed away suddenly. I remember him every time I trim a tenon. I have several benches and tables that serve different purposes. Along the back wall is the very first workbench I ever built. It mostly collects stuff on top of it. Along the left wall is a bench that holds my bench-top tools along with cabinets and drawers for hardware. In the font of the shop are my woodworking bench next to my hand tool cabinet. I have a few lamps on stands that I can move among the different tables to augment the overhead fluorescent lights. One of my favorite items in my shop is the white board that I use all the time for project sketches and for recording measurements. I can view it from anywhere in the shop and I never misplace it. I’ve updated this description several times since I began creating this shop in late 2010. And, I still have more drywall to hang and more insulation to add. But right now I am having too much fun building other stuff.

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA

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#1 posted 02-15-2012 02:12 AM

Looks like a great space!
I do like the bench dog.

Thanks for the tour.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 02-16-2012 07:41 AM

Nice shop setup. Lots of benches are a must. I drove to Bellingham last year and bought the same cabinet saw with router table attached. I love the saw but changing the router bits is a “bit” of a pain.

Man, I wish I lived close enough to drive to Grizzly whenever I wanted. I would probably be more broke. I hate you….............

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 02-17-2012 12:30 AM

Lovin’ the Bench Dog.

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#4 posted 03-14-2012 09:58 PM

I’ve got a part time bench dog that hides in the shavings under the bench when there is thunder & lightning. lol


-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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#5 posted 03-17-2012 10:51 AM

I have visited the BAA Fest for two years running and will be going again this year. That is the Bellingham All Acoustic Festival. That’s Bellingham, Northumberland, England. UK :-)


-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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#6 posted 03-17-2012 11:21 AM

That is a fine shop that you have there and I’m sure that you enjoy working in it, Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 10-20-2012 11:38 AM

Nice setup. Luv the box fan in the upper corner. I’ve got one that hangs upside down above my ts. Every lil bit helps

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#8 posted 11-27-2012 11:30 PM

My kind of bench dog.
(very nice shop)

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