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My Workshop—- Michigan Woodworks

Welcome to my Michigan Woodworking Workshop. I hope to provide an ongoing status of my workshop and woodworking endeavors. This is “my story” of a hobby I enjoyed many years ago but became detached from due to my responsibilities at my full-time “real” job. I will update this whenever I can.

For me, this is my retreat… my workshop is in my garage on my three arces in the woods with a 1/4 acre pond. Wildlife heaven, with dear, turkeys, and many other animals roving about as they please. From my workshop I have great views, and at times, become distracted… then again, it’s my hobby to relax from the everyday stress!

My shop is in the building stage… My major equipment consists of a DeWalt DW746 Table Saw (with home-made outfeed table), Rikon 14” Deluxe Band Saw, DeWalt DW735 Planner, Jet 6” Long Bed Jointer, Jet JDP-17MF Drill Press (with home-made drill press table), Jet DC-1100 Dust Collector, Ridgid Oscillating Edge Belt/Spindle Sander, DeWalt DW618 Router (fixed base mounted in a Bench Dog Contractor Router Table on a home-made adjustable height cart), Bosch Colt Trim Router, Campbell-Hausfeld 6-Gallon Air Compressor, Jet Wet Sharpener, DeWalt Plate Jointer, DeWalt DW175 Miter Saw, DeWalt Random Orbit Sander, Panasonic 15.46c Drill, Bosch Compact Drill, DeWalt 18v Drill/Driver, and an assortment of hand tools, measuring tools, and clamps.

In December 2009 I purchased and installed a Rockler “Dust-Right” system (collapsible hose, magnetic mounting rack, and hose attachments) to the second port of my current Jet DC-1100 dust collector. By adding this, dust and debris collection/clean-up is a breeze. It allows me to keep the area clean after each major woodworking step (from rough jointing, planning, cutting, and sanding). Having this at my fingertips, makes final clean simple and quick.

In January 2010 I added heat to the garage workshop. I added a Renzor 75,000 BTU natural gas heater. It has a separate combustion chamber so that inside air never is exposed to the flame. Now I can finally do woodworking throughout the year, despite the cold Michigan winters.

Its Summer 2010 and I have added a new dimension to my woodworking, I’ve added woodturning. I purchased a Delta 46-460 Midi Lathe. I also purchased the Easy Tools mini Rougher and mini Finisher as tools, but will loook into getting a full set of turning tools later on. I plan on turning pens, after getting hooked on it by turning a pen at the Woodworking Show in February 2010 and taking a class from the local Woodcraft in Sterling Heights Michigan in May 2010. I need to get the accessories needed to make pens, but am looking forward to this.


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#1 posted 11-09-2008 02:35 PM

Don, you have a nice shop in which to play. It appears as if you have organized it well and you have some nice tools in there as well. I would enjoy working in there.

Thanks for the post. 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 11-09-2008 04:28 PM

Very nice shop! Wish I could mine that clean and uncluttered… ain’t gonna happen :)

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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#3 posted 11-09-2008 04:30 PM

Nice shop. It looks as if you even have a wood floor.

I used to live in Davison many years ago.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#4 posted 12-29-2008 05:47 AM

Beautiful home and great looking shop. You are my kind of guy. Everything has a place and everything in its place. I am working on my new shop right now. Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 01-24-2009 04:06 PM

Nice shop but let’s see some sawdust there. I like the mobility of everything.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 02-26-2009 07:01 PM

Nice! Sure wish I had that much space in my shop.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#7 posted 07-23-2009 04:19 AM

Hi Don, I was searching for something and ran across your shop. I couldn’t leave without telling you how much I enjoyed looking at your pics, Very nice house and shop.

-- Ron, Michigan

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#8 posted 07-23-2009 04:24 AM

Hey Don
Very nice home and shop lots of super tools too. Thanks for sharing

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#9 posted 07-23-2009 04:28 AM

Wow…very nice!......and so clean….mine looks like a hurricane just went through it….

Nice use of space….and nice to have so much….

Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#10 posted 07-23-2009 04:48 AM

Great Lookin Shop

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#11 posted 07-23-2009 04:49 AM

very nice shop ,
and a beautiful home !
thanks for the tour .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 11-17-2009 12:49 AM

Nice shop, I wish I had those high ceilings, thanks for the post.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#13 posted 12-22-2009 01:20 AM

Don thats a nice workshop!

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#14 posted 12-22-2009 03:38 AM

Great looking shop. Thanks for the tour.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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