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Festus56

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This is my playground on weekends and evenings working with wood and leather. Attached 2 car garage (22’ x 24’) that is too small to have a good layout for all the tools. Most big tools are on wheels to move around to use (or out of the way) Small portable tools are in cabinets or drawers to keep some kind of organization. Try to put tools back in their place when done using them – they are easier to find the next time I need them. Also try to clean up majority of sawdust every night to help with dust control in the house. Jamie is super understanding about me getting dust everywhere in the house a lot. Have an adjacent un-heated garage that is 20’x20’ which works well for storage.

Have upgraded some tools the last few years but still have a lot that I bought in the 70’s. during the start of my building career. Still use all the hand tools that I had since high school, planes, saws chisels etc.) My main table saw is a 1972 Craftsman that I bought at an auction for $50 in 1980. Would be nice to upgrade to a more accurate fence for the saw. Have a built-in router table with an Incra lift on the right side and a fence with dust collection that works well so is hard to part with my old system.

Other power tools include a small benchtop 10” table saw on a stand, An old Rockwell 8” miter saw, 12” compound Dewalt, Rigid oscillating belt / spindle sander, HF 36” lathe and small benchtop drill press. Also have several Grizzly tools which have given me great service. Grizzly tools include early model 12” planer, Anniversary edition 14” band saw, 16” scroll saw, 1”x30” belt sander, 10” wet sharpening with all the attachments, and a universal knife grinder for planer / jointer blades.

I like to collect tools as much as woodworking so it seems like a good problem to me. Hope these pictures give you an idea of my shop and as always feel free to look at my website as there are more pictures of tools and jigs I have built over the years.

Hope you enjoy my small shop as much as I like looking at other shops.

Mark

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --


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TheDane

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#1 posted 05-10-2015 02:04 AM

I like those stools/seats! I need something like that for my shop.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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whitebeast88

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#2 posted 05-11-2015 10:00 PM

Great shop.well organized.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Festus56

3785 posts in 1591 days


#3 posted 05-11-2015 10:35 PM



I like those stools/seats! I need something like that for my shop.

- TheDane


I had an idea for three leg stools so they would set stable on uneven floors but they were uncomfortable so added the old tractor seats. Work well but if I was to do more they would have a bigger footprint, they can tip easy if one is not careful.

Mark

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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Festus56

3785 posts in 1591 days


#4 posted 05-11-2015 10:38 PM



Great shop.well organized.

- whitebeast88


Thank You. It is too small but then nearly everyone could use more space it seems.

Mark

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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cvalley

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#5 posted 05-12-2015 12:37 PM

So many toys and plenty of place’s to play. My shop used to be on wheels and it changed it’s look often.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 05-12-2015 12:54 PM

You have a great shop. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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moke

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#7 posted 05-13-2015 05:08 PM

Nice shop Mark!! I really like the “two level” lathe table…..you don’t mind if I steal that, do you? I too, like you am big on putting stuff away and organization…...well done…Welcome.
Mike

-- Mike

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Festus56

3785 posts in 1591 days


#8 posted 05-13-2015 11:08 PM


Nice shop Mark!! I really like the “two level” lathe table…..you don t mind if I steal that, do you? I too, like you am big on putting stuff away and organization…...well done…Welcome.
Mike

- moke


Thanks for the welcome Moke. Feel free to use the idea. It works well for me with a lot of storage under the lathe. Be warned though, while you are building it before any tools get put on it everyone will think you are building a home bar. lol

Mark



-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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Sandra

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#9 posted 03-13-2016 02:02 AM

Looks like a great place for making sawdust. Thanks for sharing!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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