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Workshop by FloydSki posted 03-07-2021 07:07 PM 1720 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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FloydSki's Workshop    

Oregon City, OR 97045
United States

I view of my workshop so far; it’s a work in progress (as are most I presume).

An overall view: Note the upper lumber racks on the right made from electrical conduit – works great. I can’t take the credit; got the idea from someone else!

What I call the “Tool Island”: Originally created by necessity as I had only one bay of a garage. Since we have moved I was lucky enough to claim a 23×13 area of a building all my own, but it’s still nice to have a tablesaw, miter saw, drill press and grinder; all mobile and in one unit.

The Tool Island rolled out and the miter saw ready for action.

The dust collector enclosure I built for my old Rockwell 34-607 Contractor tablesaw.

A front view showing dust collector plumbing, etc.

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#1 posted 03-08-2021 02:38 AM

hey it may be tight but any space you call woodworking home is good.welcome to lumber jocks show us what you can do with it.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 03-08-2021 11:13 PM

Looks like a great shop…Thanks for showing us! Welcome to LJ’s…Don’t be afraid to ask questions, we don’t bite, well most of us don’t!

-- Mike

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#3 posted 03-09-2021 02:24 PM

Nice shop very much like mine that I have been using for 25 years and love dearly. Stay in touch and send pics. These LJ;s have a wealth of knowledge be sure to take advantage.

-- Mike, Massachusetts

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#4 posted 03-13-2021 07:55 PM

Thanks for the comments y’all! ;-) ... after discovering a blade alignment issue the last few days on my very old Rockwell TS, I’ve pretty much concluded that I need something more professional. Better dust collection, blade adjustment, accuracy and safer, etc.
Does anyone have any words of wisdom? I’m just now learning about table vs cabinet mounted trunnions, and other features I need to consider. Looking at new. Thoughts? Thanks!

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#5 posted 03-17-2021 12:49 AM

Great shop, lots of good ideas, thanks for sharing.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 03-19-2021 04:55 AM

Shops always seem to get tweaked in time.

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#7 posted 03-22-2021 01:46 AM

Nice space.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#8 posted 04-01-2021 01:17 AM

Hey thanks for sharing, I just paused to double check my delta table saw and noticed it needed adjustment as well. Can’t help on the alignment issue, of course always looking for a reason to upgrade as well. Those SawStops are just so expensive. I am fortunate to have the dewlat portable as well, I have really been impressed with it’s performance and dust collection. Since you already have a base built might be something to think about. Best of luck!

-- dalebank, "Too blessed to be stressed"

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#9 posted 04-01-2021 01:53 AM

Hi all; thanks so much for the encouragement and comments!
To take this to the next step; I decided to purchase a Grizzly G0771Z table saw and T28000 Bear Crawl base; then added the GT1244 router extension table. After realizing how long the unsupported span would be with the router table; I ordered The Extension Kit for Bear Crawl Mobile Bases; T28347.
I’ve still not completed assembly of all this; but will post photos and comments here. Adding the router table and Extension kit is going to take some custom “fabrication”; but should not be too complex.

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