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Foghorn

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Here’s my workshop, slash, garage. It serves double duty more or less. In theory, my wife could park in it as most everything is on wheels or easily moved. In reality, there hasn’t been a vehicle parked in it in 6 years. :) The garage is part of the house and is an under drive off the back lane with an 8’ door and a back driveway so pretty accessible.

Taiwan contractor saw with router table wing. Steel City 17” drill press, General International 6” long bed jointer, Taiwan 17” bandsaw, Delta 13” Planer, Delta 260 X5 18” x 36” drum sander, Taiwan 3” minus spindle sander, Delta 6” x 48” stationary belt, 9” disc sander, 12” Bosch slider mitre saw, Taig Lathe, Kalamazoo 1” x 42” belt sander and a bunch of handheld power and pneumatic tools.

The second room, was an unused bedroom right off the garage that serves as my hand tools shop where I make shavings and not dust. Dust collection is a roll around 1 HP with a Hepa cartridge, and overhead 1050 CFM filter and a Festool Dust Extractor for the smaller tools and as a vacuum. I wear a mask anytime I’m generating dust regardless. A low production shop as I build guitars along with some furniture and honeydew items and just general puttering.

The clamp rack swings out and conceals a hidden (secret) room under the staircase that was previously unused space until I cut a hole in the wall. It works well for storage of various jigs etc.

When I’m not building, my friends and family and me of course, like to sit around the benches, sip a beverage and muse. :)

-- Darrel


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pottz

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#1 posted 03-14-2020 02:23 AM

SWEET!!!!!! love your guitar theme,music and wood make a good life.welcome to wood heaven,enjoy.

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

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mike02719

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#2 posted 03-15-2020 01:49 AM

I am impressed with your shop and your choice of equipment. Please send pics of your work. You will have lots of friends here.

-- Mike, Massachusetts

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Notw

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#3 posted 03-16-2020 01:39 PM

awesome photobomb on the 5th picture!

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Foghorn

445 posts in 116 days


#4 posted 03-16-2020 02:01 PM



awesome photobomb on the 5th picture!

- Notw

Ha! Yeah, Angus was picking out a book. I have a Newfoundland and his buddy Angus the Dane was by for a visit that day.

-- Darrel

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 03-16-2020 02:37 PM

a very kewl looking shop love the floor GREAT SHOP :<))

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

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moke

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#6 posted 03-16-2020 05:27 PM

Very Nice! We all have to be creative with our space…but you have done exceptionally well. Great organization…my guess is there is much more their than the eye sees.
So you are a luthier? I am a guitar guy…but don’t have the guts to try and build one. I am a LP guy. Only have one acoustic. Any of the hangers, your builds?

I really like the SS bench and tool boxes, I have a seville 72” roller box that I got at Sams that is full of just turning stuff. It was one of the few around, when I got it, now they are everywhere and with better designs.
I noticed a jewelers lathe beside the grinder, what do you use that for?

BTW Where are the stables for your horse? LOL
Thanks for showing!

-- Mike

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Foghorn

445 posts in 116 days


#7 posted 03-16-2020 09:49 PM



Very Nice! We all have to be creative with our space…but you have done exceptionally well. Great organization…my guess is there is much more their than the eye sees.
So you are a luthier? I am a guitar guy…but don t have the guts to try and build one. I am a LP guy. Only have one acoustic. Any of the hangers, your builds?

I really like the SS bench and tool boxes, I have a seville 72” roller box that I got at Sams that is full of just turning stuff. It was one of the few around, when I got it, now they are everywhere and with better designs.
I noticed a jewelers lathe beside the grinder, what do you use that for?

BTW Where are the stables for your horse? LOL
Thanks for showing!

- moke

Thanks for the comments Mike and yes, there is a lot to see, ha! I’ve posted a couple of guitar builds on here. Most are made primarily from trees a friend of mine cut on the West coast, sitka, maple, red cedar and yellow cedar. I resaw, season etc. from there. I do use a lot of other exotic woods as well from ebonies to rosewoods, Cuban and Honduran mahogany etc.

The wall hangers are mostly garage sale finds etc. Every once in a while I’ll restore one for practice but in the meantime, they make fine decor. I build only acoustics including archtops, flat tops and ukuleles. I do add pick-ups to most of them. I just traded a flame maple billet to a friend of mine for a LP body he rough carved on his CNC so it will be a foray into electrics. Just need to make a neck, bind it, do the inlays and electronics.

I use the TAIG lathe for wood and metal projects within its limitations. I do guitar bridge and endpins, tool handles, ferrules for tool handles and miscellaneous parts including for my dirtbike. They are great little lathes.

Angus the Dane in the picture and Snug, the Newfoundland in my Avatar are furniture movers when they get playing but are both sweet boys. :)

-- Darrel

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Foghorn

445 posts in 116 days


#8 posted 03-16-2020 09:52 PM



a very kewl looking shop love the floor GREAT SHOP :<))

- GR8HUNTER

Thanks. The floor is “Swisstrax”. Easy to install in about 45 minutes as the tiles just snap together and are very tough. I have a few extra tiles if I ever damage one but haven’t come close in 6 years with them. Makes for a great surface for rolling machines and doesn’t hurt sharp tools if you drop them. Easily cleaned too!

-- Darrel

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Romano

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#9 posted 03-17-2020 07:56 PM

Foghorn,
Are you Croatian?
Your floor and the Croatian flag are one in the same.

The shop looks great!

Romano,

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Foghorn

445 posts in 116 days


#10 posted 03-18-2020 02:09 AM


Foghorn,
Are you Croatian?
Your floor and the Croatian flag are one in the same.

The shop looks great!

Romano,

Ha! Thanks. My wife picked the colors. She likes red. Canadian/German roots here so close enough!
- Romano


-- Darrel

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Bob A in NJ

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#11 posted 04-05-2020 01:21 PM

Awesome shop, love that tool box!

-- Bob A in NJ

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 04-05-2020 03:27 PM

Super looking shop nice and clean and organized.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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