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, IL
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Our basement workshop is finally coming together after a move. Formerly in a garage, it contains a Delta Unisaw, 8” Jet Jointer, 13” DeWalt Planer and assorted other tools. Oh yes, and three shop cats.

Hello Lucasz :)

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#1 posted 01-16-2011 07:30 PM

nice setup that is a massive dust collector, i can only wish for that much space.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#2 posted 01-16-2011 07:39 PM

Thanks. Words just don’t describe the effort it took to get that dust collection in place. At one point my husband, having drawn a diagram for setting it up, went back and added flames as a last act of desperation. I am pretty sure the manic laughter got us through it. Even now I still hear gentle sobbing from my husband and mumbles of ”...something something dust collector something something gonna pay…”.

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#3 posted 01-16-2011 07:52 PM

Now, this is certainly a nice looking shop that you and your husband have put together. It looks to be spacious and well organized. And you appear to have pretty good space utilization. That is an interesting sheet goods storage area that you have in your shop that also doubles as a clamp rack. Nice idea. You have a nice set of tools to play with as well.

Thanks for the tour. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 01-16-2011 08:02 PM

Thanks. We call the sheet goods storage “the corral”. It just sort of assembled itself one afternoon.

The shop is constantly changing and evolving.

As far as our tool collection goes, this is what happens when both husband and wife are tool junkies. There’s no one to hold you back…

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#5 posted 01-17-2011 03:03 AM

Hey Fumbles,
Very sweet D/C unit and nicely set-up shop with real cool toys to play with…great job.

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#6 posted 01-19-2011 02:01 AM

Great workshop! That is a mega D/C system. And all the mobile tools and space are fantastic and an inspiration. I have upgraded to a dedicated shop now, too, after moving in the past year, from a garage-based shop. Enjoying it but still getting it set up to maximize it. Lately it’s used more for home-improvement projects more than wood projects.

Thanks for sharing!

-- It is better to wear out than to rust out. --Cumberland

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#7 posted 01-19-2011 02:06 AM

Awesome shop :) BTW how the heck did you get the cats to do glue ups :) LOL

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path [email protected]

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#8 posted 01-19-2011 05:37 AM

heck of a nice basement shop, nice lighting, doesn’t feel like it’s in the basement at all, awsome duct collection, thanks for sharing your shop with us, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#9 posted 01-20-2011 05:51 AM

Good looking shop guys. I always like to see a neat, clean and organized shop. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 01-21-2011 09:24 AM

I’ll bet the mice keep a low profile…..

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

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