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My shop is a 3 car garage roughly 20’x 20’ with a 15’x10’ nook (3rd Car). The first thing I did to my shop was build a work bench for all my tools and to get stuff off the floor (back wall). I then decided to build an actual work bench to assemble my projects (Sold it, replaced with MFT/3). My wife and I have plans to move back to Texas in the near future so everything I’m doing will be able to come with me for the most part.

Follow the journey as I buy and build my shop over the next couple years, April 15th 2011 was when I bought my first tool

Craig’s List Finds

Ridgid 6” Jointer. CL $175 (SOLD IT)
INCRA 1000SE Miter gauge. CL $65 (SOLD IT)
Dewalt DW735 Planer. CL $300 (SOLD IT)
INCRA LS Super System Combo #3, INCRA II Router Lift, PC 7518 Router, Freud 13 piece router set. CL $700
Kreg Precision Router Table Setup Bars. CL $30
Kreg Feather-board. CL $5
INCRA 12” Precision T-Ruler. CL $20
Porter Cable 14 piece Forstner Bit set. CL $40
10’ Clear hose & Jet Hose Clamps. CL $FREE
E. Emerson Clamp Guide Track Set of 3. CL $40 (SOLD IT)
Jorgenson 6” Wooden Hand Screw Clamp. CL $10
Jet 16-32 drum sander (NEW IN BOX). CL $600
Festool MFT3 & Accessory Kit (NEW). CL $600

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#1 posted 06-27-2011 03:20 AM

looks like a great start

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#2 posted 06-27-2011 03:23 AM

Lance, I have to agree that you are off to a pretty good start on your shop. You have built a nice, solid workbench and the storage shelves are definitely a plus as well. I am looking forward to seeing updates to your shop as you get an opportunity to post them.

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

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#3 posted 06-27-2011 09:45 AM

Oh ya, vise grips. I get it. Nice shop…....

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

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#4 posted 06-27-2011 02:25 PM

nice shop. I’d put a 220 plug or 2 somewhere in there. some day, you’ll want that juice. if you look at my shop pics, I’ve got a HF 2hp dust collector. (bought it for 139 on sale once), and it works decently as long as you use it on all your too

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#5 posted 06-28-2011 04:25 PM

Nice looking shop.

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#6 posted 07-01-2011 10:16 AM

Hey Lance,
Good looking toys you have there…well done.

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#7 posted 07-01-2011 01:54 PM

That is a fine workshop; you did a great job on that work bench and everything is nice and neat. I’ll bet that you really enjoy doing work in there. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 07-12-2011 05:14 AM

So…....... I purchased the HF Dust Collector last week on the 4th. HF had a 25% coupon online that day and after reading a lot of reviews I decided to pull the trigger! With a couple of mods I think this DC is well worth the money IMO. Here it is, one step closer to my shop having my shop up and running!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#9 posted 07-13-2011 04:39 PM

Thanks for the video shop tour, thats a nice patio table.

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#10 posted 07-17-2011 09:09 PM

I was making a normal trip to HD for a spray pump for my RoundUp I bought at Sam’s the other day. While entering the store through the lumber side of the store I couldn’t help myself but go through the tools section. Well, turns out it was a good decision, Ridgid’s 15” Drill press was on sale for $254 regularly $299 at HD. I talked with the sales guy and asked how long its been on sale because they only had one left, he said “a little while, it should drop again b/c their being discontinued or a new line is coming out” So I jumped on it! It’s the one I want for my shop and I’m going to leave it in the box for 30 days just in case the price drops again!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#11 posted 07-17-2011 09:30 PM

great looking shop. I’ll send in some pics of mine when I slow down. I have the same drill press. I was totally suprised on how good of a machine it is. Don’t forget to register it. Rigid has a lifetime warrenty and they back it up providing you follow the registration policy

-- check, recheck then check again

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#12 posted 09-15-2011 02:49 PM

Hey Lance,
Looks like you are well on the way to having a great shop. Now if you can/con talk the boss into the OTHER half of the ”shop”.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#13 posted 01-02-2012 12:36 AM

Great looking, clean and well orgainized workshop.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#14 posted 01-02-2012 12:41 AM

I like the ide of the open draws on the bench… that way you can see whats on it and still use it as a draw(ish) cool…

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

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#15 posted 09-05-2012 06:14 PM

Great workshop! Can’t wait to see some of your projects!


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