100 foot cabinet shop #1: Thoughts behind the shop and working standards

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Blog entry by Madmark2 posted 02-13-2017 01:50 AM 1635 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Used to have a shop, X got in the divorce. :( Fast forward 15 years & I have 2/3 of 1/2 of a garage to build a cabinet shop in.

The core of any shop is the table saw and within my (retired) spending limit I got a brand new Grizzly G0715P. Simultaneously with the saw purchase I added an Incra LS-III rip fence and an Incra miter gauge.

I’m disabled and can’t walk / stand a lot so everything is within reach of my chair in front of the saw.

I’ve got most all of the other tools on roll carts. This allows me to ‘tuck in’ the shop when not in use and ‘open up’ the same way. My sanders and the planer move most with the band saw moving somewhat.

Everything packs into an 8’ W by 12’ D, or just under 100 sq ft (plus sawdust).

Here is a wide shot, look for my chair in the center of it all.


-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#1 posted 02-13-2017 03:05 AM

Small but you still got a lot going on in there.


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#2 posted 09-17-2017 08:55 PM

I was looking for your Laser engraver so I could see what Gene was buying, but couldnt find it anywhere.
I found your chair OK and tripped over lots of bits of timber in the process.

You might like to invite my around and help you do a tidy up sometime, I am alway up for helping anybody who has had to go through the divorce situation.

Now where would that laser engraver be hiding?

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 09-17-2017 08:57 PM

Wait I found it in a review what a silly boy am I.

-- Regards Rob

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