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In between projects I had a chance to do a quick clean-up and shoot some photos. The major equipment includes a Powermatic 2000 5hp tablesaw with a PSP (phenolic surface ply) outfeed table with built in router table, MiniMax E16 bandsaw, , Jet 22-44 OSC drum sander, Milwaukee panel saw, Powermatic 90 lathe, Dewalt 718 sliding miter saw, Kreg Foreman pocket hole machine, Delta Line Borer w/hinge boring attachment, 2 portable router tables (one rolling cabinet and 1 benchtop), Jet 1100 dust collector, Delta DC-380 planer, Powermatic 701 mortiser, Sears 1hp 8” grinder w/ Oneway Wolverine sharpening jigs, Woodmaster 718 planer/molder/drum sander w/30 or so molding knives, and lots of various power tools, hand tools and pnuematic tools stored in every nook and cranny that I can squeeze things into.
Edit: 3/23/11
Acquired the Rockwell/Delta 37-315 8” jointer today.

There are also things you may see that aren’t normally seen in a woodshop since I am a remodeling contractor, such as the Tapco Pro19 aluminum brake hanging from the ceiling above the lathe among other things.

I built the building in 2004. It is 24×34 with 9 1/2 ft. ceilings and a pull down access to the attic. 100 amp service, natural gas, phone, and of course..cable TV. Since the addition of the panel saw it lost the designation of “garage” to “Shop”. No way a vehicle is ever going in there anymore. In the second photo, in the right corner, is an paint booth exhaust system/retrofit with a recirculating duct to try and save some heat. Most is exhausted outside. All fumes/overspray passes through filters and then a charcoal filter for the enviromentally concerned.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#1 posted 10-17-2010 10:38 PM

Very nice Gary! If it can’t be made there, it can’t be made!!!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#2 posted 10-17-2010 10:40 PM

Gary, you certainly have a nice shop in which to work. It looks like you do have a lot going on in there but appear to have plenty of room to maneuver around. It looks like your shop is pretty well organized and you have quite a bit of natural light coming in there from the window and door.

You have some nice tools to play with as well. As a fan of PM tools, I would enjoy working in there. And most of us would enjoy having a panel saw in our shops like you do.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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

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#3 posted 10-18-2010 03:17 AM

Gary – awesome shop. I really like the tools. I have to laugh at one thing, though. On the side of your miter saw stand you have a yo-yo holder – with three shown! I have a problem keep track of mine, so I did the same thing on a cabinet. I also have a tape measure in every drawer, but I always know where the ones are on the cabinet. I really like your setup.

BTW – MI-LJ are having a get together on Nov 6 in DeWitt. Check out Mike’s page on it:

I know it’s a long drive, but it’s a great time to get together.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#4 posted 10-18-2010 04:12 AM

That’s one killer shop and fantastic equipment too.

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#5 posted 10-18-2010 04:15 AM

Very nice Gary.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#6 posted 10-18-2010 07:52 AM

Hey Gary,
Real sweet shop with lots of great tools…well done.

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#7 posted 10-30-2010 05:55 PM

Hey Gary,
Will you adopt me and put me in your will? You have one nice setup there. Your work shows that you know how to use then too.

Thanks for choosing me for your Buddy. Rand

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#8 posted 10-30-2010 05:59 PM

Gray, thats a nice shop could we change places. LOL!

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#9 posted 10-30-2010 06:06 PM

Now, Gary, I’m here to tell you my friend, that’s one of the nicest shops I’ve seen on LJ and I ain’t just whistlein’ Dixie when I say that. It’s an absolutely beautiful and well organized shop with plenty of room and very nice equipment. You’ve done a great job on it and I can’t imagine how proud you must be of it. Well done!!!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 10-30-2010 06:43 PM

Love that shop! How do you like your 22-44? I just ordered mine, should be here Tuesday!

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#11 posted 10-30-2010 09:42 PM

Nice shop Great tools :)
Thanks for posting :)

-- 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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#12 posted 10-30-2010 10:00 PM

Wow nice shop either you are the greatest shop cleaner in the world or your taking the pictures in a tool and wood machine sales showroom LOL well done. I love your shop now get it dirty and that’s a top notch order from capn Al. lol Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#13 posted 11-14-2010 03:09 AM

I keep coming back to admire your shop and projects. Patron is right, a man’s shop and work reflect what his brain looks like on the inside. Thanks for the inspiration and leadership. Rand

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#14 posted 11-14-2010 03:24 AM

Very awesome shop Gary. I’ve used the drop down plastic sheeting method before when I tried my hand at spray painting, and it worked pretty well. Do you have the sheeting taped to a piece of pvc?

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

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#15 posted 11-14-2010 05:28 AM

Thats a productive looking shop there Gary ! Looks like You have put all of the shops space to great use and Your tool arsenal is impressive ! I have logged a many an hour here on L J’s shop tour section and this shop is worth the 50 cent ! Thanks for the view.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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