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Workshop by McaroJCC posted 08-07-2018 10:18 PM 1645 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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My workshop is in my two-car garage, but it all has to fit into a single-car space when not in use so it is all either on wheels, or something that I can lift onto a shelf or workbench.

My primary power tools are as follows:

  • Ridgid R4512 table saw (a recent upgrade; I love this saw!)
  • Dewalt DW735 Planer (it’s a beast for a ‘portable’ tool)
  • Rockwell/Delta 6” jointer (it’s an old one I bought second hand; and I suck at using)
  • 12” drill press I bought at Harbor Freight and added a sweet Woodpeckers drill press table to
  • 10” Ryobi band saw
  • Kobalt 12” sliding, compound, double-bevel miter saw
  • Milwaukee random orbit sander
  • Several routers; Bosch, Craftsman, Ridgid

I’ve recently built a crosscut sled for the tablesaw, and will be adding a folding outfeed table as well as an integrated router table on the end between the fence rails.

I also recently picked up a second-hand Shop Smith DC3300 dust collector and added a cyclone to it. For my little shop, it seems to do the job well enough.

My go-to hand tools are a Stanley #62 low-angle Sweetheart jack plane, a Bench Dog low-angle block plane, a set of Wood River chisels, the Wood River version of the old Stanley #80 cabinet scraper. I’m looking to add a couple more planes to my collection, especially a shouldering plane, a smoother, and a Veritas shouldering block plane.

And then there’s all the other stuff that we all have some (or several) versions of.

BTW, all the photos I uploaded rotated 90 degrees left for some reason and I can’t seem to figure out how to fix them. Sorry about that. I had an old foreman that used to look at me and say, “Boy, you just got to be smarter than what you’re working with.” I reckon I’m not in this case.

-- MCaro, St. Charles, MO


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pottz

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#1 posted 08-07-2018 11:40 PM

nice shop space mcaro,looks like you got what it takes to make some dust.we never have enough space though do we no matter how big the shop.ya gotta fix the pics though or youll get a lot of comments you dont want.check out the blog section there will be plenty of tutorials.welcome to lumber jocks.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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McaroJCC

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#2 posted 08-08-2018 01:34 PM

Thanks, pottz. I’ll definitely check the blog for a solution to the pic problem.

-- MCaro, St. Charles, MO

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McaroJCC

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#3 posted 08-08-2018 02:20 PM

SCHWING!! Got it…figured out the photo thing.

-- MCaro, St. Charles, MO

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pottz

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#4 posted 08-08-2018 02:30 PM

thats the great thing about this place anything you dont know somebodies has posted it or will have the answer.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 08-08-2018 02:55 PM

a very nice shop you have here Charles … nice job on fixing the photos … Welcome 2 LJ’s … GREAT SHOP :<))

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

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McaroJCC

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#6 posted 08-08-2018 07:00 PM



a very nice shop you have here Charles … nice job on fixing the photos … Welcome 2 LJ s … GREAT SHOP :<))

- GR8HUNTER

Thanks for the welcome! Lovin’ it so far, and don’t see that changing.

-- MCaro, St. Charles, MO

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moke

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#7 posted 08-09-2018 04:55 PM

Very nice shop…..many of are a shop on wheels”, it just means it takes a few minutes longer. The only thing I see that needs changed is you need more clamps! LOL ….. U can never have enough clamp! When I was first starting I put the stock number of the clamps I wanted on the refrigerator for many a Christmas. HF makes good f clamps for reasonable price but just the F clamps from there! Welcome and thanks for showing.

-- Mike

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#8 posted 08-09-2018 05:03 PM



Very nice shop…..many of are a shop on wheels”, it just means it takes a few minutes longer. The only thing I see that needs changed is you need more clamps! LOL ….. U can never have enough clamp! When I was first starting I put the stock number of the clamps I wanted on the refrigerator for many a Christmas. HF makes good f clamps for reasonable price but just the F clamps from there! Welcome and thanks for showing.

- moke

i agree on the f clamps mike very good clamp for the money,hmmm,do i need more?-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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McaroJCC

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#9 posted 08-09-2018 05:34 PM



Very nice shop…..many of are a shop on wheels”, it just means it takes a few minutes longer. The only thing I see that needs changed is you need more clamps! LOL ….. U can never have enough clamp! When I was first starting I put the stock number of the clamps I wanted on the refrigerator for many a Christmas. HF makes good f clamps for reasonable price but just the F clamps from there! Welcome and thanks for showing.

- moke

I really like the idea of the clamp stock numbers on the fridge. Brilliant! I’m going to start doing that immediately, because you are spot on in noting that I don’t have enough of them (we all said in unison, LOL).

-- MCaro, St. Charles, MO

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