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My workshop is very much a work in progress. I do all my work in an attached 2 car garage. I recently removed all the drywall from the walls, insulated and added numerous 110V and 220V circuits. I also upgraded the lighting to flourescent fixtures, finally I can see. Future projects include insulating the ceiling and adding some heat/cooling. For now I have mounted a window airconditioner in an exterior door. It works well but will be better with insulation. I am going to be tying into my homes forced air furnace this winter and it should make a huge difference. I have some pics that I have added. The shop will have a complete overhaul this winter hopefully. I am not a big fan of the drywall and would like to put up some T-111 siding. The shop is still used for storage of household items that are located in the back and I hope to have a new storage shed placed outside so that I can move the rarely used items there. All it takes is money and in this economy who knows when that will happen.

I have finally also gotten around to adding some insulation to the attic space. In the summer heat here, it routinely hits 100, the insulation has made a big difference. I have a 10,000btu a/c unit that is mounted in a door. I am able to keep the temp at a fairly comfy 80-85.

Delta unisaw (34-450)tablesaw with Bench Dog cast iron router table
Old 10” tiawan drill press- looking for a Walker Turner
DeWalt 734 planer
1930? Crescent 8” jointer
Craftsman 10” sliding compound miter saw
Bosch routers
Multiple hand tools
Delta 1 1/2 hp dust collector

No bandsaw as of yet, but I am working on it!!
UPDATE!! I now have a bandsaw. Its a Rockwell/Delta from 1968, 14”. I have completely restored it and it cuts like a dream.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their [email protected]

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 12-03-2008 05:47 AM

I am looking forward to seeing pictures of your shop.

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

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 12-28-2008 02:27 PM

Ken, you have a nice shop space in which to work. It looks like you have organized it well and I like the way you have utilized the essentially “dead” space between the shop wall and the garage door opening for your tool and lumber storage. It looks like you have a nice set of tools to play with as well!!

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 02-03-2009 08:53 AM

Looking at the Shop Map on this site, it appears that you live right around the corner from mthe house where I live now. I live right in front of the Frito Lay factory.


-- John

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#4 posted 12-03-2009 05:19 AM

Next operation I need, I’ll be over to lay on your TS. Webb Pierece had a country song back in the 50’s called “Hey Joe”, one of the lines says it right when it comes to the Biesemeyer, “I gotta have that dolly for my own”. So keep an eye out for me!
Nice set up! Speaking of Walker-Turner DP’s, my neighbor (where I got mine) works for one of the aircraft companys here in the Antelope Valley and comes up with a bunch of stuff on occasion. How old are you looking for? I’ll check with him and have him keep an eye out.
When you are in the neighborhood, drop in and we’ll see how much coffee you can consume.
Best wishes, Rand

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#5 posted 12-03-2009 05:27 AM

I’m pretty sure this is not what your looking for, but you might find it of interest…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 12-30-2009 06:02 AM

Nice looking shop, Ken.

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#7 posted 12-30-2009 06:09 AM

Hey Ken
Nice shop with cool tools.
Happy New year.


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#8 posted 02-09-2010 05:39 AM

Nice shop Ken, love the old Unisaw. I always check the classifieds for old Unisaws for sale begging to be restored, I already have a great table saw that suits my needs just fine but there is something about an old Uni that intrigues me, would love to have one myself… one of these days. Thanks for the tour.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#9 posted 02-09-2010 06:22 AM

Looks really nice. I am so envious on that restored Unisaw. You did a great job on that.

-- Joe

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#10 posted 02-09-2010 07:31 AM

Nice shop Ken

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#11 posted 05-12-2010 04:23 AM

Ken, it looks like You are amassing a great arsenal of very nice tools and your shop is coming along as well. I really love that classic Unisaw,looks like it should be in a showroom or something . Anyway looking forward to seeing the shop in its finished state as I am sure You are as well ! keep us posted and stay safe.

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

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#12 posted 08-16-2010 09:01 PM

Real nice shop and I love that equipment.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#13 posted 05-24-2011 07:40 PM

Thanks for the tour.
I like that Unisaw you have.
What kind of fence is on that, and how long are the rails?

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#14 posted 04-07-2012 06:35 PM

I like the look of some of the older tools, nice shop!

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