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Workshop by MetallurgyNerd posted 02-11-2013 04:28 PM 918 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Someday I’ll have a real shop but for now I work out of my garage. Like most shops, the heart of mine is a tablesaw. I have an old Grizzly 1023 that I’ve added a motor cover, extended fence and router table to. My router is a newly acquired Wilwaukee 5625. My router table is nothing fancy but I did make a pretty nice maple and cherry fence with dust extraction. My planer is a Dewalt DW735X. I decided to go with the Dewalt planer instead of a 15” 220V just for space reasons and for the superior finish capabilities. I may decide to add a Byrd Shelix head to the Dewalt one day or upgrade to a big planer if the right used one comes along. I lucked out and recently found a used Grizzly 6” x 60” jointer with spiral head for $400, which has made so many things so much easier. I have a Steel City benchtop mortising machine that works well enough for my weekend projects. Other than that I have a couple of workbenches I built years ago, lots of hand power tools and good old fashioned hand tools. My dust collection is limited to a Ridgid shop vac with a CV-06 mini cyclone, so everything in my garage is usually covered in dust at least some of the time.

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