Woodshop Overhaul #2: Shop Tour

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Blog entry by Mike Merzke posted 06-21-2014 01:08 PM 3328 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just wanted to post a link to a short video I put together as a Shop Tour.

Shop Tour

-- Mike Merzke,

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#1 posted 06-21-2014 01:15 PM

Nice shop, looks well organized.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#2 posted 06-21-2014 05:55 PM

Sure looks nice Mike. Great layout and use of space. It must be nice to work there.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 06-21-2014 06:03 PM

Thanks, I wish I had more time to work in there

-- Mike Merzke,

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#4 posted 06-21-2014 10:09 PM

Looks good! I hope to do the same once I finish them shed and get all the other junk out.

What fence is that on your table saw?

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#5 posted 06-22-2014 01:03 AM

Great looking shop! Well organized, and clean—let’s see how long it stays that way!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 06-22-2014 01:28 AM

Craig, I put a Shop Fox aftermarket fence on there. It’s a Beisemeyer style fence. The factory fence on my Porter Cable Tablesaw started slipping over time. This thing is solid and accurate!!

Dean, it’s already happend!

-- Mike Merzke,

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#7 posted 06-24-2014 02:29 AM

Very nice… I’m in the process of redoing my 2 car garage shop. I hope it looks as good as your when complete. I really like that miter station/wood rack. Do you have plans for that? What was your inspiration there?

-- I cut that thing twice and it's still too short!

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#8 posted 06-24-2014 02:58 AM

I kind of combined a few different miter saw stations I had found online. The main inspiration came from the deluxe crosscut station with lumber rack found in Woodcraft Magazine.

-- Mike Merzke,

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#9 posted 06-24-2014 08:25 PM

Looks great – neat miter saw/storage solution.


-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#10 posted 06-25-2014 10:22 AM

Thanks for posting. I am slowly setting up my garage shop and you have given me several organization ideas. Your “everything in its place” shop takes full advantage of limited space. I think the miter saw/lumber rack is really clever.

-- You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes you just might find, you'll get what you need

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#11 posted 06-25-2014 10:37 AM

Thanks! I think shop organization is more important for us with smaller shops than might be for someone with a larger shop. We kind of get the best bang for the buck as far as real estate goes if we make the best use of the space.

-- Mike Merzke,

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