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Workshop by MrMeasureTwice posted 10-10-2011 01:05 AM 2263 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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MrMeasureTwice

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Antioch, CA 94531
United States

UPDATED EQUIPMENT/TOOL LIST:
1 – Shopsmith 10ER (circa 1952)
1 – Shopsmith 10E (circa 1949)
1 – DeWalt DW735 dual speed, 3 blade planer + in-feed/out-feed extensions (nearly new, actually used one time before the poor fella died – sad story…)
1 – Craftsman 10” table saw on it’s own stand (about 8 years old)
1 – Craftsman compound miter saw (brand new)
1 – Craftsman drill press (brand new)
1 – Craftsman scroll saw, single speed (used, unsure of age)
1 – Craftsman band saw (circa 1961) – [didn’t cost me a penny – was given to me by a friend!!]
1 – Craftsman bench grinder (brand new)
1 – belt/disc sander combo unit, 4” belt & 6” disc – (circa WHO KNOWS – el cheapo brand, but got it at a garage sale for $7.50)
1 – Chicago Electric router table with router ( brand new)
3 – rolling tool boxes (mostly automotive tools)

I have gotten to the point where all the crap is outta the shop now and I have drawn up plans for where to put the various tools. I am limited with space, so squeezing things into a 10×24 single car garage is trying my creative element.

Here’s the diagram, updated recently based on feedback on my blog postings (BLOG):

As always, feedback, ideas, recommendations, experiences, lessons learned are ALWAYS welcome…

—Jim

-- May your shop be filled with chips and sawdust all year long, – “Mr. Measure Twice”


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#1 posted 10-10-2011 09:19 AM

Pics would be nice.

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#2 posted 10-10-2011 06:21 PM

Jim, Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#3 posted 10-11-2011 04:28 AM

Splinter – I will put some up this weekend.

-- May your shop be filled with chips and sawdust all year long, – “Mr. Measure Twice”

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#4 posted 10-11-2011 04:28 AM

Thanks Helluva!!

-- May your shop be filled with chips and sawdust all year long, – “Mr. Measure Twice”

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#5 posted 12-21-2011 11:37 PM

I added a diagram of how the tools will sit in the shop – this weekend I will be putting together the first bench and laying out the floorplan with tape and see if it really makes sense/will work.

—Jim

-- May your shop be filled with chips and sawdust all year long, – “Mr. Measure Twice”

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#6 posted 12-21-2011 11:54 PM

Jim, you have a narrow shop. I assume that you are going to have everything on rollers. If you do that you can probably make it work. The only thing that I might consider doing is to bring the table saw on up next to the door. You could pull it our inline with the door and it might allow you to feed some longer stock through the saw. If those smaller machines on the lazy susan are light enough to remove from a shelf and put in place you could save some room by eliminating that large lazy susan work table. The smaller table might could go down where the table saw was. These are just thoughts that popped into my mind. You have thought about it much more than I have. You must have everything on rollers though. Best of luck to you in working it all out.

helluvawreck

https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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MrMeasureTwice

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#7 posted 12-22-2011 04:28 AM

Helluva – thanks for the ideas – the Lazy Susan will hold a benchtop drill press, benchtop grinder, benchtop sander (belt & disc) and benchtop scroll saw. I may do what you suggest and store them under benches, etc. since I am very limited on space. I definitely plan on putting in the thre benches though, and am still deciding on the Shopsmith and whether I really want/need it. It is only going to serve as a jointer for the foreseeable future, so that’s a lot of space to give up for just the jointer feature. Tough decision.

Well, I will keep this up to date through the weekend and see what comes of my efforts!

-- May your shop be filled with chips and sawdust all year long, – “Mr. Measure Twice”

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#8 posted 01-17-2012 01:26 AM

I have an update on the shop progress, finally. Take a look at my new blog entry about the shop buildout here…

http://lumberjocks.com/TheShooter/blog/27606#comment-1150230

Still working on new drawings, but at this point, I may just put the machines and tools where I want to put them, then post those pictures instead.

-- May your shop be filled with chips and sawdust all year long, – “Mr. Measure Twice”

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