PopsHuckster's Workshop

  • Advertise with us
Workshop by PopsHuckster posted 12-28-2009 10:36 AM 2520 reads 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

View all workshops »

View PopsHuckster's profile


173 posts in 3984 days

United States

Well .. with the move in 2017 to a new place for mum and I came a whole new area for my shop. It was actually one of the first things I attacked when we moved in because who knew what projects I would get to do in the new digs. The nice part of the new shop would be it’s indoors, so it’s heated and air-conditioned. Much better than the old shop that was a stand-alone building. No longer would I smell like a kerosene heater when I went back in the house.

It’s also a larger foot print. I only took about a 3rd of the full empty basement. The unfinished basement was one of the criteria for a new place. Along with: 2-car garage, no lawn work, no more snow removal, no outside maintenance and a view. Got em’ all. The shop is now 16×22 basically with a separate area behind one wall for storage and to hide the sump and pump for the upflow toilet I’m installing.

This is the entrance to the new shop. Always liked barn door style.

I did a barn door for the door to the bathroom too. The wood locks are just for looks although the grand kids ask how they were going to get into the bathroom with the door padlocked.

Inside the bath is a nice working sink (not a bathroom vanity). A small home made cabinet will contain first aid supplies above the sink. If you know me you know if I don’t spill blood during a project, I’m not doing it right. Ask my wife.

First thing you see when you enter the shop is the basic workbench (which has been widened since this was taken), combination saw, metal and wood lathes, my Dad’s 1950 craftsman drill press, and some wall cabinets. The 2-drawer has some of my project files and reference material.

Standing at the workbench and looking toward the door is the ‘entertainment’ area of the shop wall. I need noise in the back ground. The book case has catalogs and some of my craft supply boxes.

The wall to the right as you walk in the shop is the nuts, bolts and screws wall. Full of plastic parts bins. I don’t like to run out of the small things when i’m in the middle of a project.

This wall beside the tv has a lot of the small hand tools and stuff I don’t use on every project. The table saw is a 10” sliding sled Ryobi I really like.

Shot of vac system and compressor.

All in all, I’m really happy we moved and that my wife supports my ‘habit’ of sawdust and tooth pick making.

-- Pop

15 comments so far

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27249 posts in 4735 days

#1 posted 12-28-2009 01:40 PM

Pop, this looks like a pretty nice shop in which to work. I like the way you have used pegboard to organize and store your hand tools. I have a similar set-up in my shop. My entire front wall is pegboard and it keeps my hand tools stored and readily available. But I do have to occasionally “remind” my sons to return my tools since that does not appear to be high on their priority list.

You have a nice set of tools to work with as well. I like your router table. That is a nice design that also provides you with plenty of storage for your router accessories.

Thanks for posting the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

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

View patron's profile


13711 posts in 4254 days

#2 posted 12-28-2009 02:04 PM

nice shop ,
is that a home made hold down on the slider on the table saw ?
it looks prety interesting .

welcome to LJ’s .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

View cabinetmaster's profile


10873 posts in 4471 days

#3 posted 12-28-2009 02:13 PM

Great looking shop. Thanks for the great tour.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

View woodworm's profile


14477 posts in 4503 days

#4 posted 12-28-2009 06:37 PM

Very nice shop. This is the shop should be. The outside look does not tell “the uninvited visitor” what’s the contents of the shop.
Great organizing work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13345 posts in 4586 days

#5 posted 12-28-2009 06:38 PM

Very nice shop.

View dbhost's profile


5777 posts in 4145 days

#6 posted 12-28-2009 08:55 PM

Nice shop. I actually like the size, but then again I am cramped into a shared space garage with too much other stuff sharing my space…


That looks to be a Ryobi BT3000 (It is DEF a BT3×00 of some sort, has silver rails, but the top looks anodized like a BT3100 would be). The hold down for the Sliding Miter Table is a Ryobi accessory. I have two of them. They came with the BT Accessory Kit from Ryobi.

-- Please like and subscribe to my YouTube Channel

View PopsHuckster's profile


173 posts in 3984 days

#7 posted 12-28-2009 09:14 PM

David…That’s actually part of the saw table. It’s a Ryobi BT3100. I’ve always had the typical table saw with the T-slide miter and thought it was always so ‘sloppy’ inthe track. A buddy who was selling off a lot of his stuff because he could no longer enjoy it, sold me this for $100. It’s been the most acurate saw I ever had.

-- Pop

View dbhost's profile


5777 posts in 4145 days

#8 posted 12-29-2009 04:04 AM

You got a pic of the front of the saw? If that is a BT3100, you have a set of BT3000 rails on it, and sliding miter table base (The BT3100 pieces were black). But that does explain the anodized top instead of polished…

-- Please like and subscribe to my YouTube Channel

View PopsHuckster's profile


173 posts in 3984 days

#9 posted 12-29-2009 04:49 AM

I dug the manual out for it and the manual is for a BT3000/3100..duh. After turning the saw around and finally finding the tag on the bottom of the back panel (it’s now on a roll-around base and not on the end of the bench anymore) I found the tag. It is in fact a BT3000 and not a 3100. Do you know what the difference was between the two? The manual is just a general use, parts and doesn’t really say much. The fellow I got it from was a government employee in communications that I used to work with so GOK where he got it. The biggest problem I’ve ever had with it is the fact that a zero clearance insert is not available. It came with a general insert and a dado insert but I need a tight blade clearance at times and wind up using heavy tape to close down the gap.

-- Pop

View a1Jim's profile


118144 posts in 4490 days

#10 posted 12-29-2009 05:01 AM

Nice shop Pop
This is a well organized shop with some super tools


View john's profile


2385 posts in 5294 days

#11 posted 12-29-2009 05:04 AM

I have to agree that sure is a nice organized shop !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

View ND2ELK's profile


13494 posts in 4687 days

#12 posted 12-29-2009 05:48 AM

Nice looking shop. I know what you mean by having a shop on wheels. My shop is about the same size as yours. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View Andrew's profile


709 posts in 4111 days

#13 posted 12-29-2009 03:55 PM

So organized and clean, you must not use the lathe much.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

View Splinterman's profile


23074 posts in 4274 days

#14 posted 12-30-2009 11:38 AM

Hey Pop,
Sweet set-up shop…very well done.

View sawblade1's profile


754 posts in 3939 days

#15 posted 09-13-2010 05:34 AM

Sweet shop Thanks for posting :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path [email protected]

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics