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Oakdale, Ca.
United States

My workshop now uses the better part of a 3 car garage. I store my veneers on storage racks wall mounted and also use some cabiinet top space. The bulk of my lumber storage is a separate 10×12 Tough Shed in which I added horizontal racks and end doors for easier access. Over the 25 plus years I have enjoyed woodworking I’ve accumulated a lot of tools and machinery, but just like clamps you can never have too many. I have gathered my wits and realized though some things I had I just needn’t need or use so I have sold some to make room in the shop.
Until I get things better organized I’ll refrain from showing photos so I won’t embarrass myself.
I’ll list some of my assortment of power and hand tools that I’ve gathered over the years:
Powermatic 66 with roller extension and 50” Vega fence.
Inca 10” 570 jointer/planer
Rigid 12” planer
Delta sanding center
Delta 4” x 36” sander
Jet mini lathe
Delta bench top mortising machine
Performax 22/44 drum sander
Hegner multimax scrollsaw
Hitachi 10” sliding compound mitre saw
Festool rail saw and table
Delta drill press
variety of routers
a variety of drills and sanders that one ends up with
3 router tables, 1 shopmade and 1 Jessem table I bought in a estate sale, 1 shop made horizontal table
several Leigh-Nielsen planes
several sets of chisels, although I prefer the Japanese chisels
variety of Japanese hand saws
A shop made sharpening center that uses water stones
A tormek sharpener
Veneering I use both a vacuum press and hammer veneering methods so I have lots of little shop made stuff.

I know pictures are worth a thousand words and several have asked to see, so with some clean up here ya go!

If you would like to see more photos of my shop, here’s a link:
For easy viewing, select slideshow in the upper right hand corner.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#1 posted 06-27-2010 05:52 PM


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#2 posted 06-27-2010 09:51 PM

Randy, your shop certainly sounds like one I would enjoy visiting. I am looking forward to seeing pictures of it when you get a chance to post them.

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

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#3 posted 06-27-2010 09:54 PM

Hey Randy welcome to Ljs
sounds like a great shop, photos would be super.


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#4 posted 06-28-2010 02:39 AM

I understand the request for photos, allow me a few days and I’ll post some photos of my work shop.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#5 posted 06-28-2010 10:44 PM

Yep. Sounds good… Don’t worry if your shop is messy. Most of us have messy shops at one point or another…

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#6 posted 06-29-2010 04:53 AM

Ok Randy,
Where are the pics….???

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#7 posted 07-08-2010 04:11 AM

Ok, pictures are now added.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#8 posted 07-08-2010 01:34 PM

Randy, now this is a shop in which I would enjoy working. You appear to have it pretty well organized and you have room to maneuver around in there between the tool stations. It looks to me as if the vehicles sit outside. I tried to maintain both a garage and a shop but eventually got tired of the constant tear down and set up and just let my truck sit outside. And, of course, it gave me more room for tools!

Your wood storage looks pretty good. This is one area that a lot of us seem to have difficulty with. Yours is well organized and the wood looks to be readily available. You also have a nice set of tools to play with as well.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed the tour.

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

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#9 posted 07-08-2010 01:49 PM

Randy,very nice shop and a long list of great tools !! can’t wait to see the projects that come out of it.
Welcome to LJs

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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#10 posted 07-14-2010 08:19 PM

Very nice! (Great name too!)

I like the layout, and your storage of short stock is great!

I see so many similarities to my shop and tools, the Bessey K’s, Performax, Hitachi, Delta mortiser…

Welcome and All the best!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#11 posted 07-28-2010 01:54 AM

Nice looking shop. I’d love to have some of the stuff you have, including space, but I guess I’ll have to wait until I’ve been in it 25 years to enjoy some of the same luxuries.

-- Matt -

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#12 posted 11-28-2010 04:47 AM

Great looking shop for making sawdust, didn’t see much of it, good job, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#13 posted 12-16-2010 04:19 PM

Just seen your shop, looks great to me some very nice tools. If you seen my shop you would get a real good laugh.

-- Tom D

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