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My shop- The Cave
I have a SawStop and made folding out feed tables for the router and saw . This summer I made two work benches Maple- Walnut with Maple Birdseye drawer fronts .
I like having two benchs because I can butt them up to each other to make one long bench 11ft or back to back to make an approx 5.5by 4.5 ft square or an L shape or T shape. They also act as out feed tables for my tablesaw when cutting longer than 5 ft .

Tools = Dewalt 735 13” planer. Jet = jointer -Bandsaw saw -dust collecter – belt&disk sander- spindle sander.
PerfomaX 16-32 drum sander. PowerMatic 2800 drill press- PowerMatic 3520b Lathe .
Rikon – Mini lathe. Makita 10” slidiing compound mitersaw.
Plus Lots of hand tools =Hand planes – chisels Etc.

I also built a 13’X10’ shop in my backyard for all my finishing – veneering & Lapidary = working with stone

If you’d like to see More of my bench-s Etc. I’ll have pictures in the photo section.
I’ll be glad to answer any questions you might have & thanks for Checking me out!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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Greg Wurst

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#1 posted 06-17-2008 09:01 PM

Why, why, WHY do you people make these furniture-grade workbenches?! Anything that beautiful I’d be scared to death to knick it! I’d stick that thing in the middle of my living room and just admire it. :)

I use my garage as a shop too, except I have to get the cars back in in the evening. Next house gets a garage just for the shop!

Ok, and I want your saw, too!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#2 posted 06-17-2008 09:44 PM

Beautiful shop! Very nice benches you have there. Its so nice and clean, i guess that you will have to dust them at least 5 times a day. just kidding, but i’ll bet you would take nicest shop of the month:)

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#3 posted 06-17-2008 10:34 PM

Great looking bench! Very nice shop.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 06-17-2008 11:33 PM


You have a very well organized shop and I absolutely love the table saw set up. You have a nice design on the outfeed table as well as a wonderful saw. Of course I also enjoyed seeing the benches. These are too beautiful for shop cabinetry. But you do have a nice shop in which to play. I would enjoy working in there.

Thanks for the shop tour. I enjoyed visiting with you.

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

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#5 posted 06-18-2008 02:48 AM

Great looking shop. Thanks for the chance to peek.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#6 posted 06-18-2008 08:08 PM

That’s a really nice shop you have here. Your benches look better than most of the furniture in my house…

-- Nick, Fremont, CA.

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#7 posted 06-19-2008 06:31 PM


Just checked out the pixs of your shop!! Man, I’m going to have to clean all of the drool off of my keyboard. Great selection of tools and a beautiful workbench/storage.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 06-21-2008 04:58 AM


Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Those benches… wow…

Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

-- Ryno

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#9 posted 06-30-2008 05:47 PM

That is one sexy workbench. Almost too pretty to get rough with.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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#10 posted 07-23-2008 05:36 PM

Beautiful shop! Great looking bench!

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#11 posted 08-09-2008 05:28 PM

That is a beautiful shop!

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#12 posted 10-19-2008 02:04 PM

Your spacious, clean & beautiful shop with beautiful bench is really inspiring me. I would be sorry to let it unvisited for even an hour in a day. Take good care of your SawStop…

Finally, very nice shop.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#13 posted 10-19-2008 02:38 PM

It’s a shame you couldn’t get some better tools or prettier workbenches ;-).

On my list of project I’ve just finished adding the outfeed table and a nice workbench.

I’m also about to go add another blog entry:


Good work, RJ. Look forward to seeing other projects coming from you.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#14 posted 10-19-2008 10:46 PM

The workbench is furniture!! Nice place to work.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#15 posted 10-20-2008 03:12 AM

The shop is great!! I want your outfeed table__The Springres are beautiful! thier names & ages?

-- "How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatos, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?"

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