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Yolo County,
Davis, Ca 95618
United States

My hobby shop is a two car garage that is split about 2/3 woodshop, 1/3 metal shop, and whatever might be left is washer and dryer…and maybe a fridge.

On the wood side of the house, I’ve built most of my own shop furniture as a way to teach myself joinery and finishing. My table saw is a hand me down Craftsman contractor saw from my Father-in-law that I added a router table to the side of, as well as an Incra TS positioner. Then I boxed the whole thing in in an attempt to copy the custom cabinets in our home.

I use mostly bench top tools due to limited space, but I’ve made it work for me. A Rikon 10” bandsaw, Rikon drill press, a little scroll saw and a Kreg pocket hole machine take up one side of the shop, near my hand tool bench (an old beat up bench handed down from my wife’s grandfather that I rebuilt/modified for hand tools).

The past couple years I’ve really gotten into hand tools and hand tool work. I’m definitely a hybrid woodworker, but I’ve gathered up a couple older and newer hand planes, a couple sets of chisels, a bunch of gouges and some other stuff. Most of it lives on a French cleat wall I built this summer over the bench,

I built several rolling tables to create work areas, including an air tool table and an assembly and finishing table. As well as a semi-stationary sanding tools table with a Flat Master sander and a grizzly oscillating belt sander. The table has its own small dust collector built in underneath it, as well as drawer storage for my other sanders. The rolling table height was designed to allow the sanding machines to outfeed onto the assembly table for working on panels and the like.

My milling is handled by a Wahuda 8” segmented cutting head joiner and a Dewalt 735 both mounted to a flip top rolling table.

Dust collection is just a piped together shop vac with a dust deputy, but I’m planning on upgrading that in the very near future. I’m thinking an Oneida Supercell, but we’ll see.

I piped in overhead air through the shop as well as a separate sub panel for the bigger tools. I predominantly spray my finishes, mostly with a Earlex Spray Port HVLP turbine unit. I spray a lot of lacquer because I don’t have a spray booth and HVLP lacquer drys before it hits the ground!

I’ve also got an assortment of welders, a plasma cutter and various metal cutting saws on the other side of the shop. Including a nested welding table/plasma cutting table. I also built a media blasting/powder coating station because Powder Coating rocks for finishing metal! A small mill and a lathe finish out the metal shop side.

-- I like chips...and sawdust...but mostly chips...with vinegar


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pottz

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#1 posted 01-14-2021 03:07 PM

nice shop space youve got a lot packed into a small space.too bad ya cant ditch the washers.welcome too lumber jocks.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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RyanGi

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#2 posted 01-14-2021 03:51 PM

Yeah, the washer and dryer were an oversight when we remodeled the house. I had a chance to put them inside and decided ‘why bother?’ This was before I really built the shop up, and I couldn’t see needing more room…boy was I wrong! On the plus side, my current shop has been an excellent primer for how to build my retirement shop. I’ve learned a ton about wood working but, as important, I’ve learned about shop efficiencies and work flow. Lots of things to do different next time!

-- I like chips...and sawdust...but mostly chips...with vinegar

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Madmark2

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#3 posted 01-14-2021 04:10 PM

Really nice shop. I especially like how all your work surfaces and tool heights are exactly the same height. I’ve been telling folx that’s the way to go and your shop is the perfect example of that.

Really impressive.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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RyanGi

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#4 posted 01-14-2021 04:12 PM

I appreciate the feedback, thanks! I like everything the same height, but it’s all too high! Everything needs to be about 6-8 inches shorter for hand tool use, I’ve found. But I do love having the ability to use every surface in the shop to support work!

-- I like chips...and sawdust...but mostly chips...with vinegar

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moke

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#5 posted 01-14-2021 06:37 PM

Awesome! You have utilized every available inch. You have great organization and lots of great tools, and at thanksgiving you can do the turkey in ur oven….I assume that is for powder coating. I am in the throws of building my dream shop ( or as dreamy as my pocketbook will allow…..and I have gotten several good ideas from you. Thanks fro showing us ur space and welcome to LJ’s.

-- Mike

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RyanGi

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#6 posted 01-15-2021 01:02 AM

Thanks Moke. Yes, the oven and media blaster are for powder coating…best way I’ve found to finish metal projects! You’re right, there are a lot of tools choked into the shop…giving them all room to work is the challenge! I built a heavy duty slide out tray for the bandsaw that works great to give it roof off the bench top, and most things are on rollers…still a challenge!

-- I like chips...and sawdust...but mostly chips...with vinegar

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sstoner

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#7 posted 01-16-2021 02:19 AM

Hello Ryan do you find having a metal shop and woodworking shop in the same space is a problem?
I’m deciding what to do about that now. Welding and sawdust ?
great shop thanks
scott

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RyanGi

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#8 posted 01-16-2021 02:39 AM



Hello Ryan do you find having a metal shop and woodworking shop in the same space is a problem?

I haven’t seen a real downside to it. I do keep my metal cutting lathe and mill covered to keep the ways free of sawdust. And I’m pretty fastidious about cleaning up after each day’s work, regardless what side I’m working on. If I’m being honest, given the size of my shop, I probably should have picked one or the other and stuck with it…purely from a space perspective. I’m hoping one day to have enough room to separate the two sides from each other…and maybe a spray room in between?!?

To answer your question though, no, I haven’t found an issue based on how my shop is setup. I should also note I live in a pretty dry area, rarely seeing humidity above 60% in my shop even during the winter, and that without any sort of conditioning or dehumidifying. Keep it clean, keep it dry!

-- I like chips...and sawdust...but mostly chips...with vinegar

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iminmyshop

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#9 posted 01-20-2021 03:08 AM

you have used every inch of space. Impressively organized and laid out.

-- http://www.alansfinewoodworking.com/

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