Sam Yerardi's Workshop

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Workshop by Sam Yerardi posted 01-15-2008 06:54 PM 2013 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Sam Yerardi

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My shop is in my attached two-car garage. I have scrounged and built my shop over the years and add to it as I get time & money. I have a vintage 1938 Craftsman table saw, a vintage Beaver Falls lathe (in the process of being rebuilt), a Ryobi 10” planer, a 12” Craftsman bandsaw, a small deep throat bandsaw, an 18” Craftsman scroll saw, a 6” Craftsman jointer, an old Wards drill press (buried under the wood in picture), a router table, and numerous hand power tools. I’ve been collecting and restoring antique hand tools for a long time. I have a woodworker’s bench, and a large bench I made from a kitchen cabinet (3’ x 5’) to which I added a 2 1/2” thick marine plywood top and a large woodworking vise. Around the walls of my shop I have 5 other benches that I sort of dedicate to different things such as automobile/metal working, finishing, hand work, and grinding/polishing. I’ve been fortunate to have collected a very big library of woodworking books, magazines, etc. over the years. I’ve got a lot of wood stored all over the shop so right now it’s really cramped. As you can see from the photos it is a very messy shop. I look at pictures of everyone else’s nice clean shops and I drool. I’d like to build a separate building one of these days.

-- Sam

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#1 posted 01-15-2008 08:54 PM

Very crowded. Reminds me of my garage shop.

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

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#2 posted 01-15-2008 08:57 PM

Looks lived in. (That’s how I describe my shop)

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#3 posted 01-30-2008 04:02 PM

Yeah it looks as though you actually use your shop, that’s all that really counts.

-- --Chuck

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#4 posted 01-30-2008 05:24 PM

Sam, I don’t think you have enough “stuff” in your shop. You really need to work on that.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 03-11-2008 12:19 AM

Hi Sam,

I am just now getting around to reviewing some of the post that I have missed. Your shop looks like it gets plenty of use- that is something I like to see. Posts showing a spotless shot really look like they don’t get much use and appear to be lonely places waiting for some sawdust to happen.

Thanks for the post.

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

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Sam Yerardi

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#6 posted 03-11-2008 01:08 PM

Thanks Scott! I would love to have one of those shops I see in magazines where even the bench tops are spotless. I’ve now got even more wood in my shop than you can see in those pictures. And in a few weeks I’ll be getting some more. I’m a glutton for punishment I guess :)

-- Sam

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#7 posted 08-29-2009 04:28 AM

Nice shop but needs cleaning up, :)

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