SirSeth's Workshop

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Workshop by SirSeth posted 02-05-2013 02:07 AM 1519 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Hagerstown, MD
United States

I received permission from my landlord to build a small insulated man cave in the back of my car port. It’s about 14 by 7 feet, so my table saw, lathe, drill press, and 12” disc sander is a Shopsmith.

The Shopsmith is an old Mark 5 that I found on Craig’s list for $450. It was dirty and the legs were rusty, but the head stock was good so I brought it home (in my 2000 Honda Civic!) and cleaned it up. Hey, look, Automotive red paint was on sale for $1 a can. Things I like: multi-speed, small foot print, 4” drill travel, larger work surface than most drill presses, fence is good, and price can’t be beat for a used one of these for what I get out of it. What I hate: the time it takes to change tools, if I flip a breaker before slowing the motor down I have to take the thing apart to “fix” it, and small table saw work surface.

My bench came from an old school that was auctioning off everything in the building. I found this in the basement and no one else wanted to carry it up, so I offered $20 for it. It weighs a ton and I was able to enlist 3 friends to help me carry it up a narrow concrete stairway. It weighs a ton and I love it.

My smuckers x-peanut butter screw organizational system.

My fleet of hand planes. #8 Jointer with Hock blade, #3 Wards Master, Stanley Block plane, Ibex finger plane and a couple of other small ones.

-- What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

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#1 posted 02-05-2013 05:36 AM

Nice paneling. Looks like my shop…...............

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 02-05-2013 11:40 AM

Yeah, OSB is the cheapest thing I could find. There is very little incentive to improve the house when you are renting.

-- What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

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#3 posted 02-05-2013 02:30 PM

That’s an interesting shop and it looks very cozy. I’ll bet that you enjoy working in there very much.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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