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I’ve got a 1300sqft shop with including a finished office, bathroom and a storage room. The main shop room is about 950 sqft.
Tool List:
Jet 3hp cabinet saw w/forrest WWII blade. + 4×8 outfeed table
5’x10’x2.5” Laminated maple assembly table/infeed table for table saw
Grizzly 21” 5HP bandsaw setup for resaw 14.5” capacity
Delta 14” 1/2HP bandsaw 28-20C equipped for curved cuts 6” capacity
Grizzly 15” disc Sander
Shop fox 3HP dust collection unit
Grizzly 2HP dust collection cart
Onsrud 2HP Pin router
Bosch 12” axial glide mitre saw
Delta 1/2HP Floor standing Drill press
Craftsman 70’s era radial arm saw
Delta 40-440 Scroll saw
Foley Belsaw model 435 scroll saw
Boice Crane 5HP 12” Model 1000 thickness planer
Craftsman 4” 1/2HP jointer 40’s era

-- "The beatings will continue until the morale improves" --Grandpa


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pottz

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#1 posted 03-05-2019 05:24 PM

nice shop and great mix of old and new tools with plenty of room to use em.welcome to the disneyland of wood weird uncle,enjoy the rides-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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That_Weird_Uncle

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#2 posted 03-05-2019 07:50 PM

Thanks pottz! I love old machinery and actually prefer it as much as possible. Im a 3rd generation woodworker on both sides so many of my old tools i inherited from my grandparents. I’m just happy to take care of and use the old tools and remember good times in the shop and to continue the legacy.

-- "The beatings will continue until the morale improves" --Grandpa

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moke

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#3 posted 03-07-2019 10:18 PM

Wow! Great tools and great space…..thanks for showing

If I may, a stupid question, why is a 12’ planer 5 horse? Am I missing something?

-- Mike

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WayneC

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#4 posted 03-07-2019 10:25 PM

Nice Shop. I was expecting to see my Uncle’s Quonset Hut. He is a bit out there…. lol

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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That_Weird_Uncle

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#5 posted 03-07-2019 10:54 PM


Wow! Great tools and great space…..thanks for showing

If I may, a stupid question, why is a 12 planer 5 horse? Am I missing something?

- Mike

Hey Mike,

The planer used to be in the Ashland Oregon highschool wood shop my best guess is they burned out the original 2hp motor at some point and the shop teacher figured buying a larger (5hp baldor) motor then was actually needed would make it last longer under the abuse of the students. The bearings are all really in good shape and there’s no play in the cutter head so I think it was a pretty well maintained machine. It also has a 1/2hp baldor motor for the feed which is run through a gear box and uses a friction belt to allow you to adjust the feed speed. I researched this machine a lot and was unable to find any info on the feed system but it’s very handy as you can go to any speed between the high end or low end of it’s settings I guess you would call it a variable speed feed. I do a little metalwork and want to build a blacksmith power hammer so I think in the future I’ll be swapping one of my 2hp salvaged motors into this machine and stealing the 5hp for the power hammer. I picked up this machine on eBay for 239.00 and was the only bidder it sort of feels like a crime. In all I believe the machine is around 500+lbs on its custom welded base it’s a big chunk of old iron and definitely weights more then my table saw which is 450. It rolls around very easily and is so heavy there is very little vibration.


Nice Shop. I was expecting to see my Uncle s Quonset Hut. He is a bit out there…. lol

- WayneC

Thanks WayneC

I have a lot of fun out here. I’ll have to take better pictures soon I had just posted what I had around and I’ve made a few pretty big changes in some of them.

-- "The beatings will continue until the morale improves" --Grandpa

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EarlS

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#6 posted 03-07-2019 11:05 PM

Great looking shop…. loads of space, and it is in OR. We used to live in Eugene and miss it.

Those are some massive tools. They don’t build stuff like that anymore. Keep posting your projects. I certainly enjoy reading about what you make.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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woodchuckerNJ

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#7 posted 03-08-2019 12:44 AM

Nice setup. That Onsrud pin router, looks like the router is above and the pin below.
Is that easier to use then the pin above? I think it might be safer to be able to see the bit, but It seems like you won’t know how to push to follow the hidden master.. Just curious. I got excited seeing it, then started thinking…

-- Jeff NJ

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That_Weird_Uncle

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#8 posted 03-08-2019 01:15 AM



Nice setup. That Onsrud pin router, looks like the router is above and the pin below.
Is that easier to use then the pin above? I think it might be safer to be able to see the bit, but It seems like you won t know how to push to follow the hidden master.. Just curious. I got excited seeing it, then started thinking…

- woodchuckerNJ

Thanks! I’m actually pretty inexperienced with the pin router as I’ve only had it about 8 months or so. So far I’ve made 12 mortises for a quick project, a few push sticks (as a test/practice when I first got the machine) and the most complicated thing I did was make a couple of pieces for a window I was installing that matched the siding profile of my house exactly then had a lip that went to the frame around the window. Following the guide bushing is actually pretty easy and intuitive I would say it’s comparable to moving a plunge router along a template when you can’t see your template. You can intuitively feel the resistance as the bushing rides along the pattern. In all I don’t know if it’s easier then a standard router table with a guide pin but I think it is a lot faster. Once I made a jig to hold my work pieces I made 12 mortises in about as many minutes. It blew me away how smoothe this machine is and it’s a little terrifying at the same time it doesn’t show down or care how fast you push. It’s incredibly rigid as well.

On a side note this is the heaviest machine in my shop weighing in at way over 1000 lbs. The body is 1”thick cast iron. In fact I moved it, my big 21” bandsaw which is ~750lbs if I remember correctly and my 15” disc sander which is ~160 into the shop at the same time I had the bandsaw and sander on the front of my flatbed and the pin router on the back. When I disconnected the trailer from my truck the tongue went up (pin router was in the back of the trailer, axle in the middle and saw+sander up front) I could stand on the tongue and it only just went down so that means it had nearly 200lbs of negative tongue weight on a 6 foot lever I’m not sure what the math on that comes to but that sucker is heavy. 4 strong men a bottle jack and movers dollies and levers got it in place and I parked it right next to the door.

-- "The beatings will continue until the morale improves" --Grandpa

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Zonker

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#9 posted 03-09-2019 06:33 PM

Very nice shop, looks like a fun place to work.

-- Larry A. - I've made a small fortune with my woodworking. The trouble is, I started with a large fortune.

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