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It’s not much, but it is what it is. It’ll keep the rain off my head, the sun from burning me, and still allow the breeze to cool me off on a warm summer’s day. The plan is to keep “stationary” tools un-stationary.

Because this is outside, I hope to build locking cabinets to house all my tools. This should allow me tools to remain MY tools!

Here’s a list of what I’m currently using.

Disston D-8 10 tpi crosscut saw
Warranted Superior 14 ppi crosscut back saw
Disston D-4 14 ppi rip back saw
Japanese “Z” saw with progressive teeth.
Black & Decker Firestorm Circular saw
Dewalt Jig Saw

Norvell Shapliegh #4C type
Stanley #5
Diamond Edge #5
Diamond Edge #7
Norvell Shapleigh low angle adjustable throat block plane
Cheap-o block plane
Stanley #51 spokeshave
Stanley #80 cabinet scraper
Stanley #45 (still needs TONS of work)

I’ve also got a PC690 router, a Makita 1/4 sheet sander, and a PC biscuit joiner.

My mallet is from Lee Valley, my combination square is a vintage Starett. I’ve got a bit brace and a couple of hand drills. In short, I’m in pretty good shape. No huge cabinet saw, occilating spindle sander, drum sander, or all that crap. Maybe some day, but for now, I just need a few benchtop tools, a good bandsaw, and I’ll be in hog’s heaven :D

You know, that just makes me a happy camper :)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#1 posted 01-04-2008 03:40 PM

at least you have a place to work! or at least store tools

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 03-30-2008 10:22 PM

You didnt list a very important item that I noticed it the photo, your Black & Decker Workmate!that is a great tool in it self as far a I am concerned, I used to rely on a workmate 200 when I first started in my bedroom after comming out of the NAVY and getting a place of my own (since my parents made my bedroom thier new dining room)and I mostly slept on the couch.Keep it up, Rock-On

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#3 posted 03-30-2008 10:52 PM

I love my Workmate. Do the best you can with what you have.

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#4 posted 05-18-2008 09:13 PM

that sounds like a nice shop.

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