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Workshop by WWilson posted 01-06-2010 07:16 PM 1328 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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South Lyon, MI 48178
United States

Here’s a rundown of my shop as it exists presently. I am truly blessed to have the tools I do. My next major upgrate will be proper electical in the shop. I am currently a 1-plug shop….. and once the juice is sufficient, a dust collector will follow as soon as the funds allow.

-70’s Craftsman contractor style TS w/ homemade zero clearance inserts & one of those anti vibration belts.
-Rikon 14” Deluxe bandsaw
-Craftsman combo router (fixed / plunge base)
-Router table – base was made from Shop Notes plans and the top is from Rockler
-Delta 13” Planer
-Delta 6” Jointer
-Small Craftsman drill press
-Bosch 12v cordless drill

-Gent’s saw
-Stanley No. 4 handplane
-Stanley No. 5 handplane
-Stanley No. 7 handplane
-Lie Nielsen low angle block plane
-2 different spokeshaves
-a spokeshave that holds what looks to be a scraper. Not really sure what this is called but it is cool.
-Large Stanley rabbeting plane
-Norton 1000/4000 grit waterstone
-Starrett 12” combo square
-6 & 12” steel scales from Woodcraft

-4×8’ Oak assembly table with drawers. This table is super heavy and came from my Grandfather’s church school when they closed it down. I removed one of the drawers and mounted a bench vice in its place. Don’t know how I got along without a vice for so long.

-Leigh D4 24” Dovetail jig. What a monster. Works great but take some practice to get the feel of it.

-Oneida Dust Deputy. It works every bit as good as the hype. I use mine exclusevely for clean up and am very pleased with the results.

Hope you enjoyed looking. More to come as the shop evolves.

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#1 posted 01-06-2010 07:29 PM

Will, this is a pretty nice looking shop that you have to work it. The open framing is nice in that it lets you hang cabinets and jigs pretty easily and the open cavities between the studs can be used for storage as well. The windows are a bonus too. I would much rather work under natural light than fluorescent lighting anytime.

You have a nice set of tools to play with as well.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

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

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#2 posted 01-06-2010 07:36 PM

hi will ,
a little power ,
and some more organizing ,
and you are good to go !

welcome to LJ’s .

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#3 posted 01-06-2010 08:01 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. I have really enjoyed evolving the shop. It is amazing how much you can do on one extension cord (lots of plugging and unplugging but hey). I am currently building a set of cabinets to get myself organized. I will post them up as soon as I can finish them.

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#4 posted 01-07-2010 06:59 AM

I know the feeling about power. I actually run an extension cord to the laundry room (separate circuit) to get power for the DC… What a pain!

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#5 posted 01-07-2010 11:50 AM

Hey Wil,
Nice compact shop with nice tools.

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#6 posted 02-04-2012 06:19 AM

Our Craftsman table saws are related :-)

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#7 posted 02-04-2012 08:43 AM

That’s a good amount of space and some cool tools too.


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#8 posted 02-04-2012 02:25 PM

Will, you have the kind of shop that I love to go into. It’s really nice.


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