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Workshop by Ken Reed posted 09-07-2009 02:25 AM 1912 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This is the front of my shop and wood shed.


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#1 posted 09-07-2009 02:35 AM

Ken, that is a nice entrance to your shop. How about posting some pictures of the inside when you get an opportunity? Visual tours of other shops are always well received.

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

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#2 posted 09-07-2009 02:42 AM

Inside shots would be cool

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#3 posted 09-07-2009 02:53 AM

Inside shops would be nice.

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#4 posted 09-07-2009 05:39 AM

I’ll try and get some inside shots….kinda hard to do in just one or two snaps, but I’ll see what I can do in the morning.

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#5 posted 09-07-2009 12:57 PM

Wow, look at those beautiful doors! Very nice.

-- Craig, Springfield Ohio

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#6 posted 09-07-2009 05:22 PM

Scarcraigo1: thanks! I actually “cheated” on the carriage doors by building a steel frame from 1×3 box tubing and applying the wood to that. Quick, dirty and strong. The importance of being done!

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#7 posted 09-07-2009 09:38 PM

Well, I’ve added some snaps of the inside of my shop. As you can see the bench is covered in laminate, which isn’t very “woodie” of my, but it makes a great bench top. The old planer is a sweetheart and is the very last bit of 3 phase power on the ridge. I’m lucky to have it! The fence on the 12” table saw is a Paralok and it’s the best fence I’ve ever seen, but I think they went outta business years ago. I’ve tried to keep everything I can in cabinets so that dust doesn’t get everywhere and the place is easier to clean. Dust collection via an external cyclone is next on my list.

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#8 posted 09-07-2009 09:50 PM

Damn!!!! Look at all that space, OK I officially envy you, hell I would envy half the space you have.
CONGRATULATIONS!! Happy Lumberjocking have fun….

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#9 posted 09-07-2009 10:07 PM

Jerryz, ha, ha! Yeah, shop’s are NEVER too big! I have this much space because the “carriage house” is actually a woodshed so most of the lumber and ply plus alotta junk is out there. Just a gravel floor out there, but it works just fine and the price is right!

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#10 posted 09-08-2009 01:12 PM

Hey Ken,
That Sir is one fine workshop with some great toy’s to play with…..good lighting and tool storage…well done.

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#11 posted 09-08-2009 02:00 PM

great shop ,
and nice tools .

it looks like you can find the broom,

that’s a plus in itself !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 11-01-2010 05:23 AM

Ken, you have some nice tools!

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#13 posted 11-01-2010 04:02 PM

Beginning,

Thanks. The only advice I’d have for a beginner is to invest in the very best tools you can possibly afford. Take my shop vac for instance; I paid a thousand dollars for that thing! Here’s how the math works out: buy a cheap Crapsmans vac for $200 and rarely use it because it’s soooo loud, the hose is short and it doesn’t actually pull much air. Throw it away and buy a Milwaukee vac at an auction for $150. Burn it up. Throw it away. Buy a Rigid from the box store for another $200, but add another $50 for a longer hose and some attachments. Bad design: very loud, always tipping over, the hose is very stiff and kinks readily, and it doesn’t move much air anyway. Buy a Dust Deputy for another $100 because the filter is so poor. So, now I’ve spent well over $500 and don’t yet have a tool that works and is a pleasure to use. NOW, go buy a $500 Bosch, Festool or Fien vac and the world is a better place. I got a good deal on the Bosch, and it’s quiet, has a great hose, I can plug my tools into it so the vac is controlled by the sander or Domino or whatever and it will even accept my old hoses if I want! So, I paid over a thousand dollars for that tool: $500 for the tool and another $500 for the education.

Buy the best and you won’t be disappointed.

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