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avlamonte

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As is probably the case with most of you, I have been collecting tools for many years. With the purchase of a new home and the expansion into an adjacent room for the workshop, I am tooling up with what I hope will be “forever tools”. My new home was built in 1964 and is pretty much all original. It had a three panel sliding garage door if you can believe that! I had never seen one of those. Anyway, I wanted to tackle the garage first (much to my wife’s dismay) and get the shop set up so I can get started on the other modifications we have planned.

Here is what it looked like with the floor done, but nothing else:

Since space is at a premium, I took apart my router table and added it to the end of the table saw extension:

This was the old router table with a new toy on it:

and some other new toys:

So the main garage area is coming along.

and now I am working on the “workshop” area:

Updates will come soon as I am ready to start mudding the drywall…Thanks for looking…

-- "Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Gil Bailie


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builtinbkyn

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#1 posted 01-05-2016 12:32 AM

Nice shop :) Nice toys too :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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avlamonte

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#2 posted 01-05-2016 12:49 AM

Thanks much Bill…

-- "Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Gil Bailie

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RibsBrisket4me

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#3 posted 01-05-2016 04:08 AM

Really nice.
Great TS, router table, cabinets.

Thumbs up!

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JoeinGa

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#4 posted 01-05-2016 01:42 PM

Looks great. Looking forward to see what comes out of that new shop !

Oh yeah, WELCOME to LJs !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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WoodNSawdust

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#5 posted 01-05-2016 01:59 PM

Looks like you are making good progress!

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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avlamonte

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#6 posted 01-05-2016 02:23 PM

Thanks so much everyone! Each time I move, the shop/garage gets better and since this should be my final relocation, I am trying to take my time and get everything set up the way I want it to be…I know, I know…things do change…

-- "Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Gil Bailie

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pottz

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#7 posted 01-05-2016 08:56 PM

looks to me that change has been very good to you your gonna have a great work space when its done. my brother in law did the same thing when he bought a new house set up the garage and workshop first on
ly makes sense woman just dont understand priorities.have fun and welcome to lj’s.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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avlamonte

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#8 posted 01-06-2016 03:05 PM

Oh so true pottz. The funny thing is that all of my wife’s girlfriends understand…go figure!

Thanks for the welcome everyone! It is so easy to spend hours on here drooling over projects, etc…

Allan

-- "Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Gil Bailie

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builtinbkyn

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#9 posted 01-06-2016 03:19 PM

Say, what does that super looking router sled/jig do? Is it a Festool product?

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#10 posted 01-06-2016 04:33 PM

You have a nice shop. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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avlamonte

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#11 posted 01-06-2016 05:37 PM

builtinbkyn, that contraption is called a Router Boss….check out their website…it looks pretty cool. I have been too busy working on the garage to try it out yet (along with all the other tools), but I am looking forward to having the time to play…The Router Boss is primarily for doing joinery, especially through dovetails. The magic is you clamp the wood and move it with the crank past the fixed router, or vice versa. Climb cuts are not a problem. I really like how your shop is coming along…

Thanks helluvawreck…I dreamed of having a bigger space, but the cost of homes with bigger lots were outside of our budget…It was actually my wife’s idea to add the bedroom to the garage space for my shop. This got me to stop eyeing her backyard for shop placement…I think it’ll work out.

Take care,
Allan

-- "Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Gil Bailie

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