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Workshop by dewoodwork posted 07-28-2007 09:46 PM 3448 reads 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Vacaville, CA
United States

I started setting up shop in my garage in 1998 and have been gradually adding tools, bits and blades. While I can do decent work with the tools I have I plan to upgrade and add more tools in the future. I biggest issue is space and I have all of my tools mobile. If need be I can park our SUV inside. Since it’s a garage I share the space with bicycles washer & dryer and other items stored over head. I hope to build a detached shop in our back yard one of these years.

Update 2015, I have finally released my dream of having a dedicated shop. We purchased a new home and I had a shop built to my specs. A little larger would be nice but had set guidelines on price and usable space to build. I have lots of lighting and power, heat and AC, great insulation for sound and climate control.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#1 posted 07-28-2007 10:52 PM

Reminds me of my old garage shop. It seems like just yesterday.

Nice setup!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 08-15-2007 12:16 PM

The shop looks to simple to produces such wonderful work. That vacuum press and router jig caught my eye :) Post more as you upgrade. Great use of space.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#3 posted 08-22-2007 03:29 AM

great lookin shop … like the router jig .. what issue of shop notes is it in ? may want to make one someday

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 08-22-2007 03:45 AM

Wow. Talk about innovation. Great use of space.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#5 posted 08-22-2007 04:41 AM

Great shop. I like the router setup. I’ve goot the Woodhaven version. But I need to work on the dust collection. Because it’s now an outdoors tool.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 08-22-2007 05:59 AM

Dan the issue is vol. 12 issue 68. The project has quite a hardware list and most items are found at the hardware store. The T track and knobs I purchased at a woodwork supply. Over all the jig works quite well but there are some issues that can be improved upon from the original plan.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#7 posted 10-02-2007 06:49 AM

Man, that must be nerve wracking to move the drill press. Has that ever fallen over?

-- Jim, Sacramento, Calif.

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#8 posted 10-11-2007 04:12 PM

Great job on the router jig.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 10-15-2007 02:22 AM

There are some very nice projects coming out of that shop. Nice job!

-- Craig - "If a man does his best, what else is there?" - General George S. Patton

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#10 posted 10-30-2007 11:13 PM

I like your shop. You do great work!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 02-29-2008 03:42 AM

Hey I grew up in Vaca… Go bulldogs! that is unless you live on the will c wood side? Nice shop I love the router set up my buddy has a cast iron version I think he called it a multi-router and he does all his loose tenon stuff with that but he paid a mint! Hopefully I can find the plans. You said it needed some improvements, could you tell me what they are. Thanks James

-- Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night

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#12 posted 04-27-2009 11:17 PM

Nice looking shop.

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#13 posted 05-10-2009 10:22 PM

So Clean!

-- Be safe.

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#14 posted 05-11-2009 05:14 AM

Great shop great tools great layout


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