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Ridgid R4511 with Freud thin kerf blades, Freud 8” Dado and 8” box joint blades. Osborne Miter Gauge.
JET JWBS 14 MW with Riser Block ($150 thanks craigslist!)
Ridgid R4300 planer
Grizzly G1182HW 6” Jointer ($150, thanks Craigslist!)
Grizzly Table Top Spindle Sander ($75, thanks craigslist)
Porter Cable 12” dovetail jig
Dewalt 10” Double Bevel Miter Saw
Dewalt D5510 portable compressor (works great for 23ga pin nailer and 18 & 16 ga finish nailers
Rousseau Portable Router Table Top and Plate, Freud FT1700 hanging off of it.

Grizzly 2hp Dust Collector w/ trash can separator.

I’ll add a little wood gloat, since I haven’t built anything with it yet, I can’t honestly call it a project.

I’ve been laminating 4/4 oak narrow boards together for some time for a workbench top. I thought all my benches were good to go until I started messing around with handplanes. I guess pushing a bench from the side is harder on it than I thought.

Anyway, my folks recently remodeled their living room (home built in 1966) and the remodeler saved these pine beams for me. I had asked my dad to have him cut them in two towards the end, to yield a longer timber, but he cut them in the middle. Now, I’ve got 8 ea 3 1/2” x 5 3/4” x 62 (minimum length) pine timbers for the workbench top. Woo Hoo.

Sorry, a little long winded.

-- "Without lethality, it's just a parade."


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#1 posted 07-10-2011 09:13 PM

a few pics would be nice . Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 07-10-2011 09:15 PM

Elroyy, you shop sounds interesting. How about posting some pictures of it and giving us a tour when you get a chance?

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

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#3 posted 07-10-2011 10:07 PM

-- "Without lethality, it's just a parade."

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#4 posted 07-10-2011 10:08 PM

-- "Without lethality, it's just a parade."

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#5 posted 07-10-2011 10:09 PM

-- "Without lethality, it's just a parade."

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#6 posted 07-10-2011 10:11 PM

-- "Without lethality, it's just a parade."

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#7 posted 07-10-2011 10:15 PM

Thanks for the encouragement guys. I apologize for the mess, but as a bachelor for the first 43 years of my life, I’ve become a piler, not a filer. I get to use 1/2 our basement, approximately 25×18, for the woodshop and, when my wife isn’t looking, I encroach on her 1/2 she uses for Christmas ornaments and her kids’ books from 20 years ago.
No dust collection yet but the woodstock garbage can top separator works great! I’ve got a line on a 1 hp collector from, wait for it, craigslist, and, if I can get it, will still use in conjunction with the can lid cyclone. I’m amazed how much it keeps out of the shop vac bag.
I generally wait for it to fill, then transfer it to a yard waste paper bag which my city generously collects with the garbage and takes to the compost site.

Apologies for the 90 degree turn on the band saw, but I have a little difficulty, and even less patience, with photo editing.

-- "Without lethality, it's just a parade."

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elroyy

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#8 posted 07-10-2011 10:25 PM

OK, I read the instructions after I posted the pics as comments. :) I will point out that in the 2nd comment photo, 4th workshop photo, my wife surprised me last week by taking all my books and magazines and organizing them on the shelves for me. It may have been a little backhanded tap about spreading them about the house, but I was very happy to have them all in one place.

-- "Without lethality, it's just a parade."

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#9 posted 07-10-2011 10:28 PM

That’s better !!! my favourite part of lj’s seeing other peoples lovely shops.I also have a few books on these and it’s amazing how many ideas and tips you can get. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 07-10-2011 10:38 PM

Nice looking workshop.

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#11 posted 07-11-2011 01:27 AM

You have put together a good looking shop. It looks like you have used the space pretty effectively and you have some nice tools to play with. Thanks for the pictures. As Alistair said, tours of other shops are always interesting to see and invariably we all can pick up some pointers from the tour.

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

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#12 posted 07-11-2011 05:44 PM

Elroy, it looks like a nice useable shop.

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

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#13 posted 07-13-2011 09:55 AM

Hey Elroy,
Cool looking shop and some great tools…well done.

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#14 posted 07-29-2011 12:30 AM

Hello friends. I just added a JET JBM-5 Bench Mortiser to my arsenal last night! Best $100 I’ve ever spent outside a third world country!
As soon as I determine where it should go, I’ll amend the above pics to show its perch!

-- "Without lethality, it's just a parade."

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