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Workshop by Darryl Jones posted 05-18-2011 09:14 PM 2899 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Darryl Jones

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I have moved and now have a new shop! You can check out the shop tour here. The third and fourth pics on the left are the new shop.


I have cleaned and organized my Shop! Check out my blog for details!


At one time, I was trying to replicate the neat and organized spaces that alot of you showcase here. But over time, I realized that I was spending all of my shop time “cleaning and organizing” and making little to no progress. So, I decided that I had been happily making sawdust in my messy shop before and that I would spend the little time that I have to woodwork actually woodworking even despite the mess. So come along for a tour of my happy place (just watch out for those paint cans and extension cord lol). I work out of a 2 car garage and I often find that I do not have enough space to work so most everything is on wheels and gets rolled out into the driveway (apparently also a part of my shop). Something else to note is that the majority of my equipment was either given to me, purchased used, or purchased at deep discounts. Here we go….

This is my Delta contractor saw that I had before I got the Grizzly 1023, I currently use it for my dado set. I got this saw from a guy that advertised it on craigslist. The fence was originally included with my Grizzly saw. I made the base that it sits on for a another purpose and I adapted it to work for the saw. The drawers in the base hold blades and accessories. I have also made a crosscut sled for this (not shown).
Photos (descriptions to come, remember “a work in progress”)

This is my Delta/Rockwell 13” planer. This was given to me by a friend. It is a great machine, the only difficulty is that parts are hard to come by. This is a huge improvement over my lunchbox type planer.

This is my Dewalt 12” Miter saw purchased from the same guy that I bought the contractor saw from. Excellent machine. Also shown is my currently decommisioned mobile clamp rack.


Grizzly 1023ZX 5hp Cabinet Saw with Delta T2 fence and shop made 49” rails and shop made extension table
Rockwell/Delta 1 1/2hp contractor saw with shop foxx magna set fence with 25” rails, shop made mobile base
Craftsman Professional 1 1/2hp 14” Band saw with upgraded spring, timberwolf blade, and rikon rip fence
Ridgid 6” jointer on shop made mobile base
Rockwell 13” planer on shop made mobile base
Delta 1 1/2hp dust collector
Dayton 1 1/2hp dust collector
Hitachi 16” Scroll Saw
Craftsman lathe 12” swing 36” bed
Dewalt 12” compound Miter saw
Delta 10” Compound Miter saw
Freud 3 1/4hp plunge router shop made table mounted
Freud 2 1/4hp fixed base router
Hitachi 2 1/4hp combo router
Porter cable 690 1 1/4hp router
Porter cable 4210 dovetail jig
Chestmate dovetail jig
Grizzly 10010 wet sharpening system
Ridgid oscillating belt/spindle sander
Ridgid random orbit sander
Dewalt random orbit sander

more to come…..

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#1 posted 05-18-2011 10:00 PM

Sounds like an interesting shop. Looking forward to photos. I always get great ideas from looking at other folks shop.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 05-19-2011 01:56 AM

Wayne is right on target as always. Your shop does sound interesting and tours of other shops are always nice to see. I am looking forward to seeing it when you get the chance to post some pictures.

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

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#3 posted 05-19-2011 04:01 PM

Sounds interesting, with perhaps a rather strong penchant for routers it appears!

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Darryl Jones

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#4 posted 05-20-2011 03:43 PM

no penchant… just a very slow and expensive learning curve. I started with a used 1 1/4hp Ryobi fixed base with a 1/4” collet (which I didn’t list above). Then I got the porter cable router for $30-40 practically new from a pawn shop allowing me to use 1/2” bits. Then I bought the Hitachi because I needed a plunge router and thought that the extra power would be great for my panel raising bit (worked but definitely underpowered). The hitachi’s cord would twist up something fierce when mounted in a table, so I bought the freud fixed base unit for less than $100 on closeout and it had above table height adjustment built in. Then a few months later the big freud 3 1/14hp plunge router went on closeout for around $100 and I just couldn’t pass it up! And what have I learned? I have an expensive hobby! But in all seriousness, having the correct tool makes a huge difference in the enjoyment of the hobby and it is usually better to do your research and save for the best tool for the job instead of buying a series of lesser equipment and learning as you go (again very expensive).

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#5 posted 05-20-2011 03:53 PM

Sounds like a nice shop.

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#6 posted 05-21-2011 10:47 AM

Hey Wayne,
Pics would be nice.

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