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My shop is located in the garage of our home. When I first started my wife would only let me use one side of the garage. Things got a little cramped after a year or so. I kept adding equipment, and her car would be in the driveway on the weekend, until I added to much, and now it stays in the driveway all the time. She has been a good sport about it though. Almost all the projects that I’ve done so far has been furniture and remodels. I purchased a midi Grizzly lathe a month or so back, an am trying my hand at turning a few things. It has been a learning experience, but is sometime I find very enjoyable. I’m working now on saving my money from projects to buy me a cabinets saw next. I have use the Craftman that I have now for about five years. It was passed down to me by my father-in-law. It has been a good saw, and has been modified many times since I got it. There is not a lot of room for larger project in my shop, but in a couple of years from now we plan on building a house. At that time I plan on building a larger shop before the house goes up, and do a lot of the work myself.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, [email protected]

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#1 posted 04-09-2007 02:45 AM

In the 40 years that my wife and I have been married she has yet been able to park her car in a garage.

Even with my new workshop, her car still sits in the driveway. This winter she said maybe I can put it inside. But she never made it.

Great looking shop.

-- 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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#2 posted 04-09-2007 06:56 AM

Well organized and functional. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#3 posted 04-09-2007 11:39 AM

and look at how clean it is!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 04-28-2007 02:41 PM

Nice shop. I’ve got the same dust collector and like you, made a seperator for it. Welcome aboard!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 04-28-2007 02:52 PM

Neat looking shop, who needs a garage down in Arkansas?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 05-01-2007 06:49 PM

Greg, nice looking shop.

Quote:...”in a couple of years from now we plan on building a house. At that time I plan on building a larger shop before the house goes up, and do a lot of the work myself.”

That is also one of my dreams and things to do.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#7 posted 11-20-2007 11:09 PM

Great shop, Greg. What can you tell me about the Rigid jointer? I’ve stopped and looked at it countless times at the Home Depot. Is it as good a deal as it appears to be?

-- JP, Louisville, KY

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#8 posted 11-30-2007 08:43 PM

Very nice, well equipped shop, Greg. I like how you have set it up and organized it. I especially like that cabinet full of hand tools! And I am so jealous of your thickness sander if you ever need more room for the car you can send it to me.

-- Happy woodworking!

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 03-24-2008 04:26 AM

Hi Greg,

This is a nice shop. It looks like you have plenty of space and tools to get the job done. I like the story behind it as well. I can tell you without a doubt if I had to ask my wife to put HER truck out in the weather so that I could have more space I would be out in the weather before the truck would.

Thanks for the post.

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

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Thos. Angle

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#10 posted 03-24-2008 05:28 AM

Nice shop, Greg.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#11 posted 06-11-2008 03:53 AM

Nice shop, Greg! Very functional and organized. Maybe someday mine will be half as clean….......Glad to see I’m not the only one from this area on LJ’s.

-- No matter where you go, there you are.

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#12 posted 07-30-2008 09:28 PM

Hi Greg

Great looking shop! I see you have a G0555 Grizzly band saw. I am thinking about getting one for the new shop. How do you like yours? Any info would be greatly appriciated. Thanks.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 08-21-2012 01:11 AM

I love your shop! Its so cool! Looks really nice, keep up the good work.


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