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Workshop by oldguy2 posted 02-11-2015 01:28 PM 2490 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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, PA
United States

This is my one car garage workshop #5. I am in house number 4, two have been since my wife as a Presbyterian minister and two we owned before this. I have been in small basements at first with enough space to enjoy making adirondack chairs but having to take the arms off to go back out the side door to put the arms back on to finish them. I bought the used Shopsmith for that basement shop 11×20. The third home had my first garage,cold floor, bugs on finishes, new way to heat not being indoors, and after I retired I was able to take it down and bought a modular shed 24 by 28 with wood floor and high ceiling. Wired and insulated it. Wood burner to code. Very nice here in PA. My half was 12 by 28 and used the other half most of the time. That was good for having too much space and collected too much scrap. Like so many, junk grows. I had the tools and kept most. As a hobby 2 table saws, planer, radial arm, miter, 2 dust collectors, two tables for work,too much space can be bad too. When we moved the clean out showed me what junk I had just collected, in scrap and parts.
My philosophy is “its the archer not always the bow”. Go out and use your tools. Watch for sales. My jet jointer was in a pawn shop with grease still on the table for $300. I bartered for the radial arm saw. I traded one dust collector for 250 pieces of rough oak planks. Take photos of your projects, you will be happy you did. Upgrade slowly. Learn all the time. new photos June 2015

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#1 posted 04-08-2015 05:42 AM

Always nice to see another ShopSmith user. I just did the 520 rail and fence upgrade to my 510 and would highly recommend it.

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#2 posted 02-28-2016 02:22 PM

Looks like you’ve got all the tools anyone could need and are organized for maximum utilization. I admire you moving four times and having to re-set up your shop with each move. I’ve thought about moving since the kids have grown and we have far more room than we either need or use, but the thought of having to move my shop and reorganize makes me stay where I am.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 01-29-2017 12:52 AM

Very nice ! Looks like a fun place to work…....I hope you, your family, and your shop have many years together !

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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