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Workshop by rookster posted 07-13-2007 01:48 AM 1580 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Finally a few more pictures of the shop. I have 3 stationary power tools at the moment, two of which are in working order (the drill press and the radial arm saw). The basement space used to be much more crowded (see the first picture and compare it to the second), but a water heater failure led to a complete cleanup of the basement, with much of the junk ending up in a dumpster.

Where once I was dodging and weaving to get to the shop space, now I have a peaceful walk. This shop is set up for blended woodworking and is moving toward greater capability for both hand tools and power tools. A planer and jointer are in the near future, and a bit further out comes my cabinet makers bench. For now the big green monster of a joiner’s bench and the square monstrosity that houses the drill press and bandsaw are the only working surfaces. The rickety saw horses were thrown out like the junk they were. I expect to make new ones of those, too.

You can see more of the shop (before it was cleaned up so radically) at RobertKarl.org.

-- Rookster, (http://www.robertkarl.org/woodworkingblog/)


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#1 posted 07-13-2007 01:58 AM

How about some photos and a description of your shop? : ^)

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

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#2 posted 07-13-2007 11:31 PM

Hey Wayne. Thanks for the curiousity. I’ll get to this eventually, but I really only created this page to see about the trouble Rentman was having placing his workshop someplace other than of the Pacific Coast. Ironically, for the first twenty minutes, that’s exactly where my workshop marker was too. Then I figured it out ;)

-- Rookster, (http://www.robertkarl.org/woodworkingblog/)

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#3 posted 07-13-2007 11:31 PM

Oh, and I did post a picture, just for you.

-- Rookster, (http://www.robertkarl.org/woodworkingblog/)

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#4 posted 07-14-2007 04:32 AM

Thanks for the photo. How do you like the old Dewalt saw. I’ve resisted 2 or 3 of those on Craigslist. Space is an issue and I really do not need it. I keep telling myself I’m going to use it for dados on long stock…..LOL

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

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#5 posted 07-14-2007 06:25 AM

Nice old saw and drill press. Howdy Neighbor.

-- John

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#6 posted 07-14-2007 04:53 PM

Wayne, it looks like that saw would give you another table, possibly to store the mascot?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#7 posted 07-14-2007 07:47 PM

Lol.

Bill, that is true.

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

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#8 posted 07-16-2007 06:55 PM

Wayne,

I really like the Dewalt saw. It requires less space to be effective than a table saw and for single cuts, it is easier to set up for most tasks. On top of that, it is just a great machine (though I’m glad it was working when I got it: I’m terribly behind at all my fix/refurb tasks).

-- Rookster, (http://www.robertkarl.org/woodworkingblog/)

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#9 posted 07-16-2007 07:27 PM

I agree with Rookster about the ease of cross cuts. The RAS should allow you to get nice clean edges, square with the sides, etc in a matter of seconds. The table saw works great for ripping, but not quite as well for cross cuts, particularly smaller ones. Of course a chop saw will do good for cross cuts, but you are usually limited to 6 inches or less, unless you have one of the sliding type. Even then, the RAS will have a larger capacity than the sliding miter saw.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#10 posted 07-16-2007 08:36 PM

Thanks Rookster. I will have to add it to my when I have more room list… Been wanting one for a while.

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

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#11 posted 04-02-2008 02:11 PM

Hi Rookster,

This is a nice looking shop and you have some interesting tools. The RAS is a classic.

Thanks for the post.

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

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