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Frankfort, KY 40601
United States

My shop is an L shaped single car garage in the lower level of my home. It has about 350 square feet and after sharing space with the lawn mowers, vehicle supplies, garden tools, etc. tends to be somewhat cramped. All the power tools are mobile and I can roll them outside, weather permitting, when I need to work. In fact if I do anything that makes dust in the shop I get yelled at by my dear wife. But after 34 years I am used to it. However with the purchase of the Sawstop, while it is on a mobile base, I tend to do all of my table saw work in the shop. With the addition of the PM dust collector and air cleaner I can now control the dust so my wife is happy and I don’t get yelled at anymore for “tracking sawdust into the house” even when I am making sawdust in the shop. :)

Thanks for letting me share this with you.

Equipment list includes:

Sawstop 10” Professional Cabinet Saw
Hitachi 10” Sliding Compound Miter Saw
Powermatic 14” Band Saw

Router Table with Dewalt 625
Router Table with Porter Cable 6902
Dewalt 621 router
Hitachi 3 HP router

Jet Hollow Chisel Mortiser

Powermatic 1300 Dust Collector
Powermatic 1200 Air Cleaner
Delta 3/4 HP Dust Collector

Powermatic 54A 6” jointer

Delta 13” Planer

Delta 12” drill press

Worksharp 3000

Earlex Pro HVLP Spray System

Bostich nail guns and compressor

Numerous Bessey clamps

Assorted hand tools

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

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#1 posted 02-04-2008 08:03 AM

Looks pretty good to me. I could work in there!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-04-2008 06:59 PM

Ha! What a wonderful woodrack! Glad to see someone else has taken up the idea! I see you’ve drilled for the pipes too. There’s still more storage between those wall studs too!

-- Make Woodworking Great Again!

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#3 posted 02-04-2008 07:44 PM

Great looking shop. I knew Dadoo would be here to comment about the woodrack!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#4 posted 03-11-2008 03:07 PM

Hi Scott,

I think we all tend look on others shops with interest, nice jointer plane I see in your shop.
— That is on my list !

-- My Fear is when i die, my wife will sell my tools for what I TOLD her they cost

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#5 posted 03-13-2008 05:13 AM

Hey, Scott. Just finished checking out your pics of your shop. If I had more picks of my shop you might see how similar our shop and tools are…just different colors. I just finished building a rolling cart for my planer similar to yours. One of these days I’ll get some pics up here. Keep up the craft, man!

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#6 posted 03-19-2008 04:51 PM

Pretty nice set of tools for a “newbie”.

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#7 posted 03-19-2008 05:03 PM

Nice shop. I would suggest you get an intercom so your wife will not have to yell.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#8 posted 03-19-2008 10:17 PM

That looks like a great space. I wish mine were so organized.

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#9 posted 03-28-2008 03:14 AM

I guess after 31 years she is use to your making dust as well! Nice set up.

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#10 posted 04-29-2008 02:36 AM

Looks like you have a nice shop set up. Nice set of tools for someone whos just getting started.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#11 posted 04-29-2008 04:35 AM

I like it, Ilkie it. Is that a riser block on that Powermatic band saw. I guess you do some resawing. I have the same long bed Powermatic planer. Pricey but if you don’t start flat and square nothing else matters. Yeah after 31 years you probably don’ t even need ear plugs. LOL.

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#12 posted 05-15-2008 06:17 PM

Very nice shop Scott.

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#13 posted 08-05-2008 03:58 AM

Hi Scott,

Thanks for viewing my so called “workshop”.
You have very nice workshop, well-organised machines and lumber.
I like powermatic machine tools. They are beautiful machines. Unfortunately, I cannot find PM retailer in Asia.
All the best, and work safe.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#14 posted 08-05-2008 04:22 AM

Scott, Your shop looks like mine – lived in! I realy like the cabinets and built in work bench.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#15 posted 09-23-2008 11:15 PM

Nice shop , the powermatic gear looks great.

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