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Well a little breather in between projects, so time to put things in their place, sweep and dust. Oh, might be a good time to take a few pics too. We are in our third home, and this is our third shop. Our current shop is 17' x 23' the original garage. Main door is on the north, windows to the east, entry door is through the greenhouse on the south. There is a small working wood stove at the south end, and some days it comes in handy. The shop is wired for both 110 and 220.
To make it easier, all large power machines are on wheels. There is a cabinet under the north bench for most of the portable electric tools (drills, sanders, routers etc). The grizzly Table saw has an INCRA system fence which works out well for me. The 15" planner was the only machine purchased new (1984), all others were acquired used over the years.
On the ceiling above the Garage door hangs a sacrificial table for safely cutting sheet goods to more manageable sizes.
Benches- The top of the taller two is a section of maple bowling alley, the lower bench is from a rejected solid door from the hospital. Both benches have Record 53 Quick Release vise's
I really enjoy having the windows for the natural light, but it surely restricts the amount of wall storage. All chisel and file sets are in drawers. Hand saws are under bench top. Never turn down clamps, there everywhere (some are in an auxiliary closet). Shelving is plentiful, and all boxes are labeled.
Never turn away wood either.
I'm not a professional woodworker, but do pretty well. Over the years we have made all the furniture in our homes, and Son's too (eastern curly maple, cherry), and family (but not chairs). Produced several kitchen remodels also. The shop provides much pleasure for me.
To do list changes/ additions to the shop- L.E.D. lighting, cabinet for under the drill press, Wall tool cabinet for planes, spokes, saws, marking gauges to replace existing small shelf unit, then finally a two stage dust collector (need to figure space and ducting).
Thanks for looking. Will try to answer questions if I can.

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great shop jeff looks like you can some serious dust in there.welcome to lumber jocks.
 

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Nice shop!! Great place to spend your time….looks like you have all the tools you need….well done!
Thanks for showing…..
 

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Very nice shop and some very good equipment.
 

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Nice looking shop, you have some really great tools; my only suggestion would be to consider a plane tote/rack so you could have them off the work bench, but not tucked away in some hard to reach area. There are several different types, perhaps one right where you have that shelf holding some of the planes might work out. Good luck.
 

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Good looking shop and some nice tools Jeff. Sounds like you've made plenty of fine sawdust!
 

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jeff, thanks for the comment. The shop only looks organised in between projects after everything is back in it's place.
 
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