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Just starting to build/outfit my woodshop. It's a 2-1/2 car garage dedicated to woodworking, not automobiles. I am currently working on a miter station with lots of drawers for storage. Building my, first-ever, cabinets for this space. This is so much fun!!!

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Um, wow- you probably know where most anything is, and you did acknowledge that you are still setting up, but my mild OCD reacts to your pictures with a "get organized" vibe. It looks like you should have plenty of room, you have some really nice tools and few projects going, but after the current projects have wrapped up, you should give some serious thought about organizing and shop layout. The two most important considerations (IMO) is all of your hand tools (they really shouldn't be on the floor), consolidating them into a French cleat system or shelving, some means of storing them compactly and somewhat in the same area so locating one won't end up a quest of sorts. The other would be erecting some racks for lumber and dividers for your sheet goods. Once those two are set up, most other considerations about layout, tool placement, dust management and so on should almost fall into place. You have a great amount of space to utilize, as someone in a single car garage area, I would just caution you that even with all that space, you will benefit by smart usage of your space. Enjoy, and good luck.
 

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Thanks Bob
I just demolished the old garage cabinets and all of the contents are strewn across the shop at the moment.
 

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looks like you might have hit the lotto,lots of nice new tools.ive got that same jet DC,love it.thats gonna be a fun project to setup.welcome to lumber jocks.
 

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Very Nice! I have no doubt you will whip in into shape in no time. Welcome to LJ. I love making cabinets :)
 

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My fiancé and I were hit by a 17 year old driver while on my Harley Ultra Classic in July 2021. Received the insurance check for the totaled bike and, since I told her I'd wait 10 years before getting another motorcycle, I bought a SawStop and some other nice toys. I had a lot of stuff from being a carpenter too. I listen to the WoodTalk podcast while in the van at work and they've always mentioned LumberJocks.com. Finally setup an account and I'll post projects as soon as I get the chance. Still moving slow after being thrown 40ft from my motorcycle. Knees are shot and I feel old
 

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I apologize if my comments seemed harsh; as someone who has had three neck surgeries and one lumbar surgery, I understand better than most the "moving slow" part of your recovery. My point about organizing, if I wasn't entirely clear, was a concern for the safety of anyone, but especially you, about moving around in there and doing any woodworking. Like I already mentioned, you've got a lot of potential there, as you can get around to it, I'm sure you'll set this up in a very workable manner. Good luck on your recovery, if you have any exercises prescribed by P/T, keep on them, they will help you get stronger, I know this from experience.
 

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Bob, no offense taken. I very much appreciate the opportunity to learn from others. Constructive thoughts, especially pertaining to safety, are always welcomed. I am still going to PT twice a week and bought a Pelaton bike for recovery. Is there a word count limit on posts here? Some of my responses have been cut off so far and it only posts a partial amount of what I've written.
 

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McHammer,

Welcome to LJ. I think you will like it.

Nice shop.
 

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Welcome to LJ's Mchammer. It is a great place! You certainly have some great tools, and you are working a great space to work in. Most shops are in constant state of change. You will get there, keep plugging away, looks like you are on the right track. I have been in couple of accidents, and had my share of P/T. IMO, P/T is the only way to get back to normal….keep at it, you'll get there too! Thanks for showing us your space.
 
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