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I have never been too interested in collecting tools or in building a super workshop, but after living here in East Tennessee for six years, I finally decided that having an organized workshop is a must. So I got to work.
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Table saw: I spent time fretting over whether to replace my old Craftsman 315 series with a new saw. Finally decided to build a new base. It is on very sturdy 5" wheels; later I will add drawers.
Miter Saw: I built my enclosure based on one I saw here at Lumberjocks.
Dust Collector: It's a low-cost Penn State, but works quite well. At some point I plan to enhance or replace it. I kept most ducting at < 3 feet from the floor - mostly because I have plenty of room.
Sanding Station: I built the Rockler sanding box, then built a sanding table with the box at tabletop level.

Update - So far in 2015 I have made two primary improvements to my shop:
1: Grizzly G0691 with out-feed rollers.

2: Built new workbench. Surprise of surprises - I use it all of the time.

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Now THAT is a table saw station!

Should provide all the work surface area one could want.

Glad to hear that you are getting organized. It seems that some of us never get completely organized, and I have been trying for 30 years!

Thanks for sharing your shop with us.
 

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Nice and tidy, well organized. So much easier to find things.
 

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Thanks to you guys - of course, the shop is not complete yet. You all know the story - every time I get close to finishing, new projects come up that just must be done without delay. So, this time, it is refinishing some old furniture that are important to complete: My wife's childhood maple table so granddaughters will have a table to sit at when they visit (this one is now complete); 1 table I picked up at a flea market in 1968 (I started to refinish it that year and never got back to it); an old carpenters chest (circa 1870? Note broken wood at hinge area / photo is of rear) that will help my kids storage shortage a bit; a junior bed from WWII / has now been stripped and ready for finish:






Now that I have previewed, I realize I've posted this in the wrong place. Oh, well, you guys get the drift; once these are finished, I can go back to the shop setup and then begin building furniture.
 

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nice shop Noel

You can spend many nice hours in there

i'm just down the road in knoxville
 

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Thanks guys. It sure beats what I've had in the past… a real tornado of dist, cutoffs, and disorganization.
 

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That hinge will be difficult.
When you restore ir, can you share the process?
I love to see old things restored with live.
 

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Oh, I know it will be difficult Shuja. Not only is the wood splintered at one of the worst points, all of the wood is very old, dry and brittle. But, I shall go for it - and I do not think that I will try to hide the replacement wood.
 
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