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My workshop is my dad's old workshop. Before we got married, my wife and I purchased my parents house. They built a mother-n-law apartment above the detached garage that my dad used as his machine shop. This extended the foundation to be 900 square feet in total. Not all open. The addition created a backroom that has been used for storage in the past.

As I said, my dad was a machinist and I inherited his Bridgeport Milling machine as well as a more modern lathe. Plus a ton of machinist tools. The rest of the shop is older, but in great shape woodworking shop tools. My dad was a mason for over 20 years before he worked as a machinist. He was a fan of Rockwell Delta. I'll get model numbers added later today.

Still making my way through the cleanup, but a good deal of the main shop has been organized. I now need to unload some old machinist tools that are in cabinets. Once I can move them, I can remove several cabinets and finalize my floor plan.

Current power tools:
  • Rockwell Delta 10" contractor table saw.
    • Model: 34-388
  • Bosch Compound Miter saw
    • Model: GCM12SD
  • Delta Band Saw
    • Model: 28-203F
  • Delta jointer 6"
    • Model: 52-858
  • Delta wood lathe
    • Model:
  • Rockwell drill press
    • Model: 15-017
  • Bosch Router
    • Model:
    • Kreg router table
      *Grizzly lathe (Selling)
    • Model: G0750G
  • Bridgeport Milling Machine (Sold)
  • Makita Circular Saw
    • Model:
    • Kreg Accu-cut track guide
  • Dewalt Sander
    • Model:
  • Dewalt 20-volt Max XR Drill and Impact Driver
    • Model:

Much much more.

Projects Completed:
  • Just finished up an under mobile bench storage solution I designed and built myself. I'll post that project along with pics.
    • I have a shelf, two trays and a French cleat system left to build for this.
  • Mobile Scrap wood bin
  • Three Christmas trees - The wood was reclaimed from the kids old swing set. I was told I was crazy saving it.

Current Project:
  • Mobile Bin for Kitchen to hold trash, dog food and recycles. We can't get to two lower cupboards because of these. Cancelled. Changed to pullout trashcan/recycles in the corner cupboard.

Future Projects:
  • Dust Deputy/Craftsman mobile cart. (completed)
  • Table saw folding out feed table.
  • A combined table saw sled and tapering jig. (completed)

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You have quite an inventory of equipment on hand before the shop is complete. Good luck
 

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sounds great but dont forget those pic's we gotta see it to believe it.welcome to lumber jocks.
 

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Pics are coming. I was in the shop a little the past couple of days, but that was to work on the mobile bin. Today at lunch I'll take the pics. On Instagram I'll be doing a series under Redcar Woodworks that will show the current state of the shop and document the transformation. I'll post pics here as well.
 

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The pics came in upside-down. Not sure how to fix that. - Nevermind I exported them from Photo on the Mac and the uploaded just fine.
 

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you got a lot of stuff in that shop,and your right you definitely need organization.that will take some time but once it's done you will want to get out and do more.thanks for sharing.
 

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I actually have a layout in my mind. Right now I'm finishing up a quick Dust Deputy Deluxe cart with my Craftsman vacuum. Pics to follow. Then I need to finish the bin for our kitchen. After that I'll start the series on the floor layout. The biggest part will be moving the electrical for the table saw. The rest will just take patients as it will cost money to purchase material as well as draw slides and casters.

Several of the current cabinets will be gone or moved to another location. The table saw will be a center item towards the middle back of the shop. The RAS goes on a new stand with wings that can go up or down. The big still bench my dad built will get a set of heavy duty casters and most of what is on there will go to scrap. In it's place will be new draws where the stuff in the cabinets will end up. Once the cabinets are gone, the bench will slide down towards the corner. That will open up the front of the shop as a work area.

In the back room, I'll be making crates to store a vast majority of what is on them today. That will consolidate the shelves, and allow me to remove a few. Which will allow me to move the scrap wood bin back there and take it vertical for more scrap wood storage. The lumber racks back there are pretty full, but most of it is stock I would not use. At some point I'll need to move that elsewhere.

We are planning on getting a container and putting it at the back of our property to put the lawn equipment in. It will be made water tight. A friend knows someone does that to prevent them from leaking and sweating. I would be able to move the lumber I don't plan to use into there at that point. At some point I am sure I'll use it. I plan to put finished product up there that does not immediately ship. If needed, I could put a second right beside it. Though I feel like I am getting ahead of myself talking about a second one.

Projected timeframe is 9-14 months to get this all in place. Maybe sooner. The shop layout should be done within 3-6 months. The rest is going to be more a longterm plan.
 

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You have your work cut out for you. But it will be worth the effort. Thanks for sharing
 

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I updated my notes on the shop to show the model numbers and what pieces I plan to sell. With the sale of the milling machine I am going to get the following:

  1. A compound miter saw (have not done my research yet)
  2. Planer - Dewalt 735X
  3. 6" Belt/9" disc sander combo - (Depending money left over from the sale of milling machine and other machines I am selling)
 

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Major Update:

Sold:
  1. Rockwell/Delta Radial Arm Saw
    1. Model: 33-267
  2. Delta 12" Disc Sander
    1. Model: 1426
  3. Delta 1" Belt Sander 8" Disc Sander
    1. Model: 31-140
  4. Bridgeport Milling Machine (Sold, waiting for buyer to pick it up.)

New to the shop:
  • Bosch - Compound miter saw
    • Model: GCM12SD
    • Building base for this with foldout wings.

New pictures once the base is build for miter saw and milling machine has been removed from the shop.

-Jason Redcar WoodWorks
 

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you sold that ras…...i think i might cry !
 

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you sold that ras…...i think i might cry !

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I had to do it to make room. If I had a bigger shop I would have kept it. I had plans to build the Dr Sawdust table for it and all, but it just came down to managing space.
 

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you sold that ras…...i think i might cry !

- pottz

I had to do it to make room. If I had a bigger shop I would have kept it. I had plans to build the Dr Sawdust table for it and all, but it just came down to managing space.

- RedcarWW
i hear ya,for me i would have to find space i use mine on every project to do.
 
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