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My two car garage has not seen two cars since 2002 but I do have enough space to park one car in the garage, as long as I do not have another project already in progress.

One very long game of musical chairs since I do not have a "dedicated" space for my woodworking tools. I am also a car nut so automotive restoration and servicing also share space in the garage, along with their associated tools.

Almost everything is on wheels so when I have a project, I pull the car out and wheel out my dust generators.

I do most of my straight cross cuts on the RAS. I do detail miter work on the table saw using an Osbourne EB3.

The router table is a work in progress. Ordered some Padauk for the drawers to go with the Maple.

The air compressor is a 2 Stage, 5HP, 230V, 60Gallon, Atlas Copco design with their .003 micron filter.

The mortiser is a Jet but I modified and added an X Y axis vise to it, with an additional base. I love it. Makes mortising a snap and very repeatable.

I still have a LOT of projects in the shop but I am moving to a larger property and will finally get to build a DEDICATED woodwork shop and automotive service stalls. I can not wait.

My table saw, planer, and jointer are all buried under the garden tools. Lots of stuff that just accumulates.
The shelving is made from 3/4" MDF and is French cleated to the walls so I can take them with me.

Do not get me wrong. I am very grateful for what I have and I make the best use of the space allowed.
I am just getting older and it sure will be nice not to have to do the shop cart two step every time I fancy cutting something up.

Update: 11.1.2014
Redid Shelving

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Really nice shop. Looks like everything has a place out of the way when needed. What vintage of cars do you restore?
 

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I mainly work on 3000GT's\Stealth now a days.

But I have worked on everything from Nomads to Corvettes. Mostly pre -1971 vehicles.
 

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Looks like you are doing well with what you have. That's what most try to achieve.
 

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How big will your new shop be? Do you have any special bells and whistles planned or new tools to add?
 

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My plans are for a 1500 square foot metal building that will be foam insulated, partitioned, air conditioned, and heated. 12 foot or higher ceilings for a car lift in one of the bays. I am currently sharing a 400 square foot garage with a car.

Dust collection and compressed air will be piped across the entire building for dedicated areas like for sanding and staining. I will have plenty of power run although I do not foresee running more than two pieces of equipment at a time. I will move the air compressor and dust collectors outside in their own sheds.

It will just be nice to not have to move everything out of the way to get to tools and not having to move them back against the wall to make room for a car. I can have dedicated workstations. The shop will have its own bathroom, kitchen sink, seating area and a refrigerator. I also will have a climate controlled room for storing wood.

As far as new tools, I really want a second, larger band saw so I do not have switch between resawing and scroll work blades all the time. I would also like to be able to resaw larger diameter logs.

My table saw begs for an outfeed table, an LS Fence, and a huge workstation for workspace and much need storage. A second table saw would be even nicer. One for ripping, and the other for daddo or miter work.

My drill press needs dedicated storage and I want to install some Acme screws so I can automate the lowering and raising of my drill press table.

I really want the space for a large drum sander. A spindle sander is also a must. And last but not least, I want to build a Thien stlye chip separator for dust collection.

The walls will be lined with tables with roll out cabinets below. They can be wheeled next to the tool they support or combined together to make work surfaces, out feed tables, etc.

I have been waiting for this day for a long time and I am really looking forward to doing more woodwork in a dedicated space. I really do want to be able to switch off the light at night and leave everything as it was when I finished and have the space to complete the work spaces I currently am limited to.
 

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Sounds like the new shop will be a dream shop. You have a good start now. That's a lot of real nice tools. I am drooling over that air compressor.
 

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Sounds like the new shop will be a dream shop. You have a good start now. That s a lot of real nice tools. I am drooling over that air compressor.

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Thanks John. My father left me most of the tools to me when he passed away. There is a lot of satisfaction in keeping these older tools in good working condition.

I acquired the air compressor to improve the finish on my cabinets and furniture, as well as, make automotive repairs much quicker and easier (may paint one of my cars next winter). A lot of my play money lately has gone into buying air tools, air sockets, spray guns, hoses, impacts, ratchets, the new tool box, etc.

As I get older, the addition of a nice air compressor with this power and capacity has been a really nice addition to the shop. I am in the compressor business and the average box store compressor leaves a lot to be desired. I got this for half price through Atlas Copco's employee discount.
 

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Thnx for the shop tour. Those shelves seem to be serving their purpose nicely.
 

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Thnx for the shop tour. Those shelves seem to be serving their purpose nicely.

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Thanks Roger. I need to redo the photos. I have since cleaned up more of the shop and added a few tools.

Cheers
 

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Hey, a neighbor! Howdy!
 
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