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So, this is my shop. It’s not my dream shop yet but I’m working on it. It’s a little narrower that I’d like at 35×12, but it beats my last shop which was no shop at all. I’m still building up the ol’ tool collection so maybe I can fill some of the empty space soon. So far I have a Ridgid R4511 Granite top table saw, Ridgid 14” band saw, Dewalt 12” thickness planer, sanders, router, etc. Hope to be adding a jointer and a floor drill press soon. Anyways, hope you like.

-- "I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey." - Mark Twain

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#1 posted 11-12-2010 05:07 AM

Thanks for showing us your shop! Your apprentice looks like he’s waiting for the next project to start!

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#2 posted 11-12-2010 07:26 AM

yeah, he always makes good use of my scrap pieces. He built a fantastic “pirate ship” with a couple small blocks, a combination square and a small hand plane just last night. The only problem is he got mad everytime I needed my combo square for measuring, haha.

-- "I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey." - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 11-12-2010 07:38 AM

Thats a nice looking start on Your potential dream shop ! It appears that You have some eager help there, just be careful ,there’s child labor laws in most states ! LOL

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#4 posted 11-12-2010 09:40 AM

Gook start on your shop. How do you like the granite top TS? I see you have plywood floors, is your shop a stand alone building? An exterior photo would be nice. I see you have a helper in there, son or grandson? Be thankful, my helper moved out of state, two grand daughters, let me tell ya Papa really misses them. My shop under construction is 13.5 ft by 38 ft so I know about the narrow part. Good luck and give us updates as you improve the shop, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#5 posted 11-12-2010 09:41 AM

Hey Swampy,
The shop is looking good and your assistant is in the same Union as my little son…runs the place..:-))

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#6 posted 11-12-2010 12:02 PM

This looks like you have put together a pretty nice shop. The plywood floor is definitely a bonus in my book and it looks like you have plenty of room to maneuver around in there. I don’t think any of us are completely satisfied with the amount of space that we have in our shops but it looks like you have made pretty effective use of the space that you have. And I am sure you enjoy the help that “your assistant” gives.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 11-12-2010 05:06 PM

Nice equipment. I wouldn’t worry too much about the space you have, sounds like plenty to me! After seeing all that Orange in there, I love that B&D workbench! Get ‘em started off right!

Honestly, your shop looks like where mine was almost 3 years ago, except you have a MUCH better table saw than I did then, and you have a band saw to boot. A word of warning, shop building can be sort of intense… Lots of decisions to make based on your needs and budget… But keep at it, you’ll get there, and it will be well worth the effort and expense!

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#8 posted 11-13-2010 04:06 AM

Nice looking shop!

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#9 posted 03-08-2011 10:49 PM

Is that you in the last pic? You look kinda young to be using that table saw. LOL

ps, Good to get the young ones intersted in woodworking

-- - Martin

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#10 posted 06-16-2012 11:03 PM

Nice shop. Could that be the next Norm??

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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