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my shop is a 36×28 three car garage in Clovis California i have a brand new Saw stop Cabinet saw with a 52 inch fence and a jet contractor saw with the cabinet makers kit on it. A jet 14 inch bandsaw a jet 1236 lathe and a delta chop-saw a delta RAS and a delta mortiser a powermatic osculating spindle sander and a powermatic 54a jointer. As well as a Powermatic PM 2800 drill press and a woodrat600. I also just added a new DeWalt Slcms and an old De Walt Ras a host of hand tools too many to count and a ton of planes i have a Tormek T7 and a Work-sharp 3000 a Porter-cable 8n inch bench grinder with a wolverine kit and a workbench i have had for years and plans for a new one my big router-table got destroyed and has been replaced thanks to Jamie at trend i am working on a replacement for this table I will use it an help come up with improvements for the next model. So far the table was a bit ugly but once i figured out what they were trying to do I was convinced that the table had great thought put into it. I mounted my bid 3.5 hp Porter cable variable speed and soft start router in the table.the goal is to find

things that could be done better but this is a very fine table. currently i have 20 routers and 6 drills my drill-press is the new Powermatic 2800 onyx it is the best press i have ever used it has virtually o run out and the holes are perfect the laser guides help you align the wood to be drilled very fast and the led lighting is great also it has variable speed with a digital readout on the front panel this is a must own for a serious woodworker like me. i have the workbench picked out it is the 21st century workbench as built by bob lange with a couple of minor changes it meets my needs and will be my next major build. I have made a couple new friends from here on LJ and hope they come over to work the wood in the shop. i really want a friend to work with never liked working alone I need to upgrade the overhead lighting and the power to the machines is a must here are some photos of the shop all laid out and almost complete well as complete as a shop ever is of coarse i will change things over the years but it is basically ready to go now.

this is the delta compound miter saw i will be replacing this soon as i can i want a 12 inch slcms the star of the photo is the Rousseau 5000 dust collection hood it rocks and is great for shop or jobsite upcoming review at

this is the Powermatic jointer 54a with the powermatic 2800 Onyx in the back ground and the bench grinder with the wolverine jigs on it and last the trend prt professional router table.

this is my HTC lumber rack full of good wood walnut yellow pine and alder with some chestnut and a bit of cherry to the left is my clamp storage i have plans to make a rolling clamp rack soon.

this is my osculating spindle sander from powermatic and my delta ras I need to make the table asap Ill update this photo once i get the dust collection hoses off the sander and installed also my jet 1100 cfm dust collector. i love this but will be adding a first stage, i think i will buy one instead of making the first stage it would improve efficiency.

this is a shot of the hand planes i am selling off this month I move this many most months also it shows the bora wide body clamps in 2 4 8 feet these are the best clamps of this type made in the world today see my upcoming review of why at

this is the woodrat 600 it and the 900 are the most versitile router tool ever made except no copy of this buy the original buy the best buy a woodrat

this is my well used and well cared for Jet contractor saw it has served me very well for almost 10 years iit has the cabinet makers kit on it cast iron wings and an xacta fence it is always dead on has never even ben out a thousandth I wish every tool worked this well

in the distance you have part of my sharpening system the tormek the jet and the work-sharp 3000 this gives me a very good arsenal of sharpening equipment hard to see in the photo is the M Power pss1 my quick edge tool when i am in a hurry it works very well see the review Daniel Carter and I did on the tool at

This is the Bench Daniel gave me when we formed the old Hippy Workshop which we ran for three years before we changed the name to This Old the bench was great when i was into power tools it is lacking since i am into Hand Planes and Hand tools it is just too light and needs better vises it is a perminate fixture in the shop and will be there forever as my guests need a place to work and i can do glue ups and lots of daily tasks on old faithful

This is the jlc1236 it has served me well for 6 years or so and i have made lots of spindles it did at one time have a copy jig on it but that was a loaner from a tool company i think that review is still up on the tow site I have just started turning Bowls very different from spindles much harder imho I think the chuck was recommended buy a LJ friend who was the reason I started turning bowls it is a quick and fun and more affordable than cabinetry and furniture can be

This is my Jet 14 inch Cabinet bandsaw I love this saw I am about to put the riser block 0on the saw to get more resaw out of it i love the white jet tools and wish all my jet tools were white but not enough to paint it to match

This is a blast from the past an old one two man saw it is still sharp and cuts a limb faster than my chain saw I will be having it engraved with and the logo it is a great saw i love it and what it stands for

Well thanks for taking the time to view my updated shop. I know your time is valuable and I really thank you for caring this shop will be my source of income and where i will shoot all the California shop videos over the next few years we have had plans for this for a long time and let some johnny come lately s beat us to the punch. however we have 18 years of doing this and 15 years worth of reviews and with the relationships we have with manufactures and distributors we get to play with many of their new releases and we get lots of information first we want to be your source for woodworking news and tool reviews where the tool is tested to the extreme and no quickie try it love it and a wink and nod evaluations we do reviews right and we are proud of our record we have tons of exciting things going on including the re release of the vintage deltaGrams in cooperation with delta we will be hosting the PDF downloads of the deltaGram at no cost to you our dedicated readers this is a great archive and a must read for the smart woodworker who wants to make their shop time the best it can be Once again thanks for viewing the shop Ill Update this as new things enter the shop and as we upgrade plumbing hvac and electrical service to the shop Cheers The Dude Lance Granum

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#1 posted 09-28-2011 09:14 AM

Pics would be nice.

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#2 posted 09-28-2011 11:36 AM

As Splinterman said.

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

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#3 posted 10-04-2011 07:37 AM

I too would like to see some pictures. I am trying to set up my garage as a woodshop and always looking for some ideas. Good luck and have fun.

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#4 posted 10-17-2011 06:30 PM

This will keep you OFF the street. lol
You take care of yourself, and don’t over do it.


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#5 posted 01-17-2012 12:30 PM

You run a tidy ship there dude lol

At least you are a Jet tool lover.


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#6 posted 01-17-2012 03:02 PM

Once you get finished straitening it all up you will have a wonderful shop. I see a lot of goodies all over.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 01-22-2012 06:03 AM

just about to finish up the shed and it has the roofing and a door to be made and she is done. I want the door to be made of one piece of siding so i don’t know how to make it line up with the rest of the siding unless i make it from 2 pieces of siding .less secure and better looking or worse looking and more secure no seam in the door this is a tough one. then the shop will be cleaned out and ready for work to begin.

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#8 posted 02-17-2012 06:20 AM

Ok you guys the shop page has been remodeled and is ready for you to review it is really big compared to my old shop. I love the layout and the benches I will be adding a hand workbench in the near future as I am about to build 2 of them I also need to make a new out-feed table i an sure it will be great as I have had so many to look at to copy now if i could just decide whose to copy or to design my own I want lots of storage under the table for table saw jigs. check out all my new photos some ill change as i make simple changes and clean the shop up more and get the plumbing done thanks for viewing my shop Lance

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#9 posted 02-17-2012 11:45 AM

Impressive Dude!

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#10 posted 02-18-2012 04:25 AM

thanks saddle it means allot for you guys to approve

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#11 posted 02-18-2012 08:49 AM

I think you could use a few more planes…

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#12 posted 02-20-2012 07:05 AM

there are about 50 that are in a crate that i haven evaluated yet

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#13 posted 02-26-2012 08:58 AM

Need some more ? I have reached plane Nirvana and must give back to the universe what it needs that I have taken from it unnecessarily or else my karma will be tainted. I need exactly three.

Nice shop, dude.

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#14 posted 02-26-2012 12:24 PM

It looks real nice. A shed for all of my material and extra room for jigs is exactly what I want to build for my shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#15 posted 02-26-2012 12:33 PM

thanks Charles I hope you get what you desire

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