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Old 04-23-2011, 10:06 PM   #1
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Wanted to show my tiny shop. Haven't posted real pictures in a while and I'd like people out there to know not everyone has every tool under the sun. I work mostly on-site, this is used mostly recreationally and sometimes for jobs.

For what I do, it works. Atleast, that's what my wife keeps telling me. Basics!

I framed this out and paneled it about 3 years ago. Wife bought the gladiator stuff as a gift. Told her I'd make my own, but
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:10 PM   #2
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Im impressed
Yuo have about the same amount of tools as me PLUS way better organiaztion.

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Fortunately, I have the use of an almost 2 car garage to rip sheets. I do most of my work in the garage.

Wife complains. I tell her once I can blow out the back of the house, I will!
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:13 PM   #4
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OOPS Im gonna have to take that back. Ya slipped thos second pics in while I was posting.
We are even now
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Im impressed
Yuo have about the same amount of tools as me PLUS way better organiaztion.
I'm not sure if that's sarcasm or not.
Thanks. I haven't used that bench in so long. I usually toss crap on it. Clean when I have time.
Shop tools, I got crap. Site tools, I've got a bunch, but still upgrading (when I can). I need a ton more clamps and stuff.
Some of the small timers, like me, don't need shapers, drill presses, ...
You make do.
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OOPS Im gonna have to take that back. Ya slipped thos second pics in while I was posting.
We are even now
Lol. Oops!
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:22 PM   #7
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I was showing shop space/shop tools. Not over all tools!
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If I ever get the nerve I'll start a "Worn out POS tool thread"

All my friends say that I am tool deprivrd.
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A guy who owns Festool AND a Kobalt miter saw....so what you do you think of that thing?
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A guy who owns Festool AND a Kobalt miter saw....so what you do you think of that thing?
....and what's with that jointer???
Looks like a beauty.....
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A guy who owns Festool AND a Kobalt miter saw....so what you do you think of that thing?
Oh, you saw that?
It's a piece of crap. It does the job. Lol. I have an old Delta 10" single bevel too!

Good 12" slider, portable TS, domino... are on my (when money is there) list.
I've been making due with the tools I have and was getting tools I don't at all. But, haven't bought I major new tool in almost a year.

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....and what's with that jointer???
Looks like a beauty.....
I thought it was a deal. Little did I know! The jet 8 & 10" combos are manufactured crap. It's a jointer/planer combo, 10". I should of splurged for the 12". The 12" is made a lot better. But, like everything of better quality, costs a lot more. I make due, have to sand after using it.
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If I ever get the nerve I'll start a "Worn out POS tool thread"

All my friends say that I am tool deprivrd.
You make due with the tools you have. A true craftsman can make a masterpiece with very few tools.
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.......If you don't mind me asking what did the J/P combo run? and How many sq ft is your shop and where is it- basement? height?




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.......If you don't mind me asking what did the J/P combo run? and How many sq ft is your shop abd where is it- basement? height?

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Not sure on the exact price. Around $1000-1200? (no, that's not right. Closer to $600). I bought some other stuff at the same time. Saw it on Amazon for $400 something. Today.

The workshop itself is part of the old 2 car garage. I did an addition with a 1 3/4 garage under. Used the old garage for an office, workshop, laundry room, and boxed in oil tanks. Mudroom too. In retrospect, I should of made the workshop expand into the office (no office). But, it was a light hobby 3-4 years ago when I did it.

Oh, measurements!
I forget but I'll whip out my DLR130 right now.
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16' long, 11' wide, 7 1/2' tall (at it's tallest).
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The 12" Jet Combo is about double when I got the 10". I couldn't see spending that at the time.

I use the existing garage to cut sheet goods and use my miter saw. The jointer is light enough to move. And the tablesaw, router are on wheels. Though, I never put wheels on the router end when I rigged it up.
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I am not sure what you do as far as WWing but I think you can do a lot with your space, but that all depends on your layout. What machinery has to be stationary, and what machines can be portable. You have to utilize the space with thought given to operation/safety and making it user friendly- and it definitely can and is done every week of the year somewhere.

I have and still work with the same space ...A tad under 500 sqft. I have another 800 in the basement that is not being used and that may have to change at some point possibly...
You know something, I get ribbed from time to time about my shop size on here- personally. I could care less what anyone thinks. Would I like a larger shop. - absolutely! The thing is, what I have-it's paid for and works just fine for me.
This economy has forced quite a few contractors into adapting to their personal residents or purchasing property for their shops... and that is no joke. Not every situation is the same and we all have different ideas or opinions on what is best for us personally as far as a shop... None the less, you have to make it work and work well whatever the situation is.

I give any man the utmost respect for making situations work that some may think are not feasible. A lot of critics have no idea what is actually involved with having a shop. And to me the most important aspect is the machinery, the layout, and utilizing the space to it's max-in a smart and ingenious way.

You have yourself a nice size platform to work off of IMO and I can appreciate the concern for space.... It will come together and then be re-done...maybe a few times..... I kid you not, new machinery comes in, new space problems arise,,,I just went from moving my whole work bench/tool storage area from one side of the shop, to the other,,, it was fun though, sort of.... I like thinking about, drawing and analyzing problems that come up in my shop, There are solutions...to almost all problems, just think seriously about the whole situation and a solution will surface...



nice thread and I can relate with your situation. Just remember,the layout is the key....

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They only needed 500 sq/ft to make the sausage Brian.
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Darce...
it's Easter... can we be civil towards each other...
just for one day of coarse...








B, Monday is just 2hrs and 10 min away. .....and then I am going to proceed to tell you where you can stick my sausage factory shop...
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Thanks Brian!
We can't all set up shop like Darcy!

That's kinda why I started this thread. I know you got some nice tools, and your set-up is awesome. I have plans on a few roller tables, a fold-up table for cutting sheet goods. But that all falls to the back burner. Paying the bills comes first.
Then, making the wife happy!

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