Updated Shop Photos

This weekend my buddy Mike brought his son over to work on their Pine Derby Car. Beforehand I made sure the shop was ready and took some pictures, here you go. My shop is about 2 bays of my 3 bay garage. I get the far side, wifey parks in the near side.


Here’s the workbench with the new craftsman floor mat in front of it (thanks Wifey). I love that workbench and I’m so glad I got tons of drawers instead of doors. Wifey gets to park on the other side of that bench where the ladder is. I’ve put a power strip on a sliding cleat with the power cord running out the back. This makes it super easy to plug sanders, routers, etc. in right at the workbench. I do need an assembly table though.

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Here’s the main area, as seen from the ladder. The table saw with my shop made motor cover (I can’t believe Powermatic ships a cheap plastic one). The wooden motor cover has tons of places for hanging necessary things. You can see that everything is on wheels, which is a necessity. Check out that full size Jet Mortiser I got brand new last Christmas for a steal. It was a sunny day and these photos were taken with my camera phone, sorry about that. Someday I’ll take photos with Wifey’s Nikon.

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More tools on mobile bases crammed into the corner. You can see sheet goods stacked up, my bandsaw, jointer, and planer. Also overhead I store a 4’x8’ sheet of cheap insulation foam. Great for laying on the floor to cut big sheets of ply down to size safely.

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The miter saw, air compressor, drill press, and hardware storage area. Above that is a ton of wood ready to be turned into awesomeness.

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You can never have enough of these top rated Jet Parallel Clamps. Above them is a saw owned by my grandfather.

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Like I said, you can never have enough clamps. In the bay window are my old planes, my new Stanley Sweetheart #4, and my woodworking books.

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Here’s the picture of the car Mike’s son made last year. Stay tuned for pictures of the new car!

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