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    Talking tour of my Garage Mahal

    Here's a little tour of my shop. It's a 24 x 24 two car garage with 9' ceilings. The wife still parks her car on her half so I have most things on mobile bases. She is very tolerant though and I leave it in shop mode most of the time.
    Since I'm finished up with Christmas projects I spent most of the day yesterday cleaning. It's usually a cluttered mess.

    The first two pictures are of the lumber storage rack area. I have a triton rack for the long pieces. It's worked out very well. I put it high on the wall so I could get sheet goods and shorts underneath. I need to come up with a better way to store shorts.
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    Here's a couple shots of the shop dogs. The basset is Daisy and the boxer is Joe. Joe doesn't like to have his picture taken.
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    The next shot is working down the wall. I have a shelving unit used for storing small turning blanks. I got a deal a couple of years ago on small blanks. The metal cabinet is for storing adhesives and finishes. I put the planer on one of the old ridgid mobile bases. It works well. Next to the cabinet is a work table I made from a couple of recycled science lab cabinets with a reused counter top. You can also see the shop throne which was my grandmothers electric chair. Somehow I ended up "storing" it for my mom after my grandmother passed a few years ago. The batteries are shot and it's a hernia waiting to happen to lift. It is comfortable and I use it as my thinking chair. I also have a mitersaw on a ridgid base. I have a redneck dust collector attached to the saw. If I'm using it a lot I'll attach it to the DC.

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    To the right of the lumber rack is a set of shop cabinets I built last year. I kept watching carigslist for used cabinets someone had taken out of their kitchen, but they always wanted WAY to much for used cabs. I built them on the cheap, I've got around 200 total including the lam top. I'll get around to painting the MDF fronts one day. Next to that is my grinding station on another metal storage cabinet. My router table usually lives next to the metal cabinet, but I have a gas heater that I use during the winter so I pull out the router table.
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    I started making shaker boxes this year. This is what I came up with to try and organize all the supplies needed.

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    Here's a shot of my router table and bandsaw. The router table is based on norm's plans. I put it on casters so I can move it around.
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    Continued on the next post.......

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    continued

    Next is the jointer and tablesaw. I have an 8" grizzly and a Delta uni. I've been pleased with both. A friend made a small modification to the end of the rail on the table saw. He was cutting a board with a circular say and didn't have enough overhang on the board. He made a nice kerf on the end of the rail.
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    Finally, here's my lathe with some storage underneath. A friend gave me the small drill press next to the lathe. I use it to make oval holes. The bench next to the lathe is for my son. He stands on it when he's using the lathe. I also included a pic of my huge clamp storage area.
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    Thanks for looking.
    Last edited by John Daugherty; 12-28-2010 at 04:57 PM.

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    Nice looking shop, John
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Looks nice John!

    Do you find the floor treatment helps keep the dust down?

    Cute little shop assistants too

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    Yep, nicely done. A little larger than mine and well laid out (though I think it will get smaller as I see there might be room for a few more tools.
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    Nice shop. I agree, every shop needs a basset hound or two.

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    Great looking shop John
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    John thanks for the tour. I really like looking at folks shops.And yours looks real good.
    Steve

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    You should have Brent over. And while he's there had him a chain saw and tell him to re-power the chair.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    My thinking chair is up on the hill. Two pieces of 2x10 in an x format (Bog Chair).

    My new years resolution is to drag my fat but up there 5 times a week... Been doing it so far this week, and the dogs really like going for the walk. Just wish I did. Oh well, at least I usually do it at the end of the day and take a beer up with me...

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