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    My Amateur Shop - Under Development

    Sorry for all the pictures. Unfortunately, there is much overlapping & duplicity in these pictures, but it's tedious to sort them out for individual relevance. No descriptions, as you folks know what you're looking at. I'm not into serious wood working, as you folks are, and there is much left to do, mostly to develop some good wood working skills. Wanted to post these before surgery Monday. Hopefully I don't bore you all to sleep.

    My latest addition is the Ridgid TS3650 that I bought from Tony Maio. He treated me very well, not only with a TS that is in like new condition, but also with the "extras" he included in the deal: (5) inserts, (2) carbide blades, crosscut sled, miter gage board, Pals Kit, & more. The saw, when assembled, retained its alignment. Thanks Tony!
    More to follow.
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    Last edited by Al Launier; 05-05-2013 at 01:11 AM.
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    More to go:
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    Thoughts entering one's mind need not exit one's mouth!
    As I age my memory fades .... and that's a load off my mind!

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    “The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living."
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    Nice lookin man cave from what I see
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    It's a collection of miscellaneous gear in one location for varied interests, some of which aren't shown: fishing gear & fly tying; archery range (10 yds); weight lifting (seldom use- could sell for space); filing cabinets & safes; storage shelves, storage cabinets. It's tight, but maybe I sell of some of what I don't use??? One thing that has to be upgraded is the router table. Right now it's Glenn's old Craftsman router bolted to a Workmate table which serves the rough work that I do. When I improve my skills I'll hopefully be using a higher level setup.
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    Last edited by Al Launier; 05-05-2013 at 01:07 AM.
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    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." Winston Churchill

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    Looks like a nice roomy shop Al. Is that a BB trap you got there I saw in one pic?
    Darren

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    Are you sure that saw isn't new?
    If it really is used, it looks like something Glenn or I took care of.

    You are off to one heck of a good start in your woodworking hobby. Read lots. Ask questions. And Enjoy,

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    That's a fine-looking shop/play room, Al. Looks like you've got the major tool groups covered (well, except for a lathe). I'm envious of your shop sink, too.
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    Great digs Al. As Vaughn points out, a sink is a great advantage. The absence of a lathe just shows good judgement . Seriously though, it does look like you have all the major food groups covered. You could hone down the workout gear if you wanted but, I would keep some basic stuff around. When I slack off on my workouts I notice a lot more aches and pains after a long weekend in the shop. Stay nimble and have fun.
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    Thanks for the kind words Guys.

    I'm hoping the "art work" didn't offend anyone. I didn't even think of them when I took the pictures. These were purchased with the consent of my wife shortly after we were married, almost 44 years ago, & have been with us in (5) homes since. They just seem to hang around. Frankly, I don't even notice them anymore. They just take up wall space & could come down if I need to expand the shelving.

    Darren, that is an archery target set up for 10 yds diagonally across the shop. I haven't used it of late, but when I do it allows me to keep the archery "eye" during winter months. The shop "feels" smaller than it looks. It's a good thing I have some of these tools on casters. More casters to be installed.

    Jim, the saw is like new. Tony took great care of the saw when he had it & took good care of me when he sold it to me.

    Vaughn, I'm not sure if I'll get into turning as that is an art form unto itself & although I think I would enjoy it at the hobby level, I'll leave to you masters. Plus it makes for a lot of shavings, more to clean up & something JoAnn wouldn't appreciate.
    The shop sink is extremely handy, as is the stairway access directly to the garage. Both give me a quick & convenient access from outside to get to the sink & shop without having to go through the house.

    Unfortunately, There are no windows for ventilation & I have to use a multi-fan setup to try to draw the airborne dust from the shop up around a flight of stairs out to the garage/outdoors. Someday I hope to get a better air filtration system in the shop that I can hang overhead from the ceiling joists. Tony showed me the Jet filter system he has in his shop & when JoAnn saw it she immediately said that if I make her another bird house, she would get me a filtering system. DONE!!! I may just make up several, store them, & use them when I need to buy something. Also, I'm hoping to get a better dust collection system that I can perhaps install in the garage & run the duct work through the wall down into the shop. The run shouldn't be prohibitively long.

    As I get older, I'm thinking woodworking would be a great hobby to keep me occupied during the long winter months. It's fun to pull a plan together, even if it takes time.
    Last edited by Al Launier; 05-05-2013 at 03:25 PM.
    Thoughts entering one's mind need not exit one's mouth!
    As I age my memory fades .... and that's a load off my mind!

    "We Live In The Land Of The Free, Only Because Of The Brave"
    “The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living."
    "
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." Winston Churchill

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    Very nice shop, I'd love to have that much room. If I'd stay out of my shop and work on finishing my basement so we can sell and move, I'm promised a bigger shop..... I know, Honey, just as soon as I finish the organ..

    I like your idea of covering the table tops on your machines. I have tried tarps, but they are a hassle. If I don't cover them or keep the doors to my shop closed, I will have rusty cat foot prints on the table tops.
    Last edited by Paul Douglass; 05-06-2013 at 12:40 AM.
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