Category Archives: Our Shop

Shop and Shed

The Work Shop and Home of the Kubota on the left side.  The Shop is 24×26 ft. and the Kubota home is 12×20.  Originally planed on a 30×40 shop, that is before I found out the cost.  I had to scale back to fit the budget, big mistake, should have made it as planned.  I… Read More »

Work Bench/Combination Sander/Jet Band Saw

Work Bench, inspired by Norm’s design, top is white tile board, easy to wipe off and cheep.  If you look under the bench you will see a Pattern Makers Vice that was planned for this bench, I forgot the overhang on the left end to accommodate the vice, been under there since.   Next to… Read More »

Jet 2 hp Chip Collector

Jet 2 hp Chip collector, notice I didn’t saw dust collector.  If you seen my shop you would know why.  This was my biggest mistake in setting up the shop.  I thought all you needed to do was run some 4″ PVC under the concrete floor and you were all set., wrong.  If you are… Read More »

Delta Drill Press/Clamps

Delta Drill Press used for many different tasks in the shop.  You will notice the older Radial Arm Saw to the left of the picture.  That space is now used by the Wide Belt Sander.  The space to the right is my clamp storage.  You can never have too many clamps.  I always tell my… Read More »

Wood Plane Storage

I made this wooden box to store my wood planes.  I was having a problem with moisture and condensation on the tools stored in the shop hutch.  I bought some Silica gel Desiccant Packets off eBay and placed into the storage box.

Wood Storage

Roll Around Lumber Rack.  Fills up real quick.  The back side holds sheet goods that lean out and are supported by arms that pivot out, works real well in holding a lot of material.

DeWalt Scroll Saw

DeWALT Scroll Saw.  This is the best mid priced saws around, no vibration and cuts like crazy.

MiniMax FS 35 Jointer/Planer

The MiniMax FS 35 Jointer/Planer is an upgrade from my original 6 Inch Jet Jointer. The 35 stands for cm and that equals about 13 3/4 inches wide.  This tool is used on all most all projects.  If you don’t have a joiner I don’t see how you can work with twisted material.  That is my biggest… Read More »

Wide Belt Sander

PerformaX 22/44  Wide Belt Sander used on almost every project.  This sander works great for making special veneers and smoothing out planner marks.

Delta Unisaw with 36 inch Rails

Delta 10 in. Unisaw.  I looked for several months before finding a shop that was going out of business.  The saw was only 4 years old and had not been used much. This was time well spent, this saw is a dream to operate and cut through hardwoods like butter

Router Table

Router Table with 31/2 hp VS  Porter-Cable router.  The table was build from Norm’s NY project plans.  The top was made from a modular office desk 1 1/2 in thick covered with Formica

Compound Miter Saw

DeWalt Compound Sliding Miter Saw with Woodworkers II blade.   I use this station to break down long boards and some panels.   I use it a lot more since I moved out the Radial Arm Saw, just didn’t have the room.

Work Shop Hutch

The shop hutch is along the right hand wall built around the window air-conditioning unit.  This was patterned off the shop hutch Norm built on The New Yankee Workshop.  This unit is longer and with more drawers.