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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by full_bleed, Nov 19, 2005.


  1. full_bleed

    full_bleed

    May 27, 2005
    Arizona
    the pics of scotts shop got me interested in what tools other people here are using. Post up your shop pics everyone
     
  2. Bowen

    Bowen

    Sep 15, 2005
    Portland OR
    Here's a pic of my well used budget micro-shop.
    The tour:
    Jet TS
    Router in table with miter saw on top
    drill press
    little belt sander
    ryobi 9" bandsaw
    work surface

    This is in 1/4 of a 2 car garage
     

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  3. Rodent

    Rodent Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Regenerate Guitar Works
    My shop (read garage stall also used by other activities) is a little sparse at the moment, but is steadily gaining a selection of tooling ...

    Outside of a router and the ever increasing quantities of plywood templates, my ShopSmith has been indespensible for maximizing the use of minimal space. Here's a couple of shots:

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    New to the shop a couple weeks ago was this super handy gadget

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    which, when combined with the ShopSmith, allowed me to create this prototype earlier today:

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    Soon to be arriving is a 16-32 thickness sander and a 6" jointer. Should funds prevail (i.e. I can sell one of my extra basses) I'll also be adding a planer to the shop as well.

    All the best,

    R
     
  4. Cerb

    Cerb

    Sep 27, 2004
    Indiana
    You're running power tools next to that Mustang? Shame...
     
  5. right now I mainly just have Black and decker stuff (drills,hand sanders,jigsaw,circular saw,etc...pretty basic stuff that I use for household repairs and light refinishing of furniture)

    but for Christmas my family is going to invest in a Craftsman Plunge Router Kit (2hp),bits,clamps, Craftsman 10'' Table saw w/ dust collection, and a Craftsman 12" laser guide drill press

    so I can atleast start building basic items (photo albums, shelves,simple tables,etc) until I get comfortable enough with the new tools to dive into my first build...because I'd rather screw up a ten dollar slab of oak then a 55 dollar slab of ash :)

    it also helps to have friends that are wood working majors at my college that have volunteered to help me out with my routing skills...nice set ups guys...hopefully one day I'll be worthy of one myself
     
  6. Jonny5bass

    Jonny5bass Supporting Member

    May 3, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Any chance of resurrecting this 10 year old thread? After completing my first build and acquiring some new tools I need to re-arrange my shop. Besides, who doesn't like pictures of tools and shops?
     
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  7. yoshi

    yoshi

    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    Here's my workbench and shop!

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    haha. I am building on a balcony of a 5th floor apartment in central London.

    Tools wise I have a router, power drill, jigsaw, shinto saw rasp, fret saw, jack plane (number 5 I think), set of files, 13 clamps, and that's the lot!
     
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  8. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses

    I have been waiting for this moment, this has been a long time coming for me and I'm very proud, as this has been an EXTREME blessing.

    I just acquired a new home and equipped shop. I got them for an extremely humble price. These are all my "new" toys.. what is NOT pictured is all of the equipment I owned beforehand from my old shop that is put up in storage until this weekend. This shop has a nice work area and two offices. One of which will be used for setups and electronics. I will partition off a spray area in the other.

    Drum Sander
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    Jet Band saw, I have another one in storage (14" Ridgid with riser block)
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    Jet Table saw
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    Craftsman Jointer (I have another 6" ridgid in storage)
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    Wall mounted vac
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    Old Rockwell lathe
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    Delta Lathe
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    Tool Box.. Loaded with hand tools and sanding supplies :)
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    Assorted power tools
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    Office 1
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    Office 2
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  9. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    Part 2

    Craftsman belt sander
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    Jet dust collection
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    Dewalt planer
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    Rockler Router table with porter cable router..
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    Jet Spindle sander (I have another one)
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    Craftsman Compressor (I have another a little bigger)
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    Assorted tools
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    Scroll Saw
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    Old school craftsman drill press equipped with variable speed DC motor
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    Second tool box, wrenches drill bits ect
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    Sharpening station
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    assorted stuff
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    Dewalt Sliding miter saw
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  10. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    There's more.. lots of different tools and accessories put up in the cabinets and what not.. extra saw blades, extra sand paper ect.
     
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  11. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    @scottyd, I am stricken with a case of serious shop envy right now.

    Also, the picture of your drum sander makes me miss mine terribly. The table adjustment mechanism on the Delta sanders is terrible and parts are no long available for them, I need to come up with an alternative design so I can get my sander operational again, or just bite the bullet and buy a new one.
     
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  12. Jonny5bass

    Jonny5bass Supporting Member

    May 3, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    That is so awesome! It was actually your post in another thread that made me start searching the forums and this thread was the closest thing I could find. I'm with @Hopkins on the shop envy. Thank you for sharing!
     
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  13. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    As luck would have it, in the 5 minutes since I made my post, I was inspired to check craigslist, and a guy is selling a Performax 16-32 drum sander for $200 so I am going to go check it out this afternoon.
     
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  14. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    Thanks Hopkins. The entire deal fell into my lap. I haven't had a chance to use the drum sander yet..It has a sanding belt conveyor that looks like it needs replaced. I used the router tables to make about 60' of quarter round trim for my floor moldings inside the house, getting it ready for the kiddos and such. :)
     
  15. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    Thats a smoking good deal, they're not cheap at all and the construction of them is simple and very well built they should last a long time.
     
  16. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Yes, its pretty small but I am also not using it to build doors or anything. The 16" Table is perfect for guitar work
     
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  17. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    Thanks, I'm still blown away by it all. It's literally like a dream come true. The couple we bought the house and shop from are an older couple. The man is so cool.. He's in his late 60s and unfortunately has gotten vertigo so wood working is no longer safe for him and he just wanted an easy package sell.. Most important was he wanted someone to take good care of the stuff and get good use of it. We met through our insurance agent, they were looking to sell and I was looking to buy. We met they took a liking to us and my work and they made me the deal of a lifetime.
     
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  18. kaoskater08

    kaoskater08

    Apr 1, 2011
    I've updated my table saw since this photo but here is what I have. I plan on getting a router table and a thickness sander (selling my planer) in the near future. This is the cleanest my shop has ever been...anyone have suggestions for dust collection?

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  19. smithcreek

    smithcreek Commercial User

    May 18, 2015
    Westerly, RI
    Luthier/Owner, Christopher Bass Guitar and Smith Creek Mandolin
    I have the 16-32 and the only problem with it is it's an open sided design to get the 32". The machine flexes so the side near the support take off more material than the unsupported side. Not a big deal but on wider stock you need to switch the wood back and forth sending it through the machine and as you get near final thickness make multiple passes without changing the depth to get a somewhat even thickness.
     
  20. smithcreek

    smithcreek Commercial User

    May 18, 2015
    Westerly, RI
    Luthier/Owner, Christopher Bass Guitar and Smith Creek Mandolin
    If you are looking to replace the planer with the sander I recommend don't unless you are getting a mighty big sander. The tabletop planes does a great job accurately thicknessing, keeping sides square and straight, and does it fast leaving a decent finish. The sander doesn't do that nearly as well on any of those. Even with a 40 grit belt it's slow, then you need to switch multiple grits for a decent finish. Then you get lazy and try to push through a piece of wood too fast and try to take off too much material with 120 grit and you burn the belt and wood. Well, at least I do that!:D
     
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  21. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    I didn't have that issue with my Delta 18-36, but the table height adjustments went to crap and there are no parts available for it anymore. I still want to rig up a chain drive instead of the belt drive it uses stock with a different adjustment mechanism. But the Performax machine will be nice to have in the mean time. I don't really use it for thicknessing wood, I have a planer for that. I just use it to finalize the thickness of a body blank and to get any unevenness out of it after glue up. My planer is only 12.5" so a full sized body blank wont go through.

    I agree, a drum sander is not a replacement for a planer.