Dustin’s Standalone Shop

Shop Tour - Submitted by Dustin from Crete, IL
Added on May 23, 2013

Since I posted my last shop tour I have moved shops twice. I left the garage shop almost a year ago for 1100 sq ft of commercial bliss, or so I thought. After getting moved in and working in there for 6 months I realized that there was just not enough room to complete some larger projects, or a few small ones for that matter. I started looking for a new space and stumbled quickly upon my current shop. It is 1800 sq ft with 16′ ceilings and a 12′ by 12′ overhead door. So let the moving process begin…again. Thanks to the help of family and friends, two of which are WTO members, CT Proctor and Duckkisser, the move went off without a hitch. The shop is primarily set up for furniture and cabinet making. There are 2 cabinet saws, the Saw Stop is for general use and the Unisaw is dedicated for dados. The rest is all pretty standard with an 8″ Delta jointer, 13″ planer, 2 router tables and a Jet shaper, Rikon bandsaw and a Porter Cable pocket hole machine. In the back of the shop is an Italian made coral spray booth accompanied by 2 air assisted airless sprayers, one for pigmented lacquer and one for clear finishes.

My focus when setting up this shop was to have as much open floor space as possible while maintaining an efficient work flow. I hope you all enjoy.


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