Joe’s Garage Shop

Shop Tour - Submitted by Joe from Agawam, MA
Added on March 28, 2013

My junked up, low budget garage shop! I’ve only been woodworking for about 10 months but have acquired a decent amount of tools. The structure is 20 x 20, about 70 years old and still needs a lot of cleaning up from the mess the previous owners left behind. As far as equipment, I would say I have “the best of the worst.” Just about everything I own I would recommend to anyone starting out on a tight budget like myself.

Tablesaw – Ridgid R4512 with a built in router table using a Jessum router plate, and about a dozen blades, many sleds and a few leecraft aftermarket inserts
Drill Press – HF 38144 16 speed floor drill press with the HF drill press table
Lathe – HF 65345 10×18 benchtop lathe. HF HSS 8 piece turning tool set, Easy Wood tools Rougher and Finisher
HF 8” Grinder with shop made wolverine style jig
Planer – Craftsman 21758 12 1/2” lunchbox planer
Bandsaw – Craftsman BAS350 14” (Rikon 10-320 clone), Rikon fence with resaw bar, Carter 5 bearing upper and lower guides
Edge/spindle sander – Ridgid Eb4424
Jointer – Craftsman 21789

Routers: Craftsman professional 27680 (x2), Porter Cable 7518 (table), Ridgid R2401 laminate/trim router. Most of my bits are Whiteside with a few Freud quadracut mixed in
Miter saw – old (~10 years) Craftsman 10” CMS (next up for replacement)
Scroll saw – Porter cable 93926 with stand
Power hand tools: Ryobi circular saw; vintage Black and Decker worm drive 8” circular saw; Skil jig saw; Bosch 4” grinder; Milwaukee Magnum corded drill; Milwaukee M12 Fuel impact driver; Milwaukee M12 Fuel Drill/driver; Craftsman C3 Drill/driver; Deremel 4200 rotary tool, Dremel Trio, Dremel multi-max oscillating tool; HF cordless Lithium ion cordless oscillating tool (awesome!); Ryobi ROS; and Dewalt D26453K ROS

Hand Tools: Windsor Design no33 plane; Stanley type 13 #7 jointer; Various vintage rasps and files; Woodriver 6 piece bench chisels

Sharpening: scary sharp for establishing new edges or working out nicks, Norton 1k, 4k, and 8k waterstones for general touch up and honing

Clamps: About 40 Pittsburgh bar clamps ranging from 6” to 4 feet; a few Jorgensen Cabinet masters; some Jorgensen HD bar clamps; and various C clamps and quick grip clamps

I am in the process of building a proper work bench, I just need warmer temps!


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