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My shop

It used to be the garage.  The pics pan from left to right.  The washer and dryer are still in there, off-camera to the right, but we'll ignore that real-world concession.

     

It's particularly cluttered right now because of a side-project (see Rotary Phase Converter below).

I am very fortunate to have some very nice equipment. Again from left to right, except for the last two, which are through the door in the right corner.

   Laguna 14" bandsaw
Powermatic 20" drill press
Homemade workbench with Veritas twin screw vise
MiniMax CU350K combination saw-shaper-jointer-planer
Stubby S750 lathe, barely visible just to the left of the DC flex hose.  My pride and joy.
Agazzani B-20 bandsaw
Veritas router system
Dewalt 20" scroll saw
Delta Boss oscillating spindle sander (beneath workbench, not visible)
Dust collector with 14" impeller, Oneida Air C950 cyclone, two big Farr filters, and homemade blower inspired by Bill Pentz.
For turning logs into turning blanks, a Stihl MS290 gas chainsaw. ("I can't be a wimp. I have a chainsaw.")

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The combo, drill press and Agazanni were purchased from Eagle Tools in Los Angeles.  The Stubby came from Stubby Lathe USA, which is very capably run by Bill Rubenstein.  The router system and vise were bought from Lee Valley.  All of these outfits are class acts; my experience with Laguna Tools was also good, though I have only dealt with them once.  I also can't say enough good about Bill Pentz , who has done so much to help woodworkers keep their shops and lungs free of airborne dust.

 

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