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Got the tools, need the space

My shop is currently in the 3rd stall of the garage.  It is walled off, insulated, heated and has lots of lighting.  The space is about 10'x22' and is filled beyond capacity.  Using a...

10' x 22' Garage Shop

Small space so all the big machines are on mobile bases.  Takes some serious Tetris skills to work in this shop.

Recent comments

Re: Book Giveaway: Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects

Another virtual entry.

Re: UPDATE: Furniture Design & Construction by Graham Blackburn

I didn't get anything for Christmas... maybe I will win this book.

Re: UPDATE: Making Frame and Panel Doors by Hendrik Varju

Excellent opportunity.

Re: UPDATE: Making Drawers by Hendrik Varju

Throw my virtual name in the virtual hat.

Re: UPDATE: Weekend Woodturning Projects: 25 Simple projects for the home by Mark Baker

This book looks like exactly what I need right now.

Re: UPDATE: The Creative Woodturner by Terry Martin


Re: UPDATE: Finishing Wood from Fine Woodworking

About to start the finishing process on my latest project.

Re: UPDATE: Acts of Creation: America's Finest Hand Craftsmen at Work by Walt Harrington

Inspiration... I'll take all I can get.

Re: UPDATE: Fine Woodworking's Tables and Chairs

Thank you.

Re: UPDATE: A Lesson Plan for Wood Turning by James Rodgers

one of these times...

Re: UPDATE: 3 Book Giveaway! Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to...

I love this series of books and I only have one of the three so it'd be great to win.

Re: UPDATE: Wooden Boxes, by Doug Stowe and Strother Purdy

random #1

Re: UPDATE: Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman by Peter Korn

Looks like an excellent book that I might just have to get even if I don't win it. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Re: UPDATE: Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Sharpening by Thomas Lie-Nielsen

Love the complete illustrated guide series of books. I'm sure this one is a winner as well.

Re: UPDATE: Blanket Chests by Scott Gibson and Peter Turner

My entry

Re: UPDATE: Honing and Setting Jointer and Planer Knives by Hendrik Varju

It'd be better if you could send Hendrik to tune up the machines for me, but the DVD would still be a great help.

Re: UPDATE: Honing and Setting Jointer and Planer Knives by Hendrik Varju

I'd rather get the helical heads on my machines, but since it's not in the budget, this DVD would make life easier.

Re: UPDATE: Mortise and Tenon Joinery by Hendrik Varju

Hendrik Varju is such a good instructor.

Re: UPDATE: Best Workshops from the editors of Fine Woodworking

The book must be incomplete because it doesn't feature my shop. ;-)

Re: UPDATE:French Polishing: Finishing and restoring using traditional techniques by Derek Jones

Seems like a difficult, labor intensive technique. Would be interesting to learn a bit more.

Re: UPDATE: Carving in the Round by Andrew Thomas and How to Carve Wood by Richard Butz

I don't know if I have the artistic touch for carving but I would like to learn the secrets.

Re: UPDATE: The Foundations of Better Woodworking by Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller is definitely a woodworker whose brain I'd like to tap into.

Re: UPDATE: Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac by Tommy MacDonald and Laurie Donnelly

I wish his show was still on in my area.

Re: UPDATE: Hand Planing Techniques by Hendrik Varju

Hendrik rocks!

Re: UPDATE: Sharpening & Tuning Hand Planes and Chisels by Hendrik Varju

Hendrik is a great teacher of the craft.

Re: UPDATE: Refinishing Furniture Made Simple (with DVD) by Jeff Jewitt

I think we can all agree that it's time I win one of these giveaways. :-)

Re: UPDATE: Arts & Crafts Style Coffee Table with Gregory Paolini

I'd look forward to reviewing it.

Re: Win an all-access pass to Fine Woodworking Live!

I would really appreciate the opportunity to simply be around so many masters.

Re: UPDATE: Practical Furniture Design from Fine Woodworking

Always open to free woodworking stuff.

Re: UPDATE: Dovetail Techniques with Stephen Hammer

I'm coming up on the point in my current project where I need to cut dovetails so this could help me a lot.

Re: UPDATE: Google SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers - The Basics with Dave Richards

Sketchup looks like a powerful design tool, I just haven't figured out how to use it yet.

Re: UPDATE: Woodworking 101 by Aime Fraser, Matthew Teague, and Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk

I'd like to win it.

Re: UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Fine Woodworking 2011 Annual Collection

Sweet! Winning entry right here!

Re: UPDATE: 2011 Fine Woodworking Archive DVD-ROM (1975 - 2011)

This would be sweet! One DVD to replace an entire shelf full of magazines. My wife can even appreciate that.

Re: UPDATE: Building Small Cabinets by Doug Stowe

Would be helpful for some upcoming projects.

Re: UPDATE: Building Doors & Drawers by Andy Rae

Thanks for the chance to expand my modest library.

Re: UPDATE: Using and Tuning Your Bandsaw by Hendrik Varju

Hendrik really knows his stuff and does a good job transferring his knowledge to others. I would definitely like to have any of his DVD sets.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Hand Planes in the Modern Shop by Kerry Pierce

The world of hand planes is certainly addictive.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Working with Routers from Fine Woodworking

Any help I can get working with my router by hand would be great

Re: We're Giving Away Grooving Planes!

If you think you can do it in less passes, groove it.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Woodworking Techniques from Fine Woodworking

Could always use another reference source. Need input.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: The Frugal Woodturner by Ernie Conover

If a comment is posted that has no worthwhile content, can it still win you I book? Here's hoping the answer is yes.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Greene and Greene Furniture: Poems of Wood & Light by David Mathias

I have much to learn and I'm sure this book would help.

Re: Winner Chosen for Tablesaw Safety Tip Challenge

The real:
Wear safety glasses, hearing protection and respirator as appropriate

Correctly use the fence, miter gauge, blade configuration, splitter/riving knife and blade guard depending on the cut you need to make

Position your body and hands correctly to maintain a safe distance from the blade and to stay out of the line of fire

Do not operate a tablesaw (or any other machine) if under the influence of alcohol or other drugs or if you are tired

The silly:
Do not operate a tablesaw in the dark or with your eyes closed, or while wearing in-line skates, or in the nude, or standing on ice, or in the pouring rain, or in a moving vehicle, or on a steep grade, or with the saw on its side or upside down, or in a room with a sleeping baby, or while eating an ice cream cone (No offense to those with vision impairments as it may well be possible for you to safely use a tablesaw)

Re: UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Surface Preparation and Staining by Hendrik Varju

Hendrik is a great instructor. I'd love to get this DVD.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: How to Make Picture Frames, from American Woodworker

My wife loves displaying photos so this would be quite useful.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Woodworking Techniques, from Fine Woodworking magazine

Looks like a winner.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Tables You Can Make, from the editors of Woodworker's Journal

Throw my name in the hat.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Made By Hand by Tom Fidgen

I've been following Tom's blog for quite a while and would really love to check out his book.

Re: UPDATED: Giveaway and Poll: The Most Requested Woodworking Gifts of 2009

With the size of my wish list Christmas needs to come way more often than once a year.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Craftsman Furniture Projects from the editors of Woodworker's Journal

This style of furniture is most appealing to me so count me in.

Re: Update: DVD Giveaway: Working with Plywood by Hendrik Varju

This would be a great reference DVD to own. I really enjoy Hendrik's guest appearances on Matt's Basement Workshop Podcast ( http://mattsbasementworkshop.com/ ).

Re: UPDATED: What Tools Are on Your Holiday Wish List?

Veritas Low-Angle Smoothing plane
Lie-Nielsen dovetail saw
A couple dozen acres of land filled with mature hardwood trees and a bandsaw mill

Re: Bench Cookie Giveaway

Done deal.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Shop Drawings for Greene & Greene Furniture by Robert W. Lang

Looks like a good book, count me in.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: The Encyclopedia of Wood

This is exactly the type of reference missing from my personal library.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Encyclopedia of Woodworking by Alan and Gill Bridgewater

Very nice. I'll throw my name in the hat.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Traditional American Rooms

Could come in handy in restoring an old house we're looking to buy.

Re: Where'd the Woodworkers Go?

I still have woodworking on the brain but the body has to attend family happenings and summer activities like camping, fishing, graduations, baptisms, holidays... and don't get me started on that pesky lawn around my house that insists I maintain it every 4-5 days.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Choosing & Using Hand Tools

I could certainly use the information that book is sure to provide. That and I could make a replica of the tool cabinet on the cover to enter the tool cabinet contest! :-)

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Early American Country Furniture

Throw my name in too.

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