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Welcome to my little world. The shop is always open.
Thanks to all of you for giving me a reason to finally clean my shop and photograph it.
This shop has been a small work in progress for the last 20 yrs. I’ve produced well over 2 mil. in cabinetry and furniture so far, which isn’t much compared to some of you guys but this is my side company to a remodeling business.
I’ve wanted a CNC machine, a panel saw, a full size 3 sided shaper, a drum sander, a bigger drill press, a full size planer, a downdraft sanding center, a spray booth, shall I go on? After all these years, turns out I didn’t need any of those tools. But I sure wanted them.
If I had gone full scale and opened up a commercial shop (I almost did) I would have lost everything and gone bankrupt by now. My full time remodeling business is what makes this part time shop possible.
Best part is, I can work on a project late and the “boss” doesn’t mind. I’m home.
If it gets too hot, I can jump in our back yard pool. How many commercial shops have a pool?
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what kind of clips or fastners do you use for this?
Hey Mark -
We are very close. I'm in Hunters Ridge. Love to stop by for a beer this spring or summer.
Basement shops are great in the winter time. Free heat!
I'm at the corner of valley view and willow point in Wildwood. Always glad to know a neighbor who likes woodworking too. If you want to stop by for a beer, give me a call. 847 204 9575.
The slat board brackets are just regular H.D. peg board double hooks. After everything is in place, I used bolt cutters to trim them back so they don't stick out.
Slat board is so much better looking than pegboard.
Very impressive. I'm contemplating a reorg of my own. Thinking of a modular design approach. What did you use to hang the hand tools on those horizontal wood slats?
Hey Mark -
Great shop. I'm also in Grayslake (near 120 and 45). I have a basement (hobbyist) shop that is a work in progress.
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