Badger Pond Shop Tours
A Tour of Kurt Krauter's Shop
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All right...I have finally cleaned up and arranged my shop after getting the new lathe and decided to take some pics for posterity (and insurance). I humbly submit to the Pond my little nook of sanity and stress relief.


Here is the entrance, I have a shop in the back of basement with a window that looks out into the back yard. The shop size is roughly 15' x 25'.

table saw


dust collection

As you come in I have all the walls covered with tools,tables and storage with the middle of the floor open for actual work. I have all of my big equipment on mobile bases except for the lathe which has its own permanent home.

slop sink

Here is the slop sink I installed - no more running to the laundry room for cleanups.

panel glue-up

I built this panel glue up jig from a design out of shopsmith - it really works great.


I have a Delta 15" planer and the PM1632 sander


Here is my SCMS...

drill press

and bench top DP on top of my extended work bench top.


Here is the Bessey rack that I built from the pics that Jason F. posted a couple weeks ago. It has really cleaned up the clamps mess I previously had.

back wall

And here is the back wall of my shop where I keep most of my finishing supplies high on shelving. I am in the shelving business which explains the quantities of shelves I have.


And here is the new lathe...


and my real baby - the 1966 Delta Unisaw (reconditioned w/biesemeyer fence/splitter, etc)

That's it!! I am a prime example of being able to find a small spot and filling it (remember the VW Bug pic with 50 some students in it?)! I have things hanging from every joist and wood storage up high around the perimeter (on shelves, of course) Thanks for looking.


Originally posted 11 September 2002

wb 11 September 2002