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A Tour of Merle Clor's Shop

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I have been a long time lurker and an occasional contributor at WoodCentral (and am a former Badger Ponder, as well). I really want to thank all the people who have answered my questions and helped me make decisions along the way.

A little over a year ago, we moved from Upstate New York to the Albuquerque area (in preparation for retirement) and built a new house. We got into the house about 6 months ago, but with work and other life events, I have just recently finished (90%) the shop. I still need to add a couple of hoses to the dust collection system and have a Shark Guard on order for the table saw. I also need to build a cabinet for the right side of the sliding compound miter saw. I have a room, not shown, that will be dedicated to finishing someday. I will also add a two foot tall assembly table when time permits.

shop looking north

This is the view of the shop from the entrance from the house. This is looking north. The shop is about 31 feet wide by 45 feet long.

a little more toward the west

Here is another shot from the doorway, but facing more toward the west.

southwest corner looking east

This is looking from the southwest corner toward the east.


This is the north end. I moved the Woodsucker from my previous shop, so the infeed isn't really right for this shop, but it does the job.

drill press & shop crane

This is the same view, but showing the drill press and the shop crane. This has been an invaluable tool for getting the various pieces of heavy metal set up.


I need to build another cabinet for the right side of the SCMS and an enclosure for the SCMS so the dust collector will be able to do a better job.

lumber, planer

This shows the entrance door from the house, the planer, and my lumber storage rack. The wood is mostly quarter sawn white oak that I brought from Upstate NY.

the table saw and accessories

This is my TS and the combination outfeed/assembly table with lots of room for cut off storage underneath. I got this design from a professional cabinet maker and friend, Ben Critten.


A closer view of the jointer.

New Yankee Workshop router table

This is my New Yankee Workshop router table and the east entrance from the outside.

TS and outfeed table

A close up of the TS and outfeed table.


A close up of the planer.

SCMS and mortiser

The SCMS and mortiser.

sheet goods storage

Sheet goods storage.

Thanks for visiting.

Cheers, Merle

Posted 29 September 2008-

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