A View of the Shop
My shop is approximately 800 sq. ft in the basement of my level entry town house.   I originally posted these picture 15 years ago and haven't had time to update.  The shop has changed significantly.   it was difficult to find a townhouse that had an unfinished basement that would allow me to build the kind of shop I wanted.

main vacuum system
homade scrubber  removes small particles of dust
The heart of my system is a Vacuum system connected to every machine and my home made air scrubber
Ryobi table saw
band saw
The table saw is a "Ryobi" with the sliding table, you either love it or hate it.  For luthier work the sliding table makes it easy to attach and use jigs accurately.   The band saw is just an ordinary "Busy Bee" bandsaw.  You can can see a metal chop saw in the back ground.
thickness planer
home made router table
The machine on the far left is a wood master planer, molder, and thickness sander with quick change heads.  It was an expensive purchase, but has more than paid for itself over the years.  The router table is home made and  works well.  
taige metal lathetaige metal lathe
taige metal lathetaige metal lathetaige metal lathe
taige metal lathetaige metal lathetaige metal lathetaige metal lathe
taige metal lathetaige metal lathetaige metal lathe
taige metal lathetaige metal lathe
taige metal lathe
taige metal lathetaige metal lathe
metal buffer
On the left you'll see my Taige metal lathe.  I make many of my own parts and send them out to be plated.  the machine on the right is what I use to buff the parts before having them plated.  
taige metal lathetaige metal lathe
taige metal lathetaige metal lathetaige metal lathe
taige metal lathetaige metal lathetaige metal lathetaige metal lathe
taige metal lathetaige metal lathetaige metal lathe
taige metal lathetaige metal lathe
taige metal lathe
taige metal lathetaige metal lathe
delta sander
water wheel
Again,on the left is my Delta sander.  it's what I use to form my bone nuts and saddles.  I use  many differint kind of chisles, planes and various cutting tools.  This simple water wheel keeps them sharp.  To the back of the water wheel you'll see the Craftsmen variable speed scroll saw.
taige metal lathetaige metal lathe
taige metal lathetaige metal lathetaige metal lathe
taige metal lathetaige metal lathetaige metal lathetaige metal lathe
taige metal lathetaige metal lathetaige metal lathe
taige metal lathetaige metal lathe
taige metal lathe
taige metal lathetaige metal lathe
chop saw
paint boot
A regular Makita chop saw.  The picture on the right is my Paint both.   Proper 8" ducting and an Exaust fan keeps the small booth clear.  I haven't got the door up yet but the plastic works just fine.  The booth was a simple request by my wife.  For some reason the lingering smell of laquer throughtout the house bothered her.  
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