Show Us Your Shop!

by Tom Soles
Washington, D.C.


This is my shop in the heart of a residential section of Washington, D.C. (about 4 blocks from the Vice President's home.) I am a retired school teacher and spend much of my time in my shop working on many different things. It is heated with a wood stove and electric heat. The shop started its life as a sculpture studio and evolved into a private woodworking shop. Much of my work is spent on the restoration of Stanley hand planes and Disston hand saws.

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Workbench area
(rocking chair very important)
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Drill press area
(4 x 5 window looking to garden)
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Robland X31 combination saw, shaper, planer,
jointer, and mortiser
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Back of shop with 8x12 sliding door
opening to alley
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File storage hinged to open to
storage bins behind
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Swinging door to Men Only rest room
(with too many paint cans on the floor).
Drop down 36" TV over sandblast cabinet
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Custom built work bench made from
salvaged parts
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Sharpening area
(beer fridge to far right)
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Walnut slide out cabinets for hand saws,
planes, drills
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Antique handsaw collection on back of
flatware storage cabinet



Tom can be reached via email at tom@tomsoles.com.


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