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BlueRidgeDog

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Rocky Mount, VA 24151
United States

I moved into this space a year and a half ago after paying off the second bride. Since then I have tried to re-establish a shop as four moves had decimated my larger tools. What survived was so beat up from moving that I just started from scratch. When I moved in the basement was empty and had a hand full of outlets and single bulb fixtures.

Before tools came rewiring the entire floor, new lights, multiple 110v and 220v outlets as well as some z-wave automation to bring things together.

The first two essentials were the table saw and miter saw station. The miter station serves as tool storage as I am not a “tool wall” guy. Too much dust to clean.

I then built the router table using a Kreg kit and some custom cabinetry for dust collection and storage.

The dust collection is a Penn cyclone from an estate auction.

After that was the joiner and planner followed by a decent bandsaw.

I am still using a small drill press and will replace it when funds are available.

I have a significant wood collection as I tend to buy it when it is available locally. In the images are cherry, walnut, ash and white oak. All locally harvested.

I use two benches. One is a dedicated woodworking bench and the other is a general work bench. I also have a large rolling assembly table that doubles as a finishing table.

Dust collection is still via a single 4” flexible line that I move from tool to tool. I have not settled on a layout so I am waiting on running permanent lines.

I am very happy in the space and look forward to finishing it one day.


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Zonker

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#1 posted 01-04-2019 01:58 AM

You have a great looking shop. It looks well thought out.

-- Larry A. - I've made a small fortune with my woodworking. The trouble is, I started with a large fortune.

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IantheTinker

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#2 posted 01-04-2019 03:57 PM

Your shop looks like you have spent time figuring out your layout and method of working. I think it would be a nice place to do some work!

-- pensivewoodworker.com

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BlueRidgeDog

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#3 posted 01-04-2019 04:44 PM



Your shop looks like you have spent time figuring out your layout and method of working. I think it would be a nice place to do some work!

Thanks. 95% of the work happens in the square between the work bench, table saw and miter station/tool storage station. Still can’t believe I made that many drawers.

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GR8HUNTER

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#4 posted 01-04-2019 08:49 PM

Welcome 2 LJ’s ….. GREAT SHOP :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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pottz

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#5 posted 01-05-2019 03:48 AM

very nice shop space glad you survived the “wives”.now its your turn buddy,have some fun.welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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moke

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#6 posted 01-07-2019 06:26 PM

Wow….you are back with a vengence! great job…good looking shop!
Now get that floor dirty!
Welcome to LJ’s

-- Mike

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PPK

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#7 posted 01-07-2019 10:44 PM

Nice lookin shop. Is the mitersaw station hickory or ash? Really like the look of it.

-- Pete

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BlueRidgeDog

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#8 posted 01-08-2019 01:04 PM



Nice lookin shop. Is the mitersaw station hickory or ash? Really like the look of it.

- PPK

Boxes are cheap 1/2” plywood and face is Poplar. A common wood here in Virginia.

Build information is here.

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jimintx

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#9 posted 05-08-2019 05:16 PM

This shop looks really good to me, BlueRidgeDog. Well thought out, well executed.

I don’t think I see it in the descriptions so far, so would you mind providing the dimensions of the floor space, please?

It looks like it is fairly Long, at least noticeably longer than my space anyway, which is 21’x21’.

And also: What is the z-wave automation doing for you? I’m not at all familiar with that.

Thanks!

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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BlueRidgeDog

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#10 posted 05-09-2019 12:56 PM

The basement is about 40’ long and I am using half the width, so 12’ X 40’.

Z-wave is one of the popular home automation protocols (along with X10 and Zigbee). When you hear “works with Alexa” or “Smart Home” or “Google Home” is is typically a Z-wave device. So my lights, fans and many outlets as well as thermostats are all on a local Z-wave network that allows me to automate their actions (lights come on in the AM, as well as sunset, go off after an hour of inactivity, some lights turn on when others are triggered – so one wall switch can control many things, thermostat adjusts as needed to inside and outside temps, fans come on when needed, shop outlets go dead when shop light is turned off, outlets can be programed to stay off when I am away from the house regardless, 240v tools can be turned off when I am out of the house for safety…the list goes on and on). It is all programmatically controlled and can be accessed via a computer or phone from anywhere.

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Hondo03

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#11 posted 06-13-2019 12:50 PM

Great looking shop thanks for sharing

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