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Columbia Station, Oh
United States

This is my 440 square foot shop I just completed. We recently moved to a new home which came with a detached outbuilding (one of the main reasons I bought the house lol). It was completely unfinished on the inside with the studs and ceiling rafters showing. I insulated and sheeted the walls. Top half with drywall and bottom half with natural wood bead board. Instead of mudding the seams I decided to go with pine stripping, mainly for looks. I added a ceiling and found some cheap fluorescent fixtures on CL. I equipped the shop with a General International table saw, Delta/Rockwell 6inch Jointer, DeWalt 735 planer, DeWalt miter saw, and a Porter Cable standing drill press. Also an assortment of hand tools, which many are still trying to find a home. I built a brand new assembly table measuring 6’x4’ along with a miter bench and an extended out feed table for the table saw. Dust collection is a Harbor Freight unit which is piped to all of my main tools and gets separated with a Thien baffle to a garbage can and then gets vented outside. So far it has progressed quite well and I am very satisfied. Still a lot to be done and will probably never be finished. Lol.

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#1 posted 03-17-2016 05:08 PM

This looks like an absolutely perfect set up to me! Congrats.

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#2 posted 03-17-2016 05:14 PM

Good clean shop there, Chuck!!! Now mess it up!!!!! :-)

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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#3 posted 03-17-2016 08:58 PM

Nice looking shop for sure. It’s all so organized!

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#4 posted 03-17-2016 09:17 PM

Chuck, you have a very nice shop. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 03-18-2016 04:07 PM

Nice Shop! I like the way you’ve set up your mitersaw under the wood storage. I had this in the cabinet shop I worked at, but now don’t, and miss it all the time. Now scraps & cutoffs hit the floor and my stock is kind of all over the place instead of on the rack. Proximity is key! Do you like your PC drill press? I don’t have a drill press, and am kind of disgusted at how cheap so many of the available models are.

-- Pete

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#6 posted 03-18-2016 05:05 PM

You did a great job on the shop Chuck…sounds like it was a lot of work, but it was worth it. I call my shop, my “happy place”......yours should make you very happy!!!
Be safe…

-- Mike

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#7 posted 03-23-2016 03:42 PM

Love the shop and set up.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#8 posted 03-24-2016 02:40 PM

Hey guys thanks for all the positive feedback! @ PPK I do like my PC drill press very much, especially given its low price comparatively. It does just about everything I need it too. The one thing I would change tho is the table. It is grooved so it tends to collect a lot of chips…. But nothing a shop made table can’t fix!

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#9 posted 03-24-2016 02:57 PM

Very nice shop Chuck,you have some good equipment and are very well organized.

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#10 posted 04-14-2016 07:07 PM

Very nice, will be taking some ideas for my shop

-- “Never explain — your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you anyway.” –Elbert Hubbard

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#11 posted 06-02-2016 01:08 PM

Thnx for the tour of your very nicely equipped shop.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#12 posted 07-06-2016 06:00 PM

Great shop. Where in Ohio?

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#13 posted 08-09-2016 04:51 AM

Nice Shop!

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#14 posted 12-27-2016 01:40 AM

That is a great shop.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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