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Houston, Tx
United States

My workshop. We bought a house a few years ago that had an unfinished above garage apartment. When I started it was just bare rafters and stud walls so I got to turn it into what I wanted. Plumbed, wired, and sheet-rocked the whole thing myself. Its about 600sq ft and was setup for an electric dryer so it was already wired for 220v which made things much easier for my table saw. Dust collection is handled by a hot-rodded harbor freight dust collector tipped on its side and passed through super dust deputy. For the money you really can’t beat the harbor freight! Dust is carried through 4 inch PVC, I know, I know, 6 inch pipe carries more air, etc, etc.

Next steps will be to build a better work bench where my current table saw out feed table is located. It too rickety for heavy chisel work. I also plan to build a shop made air filtration system to pick up more of the fine particles. Biggest draw backs are the fact the whole garage only has two 110volt circuits going to it, and that has to run lights, dust collection, a fridge downstairs, etc, etc. So I have to be careful about not plugging my dust collector into the same circuit has my planner or I will trip the breaker. 600sq ft of shop space inside the city is awesome, but getting tools up and projects down from an upstairs workshop can really be a challenge sometimes.

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#1 posted 01-21-2015 12:39 PM

Good looking shop !! Nice to see another Texas woodworkers shop !!

-- William from the oldest town in Texas

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#2 posted 01-22-2015 03:02 AM

Nice shop and it looks like you will have lots of room to build that bench. ( I assume it will be the same height as your outfeed table so you will still have the outfeed capability to support longer table saw cuts.)
One thought on your shortage of circuits – most 220V machines such as your table saw, only require 15 or 20 amps. The dryer receptacle that you already have will be supplied with 30Amps/220V. If you replaced the dryer plug with a small sub-panel, you could have perhaps 6 circuits off of the sub panel. Two could be dedicated to your 220V needs and the remaining four could service additional lights, plugs, heaters etc. I have a similar configuration in my shop and am able to run my 220V machines at the same time as my 220V dust cyclone with lots left over for lights, plugs etc. Also , if you spray paint your receptacle covers a separate color for each circuit, you are less likely to overload a single circuit. Again, nice job on the shop – I like the router table next to your spindle sander.

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#3 posted 02-20-2015 02:20 AM

Nice shop, Looks well laid out.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#4 posted 03-18-2015 03:59 AM

Looks like a good setup.

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#5 posted 03-18-2015 01:52 PM

It’s a very nice shop. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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