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I started building my shop in March of 2010. It is 26×20 with 10’ ceiling. The floor is concrete with 220 and 110 wiring to the table saw location and the island workbench. I also installed 4” dust pvc pipe in the floor to the tablesaw. The walls are 2×6-16” centers with R20 insulation. The ceiling has R50 blown in insulation.
I installed 8, 4’ double flourescent light fixtures with electronic ballasts and T8 bulbs, I also put wall lights on 3 of the walls in strategic locations.

As soon as the ground thaws (April 2011) I am adding a 26×8 addition along the east side.This is where my lumber storage, air compressor and dust collector will go. (the dc piping that goes under the floor to the table saw is already out there). I have a 100 amp panel with 3, 220 circuits with 6 outlets that I used 10 guage wire on, and 10, 110 circuits, I used 12 guage wire for all the 110 runs except the lights which are 14g.
Heating is a high efficiency wood stove that keeps it nice and warm, backed up by a wall mounted 2000watt, 220 volt electric heater, to keep it from freezing when I work out of town.

The workbench that is against the wall in pic 2 is a 28”x6” x 16’ glue lam beam that I got from a demolition job I worked on, the beam was originally 32’ long.

Major equipment that I have so far;
General 350R 50” table saw 3hp 220v Baldor motor. Its amazing. Bought from Craigslist for $1200 mint.
Grizzly 2hp with canister dust collector
General 13” Planer
General 6” jointer
Bosch 12” Dual Compound Glide Mitre Saw on custom built stand.
DIY Router Table with Porter Cable 2 3/4hp Router
Small bench top drill press
Craftsmen 10” bench bandsaw
Mastercraft spindle sander
Kawasaki portable air compressor
Beaver 36” lathe, that a friend found at the dump. New bearings and a motor( that the same friend gave me) and we’re spinning.
Many handheld power tools

As you can see I am still in need of some woodwork machinery. On the list is: floor standing drill press, Grizzly 17” bandsaw,
and the list goes on and on.

Drum sander,
Air filtration system,

Happy Woodworking!

-- - Martin

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#1 posted 02-11-2011 01:35 AM

Hey Martin,
Well presented man cave with lots of goodies to play with…nice job.

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#2 posted 02-11-2011 04:59 AM

Martin, this is a really nice shop that you have to work in. It has plenty of room of it and it looks like you get quite a bit of natural light from all the windows that you have. You also have some nice tools to play with as well. I know that I would enjoy working in there.

Thanks for the pictures. I had fun touring your shop.

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#3 posted 02-11-2011 05:12 AM

Nice looking shop.

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#4 posted 02-11-2011 05:39 AM

very nice setup

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#5 posted 02-11-2011 11:48 PM

Great start!

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#6 posted 02-12-2011 01:31 AM

A good looking shop. Hope you have hours of enjoyment out of it! Welcome to LJs!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#7 posted 02-12-2011 06:09 AM

Great looking shop. I love to see a clean, neat and organized shop. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 02-13-2011 08:39 AM

I’ve never seen a hose reel attached to an air compressor before. Interesting…

-- mike...............

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#9 posted 02-15-2011 08:18 PM

I just strapped the reel on with a ratcheting tie down, that way I can roll the compressor outside if I want and it has the hose on it! Its handy that way.

-- - Martin

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#10 posted 02-15-2011 09:25 PM


Ditto on the hose reel. That is a clever idea for portability.

Thanks for sharing your shop with us.

Good luck!

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#11 posted 02-22-2011 02:41 AM

nice shop. not sure about the bottle o Vodka….. :)

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#12 posted 02-24-2011 06:10 AM

hey martin. nice shop
i am really getting into cedar right now but if you are ever in my neck of the woods
and might want some maple for any projects you may have i am having troubles
storing all the lumber i am coming across.
just one of the perks to living in bc

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#13 posted 02-25-2011 04:27 PM

Greetings Martin,

Your shop is outstanding…..Very neat and clean…..I like a clean workspace, and hate clutter in mine…Keep up the good work…..You ‘ve laid out the shop nicely…It’s always a pleasure to see a nice clean shop, and one to work in…...Thanks for the tour…...Rick.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#14 posted 03-12-2012 04:31 AM

Thanks all for the kind words and Thats not actually Vodka. Its Apple Pie. BC style.

-- - Martin

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#15 posted 05-16-2012 03:08 AM

i had to laugh when i saw your shop, as it has some of the same features as mine, i to have my wood stove in the corner like yours, and i also have a large set of doors in the side like yours except i had some very heavy duty brackets welded up and i have 2 4×4’s that go across to secure them…my shop is 22×30, with about the same roof pitch…nice shop though…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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