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Workshop by Steve posted 07-18-2008 11:59 PM 1229 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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My shop is our two car garage, 24’x22’. My wife loves me enough to give me the whole thing for a shop. The only stipulation is that I save a small corner for the yard tools. I have been in the process of turning it from a open frame interior to a finished interior for some time but it takes a back seat to the “honey-do” list. I have run my electrical wiring already and I am waiting for an electrician to wire the subpanel. I have two dedicated light circuits, 4 – 110V circuits and 2 – 220V circuits. I even put 2 outlets of each voltage in the ceiling just in case. I have about half of the insulation in place and a third of the wallboard. I decided to go with OSB for the interior walls instead of sheetrock because I liked the idea of being able to put a screw or nail wherever I want. I have french cleats along one wall already and I plan to have it run on 3 walls. As far as tools go, I have a cheap Craftsman tablesaw which I hope to upgrade to a cabinet saw by the end of the year. I have a Jet floor standing drill press, joiner and dust collector. I’m not necessarily a jet fan but I got the drill press from a guy getting out of the pen making business for about $150 and the other two I got a good deal on at The Woodworking Show. I have a Grizzly G0555 band saw, a Makita lunchbox planer, Dewalt 10” miiter saw, a Craftsman radial arm saw and a Jet lathe that I have yet to use. I am still very much a novice to woodworking so I haven’t completed many projects. Last Christmas I made 14 recipe boxes out of various woods like maple, walnut, cherry and pine. Last month I finished a wine bottle box (from Wood magazine) for my aunt. Right now my unfinished projects are a tabletop curio (also from Wood magazine) made out of white oak and a hall table that I am designing myself in walnut.

-- Steve - kingwood, Texas

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#1 posted 07-19-2008 12:53 AM

Could I see Pictures of your shop and a description of what you do in your shop?

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#2 posted 07-19-2008 12:57 AM




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#3 posted 07-19-2008 01:20 AM


I will have to agree with Kip and Callum about the pictures. For those of us who are avowed shop junkies visual tours of other shops are an interesting part of this community.

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#4 posted 07-19-2008 01:37 AM

Ok guys, I will get some pictures up as soon as I get back in country. I will start putting some info up as well.

-- Steve - kingwood, Texas

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