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My shop is a 24’ x 24’ garage with two additions. First a 10’ x 6’ east addition for the lathe and on the back a 6’ x 20’ addition for storage. I also have a 18’ x 12’ carport for wood and scrap storage. I re-engineered the trusses and raised the ceiling in the middle which really helps. Added some windows by the lathe. Eventually, I need to work on adding wood to the floor.

I own a powermatic model 66 tablesaw, a Oneway 1640 lathe with a VEGA duplicator, A tormek and a wolverine system for sharpening, an old antique Delta 6” jointer, Delta 14” bandsaw, JET 12” sander, Powermatic 20” planer, Performax sander, SIOUX air sanders, Milwaukee power tools, . Everything gets cleaned up with a Grizzly 5HP turbine dust collector with steel fittings running everywhere.

-- Les, Missouri,

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#1 posted 01-10-2010 12:18 AM

I like the windows in your lathe addition … lots of natural light. And the view out those windows (I assume) ain’t bad, either!

Thanks for posting!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 01-10-2010 12:30 AM

Nice shop, and looks like a nice area of the country as well.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 01-10-2010 03:54 AM

Les, you have a gorgeous view from your shop and I have always enjoyed seeing shops with windows in them. I have also thought that having a stand alone shop was the way to go. This makes it easier to run power tools and apply finishes without bothering other family members. If I start up my planer before my wife is up I can guarantee you I will hear about it. :)

How about posting some pictures of the inside. It sounds like you have an interesting collection of tools.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 01-10-2010 04:05 AM

Hey Les nice looking shop I’m with scott I’d like to see inside too.

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#5 posted 01-10-2010 06:33 AM

That is a NICE piece of land you have that shop on, and judging from the outside pics, some good shop space. I’d imagine if you hunt, you might just be able to catch a buck or two just outside of your shop!

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#6 posted 01-10-2010 07:26 PM

Wow, that is beautiful shop. I can smell the refreshing aroma from the green. I like it so much.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 01-12-2010 05:21 AM

Wow, I just had to pinch myself, that looks just like my uncles back yard, its obviously not but at first glance… wierd lol, how about some pics of inside?

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#8 posted 01-12-2010 02:50 PM

great looking shop lots of light i know the ozarks some beautful country , my home place is jonesboro ark. some of the most fun in my shop is the lathe.

-- jim,alabama

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#9 posted 01-14-2010 12:49 AM

Hey Les,
Nice set-up and sweet view.

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#10 posted 01-14-2010 01:01 AM

Great looking set up beautiful view.

-- Sawdust in my veins--

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#11 posted 04-07-2010 10:43 PM

Your pictures make me want to move back home to Mountain Home. I miss all the green. I love the split rail fence. When I talk about a ten rail fence out here, no one has a clue what I’m talking about. lol
Sure would like to peek in on the inner sanctium. Rand

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#12 posted 04-27-2010 05:30 AM

Nice shop.

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#13 posted 01-01-2013 08:06 PM

Nice lookin shop. Like to see more o the inside. The outside looks like a gr8 place to plink a little

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

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