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Workshop by Nova468t posted 02-12-2022 09:20 AM 1099 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Vancleave, Ms
United States

My workshop is a converted 3 car garage. It is a work in progress, but getting there slowly. Dimensions are 34’ x 26’. It is heated and cooled so I can work year round. I also have a dehumidifier. I have 4” of foam board/synthetic stucco on the exterior and 6” of insulation in the exterior walls.
I retired from being a chief engineer two years ago and had machinery from my short lived cabinet business from years ago. Just before retiring I purchased several more machines, which included three shapers (Casadea 13.5 hp, Delta 7.5 hp, Geetech 5 hp), tig welding machine (325 amp), Woodmaster 37” double drum sanding machine, Grizzly commercial mortising machine, Powermatic wood lathe, and a lock mortising machine.
The three phase power is supplied by a 30 hp rotary phase converter that I put together using American Rotary control converter. It supplies 400v to the Casadei shaper via transformer and 230v to the Delta shaper and Grizzly mortising machine.
Other equipment: 20” Jet bandsaw, Delta 5hp Unisaw with custom router (with DRO) and outfeed table, 12” Makita miter saws, 20” Powermatic planer, 8” Powermatic jointer, Porter Cable 24” & 16” Omnijig, Delta spindle sander and scroll saw, 37 Makita power tools, and numerous other brands.

The dust control is a Tempest 5 hp system with 7” main trunk line with 5” and 4” drops to machinery.
This is housed in it’s own room with 9’ filter unit and 2 each 55 gallon drum containers for dust and shavings.

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#1 posted 02-12-2022 02:45 PM

Excellent Shop! Some big arn in there.

-- - I've cut this board 3 times and it's still too short -Joe

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#2 posted 02-12-2022 05:35 PM

Hi Joe, I started building custom dining tables. I have figured out that when it comes to getting something done right, you need good tools. That is half the way to perfection. Another is to take your time and think before laying out a project and cutting. Just my way of thinking.

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#3 posted 02-12-2022 09:06 PM

to say your shop is well equipped is an understatement.thats over the top for a love to see more of your work.the one you just posted is quite impressive.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 02-13-2022 01:09 AM

Awesome shop. Nice tools. Thanks for showing!

-- Mike

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#6 posted 03-04-2022 12:48 PM

Nova, Welcome to LJ.

Very nice shop!

-- Petey

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#7 posted 03-06-2022 03:29 PM

Thanks for all the kind words about my shop.

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#8 posted 03-08-2022 05:19 AM

Insert Tim Allan from Tool Time signature ‘bark’ here. Incredibly impressive.


-- Nothing is impossible for those that don't have to do it themselves

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