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Workshop by Raymond posted 03-12-2008 10:55 PM 3423 reads 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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My workshop is back under construction, my wife and I moved from our large home to a smaller place and then purchased a large home built in 1880, currently we are restoring it back to it’s grandeur. When we sold our old home I sold off my tools and now i am in the process of re building.

Tools now consist of a Shopsmith Mk V for a lathe, (2) delta jointers circa 1940, Wards Radial Arm Saw circa 1950, Drill Press, Scroll Saw, Thickness Planer, Table Saw, Router Table, Dust collection, compressor and collection of air tools. And hand and power tools

Looking for a Bandsaw, Spindle Sander and Disk Belt sander.

-- Ray

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#1 posted 03-12-2008 11:07 PM

Sounds like a nice shop. Do you have any pictures?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-12-2008 11:27 PM

Ditto what Gary posted. I especially enjoy seeing other woodworkers shops.

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

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#3 posted 03-13-2008 01:05 AM

I know that area—a little. Used to vacation a Moen lake.


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#4 posted 03-14-2008 07:42 PM

Pictures will be on there way soon.

-- Ray

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#5 posted 03-14-2008 11:09 PM

Hi Ray

Great looking shop. Be sure and keep us posted on the new shop.


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 03-15-2008 02:14 AM

I am really looking forward to the new shop, i’ll be adding 12 feet to our existing pole building giving me a 24X24 shop, and a 24X24 garage, well I call it a garage when the wife is aroud, in truth the garage portion is future expansion. I’m going with a pored concreat floor in the garage portion and a wooden floor in the work shop, the walls are 10” thick, the plan is to place 2X10 on 16 centers in the work shop and spray expanding foam to fill the cavity, then sheet over wiht osb, that way i can hang thnigs anywhere I want and not have to worry about finding a stud. Electrical and air lines will be installed before the foam will be sprayed. The celing will be about 8ft with the same insulation, making for an air tight shop, I plan on heating with a pellet stove. The floor with be insulated with the same material. I hope to begin adding the new section as soon as the snow is gone.

-- Ray

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#7 posted 04-09-2008 01:54 PM

Hi Ray,

Thanks for the shop update. You have some nice shop space in which to work and I really like your set of tools. You have plenty of toys to play with. I would enjoy working in there.

Congrats on the shop upgrade and keep us posted on how it is coming along.

Thanks for allowing me to tour your shop. I really appreciate it.

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

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#8 posted 10-30-2009 04:18 AM

Nice looking shop you got there.

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#9 posted 10-30-2009 04:47 AM

Nice shop. What size PVC did you use for the main lines for the dust collection system?

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#10 posted 11-01-2009 03:29 AM

Very nice shop Ray

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#11 posted 11-01-2009 03:33 AM

Fantastic looking shop. Thanks for the tour.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#12 posted 08-29-2010 01:17 PM

That is a great shop with lot’s of nice equipment and plenty of room. You also keep it very neat.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#13 posted 08-29-2010 02:19 PM

Hey! I’m only 170 miles East of you. Having had to work in basements in the past, I can say that you will love your new garage shop.

My “Workshop in the Woods” is a modified Menards “garage package”. I used OSB for the interior walls. It was a b… to paint, but it is great to be able to hang shelves and hooks without having to locate a stud.

Keep us posted with the progress on your new shop.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#14 posted 08-30-2010 07:11 PM

Thanks for the comments, the new shop is still a work in progress

-- Ray

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#15 posted 01-07-2011 05:23 PM

Nice looking shop.

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