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Rob_s

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My workshop consists of a 25×30 shop space, with 16’-18’ high ceilings and two 8’ wide by 10’ high roll-up doors. The shop also serves as overflow storage for household items along one wall.

My intended use for the shop is to have a space to work on various home-maintenance projects as well as furniture construction and various other woodworking projects. I have a street-legal golf cart as well and I do some work on that in this space as well.

I’m hoping to eventually add welding to the shop but so far I have no experience with welding so that’s a long-term goal.

I currently have a 10” Ridgid chop saw and the pancake compressor in the picture below has since been replace by a California Air Tools 10 gallon compressor shown in the second picture. As well as, obviously, a variety of smaller tools like routers, circular saws, hand tools, etc. I’m planning a table saw purchase shortly.

I recently added a conduit lumber rack which I posted in my blog, and I’m planning a hybrid french-cleat/slatwall system along the walls.

-- www.facebook.com/therealbnrlabs


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dbray45

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#1 posted 09-12-2016 02:25 PM

Looks very nice – much bigger than mine will ever be.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 09-12-2016 10:17 PM

Rob, you have a nice workshop. Congratulations and welcome to lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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pottz

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#3 posted 09-13-2016 09:35 PM

nice shop love that ceiling height you could almost add a second floor,welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Rob_s

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#4 posted 09-14-2016 01:16 PM

I am definitely planning a loft, even if just for basic household item storage. Hopefully along the back wall above the lumber rack.

Thanks for the comments and the welcome!

-- www.facebook.com/therealbnrlabs

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magaoitin

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#5 posted 01-31-2017 07:11 PM

Great looking shop! And wow those are massive walls. I wish my shop had a 16’ eve height, it would make for a much better loft storage than I am dealing with.

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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Rob_s

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#6 posted 01-31-2017 09:25 PM

Yeah, the high ceilings are awesome, right up until you have to change all the light bulbs!

-- www.facebook.com/therealbnrlabs

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Deersplitter

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#7 posted 01-31-2017 09:28 PM

Looks great! thanks for posting Rob.

How do you like your new CAT compressor. I have had my eye on one of those for a while. Is it as quiet as advertised?

-- Shawn, Houston Texas

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Rob_s

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#8 posted 01-31-2017 09:52 PM

I love the CAT! So super quiet, not to mention it really holds pressure which means it’s not kicking on all the time when I’m not using it either. I do kinda wish I’d have gotten a bigger tank size, but it’s not really been an issue.

-- www.facebook.com/therealbnrlabs

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#9 posted 01-31-2017 11:20 PM

That’s one great looking shop,you have room for another floor above you main floor at 16” tall.

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