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My Shop is my 2-car garage (about 19’ x 19’). It sits under our family room so the ceiling is lower than I would prefer but, even so, I’m still happy with the outcome. Since the conversion I think it’s the best insulated room now in our home so it’s pretty economical to heat during our long, cold Ottawa winters! Everything in the shop is on some kind of mobile base which allows some reconfiguration if necessary. I guess I’m one of the few who still has a radial saw (Craftsman digital 10”). My table saw and largest router (Triton 3.25 amp) share the same shop-built table to preserve space. My planer spends a great deal of time upside down underneath another shop-built table which serves as an out-feed table. When needed, the planer swings up and uses the table saw as an out-feed table. I have a radial arm drill press, 18” Craftex bandsaw, small oscillating sander, small stationary belt/disc sander, 6” jointer and various small power tools and hand tools. My dust collection system is powered by a Craftex 2 hp collector, modified by a shop-built “Thein” separator. My latest acquisition was a retirement gift from family and co-workers (a Nova DVR lathe). It’s probably my last big acquisition because I have no more room! Since I also work with visual art, I’m fortunate to have a basement art studio, adjacent to the shop where I can also do design work for my wood projects.

-- Ron Tourangeau, Ottawa, ON – www.generationstudios.com


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sb194

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#1 posted 11-19-2013 04:15 PM

Great looking shop. Welcome to LJ.

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bigskywoodworker

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#2 posted 11-19-2013 07:53 PM

Excellent shop Ron! I like how bright your shop is with the white cabinets. Excellent use of space and custom cabinets to suit your needs. Really wise use of space and function. You have given me some great ideas for my shop.

-- Stan ND

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firefighterontheside

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#3 posted 11-19-2013 08:25 PM

I’m really interested in how you have the planer mounted. I hate lifting my Dewalt all of the time. I do not have enough space for it to have its own dedicated space. If I could build it into my table…

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Ronbrush

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#4 posted 11-20-2013 05:02 AM

I’m really interested in how you have the planer mounted.

Thanks to all for the kind words.

The planer is mounted using a 1/2” steel rod sandwiched between sheets of plywood (or melamine covered particle board in my case). It acts as the pivot point allowing the planer and base to rotate.

Rather that try to explain at this time, I’ll try to put a sketch and more photos together in a few days if that would be helpful.

-- Ron Tourangeau, Ottawa, ON – www.generationstudios.com

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firefighterontheside

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#5 posted 11-20-2013 02:16 PM

Sure, that would be great.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#6 posted 11-21-2013 12:40 AM

excellent shop,clean and well organized.

welcome to lumberjocks!!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Ronbrush

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#7 posted 11-22-2013 04:55 AM

Rather that try to explain at this time, I’ll try to put a sketch and more photos together in a few days if that would be helpful.

Bill, (and anyone else who might be interested), I’ve posted a pdf document on my web sight which details the basic elements of the planer cart shown in the pics of my shop. You can view it online or save it to you computer at this link http://www.generationstudios.com/WorkShop/planer_cart.pdf

Let me know if I can help in any other way.

Ron

-- Ron Tourangeau, Ottawa, ON – www.generationstudios.com

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firefighterontheside

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#8 posted 11-22-2013 02:43 PM

Got it Ron. Thanks.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 11-22-2013 07:12 PM

Ron, you have a really nice shop. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

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

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

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mbs

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#10 posted 12-02-2013 04:16 AM

love your cabinets. Very nice and well organized

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#11 posted 12-02-2013 06:29 AM

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#12 posted 12-06-2013 08:54 PM

Nice shop. Well organized. Welcome!

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#13 posted 12-08-2013 02:50 PM

Beautiful. I have much less room, but your pics will help me plan the layout. Thanks.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#14 posted 12-22-2013 12:13 PM

dream shop – Very nice

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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