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Workshop by Stanley55 posted 01-23-2022 04:21 AM 1217 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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20×24 building in the woods near my home. I have a 16’ ceiling. Dust collection is outside in a separate closet. Main table saw, Powermatic. 16’ work bench along one wall made from a salvaged bowling alley. Left the lane markers in place. Back covered deck 12’x20’ for outside sanding and other jobs.

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#1 posted 01-23-2022 06:56 AM

Um, wow. In floor D/C ducting apparently as well. Damn nice.

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#2 posted 01-24-2022 03:35 PM

looks like a nice cozy shop space.tall ceilings are a real pleasure.looks like your a hybrid woodworker,some powere and a lot of hand tool.welcome to lumber jocks stanley.

-- 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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#3 posted 01-24-2022 10:04 PM

Very nice shop. Some beautiful work you have got going there. Welcome to LJ’s…..and thanks for showing us ur work and shop!

-- Mike

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#4 posted 01-30-2022 06:30 AM

Bowling alley’s make sure are sturdy platforms, and heavy too. I ripped a 7’ section to 2’ wide for one of our benches. I never new that they were constructed with so many 12 and 16 penny nails. The negative is I cannot drill holes for a holdfast or dogs for fear of encountering nails. When I did the rip, it was necessary to use a demolition blade.
Thanks for the tour.

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#5 posted 01-30-2022 03:44 PM

The bowling alley bench top does have a lot of steel in it. I have drilled bench dog holes with a bit that I sharpen after use. Just go slow. The floor is a double floor with the dust collection ducting and 220 power running through it. Two floors also gives me better insulation when it’s really cold. I love my hand tools but enjoy the power tools too.

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#6 posted 02-09-2022 02:29 PM

Great hybrid shop. You’ve a nice retreat there. Enjoy!

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

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