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I have a 24×32 shop with a 12×12 garage area for a painting/spray room. I have a great mixture of Bostitch Nailers and Staplers, Ridgid, Delta and Grizzly tools. I use my 12×12 garage area for metal/welding work, metal cutting band saw (upright and horizontal), nuts and bolts storage, grinding/wire brush work and also a painting/spraying area. I also house a portable 2×6 down draft table that I made from my old shop furnace squirrel cage motor. I have a 75,000 btu ceiling mounted forced air furnace and a new Grizzly 2 HP cyclone dust collector. All my duct work is 6” PVC direct to machines and 4” corrigated when I couldn’t go direct and for overhead suction access. All the blast gates are made according to Bill Pentz system ( Behind my table saw I wanted a large 8×8 out feed table. I also needed to have somewhere to store my hardwoods. I have them all stacked in separate rows underneath the table. They fit perfect and most of the stacks are hidden (but accessible) behind the planer stand and the table saw. Some of the larger stationary tools in the shop include:
3 hp Delta shaper, 3 hp Grizzly shaper, 20” Grizzly planer, 13” Ridgid planer, 3 hp 10” Delta Unisaw right tilt, Ridgid 10” table saw left tilt, 14” Ridgid bandsaw, 6” Grizzly jointer, 18” Grizzly open end drum sander, Ridgid radial arm saw, Grizzly Osc. Sander, Rigid Osc. Sander, 21” Powermatic Band Saw, 42” General Lathe, Powermatic Mortise Machine, 10” Delta Right-tilt Table Saw, 12” Original RAS, 42” Fence I have built, added to and remodeled homes as side jobs for most all my life, but God has blessed me (with my wife’s permission of course) with a working area that I can begin detailed furniture work instead of banging on 2×4’s and OSB. I enjoyed the work, but want the details of furniture work. I look forward to finding out information from you guys on this site, as well as seeing layouts and ideas from others here.
Thanks for the forum!

-- Allegheny Woodshop

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#1 posted 08-18-2007 02:00 PM

congrats on a great space. Looking forward to seeing some of your work

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 08-18-2007 09:38 PM

Thanks for sharing the info Todd. Any photos?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 08-19-2007 01:44 AM

Thanks for the photo Todd. My wife thinks I’m crazy as well. She says I have “virtual’ friends…..

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 08-19-2007 05:10 AM

You do have virtual friends Wayne C…especially if those are your brown eyes and that white striped face with your tongue hanging out, check out my sleek brown coat as I lounge around on the flowers!

-- Allegheny Woodshop

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#5 posted 01-21-2008 05:33 PM

Great looking shop. I have a tiny space in comparison. Nice layout and planning.

I missed this when you first posted it.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#6 posted 03-14-2008 11:29 AM

Hi Todd,

I am getting around to the posts that I have missed and glad that this one came up on my list. You have a wonderful shop and I like the way you separate the finishing area from the working/construction area of the shop. Your outfeed table is well thought out as well. I have a similar setup but I only used one sheet of melamine. Using two is a better idea. I guarantee you that is a solid work surface.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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#7 posted 03-14-2008 12:39 PM

I would be curious to hear how the dust collector works after you fire it up. I am still thinking about buying the same model.

-- making sawdust....

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#8 posted 01-17-2014 11:13 AM

Nice shop.

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