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My first shop I out grew 17’ X 22’ (too many tool said wife) So in 2001 we built new shop put second floor on garage. Now I have 24’X38’ with 11’ ceiling love the workspace . Some family and a few friends helped take off roof and level top plate. Friend of mine put up frame and roofed it . I did everything else myself with help of wife ,insulation , electrical , plumbing , drywall ,siding . Took little over a year to complete (after work project) it was like a second job . Now room for everything and more. Update on shop some New stuff
powermatic 6” belt 12” disk
powermatic 3hp shaper
powermatic spindle sander
powermatic 20 planer Helical head
delta unisaw excalibur fence and floating dust collector guard
delta 18” scroll saw
delta heavy duty lathe ( old high school)
delta 8” jointer
delta 14” bandsaw with 6” riser block
delta mortiser
woodmaster 38” drum sander
felder 19” fb- 510 bandsaw
kreg foreman pocket hole machine
leigh 24” dovetail jig
tormek 10”grinder
bosch 12” GCM12D miter saw
bosch table saw 10”
jet floor drill press
oneida 2hp dust collector

The Build

16” floor I joists



New felder FB 510 Bandsaw super smooth running using to cut veneer.

Kreg Foreman pocket hole machine speeds up process from older hand clamping one works well.

Woodpeckers router lift easy fast adjustment.

Powermatic 209HH 20” planer Helical head bought used, sold old DC-380 15” delta.

Finally finished workbench, top made from solid interior door and 3 pieces of MDF
used laminat for easy glue cleanup ,still debating on where to place dog holes front edge for sure,
don’t know if I want or need more.

Changed clamp rack went up , hinges on left and wheel on bottom right
so I can pivot it to right to use wall lift.

See old clamp rack in bottom of picture.

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#1 posted 07-18-2012 05:42 PM

Way to go! I love it! Workshop and Parking too!

Looks like you did it right. I love it!
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#2 posted 07-18-2012 08:16 PM

Seems like more people should do what you did. Stop complaining about the lack of shop space and start expanding. If not up, at least out. Since you have the tools it shouldn’t be that complicated. Like you said, “time consuming”. Great shop space….............

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#3 posted 07-18-2012 08:18 PM

Nice! What dust collection does it have?

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#4 posted 07-19-2012 03:02 AM

Dust collector Oneida 2hp. They will give you free designing for your system.

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#5 posted 07-19-2012 03:12 AM

Calvin, you have a nice workshop!

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#6 posted 07-19-2012 02:18 PM

Great shop. Love the use of available land too… Not sure I would be able to talk the HOA into allowing me to go up, but that is one heck of an idea for sure!

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#7 posted 11-10-2012 12:16 AM

Nice workshop, Calvin. Yours is outfitted almost exactly like mine.

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#8 posted 05-15-2020 03:23 AM

Nice workshop, Calvin. Yours is outfitted almost exactly like mine.

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Nice workshop, Calvin. Yours is outfitted almost exactly like mine should be.

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#9 posted 05-15-2020 03:21 PM

Calvin Great shop with lots of great equipment excellent DC and lighting.


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