grizzman's Workshop

  • Advertise with us
Workshop by grizzman posted 05-14-2009 09:11 PM 5836 reads 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

View all workshops »

View grizzman's profile


7836 posts in 4545 days

click the pictures to enlarge them

grizzman's Workshop grizzman's Workshop grizzman's Workshop
grizzman's Workshop grizzman's Workshop grizzman's Workshop

click the marker to see the address

I have a stand alone shop that i built in 1996, its a 20×30 construction with 10 foot high walls and Ive recently insulated the ceiling and am working on the walls as funds allow. It is lighted by a total of 12 four tube florescent lighting with additional lights at a few of the working stations, its heated with a wood stove and cooled in the summer with a 25,000 btu air conditioner.the main workhorse of my shop is a delta 3hp , 10 inch cabinet saw with a 52 inch fence, i have a delta 15 inch planer, 6 inch delta jointer, i also have a 18inch scroll saw that is a good saw, but i really need a band saw, one tool i wish i would have purchased when i had the money. i have a delta saw dust collector that im able to exhaust to the outside, as i live on my own land with no neighbors to disturb, its not a very elaborate collection as i have it going to my table saw under the floor and along the wall to my planer..some day i might expand it to my miter saw and over to my jointer…right now a box on the floor catches most of the saw dust from the jointer, i have on the right wall two very large door that can open to the inside, but..i have allowed myself to start storing wood over there and now the door can not open…when i have complained that i have to much wood…i have not had much sympathy…lol…..having wooden floors verses concrete has been very good on my back and knee’s and i would not trade that for concrete…the picture of the front door has a very large saw blase that i found here. i had it painted by a friend who was near the end of his life and it turned out to be the last saw blade that he ever painted, he painted a scene of my shop with a few embellishments.. Ive been disabled since 2003 and my shop has been my salvation and my own space for me to go and have quite time , allowing me the time to reflect and ponder many things of life and given me the place to be creative, thanks for looking at my shop…...grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

22 comments so far

View lew's profile


13425 posts in 4997 days

#1 posted 05-14-2009 09:27 PM

Great Looking Shop!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

14192 posts in 5224 days

#2 posted 05-14-2009 10:01 PM

looks like a real good one … I’m envious

welcome to lumberjocks

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

View pommy's profile


1697 posts in 4933 days

#3 posted 05-14-2009 10:04 PM

good looking shop mate very green with envy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27249 posts in 5063 days

#4 posted 05-14-2009 11:41 PM

Grizzman, you have a really nice shop in which to work. It looks like you have organized it well and I like the headroom and space that you have in there. You can swing a sheet of plywood around without any trouble. It is nice to have wood floors as well. They sure are much easier to work on as opposed to concrete. That is an interesting piece of “sawblade art” too.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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

View grizzman's profile


7836 posts in 4545 days

#5 posted 05-14-2009 11:50 PM

thank you for the great comments on my shop,i want to add a comment on the saw blade outside my door, it was a large blade that i found in one of the old out buildings on my property, it was a blade used by my wifes grandfather who also was a wood worker, i cleaned the blade up and painted it with a rust inhibitor, then took it to a friend who had painted some saw blades before, he was in his 70’s and his health was failing, but he said he would do it and it turned out grand, it was the last painting he did, and if you can get real close to look, he painted my initials and my wifes into the large oak tree on the right…so it has a great story and i love to see it every time i go into my shop..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

View Mark Shymanski's profile

Mark Shymanski

5623 posts in 4954 days

#6 posted 05-14-2009 11:58 PM

Great looking shop, ahhh pancakes and coffee fresh of a wood stove that brings back some memories. Thanks for the tour! Great story on the large blade. After my Dad died I gave his woodcutting rig (that he’d built himself) to a good buddy of mine who is still using it.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

View a1Jim's profile


118253 posts in 4819 days

#7 posted 05-15-2009 12:44 AM

Hey Grizz
Great shop I’m still looking for the grizzly tools Grizz.


View grizzman's profile


7836 posts in 4545 days

#8 posted 05-15-2009 02:20 AM

well jim i was going to go with grizzly tools when i first set up shop, i was coming down from alaska and was going to go into washington state where they are and was going to gear up , but i thought about it some and didnt really know how well there machines held up, so i went with delta, i havent had a day i regreted it, although i still dont know too much about grizzly, i take it your happy with yours, has it given you all you thought they would, and if you needed service, have they been good on that as well…let me know, i may purchase grizzly in the future if you give good reviews…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

View Don K.'s profile

Don K.

1075 posts in 4568 days

#9 posted 07-04-2009 12:54 AM

Grizz…now thats a shop to be proud of !!!! If I had your shop my wife would probably never see me again lol.

-- Don S.E. OK

View badgerman's profile


8 posts in 4589 days

#10 posted 07-07-2009 08:34 PM

Nice shop Grizz! I have ceiling height envy!

-- Badgerman, Tennessee

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13345 posts in 4914 days

#11 posted 09-18-2009 03:17 AM

Nice looking shop.

View OhValleyWoodandWool's profile


970 posts in 4362 days

#12 posted 12-01-2009 07:44 PM

Great shop – it makes me jealous

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

View Belle City Woodworking's profile

Belle City Woodworking

357 posts in 5258 days

#13 posted 12-01-2009 07:56 PM


You have a great looking shop! I love it! Very rustic and very well laid out! Great Job!


-- Formerly known as John's Woodshop - and NO not the one from Ohio!

View Critterman's profile


601 posts in 5051 days

#14 posted 12-21-2009 02:53 AM

Hey Grizz,

You do have a great shop! I guess I need to update my workshop profile, geez I forgot all about it. I have moved since then and now have lots of shop space. Still trying to figure out arrangements, but getting closer. It is indeed a great pleasure to finally have space. Thanks for the great comments and keep an eye on my space I’ll try to get updated pictures loaded soon.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

View JAGWAH's profile


929 posts in 4325 days

#15 posted 12-21-2009 02:59 AM

Great looking shop. Is you sweety mad you using her laundry basket?

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

showing 1 through 15 of 22 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics