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Workshop by grumpybear7357 posted 05-18-2018 09:06 PM 3214 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Kathleen, Ga
United States

Thought I would start adding a few pic of my workshop. My son (GrumpyCub), and two oldest grandsons helped me build the shop two summers ago. I am so blessed to have such a place to work on “projects”, and I have been surprised at the number of projects completed in just two years.

The building measures 24ft wide by 32 ft deep. A few of the building tasks were hired out such as the cement work, the vinyl siding, and the shingles. All the wood construction and the electrical were done by us. The architecture matches the house and existing garage to the left. The shop was planned to be multipurpose. I keep my mowing equipment, welding equipment, etc in the shop. We installed a 10 ft overhead door in the front where materials or a vehicle can be brought in. In the rear we installed a 6ft wide roll-up door to facilitate taking the lawn equipment in and out without having to move any equipment in the front area.

The trusses are “storage” trusses with a 6.5ft x 6ft high floored area running from the front to rear of the shop. This provides a tremendous amount of off floor storage overhead. To facilitate getting items to and from the overhead, we designed a small winch operated lift.

Wood storage is racked on the rear wall, and stored vertically on the side wall at the rear.

This is a panarama of the woodworking equipment. The thought behind the workflow is generally from the lumber storage, to the chop saw, then to rip or resaw on the bandsaw, then the jointer and planer, finally tablesaw and router. Works well for me.

All of the machines and the outfeed table are mobile. Dust collection is attached to machines by flexible couplings. The wheeled mobility and flex couplings allow us to move the machines out-of-the-way to facilitate bringing a vehicle in the shop if needed (3 times in two years)

A few pics of the various machines:

1952 Craftsman (King-Sealy) 4 inch Jointer. DeWalt surface planer.

1951 ShopSmith 10ER. We have the standard tools/attachments, in addition a molding head and knives, and mortising attachment.

Rikon 10-326 14 Inch Bandsaw, Hitachi 12 inch double bezel miter/chop saw, ShopSmith DC6600 Dust collector with Thein Baffle collector.

Early 1970’s Craftsman 12 inch, 220V, Direct Drive Table saw. Router table is built into the left extension table.

Tool storage and work benches.

Thanks for looking.

-- Never Underestimate an Old Man with a Tractor...

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226 posts in 1841 days

#1 posted 05-19-2018 01:37 PM

Very nice. Only hoping to build a nice shop after we move, but probably not as nice as yours. Waiting to seem more pictures. How big is it?

-- Bob, FL Keys

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#2 posted 05-19-2018 04:53 PM

What an awesome shop! Some…most construction things are better left to younger folks….especially shingles!
Thanks for showing….

-- Mike

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#3 posted 05-19-2018 06:07 PM

ocean – A very important fact I left out. The building is 24×32 ft.

-- Never Underestimate an Old Man with a Tractor...

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#4 posted 05-21-2018 05:47 PM

Looks like a nice space to be creative in. I like your use of the overhead space and the lift to move things up and down. Welcome to LumberJocks!


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#5 posted 05-24-2018 07:27 PM

You have a very nice shop. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 08-26-2018 01:23 AM

Pure shop pornography. I am green with envy, just like every other woman/man with a spare car stall for a shop. You lucky devil! Nice space, please post your layout pix when you can, especially if you can tell the WHY you put shop machines in what places.

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