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My woodworking shop shares duty with my other jobs at this moment. 30×60 might seem big enough till you add all my other stuff into it. I have a plan, and the needed materials, to add 20×40 to the end of my existing shop just for woodworking. All I need is TIME. My dust collector might even be used then. Here is a pic of my latest tool. A Delta unisaw with Biesemeyer 52” fence. I found it in a barn I was wiring covered in rust. I traded the lady of the house a new cedar vanity for it. 8 hours of cleaning and it looks new. 98 model. 3hp.
OK, here are some pictures, just as it looks most of the time, dusty!#1 front of my 30×60 steel building disguised as a 30’s gas station #2across the saw and plainer area. I have 3 table saws I use, all Delta #3 1 of 2 lathes. This my wheel lathe. on a White oak bench I made for it. #4 Project table. Lower part is a granite top, I hate legs that wobble, this oak bench rolls around and has a raised platform that rotates, tilts, and up & down. #5 across the shop at an axulillary work table. Great place to glue up larger projects and multiple items like these booster chairs. #6 is my creation of a wood stove. Inner firebox, outter heat exchanger w/fan. Finished stove has a catalectic exchanger so it is quite efficient. Takes care of all my scrap+. Come on by and have a visit and see the rest. Doug

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 09-06-2009 02:02 PM

How about posting some pictures of your shop when you get an opportunity?

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

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#2 posted 09-06-2009 05:43 PM

Doug, this is a nice shop space that you have. The entrance to your shop is a wonderful touch that immediately sparks interest. If I were passing by I certainly would have to stop in and say hello. I like your shop layout as well. It is well lit, has plenty of natural light and, to me, has plenty of space to maneuver around in there. I can’t imagine what you are going to do with another 800 sq feet but I am sure you will manage to fill it up. The headroom that you have in there is something I would love to have in my shop!! And I have often wished that I had a stand alone shop like you do. You can run your power tools or finish a project without having to worry about disturbing other members of the family.

You have a nice collection of tools to play with as well and it looks like you have organized your hand tools and supplies well. Yes, you do have some dust and shavings in there but that simply makes a shop look like it is being used. I have to get the dust out of mine because if I don’t I get yelled at for “tracking sawdust in the house”. :)

Thanks for posting pictures of your shop. I enjoyed visiting it.

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

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#3 posted 09-06-2009 06:15 PM

Wow Hunter
That’s a killer of a shop lots of space and nice tall ceilings plus some outstanding tools too.


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#4 posted 09-07-2009 10:16 AM

Hey Hunter,
Now that is one heck of a shop with some great gear to use….....excellent front verandah…....well done.

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#5 posted 11-07-2009 05:49 PM

The entrerance is so interesting. The space no matter how much we have we want more! I would kill for that much room.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 11-09-2009 09:34 AM

That’ a great shop. Some decent square footage.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#7 posted 01-11-2010 02:50 AM

Cool shop. I live in Clay, AL and get up to the Mentone area fairly regularly. I think I remember going by your building. It looks familiar.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#8 posted 08-25-2010 06:24 PM

Hunter, I love your shop and I love the way that you have done the outside with porch and all of the antiques, etc. It just looks like the friendliest place in the world. You have lots of nice tools and equipment and your projects are great. I love all of the miniatures that you have made. They’re too nice for toys but I sure would love to have some of them sitting on some of my shelves. Overall, it just looks like one of the most comfortable shops to work in that I have seen.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 01-20-2012 10:01 AM

you have done well for yourself. i can only dram of having a shop that size at the moment. then again you have had a lot more time than i have to build it. my little shop must seem like a postage stamp compared to yours =)

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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#10 posted 11-29-2012 12:23 PM

I love Alabama, & your shop certainly represents the southern spirit. Looks like I could have a lot of fun tinkering in that shop, no doubt. God bless & good luck.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#11 posted 01-06-2017 01:22 PM

Thnx for the tour Hunter. I have the same lathe, but, when my switch went bad, I bought the variable speed setup for it. I really like not having to mess with the belt

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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