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Workshop by Jay Neale III posted 05-08-2009 08:50 AM 1536 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I have a small shop in a dedicated building next to a storage building in my yard in Alvarado, Texas. It is 12 feet by 16 feet. I have a Jet contractor’s saw, a Delta bench top drill press, a couple of less expensive routers and drill-drivers, a random orbit sander, belt sander, a block plane, bench plane I’ve never used, several nice chisels, and a shop vac for dust collection. I built my bench last year, had to build it against the wall to save room. I designed and built an auxiliary table for the drill press last year, too. This year I’ll build an assembly table against the back wall.

My shop is air conditioned in the summer, heated in the winter, both of which are a must in north Texas. In the spring and fall, though, I can usually get away with leaving the double doors open.

I love my job and I love my shop. In the next 5 or 6 years I will expand the shop. When we move to the house we are going to build in about 10 years I already have a 20 by 40 shop design in my head. That will be nice.

-- Read my amazingly insightful blog at http://jn3Woodworks.blogspot.com/


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Don K.

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#1 posted 05-08-2009 09:03 AM

Nice shop,. Heated and air conditioned ??? Man if my shop had those my wife would divorce me because she would never see me again, lol.

-- Don S.E. OK

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Jay Neale III

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#2 posted 05-08-2009 06:41 PM

Air conditioning is greatness… until you realize you have to clean the filter every day.

-- Read my amazingly insightful blog at http://jn3Woodworks.blogspot.com/

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cabinetmaster

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#3 posted 05-09-2009 03:19 AM

Nice shop and tour. Looks like it works well for you.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 05-09-2009 04:04 AM

Jay, it sounds as if you have a really nice shop. Having a shop that has both heating and air is wonderful. I am like Don, if my had these I would only need a bed in there. I like the bench you have pictured. It looks like it will hold a lot of tools and gives you a nice work surface as well.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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

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Grumpy

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#5 posted 05-11-2009 02:17 AM

No matter what size the shop never seems big enough. I expanded mine about 8 years ago & it’s still not big enough.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Jay Neale III

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#6 posted 05-11-2009 04:08 PM

I know. I’m probably adding another 5 to 7 feet to the back of the building in a few years, and that’s not going to be “enough,” but it will help with the resale value when we move. And it will give me some extra space.

-- Read my amazingly insightful blog at http://jn3Woodworks.blogspot.com/

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