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Well it has been around 12-14 months of work, October 2015 to December 2016 (and I am not nearly done with trim and interior finishes, much less staring to build cabinets) but I finally feel like I have my shop back.

The last weekend of 2016 I finally setup my tablesaws and cut my first piece of lumber that had nothing to do with my shop TI.

I figure I have about 45 days in the interior build out (usually only one Saturday or Sunday per week) and around 6 weeks on exterior parts of the shop; installing an UG gas line, new 200 amp dedicated electrical service, finding and repairing the water and drain lines to the shop, starting a slab for the dust collector shed.


Some Tools:
Oliver 4010 10” table saw
Delta/Unisaw 34-802 Type 1 10” Table saw w/52” fence
spare Jet Xacta 52” fence setup (to be installed on the Delta someday)

Rockwell 21” Bandsaw (3 phase with a Teco FM50 VFD)
Grizzly 16” Bandsaw
Delta 28-203 14” Bandsaw

Powermatic Model 60 8” Joiner
Woodmaster W-2640 26” Belt Sander
Rodgers Model 800 Form Sander (2-1/4” x 80”)

Dewalt DW735 13” Planner
Central Machinery 16 speed Floor Drill Press
Continental Industrial Benchtop Drill Press
Ryobi DP121L Benchtop Drill Press

Legacy Ornamental Mill Model 900
Rigid 12” sliding compound miter saw

Delta 12” Disc Sander
Delta 8” Bench Grinder
Rikon 8” Bench Grinder w/ Oneway Wolverine Grinding Jig

Jet JWL-1220 Mini Lathe
Skil Scroll Saw
Emglo Compressor “wheelbarrow” style

And entirely too many electric and pneumatic hand tools

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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#1 posted 10-21-2015 10:23 PM

This is a great shop building. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 10-21-2015 11:08 PM

Welcome to Ljs
Looks like some great space ,it should be a great shop.


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#3 posted 10-22-2015 04:44 AM

looks like a helluva space, but lots of work and investment to get it to top notch space, and it might be prudent to check municpal records for permits, inspections in the past, and if you don’t find them, have a heart-to-heart with the local building inspector as to how to “make this work”. The last thing you want to do is invest thousands in yur dream shop and find out thirty years later that you’ve got a “non-conforming structure” that may, yes , have to be torn down before you can sell the property.Seen it.

In Canada, Some rural areas are more relaxed and cognizant of of the existance of “non-conforming structures” and sympathetic to folks who want to make things right, while others can be overly officious and intolerant. Might not hurt to scope out a local contractor for a quote on insulation/drywall and pump him for info about the local permit process and the local building inspector.

Just my thoughts. A great space none-the-less. I is envious


-- Real_cowtown_eric

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#4 posted 10-22-2015 01:44 PM

Thanks for the welcome gentlemen!
I have a ton of work ahead of me over the next few months (I use dog year when construction scheduling, so 3 dog months is about 21 months residential contractor time and 36 for self-performing).

helluvawreck, I love your website and have re-read your new shop build a number of times over the past few months while waiting for my house to close. Well done sir!

Eric, great point on the existing condition aspect, and one that many people overlook when they buy a new home or a “Fixer-upper.” Every municipality is different on permitting, and the city I just moved into has a very strict building department.

One of my main decisions to buy this property was my years working with the local building department, and the knowledge that the house was just flipped for this sale by a third party. With as strict as the building department is here, I know that when they brought the house up to code, the shop was inspected, or it would never have been able to be sold.

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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#5 posted 10-23-2015 01:35 PM

This is a great looking space. The possibilities are endless. I kinda like that its a little rough around the edges. I’m very jealous.

The bathroom is a plus. Beats walking into the woods a few yards to get rid of all that coffee. I assume this is not next to your house (or maybe it is). You may want to think about a basic intrusion and fire alarm to protect your investment.

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#6 posted 08-15-2016 03:51 AM

Nice shop!

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#7 posted 11-18-2016 01:55 AM

What a space

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 01-17-2017 01:37 AM

very nice! room to play and work

-- “Facts don't care about your feelings.” ..., Ben Shapiro

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#9 posted 01-24-2017 08:15 AM

one word WOW

-- say not I can not but I Can

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#10 posted 01-26-2017 05:54 AM

are ya looking for any help? just lost my job… not good.

-- say not I can not but I Can

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#11 posted 09-26-2017 02:18 AM


Just getting around to your workshop finally. I really love your bee-a-u-ti-ful shop I am really jealous of your shop restroom. Overall, I really like the vibe of your shop, and it looks like a great place to work. I am just now starting to think about how I am going to finish off the interior of my shop build, and wish it was going to be as cool as yours. At the rate it is going, I will be really happy if I can just get my tools moved out of my garage. Anyway, as a fellow woodworker that has just recently installed his own 200 amp service upgrade as well, I salute you for not being scared of electricity! Just kidding, for anyone that might have been offered there… I would be really interested to see some more progress photos of your awesome space.

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#12 posted 09-26-2017 09:44 PM

Daryn, Thanks for the kind words, it has been an ongoing project for the last 2 years, I am still not done, and doubt I ever will be.

I have written up about 8 parts on a blog on my shop build to date, and still have to finish the finishes. There are a ton more photos.

Just like you, as soon as I got tools in and everything working I shifted from finishing my shop interior to actually building fun projects, and now it is a struggle to get back in Bob the Builder mode and finish.

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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