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Here are a few pictures of my workshop that is out in our back yard. It is small about 10’ x 20’ but I have managed to make it work for me. I am looking to upgrade the power to the shop as it is currently only on a single 110V 30 amp circuit. I did all of the wiring myself as all of the outlets were located under the breaker panel. Originally there was a single light bulb mounted on the ceiling so I added all of the overhead shop lighting.

I have managed to pack into my shop a free Sears radial arm saw, General International table saw, Jet 14” band saw, Jet 17” drill press, Steel City 6” jointer, Steel City dust collector, and several other shop tools.

My shop is now mostly complete, I have my jointer, planer, dust collector and air cleaner hooked up and working. I still need to upgrade the circuit feeding the shop as the current 30 amp circuit can barely handle my power requirements. It will handle the lights, air filter, dust collector, stereo, and one major tool (table saw, jointer, etc.). As for heat or A/C unit the current power is inadequate.

I posted some new updated shop photos, I have added a dust collector, air filter, and a radial arm saw that was given to me form a friend. I found out there was a recall on the radial arm saw for inadequate guards. I was able to receive the updated guard and new top from Sears for free.

-- Mark, Norfolk, VA

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#1 posted 04-05-2007 11:38 AM

Nice shop. You’re running all that on a single 110V 20amp circuit? Amazing!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 04-05-2007 11:42 AM

Nice shop, Mark

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#3 posted 04-05-2007 02:27 PM

Thanks guys, I need to update the pictures as I have made a few changes and added some new toys. I am getting ready to upgrade the breaker to a 30 amp service. I checked the feed to the shop with an electrician from work who said the feed to the shop can handle a 30amp breaker.

So far I am able to run the lights, single tool, and dust collector without triping the breaker. I will be adding a dust filter soon and am sure I will need to up the main breaker feeding the shop.

-- Mark, Norfolk, VA

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#4 posted 04-05-2007 03:29 PM

Mark: Great shop. I’m trying to get the e-mail addresses and phone numbers of the LumberJocks from Delaware. You are pretty close. I’d like to see about a picnic sometime this summer. So if you could send me your full name, LumberJock name, and phone number I’d appreciate it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 04-06-2007 08:03 AM

I’ve got three-30amp-220v circuits and another two 30 amp 110v circuits plus a couple of 15amp 110v circuits in my shop and find it difficult to think you are going to go with just one 30 amp 110v circuit. I hope it is enough.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 04-06-2007 01:53 PM

I wish I had 220v service to the shop however, unfortunately I don’t but all of my major tools support both 110 and 220 and I plan on rewiring them when I do move to a bigger shop with 220v service.

So far the only time I have trip the breaker is when I am resawing logs on the bandsaw. Since I bought a new blade I havn’t had any issues. So upping the breaker feeding the shop from 20A to 30A should give me a little room especially since I will be adding a air cleaner at the end of this month.

-- Mark, Norfolk, VA

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#7 posted 04-05-2008 03:05 PM

Hi Mark,

You have a nice shop there and a good looking set of tools. I can empathize with you about the electrical challenge. I ran only a single 20 amp 110 circuit for my shop thinking that since I can’t operate more than one tool at a time why would I need another circuit. Of course I wasn’t considering dust collection and bigger tools that might be in my future.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#8 posted 09-29-2011 01:14 PM

Hey Mark, Just wondered what you thought of your Steele City Jointer, and General International. I’ve seen those brands in magazines but never known anyone who owned any. Nice shop by the way. Thanks

-- Josh- What you put in determines what you get out.

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#9 posted 02-14-2012 06:45 AM

Nice setup. Gotta love that General T/S

-- - Martin

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