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mrramsey

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Hudson, OH 44236
United States

This is a bit premature so you will have to bear with me. I’ve been a carpenter all of my life albeit now I have a desk job. I have wanted to have a woodworking shop for a very long time and I finally decided to do it. Now what I wanted and what I am getting are two separate things lol. I was going to build a stand alone shop but the city I live in didn’t really see it my way. So enter plan B. A renovation on the attached 2 car garage. I have to still allow my wife to park her car in there during bad weather but I will make it work.

I also just scored a stellar deal on shop equipment before I have the shop done. So I have my conceptual drawing done and should be starting to build in a couple weeks.

-- Mike ~~~ Experience is what you get right after you needed it. ~~~


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pottz

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#1 posted 10-17-2016 11:13 PM

nice concept drawing should make a great place to create in,welcome to lumber jocks.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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magaoitin

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#2 posted 10-18-2016 10:27 PM

I love the bottle in the rendering, very realistic!
I spent what seemed like ages trying to find a house that had a shop on it when I bought last year, and was almost resigned to buying land and building from the ground up. It is a shame the City permitting department wouldn’t allow a 10,000 sq ft shop on an 8,000 sq ft lot.

Good luck with the build!

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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#3 posted 10-22-2016 08:17 AM

Hey that looks exactly like my workshop

-- Regards Rob

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Dakkar

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#4 posted 10-23-2016 01:13 AM

That looks like a good start. I like the outfeed table slash Paulk bench top mounted on storage sections and castors. With a garage shop the more easily you can move things around the better. We frequently have to adapt our space to our project.

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mrramsey

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#5 posted 10-23-2016 12:37 PM



That looks like a good start. I like the outfeed table slash Paulk bench top mounted on storage sections and castors. With a garage shop the more easily you can move things around the better. We frequently have to adapt our space to our project.

- Dakkar

Yeah i like that table too. I stumbled across that on the internet somewhere. The tools I actually am getting will not allow for that particular build but I am trying to come up with something similar to it. I am also looking at a portable DC instead of the one pictured. I have determined that the layout of the garage as well as the limited space just really is not condussive for a stationary system.

-- Mike ~~~ Experience is what you get right after you needed it. ~~~

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dannmarks

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#6 posted 10-26-2016 09:35 PM

Where are you storing your wood? I put in a 20 ft X 4.5 ft shelf along my back wall above the work area to the ceiling and 4 ft X 12 ft along the wall over your band saw etc. to store wood inside. You can then also steal some of that space for your compressor and hard plumb it to an off/on valve and a switch to gain my floor space.

What kind of software did you use to draw this with. I like the idea.

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mrramsey

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#7 posted 10-26-2016 09:44 PM



Where are you storing your wood? I put in a 20 ft X 4.5 ft shelf along my back wall above the work area to the ceiling and 4 ft X 12 ft along the wall over your band saw etc. to store wood inside. You can then also steal some of that space for your compressor and hard plumb it to an off/on valve and a switch to gain my floor space.

What kind of software did you use to draw this with. I like the idea.

- dannmarks

I have made some changes to the design since I have posted. The compressor is gone and I will have a different DC. The software I used is Trimble Sketchup.


-- Mike ~~~ Experience is what you get right after you needed it. ~~~

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CoolDavion

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#8 posted 11-22-2016 10:54 PM

Welcome to LJs
I grew up just up the road from you in Streetsboro.

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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avlamonte

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#9 posted 01-12-2017 08:41 PM

Looks great…although I must say that the guy holding the beer over the table saw made me nervous Maybe I need medication! :)

-- "Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Gil Bailie

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dannmarks

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#10 posted 01-13-2017 11:14 AM

You have about the same space as I do. So I am very interested in what you are doing. So please don’t think that I am being a critic.
What is DC?
One of the things I am considering doing is moving the Compressor outside to a shed partly because I get tired of hearing it and then because of space. BTW the problem with my idea is that when it is below let’s say 25 degrees my compressor oil is so cold the compressor does not want to work. So I would have to put a light bulb near it to turn on to heat it up on those rare days it is that cold. Again I see no storage for Wood, or clamps. As I said I put in a shelf over head for wood. I am thinking about a mobile clamp rack that could roll across the drive way into the shed with the compressor. Of course some clamps would be kept handy near the assembly table. Do you have a cement drive way? I roll my planer and jointer over to the garage door and feed shavings out onto a tarp when I am going to do a lot of work on them. Putting the shavings into compost pile or on low spots on my lawn works well. I do not see how your dust collection system is going to be hooked up to your table saw without it being a trip hazard. I had the same problem so i hooked up a separate dry-vac on the side of the table saw underneath that was wired into the switch for the saw. You devote a lot of space to the dust collector. Could that be put up higher so you can utilize the space underneath it or out side? I cannot put one out side because it would end up in the front yard. But I could put it on a the shelf.

I Like and don’t like how you have the assembly table as part of the table saw. I am considering the Grizzly G1317 – 37” Outfeed Roller System For Table Saws for this application. and that way I can use my Assembly table for the project and the table saw too without interference. The other thing that I use a tremendous amount is a compound Miter-box saw and I do not see one in your drawing. Going to work just now but I will post more on this later. I do like what you are doing here.

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mrramsey

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#11 posted 01-13-2017 11:35 AM



You have about the same space as I do. So I am very interested in what you are doing. So please don t think that I am being a critic.
What is DC?
One of the things I am considering doing is moving the Compressor outside to a shed partly because I get tired of hearing it and then because of space. BTW the problem with my idea is that when it is below let s say 25 degrees my compressor oil is so cold the compressor does not want to work. So I would have to put a light bulb near it to turn on to heat it up on those rare days it is that cold. Again I see no storage for Wood, or clamps. As I said I put in a shelf over head for wood. I am thinking about a mobile clamp rack that could roll across the drive way into the shed with the compressor. Of course some clamps would be kept handy near the assembly table.

I Like and don t like how you have the assembly table as part of the table saw. I am considering the Grizzly G1317 – 37” Outfeed Roller System For Table Saws for this application. and that way I can use my Assembly table for the project and the table saw too without interference. The other thing that I use a tremendous amount is a compound Miter-box saw and I do not see one in your drawing. Going to work just now but I will post more on this later. I do like what you are doing here.

- dannmarks

I have placed this entire project on hold. I did rework the dust collection (DC) as well as eliminated the rollng work station in my last designs. However since the space was still to be a shared space as a ‘functional’ garage I just couldn’t come up with a space that worked for me. I don,t want the mess of tracking dust into the living space nor the hassle of setting up and taking down equipment all of the time.

I decided ther was no compromise for me on settling for a shop I did not want. I will not have a shop until I can build a real stand alone dedicated woodshop. Some will say ‘they’d rather have a garage shop than no shop’. I am the opposite. I would spend tons of money on a dysfunctional garage shop and not use it because I didn’t enjoy it.

-- Mike ~~~ Experience is what you get right after you needed it. ~~~

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dannmarks

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#12 posted 01-13-2017 08:43 PM

I was enjoying working with you on this. If you do decide to get back to it I will always enjoy further conversations.

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