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Workshop by Patrick posted 04-03-2020 07:41 PM 2235 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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, OH
United States

This is my second (hopefully last but who knows?) shop, purpose built for woodworking. The last time I posted here I was working out of my two-car garage. I eventually collected enough machines that my wife had to squeeze to get into her car, so she decided that I needed a shop and I quickly agreed. Several months later I had it planned and built and was moving stuff over. It took me about two years to get it fully operational, mainly because I kept “churning” machinery every time I found an upgrade. Now I can say that it’s mostly functional, but it will never be finished….always a work in progress.

This 32×48x12 shop is fully insulated and has a heated floor and under-slab dust collection. All my stationary machines are vintage cast iron and all of them except one are American made. I found almost all of these at liquidation auctions, but a couple were private listings.

P.S. If you look closely, you’ll see different machinery in a couple pictures. I’ve swapped a couple dozen machines throughout this process and the pictures are from different times.

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#1 posted 04-03-2020 08:01 PM

Looks great PMCUSTOM!

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#3 posted 04-05-2020 12:33 AM

HOLY [email protected]#T ! haow many band saws and table saws you got,i lost count.this gets a lumber jocks YOU SUCK award.

-- 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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#4 posted 04-07-2020 04:15 PM

Very nice shop!!! Lots of cool toys!! Thanks
for showing us!

-- Mike

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#5 posted 04-12-2020 02:01 AM

Awesome! Great old machinery. I suppose you are also onboard over at OWWM.ORG ?

PS, You look a little cramped in there. I could store that little old Crescent 20 for you…..

-- Bob "jack of all trades, master of none"

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#6 posted 04-26-2020 12:34 AM

Thanks for the positive comments. It took a lot of time and effort to acquire all of that iron. I got everything at auction to save money…. It took several years of collecting. Most everything needed some maintenance to get up and running, as well as 3 phase power. Just moving these machines can be a challenge, which is why I bought a portable gantry crane (also at auction). I’m happy to finally be making stuff instead of working on the equipment!

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#7 posted 04-30-2020 01:43 AM

I’m ready impressed with the tool collection! Very nice space for sure.

-- Be safe out there

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#8 posted 07-02-2020 12:52 AM

Nice shop. You must have 3 phase wiring for sure. Love the “industrial” machines!

-- PCREV in Florida

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#9 posted 07-09-2020 07:29 PM

I have a rotary phase converter for the whole shop and VFD’s where it makes sense. There’s a bit of a learning curve, but it’s definitely worth it since 3 phase machines are usually less than half the cost of single phase equipment.

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