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woodshop in making

by Flyfisherlady
posted 09-26-2018 04:53 PM

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#1 posted 09-26-2018 05:33 PM

Have fun with your move. Don’t be surprised when you find yourself back in the “packing things in every available nook” soon. Seems to happen is most shops over time.

-- Sawdust Maker

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#2 posted 09-26-2018 06:13 PM

I’d rub my tongue on rough oak to get a shop that large. Ok, maybe not, but that’s a good amount of space.

Enjoy the new shop.

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#3 posted 09-27-2018 01:32 PM

I am continuing trying to clear my garage to make way for tools. I am super excited to have all my tools in one place. I need to plan for electric circuits. My “barn” was built in 1958. The first owner had his shop in it.

His granddaughters boyfriend “played” with the wiring adding shoplights, and totally messing up everything. I added a new breaker panel when I bought the house. I only attached the adjusted the light circuit and then added one 20 amp circuit for tools. The other wires are disconnected and I will pull new wire as I put in other circuits.

My tablesaw, molder and lathe are 220v. I need to figure out where those tools are going to be so I can put in wire. Only the lathe is stuck in one place so I was thinking about a drop cord to feed the tablesaw and molder near the middle of the floor. That way I can plug each tool in when I use it.

I need circuit for dust collector and air filter. In last house they both ran on one circuit, I may put each on it’s own circuit.

I also need to pull a tool and light circuit to the shed. I have mini-lathe, scroll saw, and small senco compressor I want to use in shed.

Today I go back to sweep, move things and get dirty again. Tomorrow, I’m back to old little shop to pack and maybe move a couple little tools. I’m still trying to find a moving company that sounds like they know what they are doing.

I can’t wait to make my first project from new shop.

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#4 posted 10-03-2018 08:05 PM

I am in a 20 by 22 garage that is also used for the kids bikes, water heater, steps into the house and a number other things… I would love to have a space that big.

Sounds awesome! Keep us posted.

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#5 posted 10-03-2018 10:15 PM

Well, I do have to share—so it’s a little smaller. I found while cleaning and clearing last week that my north wall was only on the bottom plate by 3/4”. I had to jack ceiling joists and pull the studs back in. There weren’t toe-nailed. Maybe they were nailed in from the bottom and wall was raised. The previous owner put a very big beam in. It only goes half way across(11 feet). There is no added support. I think the kid was pulling engines and the wall stressed out.
I talked to a mover and he seemed to think the moving job would take 2 trucks and 4 men 6 or 7 hours to move everything. I can’t see it and think he’s giving me a kiss off bid.
I’m back packing in basement tomorrow.
I am really looking forward to a complete shop. I will have pictures when I finish and recover. I’m not as young as I was back in the day…

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#6 posted 10-03-2018 11:20 PM

You have a good sized new shop. I am in the process of designing one for my property here. I am at a 16’ x 24’ interior with a 16’ x 6’ covered porch on one end. Design is based around using 16’ lumber for the span. I think that will be sufficient for the projects that I do. And it will be better than what I have at present.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#7 posted 10-12-2018 09:42 PM

I’m in a 20 X 20 garage that must be shared with the garden tools, both push and riding mowers, electric snow blower,the rolling BBQ grill and a plethora of garden tools. Your new space would be like a cathedral to me, but we learn to use the space available to us. As stated earlier, you will soon have every nook and cranny in the new space filled with tools and equipment.

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#8 posted 10-12-2018 10:58 PM

Very true about sharing space in n a garage. Before moving south I had to share the space of a 1 car garage. Set it up so once I moved the car out I could pull tools out from the wall. But everything had to be cleaned up at the end of the day to put the car back, err.

Looking forward to not shaing the space, and leaving everything out if I chose. I think 400 sq ft, would be enough, since I am going to have a loft at each end.

If I can keep my dream alive, I think there will be enough room to build a small sailboat with a cabin.

-- Eric, building the dream

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