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Many thanks to you LJ who have posted pictures of your shops and offered ideas on how to equip a shop. I have my shop up and working and would like to share with you some pictures of my shop . Go to this site for many pictures http://s1040.photobucket.com/albums/b401/johnyce_photos/Woodshop/.

My shop is 16'X29', the third bay of a 3 car, attached to my house, garage. The bath room is 25' away from the shop and the coffee pot is 18', two important items. I have a high ceiling, 10', and 25 lf. of uper and lower cabinets just in the shop. I have another 18 lf of cabinets in the car side. All the cabinets are recycled.
All lower cabinets with doors have pull out drawers.

The dust collector and air compresser is in the garage side, in an insulated room (for sound). Plywood storage is on the garage side ( on the common wall) in a rack that makes unloading from PU easy.

I have a 10' roll up door at the North end of shop and a people door to the outside on the East side of the shop. Entrance to the shop from the house is through the garage side. My heating system is in the garage side by a overhead propane furnace. In & out wall fans bring the heat to the woodshop side.

In my old shop, Located in Seattle, I built the router table (NYW) and a disk sander out of a wahing machine motor.

I have started new project and will post pictures soon.

Thanks for looking.

PS. Goggle map don't know where Ravensdale WA. is . I am about 30 SE of Seattle WA. right below the base of the foorhill at around 900' above sea level.

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Very Nice shop :)
 

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I'll send you the cleaning bill to get the drool off my shirt. That is my dream shop!!
 

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Retired and have the shop so now I have no excuse not to make something.
 

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Hey John,
Very nice setting and set-up with lots of cool toys to play with….sweet job.
 

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John, this is certainly a shop to be proud of. I really enjoyed seeing the ceiling height that you have and it looks like you get quite a bit of natural light in there. That certainly is an interesting clamp rack that you have built. It looks like it holds a number of clamps and takes up a relatively small amount of wall space.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed taking a tour of your shop.
 

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cool set up if you ever want to sell that insert plate in the end of the table saw keep me in mind. Also that is a very nice shop made disc sander.
 

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Great shop. Love the storage you set up for yourself!
 

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A good looking shop!
 

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Very nice setup. I really like your clamp rack, hmmm…I may be making changes to mine soon. And you live so close to Targo Hardwoods and Grizzly Tools :) .
 

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Thanks one and all for looking at my shop. The biggest job was the dust collecting system. It is hard to install that without help but as you see I made it.

To the right of the drill press is my "Art glass station" I still have some work to do with that. I have many ideas on how to mix wood working and Art glass.

I can't take credit for the clamp rack idea. I think I saw it on LJ. I did make it to fit my present and future needs and dressed it up as I went along. Most of it is scrap lumber and some 51 cent cuts of plywood from HD.

The router table was from NYW and I think the idea for the sander came from a publication and I added my own touches. The motor is from a washing maching and the 12" disk is from Shop Smith.

Happy wood cutting all.
 

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Oh! by and by. The map of my location is not correct. I live way South of that location. South and East of Renton WA. North and a little East of Enumclaw WA. I am located in the mountain foothills near Sugarloaf Mountain, which is more of a large hill than a mountain. I am about 7 miles from shopping and the nearest woodworking store which is "Do-it woodworking supply"

john
 

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is that a craftsman circle saw gear drive i seen in that drawer? i have one and that thing weighs a ton but it sure cuts straight
 

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Rick,
It is a Black & Decker worm gear drive circle saw and yes it is heavy. I cuts very straight and good for rough large pices of plywood that is not safe to cut on the table saw by myself. I have 3 mor saw that size in different condition that I am going to put together to make a saw just for cutting cement block.

Thanks for looking,

john
 

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Alexander, this is a very nice shop and you keep it so organized and neat. You also have a lot of room and nice equipment and tools.
 

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Very nice shop, I love all the work/table space.
 

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Thanks one and all for visiting my shop. If you were here for real I'd buy you a beer.

John
 

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Wow.

I DO love a good shop tour, and … yours is a BEAUTIFUL shop !!

I also have to admire and respect your cutoff storage method-you know: scattered EVERYWHERE, around the shop.

I aspire to that :)
 
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