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My shop is what's left from my over size two car garage. I took enough from one side for a storage room and an office/ham shack. I also took enough from the front for a utility room. What I have left is barely a one car garage that hasn't had a car in it in over twenty years. Do have a two car carport though, and it comes in handy for working outside in the shade.

It would take a while to cover all I have scattered here and there so if you spot something and have a question feel free to ask. The shop is not where I keep secret squirrel stuff.

I will go ahead and explain the picture with the dryer vent just outside the door. That's the dust discharge from the dust collector. The chips go in the thirty gallon metal can and fine stuff goes outside. Does away with having filters. It never runs for more than a few minutes at a time so I don't worry about heat or cool air loss. Only problem I've had is not checking the chip can. If it gets full, everything goes outside.

Ok, enjoy.

Andy

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74 will be very pleased with your compliance….

Love the clamp rack….I need one of those!!!
You do have a lot jammed packed in there.
What's up with the "weather balloon" / ghost???
 

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Very cool. Looks very comfortable to work in. Keep moving forward sir.
 

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Funny Randy, I was going to ask about the ghost. It looks like you are set up well Andy. My shop is about the same size, 12×24.
 

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Kind of curious about 2 bandsaws?

I have never seen too big of wood shop or metal shop either!

I will actually measure the woodshop next week; too lazy tonight!

Our dust collector uses a garbage can and a bag, exhausts inside. Sometimes depending on what is being done can run for a couple of hours at a time.
 

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So which is it??? Fire? or POLICE?

Make up your mind Man! :)
 

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The ghost is actually my storm shelter. I keep it covered to help keep it clean. Made and installed by New Day Storm Shelters in Tulsa.

Ladders come in handy for hanging lots of stuff on. :)

The little band saw is one I've had for years and works well for little things. I just got the bigger one a couple of months ago for larger cuts and re-sawing.

I am a Texas commissioned Firefighter, EMT, Peace Officer, and Emergency Management Officer.

Andy
 

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AP-Looks like you've made efficient use of the space allocated and claimed. We share some similar work background as well, although I was not a commissioned officer. I did al lot of work with fire and police services and emergency management.
 

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Nice shop Andy. I like the dust vent. Wish I could that here…....
 

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Thanks for the kind words.

I plan on some re-arranging this summer if I get the time off.

I need to weed out a bunch of non woodworking clutter.

AP
 

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I have that same Craftsman bandsaw. How has it been with resawing? I have been meaning to pick up a 5/8" blade to resaw but as I don't have a jointer/planer I'm afraid the finish will take me to long to flatten.
 

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Thanks whitebeast

BigDaddyO-I like my Craftsman. It does a nice job with re-sawing. I knew I wouldn't ever need to go bigger than what it could handle. I got a couple of Timber Wolf blades and they work very well for me.
After re-sawing you will need to do some planing of some sort, either by hand or machine, but not as much as I would have guessed.

AP
 

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Now that is a real shop. You can tell that it has to share duty with 20 years of stuff!

I am right there with you on that. I was surprised not to see some lawn equipment like mine.

Thanks for posting.
 
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