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Blackie, you have a nice looking shop. Having a stand alone shop is the way to go, in my opinion. And it looks like you get quite a bit of natural light in there with all the windows in your shop. Thanks for the tour. I enjoyed taking a look at your shop.

And let me welcome you to LJs as well. It is good to have you on board as a member of the group.
 

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Hey Scott thanks

Yes it's lit up pretty good I'm in the process of adding a couple more florescent's.

I pretty much have everything in it but a lathe, no room for that. Other items not show in the pictures are a planer, a joiner, and then small hand tools such as biscuit joiner, hand saws etc…
 

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It's a really nice shop, Blackie. Welcome to Lumberjocks.
 

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Thanks everyone, changes were made since most of you saw it last, pictures are now current.
 

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This has got to be one of my favorite shops on LJs…. Great use of space!
 

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Thanks a bunch dbhost,

It's taken even a better and different turn since these pics were taking, actually I used your awesome idea and storied all of my bench top tools in a central rack, I've moved the workbench with drawers over to the adjoining wall freeing up even more space, I now have the band saw sitting where the router used to be, I prob should update my pics, the shop actually looks even bigger inside now. I still plan on building a new out feed/ worktable replacing the one just in front of the table saw and making it so that it rolls over the top of the table saw, I purchased the plans from www.woodmagazine.com
 

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More new photos were added to reflect the newest change in the shop.
 

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nice shop. is that a HF dust collector? how does it do with all that pvc piping? thnx
 

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Thanks Roger, yes it's the HF, I normally don't purchase any type of power equipment from HF but after reading the reviews on this DC, so far doing great!
 

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I have had the same collector for quite a few years now. I am happy with it and the price I paid way back, was 129 if I remember right. I haven't "piped" out my shop just yet. I've been thinking about it. I've got some hoses laying here and there, which works, and has been workin out for me. thnx for your input
 

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That's great to hear Roger, though it did have me worried last week it all of a sudden lost suction, hardly any at all so after tearing into the piping finding nothing I went to the main unit outside in the add on and had to pull the large Y connector off and found that paper was the problem it was blocking the air flow, there's a metal cross section in side that it was up against, so made note to self to be mindful of what I suck up in there. LOL

Being that I have it outside the shop I really see no need for a cyclone or any type of catcher and use the saw dust for my wood spalting and around the flower beds, besides I have no room for an extra trash can out there anyway. LOL

I am having a blast with this band saw, I have several more bandsaw box ideas that will be coming for display soon, as a matter of fact one of the boxes just sold this morning at a place dad and I have breakfast at, I took a few with me and one of the waitress's purchased one of them, broke a blade yesterday and that box sell made up for the replacement. :)
 

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awesome! nothing better than word of mouth. do you have a preference for bandsaw blades? if not, then give Timberwolf a try. go to their webpage, and sign up for an email newsletter. a lot of times (about twice a year i think) they will do a buy 3 get 1 free deal. their prices arent' bad either. I'd like to know how you go about spalting? appreciate your tips. your spalted projects are gr8! thnx
 

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I've been using timberwolf, 105" 3/16 10 tpi, I've been purchasing them at a local woodcraft store, but at $30.00 a pop after Taxs I may give Olson a try at $15.00 +tax. I pretty sure I had it wand to tight that's why it popped, learning. If I can get them cheaper on line then you bet I'll give them a look see, thanks.

The wood I have now I just got lucky and happened up on it, we have a family joined cemetery close by, the hackberry was already dead standing and spalted, I made a pit out back for the fresh green logs and spread the sawdust from the already spalted hackberry in hopes to speed things along. I keep all logs standing on end covered with black plastic keeping them moist with the garden hose I checked them today and alerady seeing the green fungi on the sides of the logs and on the top end, it's been right at a month now.
 

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I like your shop. From the outside it doesn't look that big. I have a 12×16 barn shaped shed in the back yard, It sure doesn't look that big when I'm standing in it.
 

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Great looking shop! I've been trying to figure out how to get my shop out of the garage for quite a while, but always thought a bigger building was the way to go, I'm not so sure about that after seeing your layout.
 

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Thanks Tim / Mike

The addition makes for alot and also how you arrange your equipment on the inside makes a huge difference, If I had it to do all over again I would have added an extra 5' with an outside DC collection, make it as big as you possibly can also within your budget you won't regret it, certainly no smaller then a 12×16. There was a time I had all of the small bench top tools spread out around the shop on stands, after joining LJ, I gained some great knowlage and Ideas on how to stream line things making more room from a fairly small shop.

One thing to keep in mind you can start with a basic large building pre manufactured even and add to it over time. There are things I could have done that prob would have saved me a buck or two.
 
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