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Finally getting it together; it only took a year, but there were other priorities with the new house. A previous project post showed what it looked like a year ago. See stairs and mantle projects for a couple of those other priorities!

I spent some time planning this one as it will be my last. I wanted to get whatever I had missed before, and to leave it so it could be used as a shop or hobby room when we sell the house and move, or are carried to the nursing home, or feet first for the dirt nap. After this move, I have decided that my next move will be to that hole in the ground.

Got the cabinets finished and installed, clamps hung, everything out of the boxes. Still need to get the lathe assembled and a stand built for it, as well as doors for the closets.

Great environment; AC and heat which were missing in the previous shop. Have a sink (!!) that supports a coffee pot. A small refrigerator !! Epoxy floor. 2 closets.

Wall mounted 20 amp outlets every 4 ft., placed 4' above floor. Plenty of light with 12 4000 lumen fixtures - 48,000 lumens !! Its bright!

The layout was somewhat dictated by the basement itself - there can be NO dust getting outside the shop into the rest of the finished basement. So, dust producing activities are situated at one end where the AC supply duct is located, in order that any airborne dust moves toward the rear where the air cleaner and AC return duct are located. I had them use a larger than normal return duct to create an imbalance where there is some air movement into the shop via the door.

HERE"S AN IDEA: I cover the return grill with a piece of very thin polyester batting from a sewing shop, just taped at the top. This catches the bulk of any airborne dust that the air cleaners misses and prevents it from rapidly clogging the AC filter. I also tape a piece across the inlet of the air cleaner for the same reason - filters last 4X longer.

An old laptop and speakers for internet music and WW videos. Still need to build a bench for the lathe.

Time to make some sawdust!

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Beautiful shop! One comment, get rid of the clock. When it is time to quit, some one will tell you or you will know it. Replace the clock with a TV so you can watch my NE Patroits with me. Thanks for the pics and best of luck.
 

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Nice shop!! The cabinets are great! looks like a great place to spend your time….
 

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Great job on the shop - looks like a great place to have some fun!
 

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Great shop your cabinet of hand plans and saws is a work or art
 

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Fabulous looking shop! It is nice starting over sometimes… now you know what you have been missing in your previous location. Enjoy your time well spent building!
 
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