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My shop started out as a small unoccupied building at the end of my lot. Over the years I have been building cabinets in it and adding equipment as I've been able to come by them.

I ended up building another little shop to expand a bit but all it can really hold in it is a few materials and my slider.

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Dustin,

You have a nice shop space in which to work and it appears to have plenty of potential. When I am in the middle of a project my offcuts tend to gather themselves in a group, much as yours have done. This, of course, gets me yelled at and then I have to put them in some semblance of order to satisfy THE BOSS, who, for some reason, has a thing about me keeping a neat and tidy space. But after 32 years I am used to it. :)

You have a nice opportunity with the availability of this building on your property. Thanks for the post. I enjoyed visiting your shop.
 

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Nice shop.
What kind of Sander do you have?
How well do you like it?
 

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How big is this shop? It looks like you are getting some great work out of a tight space.
 

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I have a Shop Fox 26" 5hp double drum sander that I LOVE. I make a lot of raised panel cabinet doors and I use this to even out the panels. It will take off a lot in one pass because I have it set up with 80 and 120 grit. In fact I like it more than the Grizzly 18" wide belt sander I use at another shop I work at. Why? Because it takes off more material in one pass, it can handle more material, but most importantly this sander cost me $800 because I got it off a friend who was getting out of cabinet making. You simply cannot beat that.
Gizmodyne, believe it or not I build kitchens out of a 350 sq ft shop. I have a spray room in my basement but that only adds about 100 sq ft. It's tight but I plan on expanding the shop soon.
 

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great use of space - i'm about to downsize from 1000 sq ft - yikes
 

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Great shop!
 

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Good looking shop Dustin and some grand tools too.
 

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Dustin, great shop, and quite a collection for one year. Also it looks like you've invested a lot in wood.

You do look a little crowded.
 

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Hey Bob, yeah I have a lot of wood but I never order wood unless it's for a job I'm doing. All the lumber you see in these pictures have been turned into base moulding/cabinets/or furniture and I already replaced it with new stock for some other vanities and misc cabinet jobs.

It's EXTREMELY crowded with two of us working in here. Sometimes we have to store lumber on the ground in our walk way but I plan on extending the building as soon as I can get the time to do it. Right now I have a bunch below the right side of my table saw too because the wall racks are full.

I am going to be picking up a new Shop Fox W1742 15" planer in the next few days so I don't even know what's going to happen then.
 

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Wow, never saw so much great stuff packed into one spot like that. Can I come play on your drum sander?
 

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lol, for sure dude, I actually let some of my neighbors use them when they need.
 

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nice shop, i like how you have the table saw and miter saw setup to occupy the same footprint…
 

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Good loking shop. Thanks for the tour.
 

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cool shop keep! i understand the need for more room, but keep the over head down!,,,, i wonder what your spray room looks like, i just wonder how do you get rid of the fumes? its kind of dangerus, thanks for the tour.
 

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You go, boy! Long time, no see…...I've been pretty busy. Yeah, overhead's everything, huh?
You have lots of nice machinery in there, Dustin. I added a Woodmaster 725 with the Propack, 2 extra gang-rip blades (total of 4), 3-sided moulding system, and 25" helical head; about 2 months ago. Really nice machine. The moulding side of my business is picking up a bit. :)
Good to see you're still in the game.
 

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I've been thinking about getting the shop fox W1742. I was wondering what you thought of it. Awesome shop by the way.
 

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Honestly I don't use my planer as much as I thought I would have because I have a double drum sander that kind of takes it's place. If I used lumber that was pretty rough I might use it a lot more. I think everyone has a favorite brand, mine is Shop Fox and Grizzly. They make excellent machinery and you will get more bang for your buck than pretty much anyone. The only thing I don't like about it is the spiral infeed roller. It should be straight not spiraled. The spiral pushes the wood to one side.
I wonder if the Grizzly is the same…

Either way, I personally would not buy anything else.
 

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Boy, Dustin. You have a lot of equipment in a well organized shop. I don't see where you had a spot to put the Felder. It takes up quite a bit of space with the slider.
 
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