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I custom designed and built my shop. It's 960 sqft.
I placed 4" pvc pipe under the slab for the dust collector
There is an dust free office in one corner for small projects. The first thing I did was to build a maple workbench that is 3×8 feet.

It is a little better organized now than in the pictures.

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Nice shop like the size and the large garage door for access. Looks like you built a New Yankee Workshop router table….
 

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Thanks, and yes it was based on his design. Very functional!

If anyone is interested you can check out a bunch of progress pictures at:

http://www.arealnice.com/shop
 

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Very nice Gary. I like the bench and your clamp storage solution.
 

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Very Nice shop Gary. Welcome to LumberJocks
 

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It is a very nice shop! Ornamental lathe, great bench, router table, tools and gun control motto, too! LOL. Your shop almost dwarfs your house. What a great looking place. I can't wait to see some of your projects. Thanks for all the pictures.
 

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Great shop Gary. I love that work bench you made. How many Bd Ft did that take?

I also love that big table for your tablesaw. Lots of nice room all over to work.
 

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Gary - what a nice space to work in! I'd like to know more about the construction of the bench too. Do you have any pics of the process that you could post as a blog? Thanks for letting us in!
 

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Dorje - Sorry no construction pics.

I will add a project to give more details.

Thanks for all the comments!
 

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Dream space!
 

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Look forward to the project! Thanks.

edit: I see that it has posted - I'll check it out!
 

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Gary, looks like you have a long commute to your workspace. :) How old is that Delta X ts and would you buy it again? Ditto on the Delta jointer. Thanks.
 

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Hey John,

I got that Delta X from Amazon for a total of $1,343.25 including shipping. They screwed up on their price so I ordered it on the spot. The next day it was back to $2000 plus. But that aside, I am very happy with it. The blade was so good that I haven't even put my brand new forrest blade on it yet. It's a big step up from my delta contractor saw. But every project I have posted so far except for the workbench and shuffleboard table were made on that contractor saw.

As for the jointer, it's so-so. I had to shim the outfeed table, but other than that it works. I really don't have anything to compare it to but I bet there are a lot better.
 

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Nice shop, Gary.
 

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Ah yes I believe the WW bug has given you a bad case. This is a serious playground.
 

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With all of the nice comments you've given me, I'm taking some time to look over some of your work.

You have a terrific looking shop, & I like your workbench, & Router table.

I wish I had all of that space, but in this country I couldn't afford to heat it.
 

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Great toybox Gary. I like the router table, too. Workbench - to die for!
 

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Gary,

Questions about your Bench.

  1. Do you like the traditional Tail vise? What prompted you to build it like that instead of a full length vice?
  2. Are you happy that you didn't make a tool well?

I have two projects to complete and then I intend to start a workbench.
 

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Scott - As far as the vise goes, there is no reason. I just liked it.

As far as the tool well goes, that I didn't want. It would just collect tools, chips and all kinds of other junk.
With all the drawers I added I wouldn't come close to needing one. It's a personal choice.

Good luck with your bench.
 

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Hi Gary…Nice shop…what size is it? In the planning stages of a new shop myself and just found yours. i like the idea of having a switch at each outlet. How is that working out?
 

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Great looking shop-especially that workbench. Beautiful work.
 
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