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Built a stand alone wood working shop 5 years ago. It is 24X14 with the following:
Rigid 610 Jointer; Rigid 3650 10" table saw; Grizzly 14" band saw that I rebuilt; Delta 1 1/2 hp dust control system; DeWalt 12" miter saw, double compound, double slide, built into a 12' bench system. Grizzly G7948 20" swingFloor Drill Press, w/30"X15" home built table with adjustable fence.
Rockwell 6"X48 Belt Sander (Donated) and rebuilt. Home made Router Table.

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John, this is a nice shop space that you have to work in. It is bright and well lit, while having an abundance of natural light in it. The white cabinetry helps with any lighting issues, I am sure. I have always thought that a stand alone shop is the way to go. I like to get started early and occasionally forget that my wife likes to sleep in on the weekend. Needless to say when I run my planer she "lets me know about it". :) With a separate shop you can run power tools and apply finishes without bothering other family members.

You have a nice set of tools to play with as well. And it looks like you have them organized pretty well with plenty of space between the tool stations.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting your shop.
 

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John thats a good looking shop you have there and very clean
 

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John;

Very well organized shop. I really like your cabinets and lighting which should result in an excellent place to be creative. You have some great tools as well.

Is it heated for the winter months?

Thanks for the pictures!
 

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I like you shop. The white colour on you storage cabinets, wall and even te router table's top surely help to brighten the light. Great Shop.
 

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Nice shop John, thanks for the tour.
 

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Hey John,
Great set-up and some fine toys to play with…nice job.
 

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Hi John!!!

Great shop!!

By the way, I´m considering to buy a new drill press after 15 years using a cheap taiwanese one, because the quill has much travel. Surfing the web, the Grizzly 7948 seems to be the better choice, due the quill mass and the slotted table, very similar to metalworking ones.

After time using it, do you think it worths the money? Can you give us any other considerations? I also read that dril presses with split head castings will last much longer. Actually, the only one that seems to be constructed by this split head is the Steel City, but, doesn´t compare to the G7948 in power and mass.

I really appreciate your opinion,
 

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John
That's a fine looking shop with some great tools.
 

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Great job with the shop!

Great job with the assortment of shop-made jigs!!

I presume … the greenhouse … is where you're germinating your lumber supply??

Thanks for sharing. Very nice.
 

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Hi I'm Ken Lakits from Lakewood California.

Great shop my friend! I see we have the same table saw and band saw. I don't have as much room as you so I put the router table on the end of my table saw. Going to build a support cabinet for it this weekend to stabilize it some and use that dead space for storage. Just thought I would say hello
 
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