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I started in my basement (who doesn't) about 30 years ago. My next update was a garage. Now I am able to build a shop next to the house. Gets me out of her way and lets me make noise and dust without catching heck.
Since I have been at it a while, most of my machinery was purchased in the 1980's. A Delta Unisaw (50th anniversary model), Delta 14 inch bandsaw, DJ 15 6 inch joiner, RC-33 13 inch planer (AKA "the hernia machine"), belt sander and jigsaw. New purchases include a Jet 22/44 drum stander and spindle sander. I have a Sear Craftsman Drill Press, Dewalt 12 inch chop saw (Not my favorite purchase) and room for all of it. I have built my bench, assembly table, outfeed table and storage. I have a Cyclone dust collector with a metal cyclone, 2 HP Baldor motor and 12 cloth bags. Told you, I'm old!

I am a lot longer doing woodwork than computers or the internet so bear with me as I stumble around your site.

If you want more info or picture of my shop, let me know.

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Welcome, that looks like an awesome place to make noise and saw dust!
 

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Welcome 2 LJ's Monteh … cant wait to see your projects out of this beautiful shop GREAT SHOP :<))))
 

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that is one nice well organized shop monteh and dont worry if you stumble their are plenty here that will get you back on your feet,never hasitate to ask for whatever you need,i think you'll find a great bunch of woodworkers here.welcome to lumber jocks,enjoy.
 

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Yes, Welcome to Lumberjocks!
Your shop is beautiful and looks like a great place to work.
 

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I thought I had a really great looking shop…. you really pissed me off !!!! :)
 

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Thanks for the kind words.
Working on a cutting board for the boss.
Will post when finished and approved.

Artie623 - My life is now complete!
 

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Welcome to Ljs
That's a very impressive shop.
 

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Very nice shop! great space, great equipment, and organization. And Welcome to LJs from Cedar Rapids!
 

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Monteh,

Great looking shop. Would love to see a pic of the outside to see what your building looks like.

Also, that's a very deluxe looking floor. It looks like interior plywood-is that what it is?
What finish did you use on the floor.

Thanks for sharing,
Gerry
 

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Great looking shop. Would love to see a pic of the outside to see what your building looks like.
Also, that s a very deluxe looking floor. It looks like interior plywood-is that what it is?
What finish did you use on the floor.
Thanks for sharing,
Gerry
Gerry, Thanks for the note.

Posted an exterior photo above.

The building was constructed with 4 foot footings and a poured concrete floor. Over the concrete is a vapor barrier, 2 inch styrofoam, 3/4 exterior grade OSB and the shop grade plywood. All the sheet good layers are screwed together but the whole floor just "floats" on the concrete. The finish is three coats of polyurethane floor finish (for gymnasiums). 10 gallons total, with me on my hands and knees sanding between coats.

It has held up fairly well. It sure beats standing on a concrete floor! Warmer, too.
 

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Wow…beautiful shop. I noticed you mixed pvc wyes with metal dust collection ducts. Was there a particular reason why you did this? Do you get any static issues from those or are they grounded? Thanks
 

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Thanks for the comment, JETJock60. Cost and availability were the motivations behind the PVC connections. I only use PVC at the end of the run. All the rest is metal and grounded. In 6 years of use, I have never had a static spark from any machine or collection system. I have had no problems with this setup - YET :)
 

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Real nice shop.
I will have to clean mine up before I post it but I can say that it is my dream shop. It is part of our home as a matter of fact it was the first thing we built. The in floor dust collection is awesome and my neighbor uses the saw dust for bedding for her rabbits and chickens.
 

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Your shop is stunning. Any chance of seeing what you are using for dust extraction, especially over the saw bench?
 
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