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This workshop essentially takes up the first floor of my house. Luckily, my wife does not mind living in what amounts to an apartment above it. Eventually, I plan to build a stand alone shop and finish this area into living space, but for now, it will serve me well as a woodworking shop. It's roughly 1200 square feet, with an (almost) 11' ceiling. One corner of the shop serves as a spray booth (through the lauan doors). There's a relatively good exhaust fan in there, and I stick to waterborne finishes, so it never gets too fumey upstairs. It will improve with time, but for now it is a good shop and it allows me to work part-time as a cabinetmaker.

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Really nice workspace. Well organized.
 

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Not really well organized - just haven't been here long enough to get it messy yet!
 

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Dan, this is a shop that I would feel right at home in. I am a big fan of PM tools and I can see that you think pretty highly of the line as well. I would love to have this much space and natural light in my shop. It looks like you have plenty of room to wander around in there. You have a good looking shop that looks like it would be a lot of fun to work in.

Thanks for the tour. I enjoyed taking a look at your shop.
 

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Great looking shop, I like it.
Larry
 

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well organized, bright, spacious shop!
 

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One word - WOW!
 

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Hey Dan,
Sweet looking set-up with great heavy iron tools ..well done.
 

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That is a beautiful workshop and it's clean and well organized. It would be a pleasure to work in there.
 

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Wow, some serious machines in there. Do you find your PM drill press worth the investment? I'm very curious.
 

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Nice layout, clean and well organized. thanks
 

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I like the PM drill press. I only have an old Delta to compare it to (at least as far as comparable size goes), and I prefer the PM. Changing speed with a lever is a time-saver. I got this during a 15% off sale at Woodcraft and I'm happy with the investment. I use it all the time.
 

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Saw the Cherry kitchen on the top 15 and wanted to see where they came from so I checkout the shop. Nice workspace. Could you give me some details on the lumber racks? They are a solution to a problem I have been struggling with for a while. The metal racks are so expensive and I hadn't seen a wood design i liked.
 

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Thanks otis04 -the lumber racks are not my design, but one that I picked up from Marc Spagnuolo at The Wood Whisperer site. You can find info, PDF plans, and a good video on building and installing them here : http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/videos/racking-my-brain/ They are very sturdy, inexpensive, and they hold lots of weight.
 
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