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I am in the process of building an all accessible woodworking shop to my house right now. It is going to be a 24×30 workshop with 10ft that is fully heated and insulated. I am heating it with a Modine HotDawg heater. It is powered with a 100A pull from my house. I will have floor outlets in the middle of the shop floor in 220V and 110V for things like my table saw, planer, jointer, etc. I plan of setting up a full dust collection system. I am looking at a 2HP Grizzly cyclone. Still in the market for a lot of tools. Should be fun to watch develop.

Well it has been a while now since I have updated.. TO be honest this is the first time that I have updated since the original post. It has been a long time coming but it is done. I finished the shop in the beginning of July. Since then I have been busy outfitting it with cabinets and carts for my tools. I still have plenty to build though. I will post some of those pics in the projects.

Well the construction went pretty smooth… NOT!!!! It always seemed like I was forking out more cash for something. I think in the end I was only about six grand over budget. I was making trips to Menard daily. Then I had to re-frame one of my garage doors THREE TIMES!! The electrical went pretty smooth. No it actually did. There was a little misplacing of a few switches and lacking of another one but all in all it is good. I have plenty of 100 and 220 to go around. I did take the 100A service from the house and I am glad that I did. Granted the biggest load that I would pull right now is about 50A, but there is plenty of room for two people to work in there so who know. The insulation is blown cellulose and should keep me plenty warm in the winter time. Drywall went up in no time and they had they had it finished in no time. Got it painted as well. Did not finish to inside standards but it is good enough for a shop. I would have like to finish it more but didn't want to pay the extra. And the windows, I love them!!!! They let in so much light that I dont even need to turn on the lights in the middle of the day if I dont want to. I have an 8×8 garage door inthe back of the shop that when I open it up it 1)brings in LOTS of light, and 2)let the air flow through to keep it cool and dust free-ish. And the lights, I have 9, that right 9 T8 four bulb fixtures spaced pretty evenly through out the shop. I have a total of 36 6800K light bulbs. Very bright.

I just recieved my Penn State 2.5HP cyclone the other week. That is going to be going up hopefully before bow season starts. And I also plan in getting an air filter for the place as well. I did not get the heater installed due to some miscommunication between me and the contractor, but that will be put in this fall. I also plan on getting some doors put in to separate it from the garage as wll. I will post and the update are getting done.

It has been a lot of fun watching it come together and finally get to a point to where I can work. It would have been a lot more fun to have done most of the work myself, but as we know, folks in wheelchairs don't do well with things like this. But there are many more adventure within the shop that I am tackling daily. But one thing that I will say is that having an accessible shop with accessible tools is going to make all the difference. Thanks for reading.

UPDATE

Havent updated in a while. I can remember the last things that I put on here. Things have changed quite a bit in the old shop. I got the dust collector installed. I still have a few drops to finish but it works most excellent. I finished the cabinets on the first main wall and now they jsut need to be secured to the wall. After that I can finish the countertops and trim. I still need to do some trim in the shop itself as well. I got the double french doors installed as well as the heater. It stays nice and cozy in there now. We are in the midst of our first real cold spell here in Southern WI. It sucks that I can only put six pics in here. I have so many to show. But here are some updated pics of the shop. Enjoy.Here is a link to some updated shop pics…

http://s1006.photobucket.com/albums/af186/Sacadelic/Updated%20Shop/?start=0

Sac

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WOW, that will be a great space! I'm looking forward to watching the progress.
 

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That's going to be one great shop
 

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You have a nice start on your shop and it sounds like this is going to be a nice shop in which to work. I will be looking forward to seeing your progress photos when you get the opportunity to post them.
 

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Great job on you new shop. Things look to be shaping up very well.
Looking forward to seeing it completed.
 

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Now that is one sweet workshop….......post some progress pics when time permits Sacadelic.
 

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Hello Sacadelic,

how far are you with your workshop?

Bye Schummie.
 

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Sac, this is looking more and more like a shop. Most of us would be envious to have this much space to roam around between the tools. But I am sure once the cabinetry and other tools go in there it will fill up fast. But you do have the beginnings of a gorgeous shop.
 

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Sac

Now thats what I call an impressive looking shop! Great layout and very will organized. A shop to truely be proud of. You have done a beautiful job on your shop. Keep updating those pictures!

God Bless
tom
 

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Sac, this is a shop that I would enjoy working in. The ceiling height that you planned into the space is great to have. And putting windows into the shop is a bonus in my book. I have often said that I would rather work under natural light and, with the glass that you have in there, you should get an abundance of natural light into the shop.

You have organized your tools well and you have some nice tools to play with as well.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.
 

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that is one great looking, clean and organized shop… looks like it is not yet finished (show me any shop that really is…lol )
Keep up the good work Sac,

Wisty
 

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Great shop :)
thanks for the tour
 

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WOW.. It has been a long time since I have been on here. Looking at these pics make me realize that I have come a long way from where I once was.. I will have to take some time to update these pics. I don't even really have new pics to put up. I just took some new ones about 2 months ago, but it has changed since then. I will try to get some new ones up soon..
 

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That is an amazing dream shop you have built there. I can't recall having seen a nicer shop in my whole life. My congratulations to you and I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of it.
 

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Jealous does not even begin to describe… I would not even know what to do with all of that space (well, aside from filling it up and wishing it were bigger of course ;-). Dream shop for sure…
 
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