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This is my workshop! A 16'ft X 16'ft building that I built one weekend after my Dewalt Miter saw (DW718) was stolen out of my van. Nothing fancy at all, but it serves its purpose. Nothing like some of the Big Dawg's around here, but it serves me just fine for the moment. I am adding a new hybrid table saw within the next week or two. Power is run by extension cord at the moment. I am awaiting delivery of 100'ft of #6 cable to hook up a panel box. Lumber storage is in the rafters. I will be adding a ramp to the front so I roll out my 1946-48 Craftsman planer. Right now it sets behind the unopened door and is not being used-it has 5 hp WEG motor that is wired for 220v. In the next month I should have the electrical hooked up and the hybrid saw in place. I know there isn't any dust collection other than a shop vac, but I will have that too in the near future. It is a little cramped and it will be even more once my ts gets here, but it will do for now.

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Lots of happenings going on there good shop
 

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Hey SB,
Great set-up with cool toys…and sweet stock…well done.
 

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Brian, this is a nice shop that you built. It looks like you have effectively utilized the space that have available. I also like the way you have used the rafters for wood storage. This is essentially "dead" space that you have put to use. You also have some nice tools to play with.

Thanks for the pictures.
 

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I picked up my new saw today and finally got it home where it belongs. It is the Jet JPS-10ts Hybrid model.

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I took the blades off to have them sharpened by a guy at WoodCraft. I don't have time to do them myself.
I also bought the #6 wire today (red and black) and the Siemens panel box to run the power. All I need to do now is dig a trench down 18" for a distance of 130' ft, install PVC, run the wire, and connect! Wah-lah! No more extension cords! Lights, camera action! Let the sawdust fly!

Thanks for the comments.
 

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The blades I was speaking of were off the planer-I forgot to add that and then after I read it, I realized that part was missing=sorry.

If anybody has any ideas/comments as to how I can make this shop more efficient, I would gladly consider revising it. I guess it will always be a 'work in progress'.
 

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Thanks,

Wow, my shop has changed since I posted this-I have since added a Delta Air Handler, A 2 hp Dust Collector, A Delta 6" Professional Jointer, A Porter Cable 15" Drill Press, A 1935 Craftsman wood lathe, A very rare mid 1936 Craftsman 12" Metal Lathe, A 7.5 " metal lathe that I have built myslef, a 6" metal shaper that I built myself(still in the works), A 30 gallon Craftsman Air Compressor--I will take more pics to update.
This site is great!
 

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Wow, you really built that in one weekend, thats fast, I have been working on mine for about a year and still not finished, way to go, Steve in Oregon
 

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Yes, I built the building in one weekend-my son helped frame the walls(took about an hour)-you have to realize though that I build houses for a living and have been doing home improvements for over 30 years so this comes natural to me. And I also work like a team of Clydesdale's when I am in the mood. I will post pics tomorrow of my additions.
 

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My 1935 Craftsman 9" inch wood lathe:

My very rare mid 1936 Craftsman badged Atlas 12" inch metal lathe:

My newest project-My 7"inch metal lathe that I made myself from two storm doors and a bunch of soda cans. It is accurate to .001" of an inch. When I start anodizing I will color this lathe. I do not have the equipment at this point.

My new Porter Cable 15" inch drill press:

My new Delta 6" inch jointer:


I am running out of room in my small shop-one good thing about the small space=I do not have very far to move to get from one machine to the next-half a step here and a half a step
Here is a nice load of 6/4 cherry I picked up. I bought two loads like this-total of about 500 bf.
there!

Now what to do with it?
 

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I recently picked up 9" Craftsman lathe like yours. Since it was one of the earliest, I'm having trouble finding a manual, and its lacking a plate and centers. Is it 3/4-10 thread and MT-1 taper respectively?
 

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Sorry it has taken so long to reply, I have been extremely busy lately. I think you are correct on the spindle size and thread.
I can make you a plate and any center you need if you cannot find them cheap. Just let me know.
I also think I have a manual-I will have to look. Send me a pm as a reminder and I will check.

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What is this "wah-lah" you speak of? Did you perhaps mean "voila"?

voila (vwä-ˈlä) - used to call attention, to express satisfaction or approval, or to suggest an appearance as if by magic

The Lewiston (Maine) Sun-Journal has written of "spading and neutering." The Miami Herald reported on someone who "eeks out a living"-alas, not by running an amusement-park haunted house. The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star described professional football as a "doggy dog world." The Vallejo (Calif.) Times-Herald and the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune were the two most recent papers, out of dozens, to report on the treatment of "prostrate cancer." Gene Weingarten, Goodbye, cruel words: English. It's dead to me.
 
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