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My shop started out not necessarily intended to be a wood shop but more or less just a workshop in general to house tools, lawn equipment and a four wheeler. i broke ground in January 2010 and and the time of construction wood working was really not a hobby of mine. My dad did woodworking as a hobby and my grandfather built the interiors for crew boats and supply boats so i've been around it my whole life but the bug had not bitten me quite yet. During the construction of the cabinets and work bench is when i started to get the itch. Things were coming together nicely on the interior, that all changed last April with the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. I spent the better part of the next 3 months helping with cleanup efforts on the gulfcoast and offshore. By the time i got wrapped up with that project it was just to darn hot to mess around in the shop and work basically came to an all stop until late December. Since then i've completed to top set of cabinets. Currently the work bench and bottom cabinets are wrap in MDF. I plan to pull off the MDF and replace the facing and doors with polar. Something cheap to learn with and since it is in my workshop it really doesn't matter if it does not come out perfect.

Currently on the tool list: i just recently replaced my Ryobi Contractor Table saw with a Grizzly G0715P, Ryobi 12" miter saw, Dewalt DW735, a couple of PC 693 routers in a skil router table, the skil table is soon to be replaced with an actual custom table, dust collection duties are handled by a Grizzly 1-1/2hp collector, and various dewalt drills, jigs and skill saw.

Looking up the road i plan to purchase a 6×48 jointer and a pc7518 w/prl-v2 lift and a lot wood. I'll get pics up as shorlty

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Your shop sounds interesting. How about posting some pictures of it when you get the opportunity?
 

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Wow, your shop looks really good. I always enjoy seeing shops, like yours, that get natural light in them. Yours appears to get quite a bit, especially when the doors are open. You also have added some nice benches that give you a solid work surface and plenty of storage. Thanks for the tour. I enjoyed taking a look at your shop.
 

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the natural lighting is nice to have. the problem is with the temps rising here in south LA i'm gonna be left with no choice other than sticking a window unit in there. i prefer to get in the shop with the doors and window open and the fans going but its getting to the point where its just brutal in there. i also have 7 4 bulb fluorescent panels on the ceiling and 2 2 bulb panels over the work bench's. it could almost double as a tanning both
 

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Nice shop area!. Being in South Texas myself, I understand the brutal heat factor. I do NOT have AC and use fans to control my sweat factor. I have to move the fans with me so I don't drop sweat on the cast iron tops. Have had rust drops/circles form within five minutes when this happens. Summer turns into early morning half days anyways. Love the way you have BOTH large doorways AND windows.
 

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Nice shop really like your storage drawer for your corded tools nice job.
 

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You really do have a wonderful shop. It has plenty of room and is very well organized and also has a lot of nice equipment. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.
 
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