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Shop is basically a 18'x29' section of my back garage. Its not finished yet so most of my equipment is in the basement. Hoping to remedy that in the near future. 30×56 garage was built by me and I planned out the workshop portion and pre-wired for it. That was probably 10 years ago so I hope I planned correctly as some equipment needs have changed. There is a 12×12 shed attached to my woodshop end of the garage so hopefully in the future my air compressor and maybe a bigger dust collection unit can fit in there once I get rid of a lawn mower. Do I really need 3 lawn tractors for 1/2 acre? LOL. Well one has a snow blower mounted to it. But one has to go.

Equipment list:

Grizzly G0651 10" tablesaw (almost set up)
Grizzly G0555X Extreme 14" bandsaw w/6" riser (in shop but needs set up)
1991 Craftsman 10" table saw with XR2424 fence (using in basement for now)
Bridgewood BW6R 6" jointer
Jet JDP-17MF drill press
MLCS router table/fence/leg setup with Rousseau lift and PC690 router
Jet DC-500 dust collector
Craftsman Compucarve w/full bit set and 3D scanning probe(just started messing with this machine and love it)
Dewalt DW735 planer w/Wixey digital height gauge(all brand new)
Dewalt DW705 12" miter saw (old faithful)
Central Machinery hollow chisel mortiser
Jet AFS-1000B air filtration system
Craftsman 8 1/4" radial arm saw (probably sell and do crosscuts on new Grizzly tablesaw)
Dewalt DW682K biscuit joiner
Ridgid EB4424 oscillating spindle/belt sander
Craftsman Router Crafter (1 new and 1 used)
Craftsman Professional 80Gal. 5.4 running HP air compressor

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Xcalibr, I greatly admire your patience. I don't know that I could wait 10 years to start putting my tools in a shop. It sounds like you are going to have a nice shop space and you have a nice set of tools to play with as well. I am looking forward to seeing pictures of your shop when you get it operational.
 

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Well to tell the truth, once I built the garage around 10 years ago I filled it with cars and parts. All the drywall was hung and some of joints taped and mudded but now I cant even move around to finish the drywall. Right now there is a 66 Mustang sitting in my woodshop area. But that is being remedied as I am building a garage for my brother and we worked out a deal where he gets the car in exchange for some paint jobs on my other cars. So hopefully his garage will be done within a few weeks and I can get that car out of there. I also havent done much in the way of woodworking in the past years. I have been laid off since 9-08 and have gotten back into it for something to do. While I was laid off I started selling off car parts and extra shop equipment to be able to purchase the new Grizzly table saw and,very soon hopefully, the Grizzly bandsaw. I am headed back to work here on Monday finally. But now the woodworking fever is back in me. I built a wall cabinet for my hobby/side business catalogs and also a nice printer stand. I still need to get the wall cabinet back down off the wall and sand/stain and clear it. But unfortunately I have started using it and dont want to give it up. LOL. Plus its very heavy and my Wife and I cant move it. I need to get another helper.
 

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sounds like lots of good equipment .
 

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Hope to see inside soon

Thanks

PS-I miss my 66 Mustang
 

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Finally got the inside of the shop painted. I am hoping to get all the receptacles and lights wired in this weekend. Can soon start moving equipment in. Just got over a foot of snow here this weekend or I would have had it wired then. Had to spend all weekend moving snow. Luckily that doesnt happen too regularly here altho this winter might be different. I'll post pics of the inside this weekend hopefully.
 

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And then there was light! Finally got all the lights hung in the shop. Its a good feeling to walk in and hit a light switch and have it light up instead of having to plug in an extension cord for my halogen light stand. I put in 2 wiring circuits for lights. The 2nd was in case there wasnt enough light with the first circuit. But I dont think that will be the case. Seems like plenty of light. I have to check the load on that overall circuit to see if I can use the vacant ceiling receptacle to run my Jet air filtration system. I may have to purchase a 2nd air filtration system if this one doesnt do the job. Got about 1' of snow last weekend here but with the rain it is almost gone. Once it clears up and dries up I can try and get some help and get the table saw moved from the front garage into the shop. I did post 2 more pics of the shop with the lighting that I just got done. Looking smaller already. You can see the 2 extension table for the Grizzly G0651 in the 2 new pics. I cant wait to get it set up.
 

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Nice shop with wisely selected paint colour. White multiplies the lights illumination. I hope & I wish this shop and the owner may have brighter future in whatever venture may take place!
 

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Thanks to everyone for their comments.

Just added 3 more pics. Table saw is now in place and 75% set up. Bandsaw is in place but needs to be set up. I had always planned a desk in the front corner and got this one free. But it may be too big. Im gonna try to take a section out of it to make it smaller. If I cant make it work out I will just take it to the scrap yard. No big loss.

Im thinking I may add to the off-feed table and make it full width to make it easy to run plywood thru. I can see my workshop getting smaller and smaller. I am working on my workbench plans and am finding myself making it smaller than I want to. It should be 8' long, but I wanted 4' wide but it just wont work out. So I may do something where it is about 30"-34" wide and then have a flip-up side towards the table saw. I dont like to have much less than 30" of walk-way area around any obstacle. Would prefer 3' or more. But again, this is a hobby and I dont make a living at it so its not crucial. My planer,Compucarve and spindle sander will all be sat on mobile cabinets that I can roll to the side when not in use. I will make cabinets for the planer and sander similar to my Compucarve cabinet.

Cant wait for warmer weather. Running thru the propane just heating it for a few hours each time I work in it.
 

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You have great deal of nice machines.
The early stage of setting-up the shop and machines is always interesting. Every minute spent in the shop is full of fun. We only feel tired when we stop and rest in bed.

Thanks for the updates!
 
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