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Always wanted to have workshop. Agreed with boss (wife) that my half of our garage will be my workshop. First picture shows my starting efforts to have workshop, you can also see my first project in this shop (small half-ellipse table for gloves and car keys). In 2009 I did major upgrade to the shop: old plywood workbench was converted in router table. Bought discounted Freud reouter with screw-type height adjustment and convert it into lift mechanism in the table - works great (picture 2). From absolutely useless comercial router table made horisontal router adjastable table (pic. 3). Made 7 feet long overhead swinging arm for vacuum hoose with spring loaded pulley system so hoose can be extended to work and when released goes back up (pic. 4). and bought cabinet type table saw. The major improvement is home made workbench (for leftie) with two wises made of the maple. I had lots of maple floor planks left from builder from hom I bought this house. I plane tham on thickness planer and glue into one big slab 2.5 inch thick. Main problem was to make true flat surface. I attach two aluminum extrusion rails on both sides and made runner for the router - after 2 hours routing I got true surface (pic. 5, metal wise now completely enclosed by wood. In 2009 i get hooked by the fun of woodturning, and the apearnce of lathe change the mood of my wife. She was so surprised by the enormous amount of dust this tool can generate in small amount of time, that she told me to build separate workshop at the very end of our property. Picture 6 is the panorama of my garage before I was kiked out of it.

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Very nice shop with some cool tools.
 

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Workshop Part II.
I was able actually to retain some grounds in our garage, so I decided to leave main woodworking in the garage and build small woodturning shop away from home. Pic. 1 is building process. It is 12×16 and later I added wood drying shed. Pic. 2 shows how it looks now. Run underground conduit with gauge 6 cable and install 50 amp braker panel. It has 1.5 kWt heater and properly insulated walls and celing. Shed is 12×12 with corrugated plastic translucent roof (Pic.3).
 

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Nice pictures, thanks…..........
 
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