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, IN
United States

This is my third shop in 15 years. When we were house hunting a few years ago, the biggest “must have” on my list was a detached workshop. Luckily, I have a very understanding wife. This two story detached shop is more than I could have asked for. It’s 700 sq feet on the ground floor, which is working out really well. Plus, the upstairs makes a great place to store lumber and all of the junk that I do not want cluttering up my shop. The building wasn’t exactly move-in ready when we purchased the property. The first thing I did was sheet the walls with osb, ran additional wiring (including some 220 outlets), and reworked the lighting. Next came dust collection. Im running a 2hp 220v grizzly dust collector with a thien baffle, and vented directly outside. I still have a few tools to run duct to, but so far it is working great. Over the years, I have slowly figured out what kind of layout works for me. My personal preference is to have a lot of bench space around the shop. This eats up a big chunk of floor space, but I always have a place to keep project parts and tools spread out during a build. I’ve always been a fan of this particular configuration for the tablesaw, jointer, and planer, as well. I just recently built a 4×6 outfeed table for the ts, which is great for cutting sheet goods. The 4×8 assembly bench is a torsion box top on some simple cabinets. This is where I do the majority of my work. I still need to add some drawers beneath. My main tools are:
1. Delta unisaw
2. Grizzly 8” jointer
3. Rexon 16” planer
4. Craftsman radial arm saw
5. Craftsman 12” bandsaw (the next tool getting replaced)
6. Home built router table

Thanks for taking a look at my little slice of heaven.

-- if you can't find me, just follow the extension cord


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squaretree

160 posts in 2054 days


#1 posted 05-05-2014 12:07 AM

-- if you can't find me, just follow the extension cord

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squaretree

160 posts in 2054 days


#2 posted 05-05-2014 12:08 AM

-- if you can't find me, just follow the extension cord

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squaretree

160 posts in 2054 days


#3 posted 05-05-2014 12:09 AM

-- if you can't find me, just follow the extension cord

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Mark Shymanski

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#4 posted 05-06-2014 02:14 AM

A good looking shop!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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CJIII

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#5 posted 05-06-2014 10:41 AM

Nice looking shop!

-- Woodworking with Limited Tools

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KMT

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#6 posted 05-07-2014 04:39 AM

That is a very nice shop. So well organized, it looks very efficient.

-- - Martin

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 05-07-2014 05:37 AM

Super looking shop clean and very well organized.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 05-07-2014 03:11 PM

You have a great shop. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Mainiac Matt

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#9 posted 05-08-2014 08:08 PM

love it…

what are you doing for heat?

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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squaretree

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#10 posted 05-08-2014 10:15 PM

Thanks everyone.

Matt, I have an old gas heater hung from the ceiling (left of my planer). It was already there when I bought the place and works well, but it will probably need replaced in a year or two.

-- if you can't find me, just follow the extension cord

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oldrivers

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#11 posted 05-10-2014 01:01 AM

Great shop thanks for posting.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#12 posted 05-12-2014 01:31 AM

very nice shop,very well organized!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#13 posted 05-12-2014 07:14 PM

Great looking shop! Well organized. Thanks very much for sharing.

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Dkouglas

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#14 posted 05-12-2014 09:40 PM

Nice looking shop. I like the tablesaw and outfeeds and the dust collection system. Chop saw’s set up nicely as well. Thanks for the ideas! Oh… I recognize the routing station. It’s in my shop too only I customized by adding the Sommerfeld router table top.

-- Doug, Rhode Island, http://www.kornerwoodshop.com (Splinter Magnet)

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