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Old 10-02-2011, 07:51 PM   #1
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Default Finally getting my woodshop together ...

I posted basic info and pics on my introduction thread and a few pics on other threads, but I thought I'd start a new one since I'm now committed to moving into the new shop space. I'll post a pic of the "shop" space I worked out of for eleven years (first pic). Too cramped , so in 2007 I started construction of my dream shop/garage (second pic). Finished the garage area right before my new car arrived (third pic). Then work slowed down (finish carpenter) and progress came to a halt .A few months ago I got tired of sitting at home, so I decided to make as much progress on the shop as possible without breaking the now-limited bank, and hopefully be able to generate some kind of income from it.

Edit : The building is 40' x 90', the garage area is 40' x 30' , the woodshop area is 40' x 40', and the remaining 40' x 20' is for an office,utility room and studio/guest apartment.
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: Finally getting my woodshop together ...

Looks really nice. Is the garage seperated into several shops?
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:26 PM   #3
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Default Re: Finally getting my woodshop together ...

I had installed HeatPex, electrical conduits, 6" PVC pipe (DC system), and 1/2" PVC (for compressed air) under the slab to where my machine areas would be. Before you get worked up, I decided to use the RapidAir tubing which will slip inside the 1/2" PVC.
This past week I had some help available, so I decided to move some of my machines over to the new building. Then I built my double-mitersaw stand (drawers still to be built), installed an exhaust fan, and built an outfeed table between my old contractor saw and my new Unisaw. Even moved my lumber rack out of the garage area and into the shop.
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:44 PM   #4
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Pulling wires and figuring out my DC connections before I refill the holes in the slab.
I'm thinking about turning 2' x 8' of the 6' x 8' outfeed table into a downdraft sanding table since I have the DC access there, and it will be next to my assembly table.
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:07 PM   #5
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40' x 40' woodshop?

You, sir, have no excuse NOT to own some very nice older, industrial tools

If you keep an eye out on Craigslist, school auctions, or (depending on where you live) garage/estate/farm sales, you can find some amazing equipment.

I like your 60s era Craftsman drill press and noticed your Delta belt/disc sander. Now we're going to have to do something about that table saw... maybe get you into a Northfield, Oliver or Tannewitz.

Why do I sound like a car salesman?

Nice shop! Keep the pics/progress coming
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:12 AM   #6
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That lumber rack is huge and really nice!! Great job!! Look forward to seeing more!!
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Beautiful shop!! Quite a diffence from the old space. Lots of 'elbow' room.

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Wow...great job planning all details out ahead of time...looks great!

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40' x 40' woodshop?

You, sir, have no excuse NOT to own some very nice older, industrial tools

If you keep an eye out on Craigslist, school auctions, or (depending on where you live) garage/estate/farm sales, you can find some amazing equipment.

I like your 60s era Craftsman drill press and noticed your Delta belt/disc sander. Now we're going to have to do something about that table saw... maybe get you into a Northfield, Oliver or Tannewitz.

Why do I sound like a car salesman?

Nice shop! Keep the pics/progress coming
I actually prefer newer machines, less maintenance. But, if you notice the red SnapOn box by the exhaust fan, it holds my antique Stanley plane collection. I enjoy using the old hand tools occasionally.

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Very nice space. Good working room for you!
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wow 40x40... I am planning a 36x44 woodshop on the second floor... few questions... why the double miter area? Also why the huge wood storage rack... In my plans I am about a quarter of that rack in size with thoughts that wood is in and out of the shop. I am planning another area for the cutoff storage.
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Blasphemy!!!!

The woodworking machine I think I'm most looking forward to when I build a stand-alone wood shop is a Whitney S290. All 9,000 lbs of it.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:26 PM   #13
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wow 40x40... I am planning a 36x44 woodshop on the second floor... few questions... why the double miter area? Also why the huge wood storage rack... In my plans I am about a quarter of that rack in size with thoughts that wood is in and out of the shop. I am planning another area for the cutoff storage.
The double miter stand allows me to use either the 10" compound (which I find to be more accurate for detail stuff) or the 12" slide. I built the stand from a pair of 20' I-joists so it's pretty flat. Used it for the entire framing and siding process.
The lumber rack acts as storage. I do a lot of modular cabinet installs, and I take home any full length pieces left over (crown, toekick,counter edge,panels) (all separated by species). It's nice to be able to pull a piece out of the rack to complete a job rather than wait two weeks for the GC to order one more piece. And, if a deal comes along, I have space for it.
Most of my business has been working on custom homes. Maybe 10% has been from my shop. I'm hoping to reverse those numbers now that there's so little construction going on.

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A few years ago I came across a guy on craigslist who refurbishes compressors, builds three phase converters and buys and sells assorted other shop machines. I kinda stayed in touch with him and asked him to keep me in mind for a killer deal on the type and size compressor I'd like to have. Well, he emailed me and offered me the exact compressor I would love to have , but couldn't afford, and an air dryer to go with it at a price I couldn't turn down. Drove about two hours, picked it up yesterday. Had four buddies stop by tonight to help get it out of the truck !! Just have to get the right receptacle and hook up the dryer. One more addition to the garage and shop.
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Looks like you did well!

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Looks like you did well!

AND, he gave me $200 trade-in for my 20 year old Campbell-Hausfeld.
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Hmm, I guess that's true!

After about 50 to 75 years of an active tool's service, the total hours of maintenance accrued would most assuredly be more than any modern tool.

New tools actually don't require maintenance. You just throw it away when it stops working after about 5 or 10 years. Its actually a selling point


By the way, lets see some pictures of that plane collection!
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AND, he gave me $200 trade-in for my 20 year old Campbell-Hausfeld.
At that trade in rate you should go around collecting junk compressors from yard sales and buy more!

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Here ya go Red Leader.
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