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My workshop is 24×20. It is not the largest shop but it fits me just right. It is as much fun working on the shop as it is woodworking projects. I have the standard tools that I need to be successful in what I do and upgrade as I get a few extra dollars. A nice Rigid Table saw w/incre 1000SE Mitre, a Craftsman Radial Arm Saw, a Ryboi miter saw, I have upgraded to a Grizzly Bandsaw that i just love, a Grizzly wood lathe, a ridgid 12” planer, a 6 1/4” Grizzly jointer, a Craftsman scrollsaw, a multi funtional Rigid sanding station, a Rigid floor model drill press, a Bosch router table set into the right end of my table saw, a HP 2-1/2 dust collector, and a Delta mortising machine. I like to keep my shop nice and clean. Most of the projects I make are for gifts. I have yet to make anything for money. I really enjoy making Arts and Craft type projects. I love working with QSWO and the beautiful woodgrain. I am lucky to be able to have a nice shop to make projects for others. It sounds funny but everytime I walk through the door and turn the lights on.. I kinda shake my head…look up..and say thanks! My next step is to add on an 8’ x 20’ addition that will be my finishing room. I hope you enjoy it and it gives you some ideas for your own shop

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 12:31 AM

Alongiron, this looks like a pretty nice shop to me. I have always thought that stand alone shops are the way to go. And it looks like you get quite a bit of natural light in there with all the glass that you have put in your shop. And what can I say about the wainscoting. This adds not only a nice touch to the shop’s appearance but it also will help protect the wall as well.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed taking a tour of your shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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rozzi

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#2 posted 01-11-2011 12:36 AM

Nice shop. Looks like a nice place to work. I am envious.

-- Duane, Iowa

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Robsshop

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#3 posted 01-11-2011 01:21 AM

I like it, has that,” I could live in here if given a chance” look ! And yes I know what You mean about having fun putting a shop together, that is if You don’t go crazy with choosing all the different ways to do things ! LOL.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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sillac

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#4 posted 01-11-2011 08:11 AM

Looks like a very nice shop to spend some time in, the outside looks great, but pink? Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#5 posted 01-11-2011 10:16 AM

Sweet looking shop on the inside and outside…good job.

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Alongiron

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#6 posted 01-11-2011 02:24 PM

Steve..The workshop does look a little “pink” in the picture but ut is actually a netural tan color. I thought everyone would notice that I still do not have a piece of facia up yet on the right side of the building! Have a good day.

To everyone, Thanks so much for the nice complements. My wife used to tell me that; “A mans house is his castle” but now she tells me that it is my workshop that is my castle!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 01-11-2011 02:27 PM

Your shop is super nice. I love the shop building itself and you have it very nice and neat with lots of equipment and tools. It looks like anyone would enjoying working in a shop like yours. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Alongiron

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#8 posted 01-14-2011 12:02 AM

I have added some updated pictures from the inside of my shop. I still need to finish up my dust collection system and I should be good to go!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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Alongiron

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#9 posted 01-19-2011 02:35 PM

I finished up all my lower walls in my shop this past weekend!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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ND2ELK

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#10 posted 01-19-2011 10:35 PM

Beautiful looking shop. I love to see a neat, clean and organized shop. It makes it extra special that it is a stand alone shop. I had to put my shop in the garage but I have put a lot of thought in laying it out and using every bit of space I could. Take a look and see what you think. How do you heat and cool your shop? If I can answer any questions about dust collection, feel free to ask.

Tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Alongiron

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#11 posted 01-19-2011 11:13 PM

Tom

Tom

My shop can not hold a candle to yours but I do like to keep it clean as possible!

My shop is well insulated both walls and ceiling so I just use a small window AC unit that I take in and out come winter time. As far as heat I just use a small oil filled radiation heater that keeps the shop at 70 degrees in the winter months. I do have a forum going on my DC system that you may want to take a look at and offer any advice.

Thanks Tom!

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/23625

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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Dustin

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#12 posted 01-23-2011 06:39 PM

Love the space you have here.

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Alongiron

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#13 posted 01-23-2011 06:53 PM

Thanks Dustin. I had a chance to look through some of your beautiful kitchens tht you have built. They are great. I do love the space out in the workshop and I do spend a fair amount of time out there trying to sharpen up my skills.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#14 posted 06-04-2011 06:17 AM

Nice looking shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#15 posted 11-06-2011 05:15 PM

Along,

I love your shop. To me it is the perfect mix of function, organization and space. You have good value tools and i LOVE that old Craftsman bandsaw. Does it run as nice as it looks?

For me, your shop is a dream shop.

-- http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid6255915

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