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This was originally built for my Remote control plane hobby but have since converted it to my wood working shop, it’s a bit small 12’x16’ but with the room allowed it will have to do and I manage to make the best of it. It’s best suited for smaller projects but I managed to build a 55”x23”x68” armoire computer desk in it.

Newest addition to house the DC and Air Compressor.

These are the latest changes to the shop interior taken 1/29/13
Moved the workbench to the adjoining wall along with the router, by doing this it gave more floor space I also located all bench top machines to a localized rack freeing up more space.

I built a custom mobile base for the band saw GO555P giving me extra storage underneath the base, it has wheels on the back and a U-bolt on the front that allows me to hook up to it with a custom dolly I made that has a hook that loops inside the U-bolt picking the front up, this also allowed me to add an out feed table along with a small desk type light. The base that came with the saw is stored up in the shop attic still in the plastic bags they shipped in.

1/29/13

Additions to the shop, more storage and finishing booth, I’ve been using my deck to do my finishing on and since messing up my deck I decided to add another building to the backyard as a finishing booth along with more wood storage.

These pictures show as you are walking out of the back door onto the deck, this is where I used to do my finishing at, made a mess of my deck, hence the reason for the extra building. The swing/bench you see in the pictures my 80 year old dad built, another project that needs paint and the chains.

In this picture is a 4’ x 7’ storage to hold yard tools and related, it was also part of the change, I added a support frame under it lifting it off the ground.

On the other side of the workshop is where I put the new metal building at, All wood used was treated, I constructed the base for the building using two 4×4’s as skids placed on top of leveled 12” square concrete blocks and used 2×4’s to build the frame on 16” centers resting on top of the skids, I used pressed roof decking for the flooring. No electricity so as not to pull permits, an extension cord will be used as needed to supply lighting.

Inside on the left side in this picture show all of my vendor booth stuff

On the newly purchased plastic shelf is a microwave used for drying out green wood, inside of the white cabinet holds all of my finishing supplies.

Here is the workbench I’ll be using for finishing on, shelving below will help store all of my wood that I was able to clear out of my workshop.

My stock pile of project logs out behind the workshop which consist of live oak, post oak, hackberry, elm and ash.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs


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#1 posted 1010 days ago

Blackie, you have a nice looking shop. Having a stand alone shop is the way to go, in my opinion. And it looks like you get quite a bit of natural light in there with all the windows in your shop. Thanks for the tour. I enjoyed taking a look at your shop.

And let me welcome you to LJs as well. It is good to have you on board as a member of the group.

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

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Blackie_

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#2 posted 1010 days ago

Hey Scott thanks

Yes it’s lit up pretty good I’m in the process of adding a couple more florescent’s.

I pretty much have everything in it but a lathe, no room for that. Other items not show in the pictures are a planer, a joiner, and then small hand tools such as biscuit joiner, hand saws etc…

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 1009 days ago

Blackie, thats a nice looking shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 1009 days ago

It’s a really nice shop, Blackie. 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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#5 posted 1008 days ago

Hey Blackie,
Great job on the shop…looking good.

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 936 days ago

Thanks everyone, changes were made since most of you saw it last, pictures are now current.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 910 days ago

Thanks for the updated pictures.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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dbhost

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#8 posted 904 days ago

This has got to be one of my favorite shops on LJs…. Great use of space!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 904 days ago

Thanks a bunch dbhost,

It’s taken even a better and different turn since these pics were taking, actually I used your awesome idea and storied all of my bench top tools in a central rack, I’ve moved the workbench with drawers over to the adjoining wall freeing up even more space, I now have the band saw sitting where the router used to be, I prob should update my pics, the shop actually looks even bigger inside now. I still plan on building a new out feed/ worktable replacing the one just in front of the table saw and making it so that it rolls over the top of the table saw, I purchased the plans from www.woodmagazine.com

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Blackie_

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#10 posted 903 days ago

More new photos were added to reflect the newest change in the shop.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#11 posted 878 days ago

nice shop. is that a HF dust collector? how does it do with all that pvc piping? thnx

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Blackie_

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#12 posted 878 days ago

Thanks Roger, yes it’s the HF, I normally don’t purchase any type of power equipment from HF but after reading the reviews on this DC, so far doing great!

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#13 posted 877 days ago

I have had the same collector for quite a few years now. I am happy with it and the price I paid way back, was 129 if I remember right. I haven’t “piped” out my shop just yet. I’ve been thinking about it. I’ve got some hoses laying here and there, which works, and has been workin out for me. thnx for your input

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 877 days ago

That’s great to hear Roger, though it did have me worried last week it all of a sudden lost suction, hardly any at all so after tearing into the piping finding nothing I went to the main unit outside in the add on and had to pull the large Y connector off and found that paper was the problem it was blocking the air flow, there’s a metal cross section in side that it was up against, so made note to self to be mindful of what I suck up in there. LOL

Being that I have it outside the shop I really see no need for a cyclone or any type of catcher and use the saw dust for my wood spalting and around the flower beds, besides I have no room for an extra trash can out there anyway. LOL

I am having a blast with this band saw, I have several more bandsaw box ideas that will be coming for display soon, as a matter of fact one of the boxes just sold this morning at a place dad and I have breakfast at, I took a few with me and one of the waitress’s purchased one of them, broke a blade yesterday and that box sell made up for the replacement. :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Roger

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#15 posted 877 days ago

awesome! nothing better than word of mouth. do you have a preference for bandsaw blades? if not, then give Timberwolf a try. go to their webpage, and sign up for an email newsletter. a lot of times (about twice a year i think) they will do a buy 3 get 1 free deal. their prices arent’ bad either. I’d like to know how you go about spalting? appreciate your tips. your spalted projects are gr8! thnx

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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