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Csquare

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Moss Bluff, LA
United States

The beginnng of a shop I will hopefully enjoy for years to come, 12’X20’ with donated cabinets for brother in laws kitchen remodel free!! I have upgraded to a Ridgid 3650 for X-mas cant wait to get it up and running, looking for an upgrade on miter saw. First item it needs is walls and an A/C hot down here even in winter. I have a long list of items to build for the shop thanks to this web site its just great!! I will update as I make improvements to the shop. Any comments would be helpful as I have a clean slate to work with.
Thanks
Carl

-- Stay Dusty my Friend


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redryder

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#1 posted 01-13-2013 06:50 AM

Looks like you have the makings of a great work shop. The first and one of the best improvements I did was insulation on every wall and ceiling. I then put in two ceiling fans. Warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
As you say, you have a clean slate and the sky’s the limit. I found that insulation is easy and quick to do and not that expensive. Being comfortable doing something you like is a must for me.

Good luck on your project and post more pix as you go…...........................

-- mike...............

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Csquare

6 posts in 691 days


#2 posted 01-13-2013 08:39 PM

Thanks Mike, I have the insulation in the attic just waiting for it to dry up a bit before I can empty the shop and put up the walls, I have a small window A/C that should work well for the size of the shop. Need to decide on an air filtration to keep the dust out of the A/C. Yea comfort is key-don’t enjoy it if I’m sweating!!

-- Stay Dusty my Friend

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dnick

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#3 posted 01-16-2013 04:42 AM

Looks like a great place to work. Enjoy it.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 01-16-2013 04:50 AM

Super looking shop

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Csquare

6 posts in 691 days


#5 posted 03-24-2013 04:08 AM

One Wall completed with new lumber rack making a little progress and it feels good to have a place for some of the lumber, next is a plywood and scrap storage.

-- Stay Dusty my Friend

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NH_Hermit

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#6 posted 03-24-2013 04:00 PM

Looks like a lot of fun. Keep us posted on your progress. My shop is about the same size (16’x20’), and I found putting larger tools like my bench style drill press on carts with wheels. I have one cart on wheels that has the grinder, small sander and scroll saw all bolted to the top. I have another wheeled cart just for my turning tools and accessories. Even my table saw and band saw are on casters. 16’x20’ got very small very fast, and the ability to move tools aside for me is invaluable.

I also use peg boards and French cleats a lot for organization.

-- John from Horse Shoe

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Csquare

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#7 posted 03-26-2013 06:52 PM

Hermit,
Yea seems like the space shrinks every time I buy a new tool, I really like the idea of peg board & french cleat, I am going to have some wall space dedicated to that for sure. I have plans for the flip top cart and planer stand—on my to do list.

-- Stay Dusty my Friend

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NH_Hermit

391 posts in 1821 days


#8 posted 03-30-2013 01:06 PM

I had thought about a flip top cart for my planer also but decided that, due to my laziness, the planer might never get flipped down, and the space below might better be used with shelving for additional storage. I was happy with that decision once I saw all the debris the planer shoots out. That space below the flip top would have been a pain to keep clean.

Another thing I’ve learned to love are magnet bars from Harbor Freight. I must have 10+ of those screwed to the frames around the peg boards to hold all type of often used loose tools and items that don’t store neatly anyplace else.

As time goes on (my shop is in a continuous state of evolution), I find the French Cleats get used to hang jigs and forms up out of the way.

I’m anxious to watch your progress.

-- John from Horse Shoe

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 03-30-2013 01:54 PM

Wow! You have a nice workspace. Well organized with some nice tools. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

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

-- 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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