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The workshop proper is about 10 by 20 feet with an “annex” for portable machine storage and an insulated room that contains the dust collector and shop vac – both are remote controlled. The air is returned to the shop through two electrostatic filters that take care of anything under one micron that gets past the collector and vac filters. My 16 inch band saw, router table and 18 inch drill press are permanently installed along with a flip over arrangement for the lathe and power sharpening equipment. These are each four feet long and part of an 8 foot outfeed area for the band saw that allows lengthening or shortening the outfeed as required. Typically the lathe is inverted while the sharpening stuff is up – this provides a total outfeed of about five feet which meets most of my requirements. There is considerable bench space and a central area with power and dust collection hook up should any of the other machines be brought in for use.

DonH

-- DonH Orleans Ontario


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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 09-08-2010 09:24 PM

It sounds like you have a nice shop to work in. I hope that you can post some pictures soon. Lumberjocks love to look at all of the shops. Welcome!!!!

-- 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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DonH

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#2 posted 09-08-2010 09:27 PM

Thanks – I tried to post photos but they are all over 3 meg which is the max allowed. My efforts to compress them have not worked for some reason. I will work on this and get photos out soon (hopefully).

DonH

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#3 posted 09-09-2010 04:44 AM

Hey Don,
Work on posting those shop pics.

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DonH

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#4 posted 09-09-2010 01:17 PM

Should be up today

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#5 posted 09-10-2010 08:43 AM

Hey Don,
Worth the wait…well laid out neat workshop with some great toys to play with…like the mobile stuff…good one.

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#6 posted 09-10-2010 01:12 PM

Thanks for the compliment

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 09-10-2010 01:27 PM

Don, that is one jam up shop. That’s one of the most organized small shops that I have seen and you have some strategically placed work lights. Your small tools and supplies are laid out great. I really don’t see anything that I don’t like in the way you have done your shop. You’ve just done a great job throughout. Congratulations.

-- 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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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 09-10-2010 01:30 PM

Don, this is a nice looking shop that you have. It looks to be well organized and you have a nice blend of both power and hand tools. I especially like the way you have organized your hardware with the bins. That is a good idea that makes quite a bit of sense. It sure beats the system that I use:

This looks like a shop in which I would enjoy working. Thanks for the pictures. It was fun to tour your shop.

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

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DonH

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#9 posted 09-10-2010 01:31 PM

Thank you – I am a believer in organization and a pleasant work environment, particularly a dust free one considering some of the wood species I like to work with. Nicely made drawer!

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 11-12-2010 11:48 AM

Dude, what a great shop! Love all the clamps as mentioned on one of your projects. Love all the bins as well. Are those Merril corner clamps janging on the wall? Nice shop.

What type of Avaition were you in? I’m work line Avionics in Los Angeles. Work on Md11’s, A300, A310, 727 & 757 and were going have 30 777’s so they will be coming here soon.
Look fwd to more projects.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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DonH

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#11 posted 11-12-2010 03:25 PM

Hi Ken

The corner clamps are Bessy – thanks for the kind comments.

I was a pilot from 1966 to 1998 and then manager of level of service at NAVCANADA the Canadian air traffic control company. In the 1960s I also worked on aircraft but electronics.

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#12 posted 11-24-2010 05:59 AM

Good looking shop to make some sawdust in, thanks for sharing, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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DonH

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#13 posted 11-24-2010 03:00 PM

Hi Steve

Thanks for the kind comment. I make more shavings than dust though.

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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bobthebuilderinmichigan

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#14 posted 03-26-2011 12:19 AM

Don,
I used to be in residential real estate development where the 3 most important words are – LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION. Now that I’ve taken up woodworking I think the 3 most important words must be ORGANIZATION ORGANIZATION ORGANIZATION! I only hope I can someday achieve your level of organization! Great shop.

-- Bobthebuilderinmichigan

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DonH

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#15 posted 03-26-2011 01:14 PM

Hi Bob

Thanks for the kind comments – I am sure you will achieve your goals. You cant build furniture and projects all the time so that is when I work on shop issues, just for fun.

Don

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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