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I have a 24×24 Shop that is just getting finished up. I may note… the alarm and security cameras that stream video to my office server will be in next week, we have been robbed/burglarized too many times sooo… Got my concealed carry permit and a Glock 27… Anyhow… I wired it up to the point that it has internet (The cameras plus a computer connection that go underground to the house.)

It has a shop sink, 4 220 volt breakers (one is 40 amp one at 30 and 2 are 20 amp) it has 5 circuits of 110 for the plugs… and over in the corner where the ladder is is where the compressor will sit. I put galvanized pipe in the walls for air distribution and have 5 outlets for that. 2 in the wall with the breaker box in it and 2 above the workbench and one up high above the work bench where I am going to put in a hose reel. Above the compressor is the air conditioner and the outlet for the gas furnace that will be installed next fall. I have another outlet for a radiant gas pad heater by the double rear doors that actually goes out the outer wall as well as to the inside so in the future we can put a heater for a greenhouse out there if we get to it.

There are 7 double tube checker plate flourescent fixtures in the shop, track lighting over the work bench. The workbench to start with is a simple one with Noden Adjust-a-bench adjustable legs with a 1 inch MDF top with a 1.75 inchx30×72 inch maple butcher block top that I will put on top of that and then a lower shelf in for storing tools and weighing the thing down some more (still have to get these new legs on). Later I will put a tool crib behind the table and put dogs in and probably get the veritas twin screw vise for the tail and a Jet vise for the front which will suffice till I get far enough into this that I can go to American Sycamore and build my own.

This is what I have purchased so far over the course of the past 9 months…

A Powermatic Parallelogram Jointer PJ882
A 13 inch DeWalt 735 Planer
Delta Unisaw 3 Horse
Delta 28-682 18 inch 2 horse bandsaw
Delta 350-LS scrollsaw
Delta LA200 Shopmaster Midi Lathe
Jointech Digital Router Table lift with a variable speed Porter Cable 7518 Router built into the extension on the Saws
Powermatic PM2880 Variable Speed Drill Press (Digital)
Makita 2.25 Horse Variable Speed Router with a fixed and plunge base (To replace my Ryobi Yea! which was ripped off at a job site)
DeWalt 14 inch compound miter saw…
Bosch Compound Sliding Miter Saw 4410L
New 18 Volt Cordless Makita Set (just gave my Rigid set to my dad and the dewalt went to a friend… Makita rules)
Orbital sanders
Lots of 18 volt rigid tools… some trashed… some new…
Porter Cable tigersaw (works great for all the apartment bath demo I have had to do over the course of th past couple of years)
Dewalt worm drive circular saw (Beat)
Makita Worm Drive Circular Saw
JET 708620B AFS-1000B 550/702/1044 CFM 3 Speed Air Filtration System with Remote
Delta 50-850A 1-1/2 Horsepower 1,200 CFM Canister Dust Collector
Hitachi over under dual tank compressor (What a workhorse this thing has been since my old Emglow bit the dust)
Porter Cable finish and brad nailers
Hitachi Framing Nailer
Powermatic 1791310 PM701 3/4 Horsepower Bench Mortiser
Rigid Monster Drill for Stirring Mud
Dewalt Jigsaw (Worn Out)
Bosch New Jigsaw
Dewalt Corded Drill (Worn Out)
Porter Cable C7550 80Gallon 175 PSI Compressor (Replacing my portable little worn out hitatchi I have used for years to frame and finish… well not replace… Ill still use it for its portability but you get it…)
New! I purchased a festool domino after the AWFS show… and I got the big Festool dust collector…(the CT33)

I also got one of those killer stainless steel 41 inch toolboxes from my wife for my birthday (more for the mechanics tools than for woodworking but it is sweet!...) I put a 19 inch flat panel TV out there and built in wall mounted canister vac. I basically want a place for me and the guys to be able to come over and watch the game and play around with wood or ATVs… We will see how the doghouse actually works out.
I am very excited about it as you can probably tell… as I have been dreaming and saving and researching for so long… I really hoped it could be larger but to get this built I got a variance from zoning as it stands..

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah


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Dollarbill

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#1 posted 03-19-2007 04:11 AM

Drew,

Beautiful shop, I envy you.

Two hints: In my shop I installed black and white 12” tile on the floor (when the floor looks nice, you will keep it cleaner and cleaner is safer. Next, I would not install any heat with an open flame, even a pilot light. Sawdust is very flamable and can explode.

Best of luck in your new venture.

Bill

-- Make Dust

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Drew1House

425 posts in 2740 days


#2 posted 03-19-2007 05:34 PM

I appreciat the comment on the open flame heater… I actuall kindof know that (Brothers are Firemen) the heater would never be used when I was woodworking but that being said it may be better not to have it in there with the potential for someone to turn something on when I was not paying attention. Ill think about it a lot. The furnace I am thinking of getting does not have an open flame anywhere… It is still plenty hot.. Has those fins and a big fan.

Drew

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 03-19-2007 07:09 PM

that’s quite the toy box you have there!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Drew1House

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#4 posted 03-19-2007 07:37 PM

Thanks… I am plainly excited about it and appreciate that someone else in the world appreciates this type of shop… I have waited for a long time for it and planned and planned and planned… And then all my non-wood inclined friends would rather golf than play in the shop… most have never even seen a jointer… Much less used one…

Drew

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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jpw1995

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#5 posted 03-19-2007 07:50 PM

Wow… I need to get into the real estate business! Can’t wait to see the final product.

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY

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Drew1House

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#6 posted 03-19-2007 08:20 PM

Real Estate is great… However for the first 7 years I lived on $35K per year max on well over $100K per year gross. Stressed my marriage out… Stressed my life out to the extreme. I like to compare it to becoming an orthidontist. If you put in the same kind of effort and hours over the same period of training time you can earn the same type of income. It is a HUGE mistake to think that you can do this right out the door. The average income for a Realtor in the NAR is like $36,000 and falling per year and that is national. Including markets where the comissions are much larger than what I earn. Now… with the team I have I earn about .5% of each comission and my partner will earn about .5% of each home we sell so really… sell a house… take home 1% of the sale. We just do a lot of volume and I do ok now. I have been saving for a looooong time.

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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woodspar

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#7 posted 03-20-2007 05:19 PM

As far as starting out, I would say the most important thing is measuring and precision. I don’t think in terms of “cutting,” I think in terms of “removing material.”

-- John

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Bill

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#8 posted 03-20-2007 05:41 PM

Wow, a great looking shop even without the tools in place. I wish I had such a place. And a nice view of the mountains in the background.

I am looking forward to seeing it when the tools are in place.

Congratulations on your RE business. I hope it continues to go well for you.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Drew1House

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#9 posted 03-20-2007 05:43 PM

I like that… I am a planner sometimes (been planning the shop for so long I won’t know what to do when it is here.) I used to have a General Contractors License and can frame up anything. I have done a bit of finish work as well and made a bookshelf… a bandsaw box a jewlery box, and a couple of other things. As I look at plans more for furniture and fine cabnetry I have begun to realize that the precision involved in joinery and furniture making in general is going to be a little daunting. (Ill Play Though)

Drew

P.S. I can see the tools there in my mind… and I almost forget others cant… Smile… So as they are installed and this empty room becomes a shop Ill post up some more pictures…

P.S.S. Don’t mean to come on too strong about my job… it is just that… a way to make a living but the threshold for entry is so low in this particular industry that people flood in and flood out… People need to have realistic expectations. Put the time in and it would be a good job but I have seen a ton of people who thought it would be easy come in… loose everything and hurt their families and clients and get out. Plan Plan Plan… and it can work. That being said… some dream about others jobs… I think I would have a nursery or a woodshop in another life.

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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Bill

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#10 posted 03-20-2007 05:46 PM

Well if you decide woodworking is not for you, you can send me all of your tools. I will find a place for them!

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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MsDebbieP

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#11 posted 03-20-2007 06:53 PM

Drew – you sound like a very passionate man and you can “come on strong” whenver you like.

It is great getting to know the fellow LumerJocks.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bill

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#12 posted 03-20-2007 06:59 PM

Why wait, you can start a nursery or woodshop now. It sounds like you already have the making of a woodshop anyway.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Bill Cowan

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#13 posted 03-20-2007 08:24 PM

Hello Drew,

I really like your shop and am very envious. You seem to have some security installed as I, but let me reccomend another device. It’s basically a deadbolt for the garage door that works automatically. Since I’m and EE, I modified it’s design somewhat to do some really “shocking” things, kidding….but really it’s a pretty good device for locking up the biggest , flimsiest door in the house. Here’s the link. http://www.elocksys.com/

I’m about to acquire the PJ882 to replace an old work horse and the second tool would be the new Domino.

Anyway, welcome

-- ICN, Bill, (http://www.coachbillcowan.com)

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BassBully

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#14 posted 03-20-2007 09:09 PM

Drew,

Thanks for sharing your shop. With a 19” flat panel and so much room, when will you spend time with your wife? :)

I know I’m stereotyping here but I guess I wouldn’t have realized that you would get robbed more than once in Utah. That stinks. Where are you getting the cameras from that you’ll be monitoring from the internet?

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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WayneC

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#15 posted 03-20-2007 09:13 PM

It is really a sad comment on society when you need to protect your property. I’m almost afraid to work with my Garage doors open because people can see the tools….

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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