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This is my 20×32ft shop that I built in 2012. We treat this like just another room in the house, and my wife even comes out to the shop to watch movies on date night, (no kidding).

One of my friends who is also a woodworker thinks my 55” TV is a sin to have in the shop, totally defeats the purpose he said, but from August to February, I am in my shop all weekend with my wood, tools, and Football, and he’s sitting at a sports bar…......so who’s crazy now!

I am slowly replacing all the temporary cabinets I built when I first moved in with the nicer ones I have been posting. I always wanted a shop like you see in movies like Sherlock Holmes, The Time Machine etc… Thats why I build what I build, I like all those interesting mechanical and scientific instruments from the turn of the century, and thought the only way to get what I wanted was to build it.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.


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bigguy

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#1 posted 07-08-2014 01:05 PM

pretty building! Would love to see some pix of the inside…

-- Thank God for sawdust... Ron. New TX resident...

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 07-08-2014 02:35 PM

It’s a beautiful shop building. 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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Bill Huffman

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#3 posted 07-08-2014 03:40 PM

Thank you gentlemen, I will be posting some inside pictures of it tonight when I get home.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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CFrye

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#4 posted 07-08-2014 10:39 PM

Beautiful, inside and out, Bill! Lots of interesting builds in there. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Bob Current

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#5 posted 07-08-2014 10:47 PM

Looks more like a living room furnished with tools, the wainscoting really makes it nice. That is one beautiful space.

-- When you are wrong admit it, when you are right forget it.

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English

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#6 posted 07-08-2014 11:29 PM

I think I would be afraid to get it dirty. Nice shop. Thanks for sharing.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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TheWoodenOyster

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#7 posted 07-09-2014 12:01 AM

Great looking shop. It is similar to mine as far as balance of hand and power tools. Taking LJ’s by storm!!!

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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steve_in_ohio

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#8 posted 07-09-2014 01:53 AM

awesome shop, great setup

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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GrandpaLen

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#9 posted 07-09-2014 01:52 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks Bill.

That’s a very unique work shop, showcasing your talent and ingenuity, very nicely appointed.

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len.
Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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moke

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#10 posted 07-10-2014 05:53 PM

Very nice…but where is the sawdust? Seriously, I am jealous…well done.
Mike

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Wayno1

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#11 posted 07-11-2014 12:04 AM

Awesome shop. Wish I had an out building. Super design and we’ll kept, I’m sure y’all enjoy it

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Pipemaker

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#12 posted 07-12-2014 03:22 AM

Very well done – thanks for the heads up about the mrs joining you to watch TV. Must be careful mixing pleasures!

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Vicki

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#13 posted 07-13-2014 05:26 PM

Awesome shop. You must have really good dust collection to have a TV in there.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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Bill Huffman

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#14 posted 07-13-2014 05:44 PM

Thanks folks, I appreciate your comments.

I got my dust collection unit for $100.00 from my friend BB. It had all the factory stuff and a few extra hoses and connectors. Looked brand new, all I had to do was a little 409 clean up.

As was typical of these type designs, it left a talcum-fine dust everywhere. This is the reason I got it cheap. Right after I got it, I read the article in Fine Wood Working, (FWW # 232) for an upgrade to this exact style single stage collector.

I did the Thien baffle and the Wynn filter, and it works fantastic. If you have this style collector, do what ever you can to at least read that article. This saved me from investing in a much nicer Onieda cyclone for the time being. Still the plan someday, but when I want to, not because I am forced to.

A very huge thank you to Mr. Thien, and the great folks a Wynn environmental. Super nice and answered all my questions when I called to order the Filter. Also included the heavy mil clear bags!!

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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revrok

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#15 posted 07-15-2014 01:16 AM

Very nice… and the TV is the Pièce de résistance!

-- Tim Royal

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