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Des Moines, IA 50320
United States

Over the last year or so I’ve pretty much remodeled my entire shop.

Major changes have been:

1. Redoing a 16 yr old epoxy floor
2. Adding a cyclone dust collector along with 4 individual collection points
3. Moving walls for better storage of current and future tools.
4. Miter saw station that collects 99% of dust.
5. Lumber storage bins, rack, and cart.
6. Building of a work bench that will accommodate my size, 6’6”.

Minor changes have been:

1. An open cabinet for power tools.
2. Seperate TV and stereo systems.
3. Rolling stand for planer
4. Clamp storage
5. 20” fan hanging from ceiling.
6. Miscellaneous storage. Below are things i still need to do.

1.Cabinets or shelves under miter saw station
2. Running compressor hose to a more convenient location for easier pluging in of nail guns.
3. Upgrading drill press.
4. Adding a jointer. Already have a dedicated space for storing it.
5. Replacing florescent T8 lighting with LED.

With only a 16’x22’ space to work with, storage and organization are paramount. Oh what I would do with double or triple the space! Then again at that point I would still want something bigger.

I use to have a kegerator that held small Heineken kegs on a shelf in the corner. I’m still trying to find a home for it. Damn!!!

Thanks for looking. I’m always open to suggestions.

Kevin

-- Life is hard. It's even harder when you're stupid. - John Wayne


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Notw

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#1 posted 11-15-2018 06:21 PM

Wow, super efficient use of space. Look like a really nice place to make sawdust

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moke

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#2 posted 11-15-2018 06:35 PM

Very nice, well organized, good tools….looks like a great place to hang out! Welcome to LJ’s!

-- Mike

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#3 posted 11-15-2018 06:41 PM

Welcome to LJs
Neat as a pin and a place for everything, very nice shop and some good equipment too.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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fivecodys

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#4 posted 11-15-2018 11:26 PM

What a beautiful shop! It looks a fantastic place to hang out too!

What did you use for the paneling?

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 11-15-2018 11:40 PM

Welcome 2 LJ”s NICE SHOP :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Artie623

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#6 posted 11-18-2018 02:12 AM

Very nice…. I have only have that amount of space so neatness counts. Cool.

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Kevin1958

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#7 posted 11-18-2018 02:32 AM

I used 4×8 sheets of 5/8” pine plywood for the walls.

https://www.menards.com/main/building-materials/siding/plywood-panel-siding/5-8-x-4-x-8-pine-plywood-siding-4-oc/1451166/p-1444439108145-c-13383.htm?tid=-92576933424693062&ipos=2

-- Life is hard. It's even harder when you're stupid. - John Wayne

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fivecodys

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#8 posted 11-21-2018 05:54 PM


I used 4×8 sheets of 5/8” pine plywood for the walls.

https://www.menards.com/main/building-materials/siding/plywood-panel-siding/5-8-x-4-x-8-pine-plywood-siding-4-oc/1451166/p-1444439108145-c-13383.htm?tid=-92576933424693062&ipos=2

- Kevin1958

It really looks good! I would like to do that to my shop/garage sometime. Thanks for the information.

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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GTR14

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#9 posted 11-27-2018 08:58 PM

Welcome, that is a nice looking shop.

-- Gregg

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#10 posted 12-10-2018 02:58 PM

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