Lars's Workshop

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Workshop by Lars posted 10-31-2007 02:42 AM 1260 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I’m in the process of building the shop in my basement. The basement used to be framed into three rooms, laundry, bathroom and misc room. The previous owners had a some standing water down there that they never took care of and the underside of the paneling was basically a brick of black mold. Needless to say I gutted the basement and it is slowly becoming my first workshop (and laundry room)!

I looked at table saws for months and I finally decided on the Grizzly G0444 and picked it up in Muncy, PA on the way back from vacation with my wife. It fit in my car after some unpacking and I managed to get it home and unloaded with the help my wife and sister in law. 2 months later and the basement is gutted and dry-locked on the workshop side.

I bought some wire from the hardware store over the weekend and hopefully I’ll get some 15 and 20 amp circuits setup soon, after I think about my possible tool setup in the long term, right now the only power tools are my table saw and a craftsman router/router table combo with 2 HP router. It’s still in the box until I have a place to use it. I’m still debating my next purchases. I’d really like to get a planer then a jointer, however my basement is completely open and I’d like to keep it that way so I think I need to do something about dust control for mine and my family’s sake. I’m thinking about a 1HP Dust collector and a Hanging air filter If anyone has some suggestions about what I should do in this situation, (and it doesn’t involve framing off the shop into a separate room) let me know. In the mean time I’m going to build a basic bench from 2×4’s and plywood.

I’ve attached a few pictures of the basement, two from the workshop side and one capturing my sweet workshop thrown ;) I’ll add some more pictures and things progress. Thanks for checking out my mess!

-- Lars, Rochester NY

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#1 posted 10-31-2007 06:31 AM

Looks like a great space that will serve you well. I’m looking forward to following your progress.

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#2 posted 03-27-2008 04:36 AM

Hi Lars,

I am just now getting around to looking at your shop post. Have you made any progress since these pictures were posted?

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

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