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Workshop by Manitario posted 08-23-2010 01:35 AM 5172 reads 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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My workshop is a 17×30’ garage that my wife graciously gave up so that I could have a workshop. I insulated the walls and attic and added a wooden subfloor (once you get used to not having to stand on concrete, you’ll never go back!). I also had a 100 amp panel installed in the garage; it is really nice to have all the extra power available (my old house had a 100amp panel for the whole house…). I heat the garage with a combination of a 5000W electric heater and a pellet stove, this keeps the space nice and toasty even when it is cold outside.

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#1 posted 08-23-2010 01:46 AM

Nice shop Rob

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#2 posted 08-23-2010 04:35 AM

Hey Rob,
Lots of goodies in there….good job.

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#3 posted 08-23-2010 12:57 PM

Rob, this looks like a nice shop in which to work. The wood sheeting for the walls is a good idea. It sure makes hanging things a lot easier. I also like the wood flooring that you have in your shop. It is much easier to stand on as opposed to concrete. And the natural light that you get in there is a bonus in my book as well.

You have some nice tools to play with and I am sure you are ready to put the saw into action. It is always an exciting time when we add a new tool to the shop but a new table saw really gets the adrenaline pumping. :)

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

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#4 posted 08-27-2010 05:59 PM

Sweet setup. I see that “Big Red” hood setup. Very nice…

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#5 posted 11-10-2010 06:26 AM

Nice shop!

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#6 posted 11-24-2010 10:04 AM

Nice looking shop for making some sawdust, thanks for sharing, Steve in Oregon

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#7 posted 11-28-2010 02:14 AM

Rob, did you put anything on the plywood floor for a finish? And how does that dust hood work on the miter saw? Thanks for your comment on my shop. Steve

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#8 posted 11-28-2010 02:45 AM

Thanks for sharing – looks like a good functional shop.

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#9 posted 11-28-2010 05:30 AM

Steve: I didn’t finish the floor at all, I’ve only “repurposed” the garage into my workshop over the past 4 months, ie. moved the junk out and put my tools in. The floor is at least 6 years old, it was already in place when I bought the house 2 years ago. I kind of wish I would have finished the plywood though, the wood is worn in a few places and makes for a rough surface. As for the dust hood, I’ve found it makes a huge difference, not just to the pile of sawdust that used to collect on the floor, but the stream of sawdust off the blade tends to get sucked directly into the DC port on the hood, which keeps a lot of the dust out of the air. It’s not perfect though, I estimate it gets about 70% of the overall dust.

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#10 posted 01-31-2011 11:01 PM

Nice. the dust collection system is nice. What are winters like? do you have a heater or have you insulated the garage in anyway?

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