Organizing a New Shop #6: Continuing the Process

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Blog entry by Myron Wooley posted 11-26-2007 08:12 PM 1354 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I took a few pictures to show you how I’m doing on this.

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This is a shot of the rear of the shop. The County made me put in a levee in case it ever rains again. At least now I can sing “American Pie” with feeling! ”Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry…”

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I got everything out so I could sweep the floor.

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I need to run the dust collector down to the table saw. 4” to the dust port and 4” to the Shark Guard (you can see it on the saw towards the rear- not attached for the moment). Dust collection will also go along the back wall for the lathe, and along the side wall for the bandsaw, OSS, and miter saw.
As you can see, wall storage is non-existent. A tool cabinet and some shelves will help out a lot. I just don’t like pegboard, probably from getting poked by hangers. I still think slatwall with custom holders is the way to go.

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The plywood will be my outfeed and assembly tables. I need to go down the hill for some MDF today.

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When the moose weathervane points in this direction, we all get jittery, because that’s where the Santa Ana winds come from.

-- The days are long and the years are short...

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#1 posted 11-26-2007 10:03 PM

Myron -

WOW! What a wonderful shop! Looks beautiful.


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#2 posted 11-26-2007 10:38 PM

I am green with envy. What a beautiful and BIG shop you have Myron. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Oh, and Levee???? I live just West of New Orleans and we have levees here. The baseline for our Levees is 14’ – what you have around your shop is just a water diversion :-)). Of course, I’m just kidding you, glad you don’t need anything higher – we live in a bowl down here.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 11-26-2007 11:38 PM

My Mom used to tell friends that we just had a six-inch rain. Of course, she meant that the drops were spaced six inches apart…

-- The days are long and the years are short...

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#4 posted 11-26-2007 11:50 PM

isn’t that beautiful.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 11-26-2007 11:56 PM

Very cool shop!

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#6 posted 11-27-2007 05:27 AM

REally nice, Myron.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 11-27-2007 06:31 AM

This is really exciting! Great shop!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#8 posted 11-27-2007 06:35 AM

Great Shop. Lots of room to work in. And lots of space to fill up with dust.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 11-30-2007 01:10 AM

What an awesome shop! Color me green with envy. While my new shop is a fraction of the size of yours, we share one thing in common; storage and work surfaces still in the form of 4×8 sheets of plywood!

I noticed that you have 2 fences on your TS…are you simply storing a spare on the saw or is there some other purpose?

Have fun…I’m looking forward to seeing the job completed.

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#10 posted 12-03-2007 02:33 PM

Hi Myron;

I don’t know how I missed the previous posts. Now I have to go back and check them out.

Great shop. Setting one up is both fun and scary, kind of like getting married.LOL


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 12-03-2007 02:44 PM

Love the shop Myron!

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#12 posted 05-15-2008 02:08 AM

Very nice shop. It is no fun having to start all over.

If I am correct, you are the only other LJ’er in San Diego County?! I am in San Marcos.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#13 posted 05-15-2008 05:47 PM

There are several of us here in North County: Phildo92027, Hinkej, Joe Dusel, Wayne Short. There might be some others lurking, too, since Phil and I have been trying to get more Palomar College Woodworking students to join in the fun.

-- The days are long and the years are short...

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#14 posted 05-15-2008 05:57 PM

Beautiful shop Myryon. I really like the Moose weather vane, great touch.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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