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Southwest, WI
United States

This workshop essentially takes up the first floor of my house. Luckily, my wife does not mind living in what amounts to an apartment above it. Eventually, I plan to build a stand alone shop and finish this area into living space, but for now, it will serve me well as a woodworking shop. It’s roughly 1200 square feet, with an (almost) 11’ ceiling. One corner of the shop serves as a spray booth (through the lauan doors). There’s a relatively good exhaust fan in there, and I stick to waterborne finishes, so it never gets too fumey upstairs. It will improve with time, but for now it is a good shop and it allows me to work part-time as a cabinetmaker.

-- Dan

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#1 posted 08-09-2011 04:29 PM

Really nice workspace. Well organized.

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#2 posted 08-09-2011 04:36 PM

Beautiful workshop, and its well organized.

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#3 posted 08-09-2011 04:46 PM

Not really well organized – just haven’t been here long enough to get it messy yet!

-- Dan

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#4 posted 08-09-2011 10:44 PM

Dan, this is a shop that I would feel right at home in. I am a big fan of PM tools and I can see that you think pretty highly of the line as well. I would love to have this much space and natural light in my shop. It looks like you have plenty of room to wander around in there. You have a good looking shop that looks like it would be a lot of fun to work in.

Thanks for the tour. I enjoyed taking a look at your shop.

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

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#5 posted 08-09-2011 10:46 PM

Great looking shop, I like it.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#6 posted 08-09-2011 11:00 PM

well organized, bright, spacious shop!

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#7 posted 08-11-2011 12:53 AM

One word – WOW!

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#8 posted 08-12-2011 10:31 AM

Hey Dan,
Sweet looking set-up with great heavy iron tools ..well done.

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#9 posted 08-12-2011 01:12 PM

That is a beautiful workshop and it’s clean and well organized. It would be a pleasure to work in there.

-- 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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#10 posted 08-12-2011 02:05 PM

Wow, some serious machines in there. Do you find your PM drill press worth the investment? I’m very curious.

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#11 posted 09-10-2011 07:48 PM

Nice layout, clean and well organized. thanks

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#12 posted 01-24-2012 12:31 AM

I like the PM drill press. I only have an old Delta to compare it to (at least as far as comparable size goes), and I prefer the PM. Changing speed with a lever is a time-saver. I got this during a 15% off sale at Woodcraft and I’m happy with the investment. I use it all the time.

-- Dan

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#13 posted 02-10-2014 12:32 AM

Saw the Cherry kitchen on the top 15 and wanted to see where they came from so I checkout the shop. Nice workspace. Could you give me some details on the lumber racks? They are a solution to a problem I have been struggling with for a while. The metal racks are so expensive and I hadn’t seen a wood design i liked.

-- "How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened" Thos. Jefferson

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#14 posted 02-10-2014 12:58 AM

Thanks otis04 —the lumber racks are not my design, but one that I picked up from Marc Spagnuolo at The Wood Whisperer site. You can find info, PDF plans, and a good video on building and installing them here : They are very sturdy, inexpensive, and they hold lots of weight.

-- Dan

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