Building my shop-- part 5-- Welcome to the man cave!!!

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Blog entry by RKW posted 1129 days ago 1668 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The shop is finally up and i am 90% moved in. I am very happy with the space and think it is going to serve me well. I have only one disappointment: I originally ran two conduits for floor receptacles. One of the fittings came loose when we were pouring the concrete. We did our best to clean it out and glue it back together. I had hoped it would be ok but i cannot get anything through the conduit. Thus i am going to have to use an extension cord with my router table. Everything else turned out as i had envisioned.

The wall space to the left of the a/c unit is where i plan to build a lumber rack, sometime in the near future

I plan on setting up a sharpening station in the empty corner by my dry erase board.

counter and cabinets under the peg board in the near future

I was going to build a new rack for my clamps but the one i built previously worked out well

Thanks for looking

-- RKWoods

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#1 posted 1129 days ago



Wow! It’s like the stuff of dreams. Even a handplane and a dog are here!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 1129 days ago

Beautiful shop!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Bob Kollman

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#3 posted 1128 days ago

you wont grow out of this shop for a while!!!!

Looks like a great shop….

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Mickey Cassiba

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#4 posted 1128 days ago

Your shop is way too empty…needs lumber, tools dust, and a few broken tools!
Nice Gloat!

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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#5 posted 1128 days ago

This looks like an awesome shop.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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Don W

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#6 posted 1128 days ago

now that’s a shop!! Time to make a mess.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#7 posted 1128 days ago

Nice shop! Thanks for taking the time to make me drool!

For the conduit, you could rent or call a plumber and for $50 or so have them snake the pipe with a power auger. If the concrete isn’t more than a solid 3/4” or so in the pipe, they should be able to break it up and clear the line.

-- Andy, PA ~Finding satisfaction in creation

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#8 posted 1128 days ago

So where will you put the dust collector?
Some of those tools make a powerful lot of sawdust.

I could be jealous.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#9 posted 1128 days ago

Everything is looking great Randy. I know you are thrilled to finally be moving in.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#10 posted 1127 days ago

You’ve really set yourself up for disaster… All that open space means you’re going bankrupt filling it with new tools.

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#11 posted 1127 days ago

There are several words that come to mind which I am not allowed to include here.
Suffice it to say that I completely hate you and totally envy you at the same time! HA!
Yes, Sarit is correct… More tools, More tools…. look at all that prime wood storage…
(insert the famous “Time the Toolman” noise here!)

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard/Wiggy.. whatever. Washington, State.

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#12 posted 1127 days ago

Great looking shop. Brings back memories of building mine.

What’s the Sq foot?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#13 posted 1127 days ago

Gary, the outside dimensions are 24X35, which equals 840 sq ft. The inside is probably closer to 750 sq ft.

-- RKWoods

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#14 posted 1127 days ago

Hey Randy, Looks like you are well on your way to having the shop you always wanted. I know you are glad to have it up and running. I followed your blog from start to now. There’s nothing quite like having your own shop to do what you love….working the wood. Congrats on a great-looking shop. Just don’t let that West Texas wind and dirt storms blow it away… Been there and done that…just years ago, but I do remember, after living in Lubbock for 35 years…..I don’t miss it at all..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#15 posted 1127 days ago

The pictures make it look a lot bigger. Then maybe it’s because you haven’t filled it with junk, eh, I mean stuff yet?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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