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Workshop by Sawdustonmyshoulder posted 06-20-2008 04:47 AM 1953 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Mortgage Hollow
Tupelo, MS
United States

My workshop has moved!!! I built a workshop for me and attached to the workshop is a house and garage for the wife!!!

The new shop has a 12 foot vaulted ceiling. I painted the walls and the ceiling white and have lots of florescent fixtures for LOTS of light. The overall size is 24 feet x 48 feet. When I was designing the house in 2011, an F5 tornado wiped out a small town near us so I added a 10×10 foot ‘safe’ room in the shop. It came in real handy this spring when an F3 tornado came bee bopping along about a 1/4 mile from the new house. I also included in the shop a full bath and a finishing room. Upon my wife’s insistence (and I thank her often), I installed a heat pump in the main shop and bathroom plus a mini-spilt in the safe room and finish room. I wanted the finish room isolated as much as possible from the main shop. The main shop area has 3 ceiling fans, roll-up door and lots of windows for natural light.

During construction, I laid two PVC pipes from the wall to the center of the shop floor. One was for extension cords to the table saw and other tools plus a 4” pipe for dust collection for the saw. I put three 220V circuits and several 110V circuits around the walls.

I have a Delta Uni-Saw which I have added a 52 inch Unifence, mobile base, homemade router table and fence with a 3-1/4 HP Porter Cable VS router. I use a 12-1/2 inch DeWalt planer, 14 inch Delta Band saw, Craftsman Radial Arm Saw, PC 12 inch Dual Laser Miter Saw, Delta 6 inch jointer, B.O.S.S., Delta Belt/Disk sander, Performax 16/32 Drum sander, Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector, 12 inch Delta VS Drill Press, Delta Hollow Chisel Mortiser, PC 7529, 7519 and 690 Routers, DeWalt Compact Plunge/Fixed Router, PC Biscuit Joiner, Delta Midi Lathe with Extension, Leigh D4R dovetail jig, PC 4216 dovetail jig, Kreg Pocket Hole jig, Earlex 5000 HVLP system, and various hand tools and hand power tools.

I have all of my tools “alphabetized”. My friends say I’m O.C.D. but I can lay my hands on any tool in a few seconds. I hate to waste time in the shop looking for a screwdriver in a drawer full of hammers.

Pictures to follow.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2826 days

#1 posted 06-20-2008 05:09 AM

Your shop sounds interesting. As an avowed shop addict I am looking forward to seeing the pictures.

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

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#2 posted 06-20-2008 09:52 AM

Looking forward to seeing some pictures.

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

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Randy Sharp

360 posts in 2676 days

#3 posted 06-20-2008 04:43 PM

Welcome aboard Sawdust. Good to have new LJ’s sharing their expertise!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#4 posted 07-12-2008 08:21 AM

Heck, I usually hunt and hunt for that screwdriver only to find it’s in my left hand instead of my right!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#5 posted 09-14-2009 04:54 AM

Pictures would be great!

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