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We built this stand-alone woodshop in 2007 and have continued to improve it and add more tools and toys!
I don’t hunt and fish and rarely do I get to golf these days. I have included some fotos of my shop.
One of the things we did that has worked out so well was installing floor electric outlets. (both 110 and 220)
The vac system, table saw and jointer are 220V. All of the tools in the shop are on a remote controlled vac system.

The assembly table was originally a 10 person dining table I made out of red oak. 4’ 8” x 8” 8”. I inset the Kreg table clamp and mounted the Kreg drilling Jig and Leigh dovetailer. Having a big table to work on has been a life saver on many of my projects.

As I look at other workshops, I keep coming up with ways to improve this one. All it takes is time, effort and money, right?

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#1 posted 03-18-2009 01:23 AM

Thanks for the tour. Looks like you got a bunch of tools and a good layout from what I can see.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 03-18-2009 01:36 AM

Nice workshop.

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#3 posted 03-18-2009 01:59 AM

It looks like you have a really nice shop space in which to work. I like the collection of hand tools that you have and the clamp rack looks really interesting. It looks as if your shop is well organized and you have plenty of room in which to work.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed looking at your shop.

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

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#4 posted 03-18-2009 03:05 AM

welcome neighbor to the east

-- Jim in Cushing Oklahoma

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#5 posted 03-18-2009 04:51 AM

I sincerely appreciate the comments on my shop. After years of working in a garage, having this shop is wonderful.

I thought it would be big enough—how foolish! It is 20×40 with a 14’ crown. We did design it with a 3 foot wide mezzanine that runs down both sides. Great for additional storage. I guess a shop is never really finished, and this one is no exception. I wish it were wider and longer. However, it is filled with all of the tools and toys to leave me no excuses when a project ends up looking like an unmade bed!

I will post additional fotos of the interior tomorrow.

Thanks again

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#6 posted 03-18-2009 07:21 AM

Very nice shop. Do you always look so grumpy? ;-)

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#7 posted 03-18-2009 05:40 PM

look at my smiling face on the thumbnail photo. I am the one on the left. :-)

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#8 posted 03-28-2009 04:09 PM

Very well organized. Nice color scheme. Awesome assembly table.

I have never gotten peg board to work for me, but I like what you have done with it.

Thanks for posting.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#9 posted 09-13-2009 05:51 PM

Nice shop you got there.

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#10 posted 07-26-2010 06:00 PM

Great shop, Super toys to play with :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#11 posted 07-29-2010 01:40 AM

Very nice shop! Quite an elaborate assembly table! You efficiently use the space – very nice.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#12 posted 08-24-2010 04:20 AM

Boy, howdy, you have what I would call a real nice shop. Nice building, nice tools, nice equipment – you’ve got it all – clean as a whistle. Congratulations!!! Well done.

-- 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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#13 posted 11-12-2010 08:08 AM

Wow! Great shop and fantastic setting. Gives us all something to strive for or dream about. I hope mine is half as nice when I get it done. Thanks for sharing you shop with us, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#14 posted 12-02-2010 04:11 PM

Awesome shop! Nice and organized. I like the Kreg clamp collection. Mine hides in a drawer.
Thanks for letting me look.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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