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This is my “converted horse barn”, that I’ve slowly been turning into a woodshop the last few years.
Exterior dimensions are 30’W X 36’L with a 6’ overhang in the front, which leaves me with about
24’ X 36’ interior. I insulated it with R-19 all around,
and I have a Sterling Natural Gas Unit heater, ceiling hung, w/150,000 BTU that keeps me quite warm in the winter months. I never let it go below 55 degrees, when I’m not out there, and when I push up the thermostat, I can get to a comfortable 65-68 in about 10 minutes…its a beast of a heater…
Interior shots show a lot of my “stuff”, and looking right, as you walk in,
then straight down the length.
I have quite a few Delta tools, Bosch, Craftsman, PorterCable, Rigid, etc.
amongst others…
check out projects that I work on occasionally,

Enjoy,
SteveW

Update:June 1, 2011 – My new baby has arrived. I’ve been waiting some 30+ years for this saw.
Its 3hp, 220V, single phase…w/52” Biesmeyer fence and extension tableboard.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW


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SCOTSMAN

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#1 posted 1461 days ago

Wieghtlifting equipment in your shop,Sacrilege you could end damaging your fine woodworking hands.LOL seriousy nice shop,well done .I wish many, many , happy hours there.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 1461 days ago

Steve, this looks like you have a nice shop in which to work. I would enjoy having this much ceiling height in my shop and have always thought that having a stand alone shop is the way to go. You can run your power tools and apply finishes in there without bothering other family members. My wife and I have different biorhythms- I enjoy getting an early start and she loves to sleep in. Since my shop is located close to our bedroom if I fire up my planer before she is out of bed I hear about it!

It looks like you have effectively used your shop space and you have put together a nice collection of tools.

Thanks for the tour. I enjoyed visiting your shop.,

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

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SteveW

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#3 posted 1461 days ago

Thanks guys. I’ve had many an occasion to thank the builder for these high ceilings…
Its about 11’ 6” to the peak, and does come in handy when moving big sheets of stuff,
or just a 2’X4’ end on end…

I didn’t have room in the garage for the weights, so I had to make precious shop space
available for them.I only use them intermittently, and wish I could make myself use em more often.

p.s. be sure to let me know if you have ideas on how to finish a large ceiling like this, with minimal cost.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1461 days ago

Hey Steve welcome to Ljs
This looks like a great shop with some super equipment.
Look forward to seeing some of your projects posted.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Robsshop

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#5 posted 1460 days ago

Hi there Steve, really like the shop tour. Looks like a place You can get a lot accomplished if You set your mind to it ! welcome to L J’s and hope to see some projects in the near future,as always stay safe.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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Splinterman

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#6 posted 1459 days ago

Hey Steve,
Cool shop with great toys to play with…well done.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 1458 days ago

Steve, thats a nice workshop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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sillac

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#8 posted 1343 days ago

Nice shop on a fantastic setting, looks great, you can make really nice sawdust in there, thanks for sharing, Steve in Oregon

-- Steve in Oregon,

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Dark_Lightning

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#9 posted 1343 days ago

Unless that insulation is really pushing out from the rafters, I personally would use drywall.

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Roger

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#10 posted 1307 days ago

nice shop man.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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