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The building we bought to house our shop used to be a theater in years past. It works out great for us in that we have 4200 sqft of open area. Where the floor used to slope for the seating area we leveled out with a wood floor. After spending many years of working on concrete floors, I can’t begin to say how nice it is to work on wood floors. Kinda like floating on air, my feet no longer hurt after a long day.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#1 posted 06-26-2010 05:15 PM

Wow that’s a giant space very nice shop

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#2 posted 06-26-2010 05:17 PM

Taigert, now this is a shop in which I would enjoy working. With this much square footage you obviously are not going to have any problems with putting too many tools in there. And I would love to have this much headroom in which to work. I have 92” in my shop and it makes swinging long boards and sheet goods an adventure at times. I also agree with you about the wood flooring. That is a set-up that any of us would enjoy.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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#3 posted 06-26-2010 05:20 PM

Six pics, it’s hard to show much!
The one pic is the day we started to move in, it sure looked like a lot of room at the time. The outdoor pic is a project we did for a customer with 250 year old barn beams.
Our son took to woodworking like he’s always done it, the jointer he is working on is a 12” Shop Fox. We located the Cyclone indoors due to being downtown. The noise indoors is not as bad as I had expected it to be. It is in the process of getting enclosed with sound proof walls & ceiling. I do love the remote control for the dust collection.
We also have the new 10” Delta Table Saw system and love it.
14” Rikon Deluxe Band Saw
We seem to like Jet with the 22-44 Oscilating drum sander, Mortising Machine, Oscilating Spindle sander.
Delta Planer & Midi-Lathe
Porter Cable Omni-Jig
And a bunch of other stuff that all shops need to have around to get the job done.
And a bunch more stuff that every nice shop seems to need

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#4 posted 06-26-2010 05:38 PM

it’s amazing how quickly that space gets filled.

I love the high ceiling most of the time except, when I see my gas bill for heating all that space.
And, we are still trying to get the pipe hung for the dust collector. I have to take the drop ceiling apart in areas to get to the ceiling above it which is 12’ more for a total of 23’. So for now the dust collector is still temped in on the floor. I can’t wait to get it finished properly.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#5 posted 06-26-2010 05:44 PM

Nice Shop, I run a small woodworking business from mine 192 sq ft Small projects or cabinets work well larger stuff outdoors weather permitting I would almost give my eye teeth for a shop this big hopefully I will grow to this or bigger :)

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#6 posted 06-26-2010 08:52 PM

I to started in very small space, I had about one third of a single car garage, and a knock down carport. It was a rental house so modifications were not going to happen. Twi thirds of the garage had been finished into another room for the house. The space had just enough room to raise the garage door with perhaps two feet on the sides of the door. Any time I wanted to do anything I had to move everything into the driveway, due to the frequent rain in Seattle in purchased a knock down carport to keep dry. It was tough trying to keep up with the rust on cast iron and fine tools. But at the time thats all I had.
I thought I was in heaven when I got a house with a three car detached garage. It didn’t take long to grow out of though. I’m now feeling the limitations of what I have now, but I am here for a lot more years so I’ll figure out how to make things work.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#7 posted 06-26-2010 10:05 PM

We all start small and hopefully grow into larger shops…

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#8 posted 06-27-2010 05:38 AM

Hey Taigert,
Looking good with some real cool toys to play with in there.

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#9 posted 06-27-2010 03:16 PM

That’s a nice size shop alright. The only problem is, you sure could spend a lot of time walking from area to area. In my shop it seems anything I need is on the other side of the space. I must be working in the wrong end.

Very nice.


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#10 posted 07-01-2010 05:01 PM

Wow. Most houses around here aren’t even half that size! That is a GREAT space…Good tools to boot. Hope you are making $$ with it all..

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#11 posted 11-28-2010 04:57 AM

wow thats a great looking space for making sawdust, I bet that sweet jointer makes a lot, but that would be jointer dust, or shavings, good job, Steve in Oregon

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#12 posted 11-28-2010 06:59 AM


I spent a number of hours pushing material across that beast of a jointer, some of the stock was just under 12”s wide. Thats when I really apprecoate having it, the hard maple went across the cutter head with out any effort in the machines part. It really does the job it was intended for very well, I have two machines from Shop Fox and am have no regrets. I would strongly recommend these products to anyone looking at making a purchase for their shop. In the 18 months I have been running them I have zero problems. When I first took delivery of the jointer one of the handles that lock the table in place had been damaged in transit. I called Shop Fox and they had a new delivered ASAP.
But i do need to get some new shop pictures posted of what it looks like now. Those picture were talen back when we had just bought the place and had just started moving things in at the time.

It been a long day and the text is getting hard to read so its time to wind things up, take care and rhanks again for the post.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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