Progress of setting up the Shop #1: Some photos of the worshop in progress

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Blog entry by Toolz posted 02-27-2008 07:34 PM 1088 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We moved in in May ‘07 and I started working to set up a workshop:

workshop view from the back door towards front of shop 6/07
Towards front of shop 6/07

Back right corner 6/07
Back right corner 6/07

Back left corner 6/07
Back left corner 6/07

Corner bench 6/07
Corner bench 6/07

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#1 posted 02-27-2008 08:21 PM

Really nice setup, very well laid out. Thanks for posting the pics.

-- Hope Never fails

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#2 posted 02-27-2008 08:39 PM

Nice set up by the way. I see you are using the 3” clear pipe for you DC duct work. If I can ask, what type of DC are you using and I assume it works pretty well for you?

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#3 posted 02-27-2008 09:16 PM

Very nice set up. How many square feet are in your shop? It looks like you have a great opportunity for overhead storage as well.

Thanks for the pictures.

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

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#4 posted 02-27-2008 09:29 PM

Looking good! Looks like you have lots of room and height.

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

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#5 posted 02-27-2008 10:06 PM

The garage that I am using for the shop measures 22’x39’ or about 858 sq ft. It is 8’ high for a depth of about 12 feet in from the garage door that has a drywall ceiling but the rest is open to the rafters. I did build a couple of racks that hang from the rafters to hold long moldings etc. The open rafters are great for storage and moving long pieces of lumber but it is also a bear the heat the shop. I bought a 240V 30 amp electric shop heater but it isn’t powerful enough to do the job. I placed an additional fan in front of it to help move the air. Two weeks ago I found a 150K BTU kerosene torpedo type heater on sale at Lowes for half price. It is WONDERFUL! It really heats the space in next to no time and has a built in thermostat that I set for about 55 degrees F. The electric heater behind the fan keeps the warm air circulating and the kerosene heater rarely kicks back on. As I mentioned in my second blog installment the 2 1/2 plastic pipe and 1 HP DC did a fair to adequate job but I wasn’t satisfied and it wasn’t powerful enough for the new tools I recently added so I bought the new JET DC with top canister that I still need to install.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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