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Hi all,
Here are a couple of pics of my shop… please don’t pick me apart for the lack of cleanliness and organization. Normally, everything has a home but recently I have been too busy building to clean up everything… My shop is approx 30’ x 20’ (600 sq’) and is “L” shaped. It took nearly 3 years to complete it to where it is now, but there is still tons to be done… I am enjoying working on building home made cabinets for my shop (not nearly as nice as RJ’s though – couldn’t dare to build something that nice for my wood shop)
I have finished my router table and posted pics… thanks to all that have commented…
I have just completed an outfeed table for my table saw. It has storage space and a fold up extension table for the longer boards. Have seen some nice ones on LJ and adapted my plans to encorporate some of the craftier ideas found here…
My next project is at the request of my daughter.. She wants me to build her a double pedistal desk. I look forward to tweaking her initial designs (in crayon) and putting this one together.

LJ is a great source of new ideas… keep posting everyone…
Thanks
Steve

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)


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patron

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#1 posted 10-06-2009 07:25 AM

thats no mess ,
thats like a doctors office .

i can barely see the floor in mine !

nice work shop ,
and tools .

welcome to LJ’s .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Splinterman

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#2 posted 10-06-2009 10:57 AM

Hey Wisty,
That is one mean cyclone you have there and some great toy’s to play with…..nice job.

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 10-06-2009 01:42 PM

This is a nice shop that you have to work in. I think that most of us are in the same boat as you are in regards to dealing with offcuts. We can’t bear to part with them because at some point in the future they are going to be needed but organizing them is difficult. I like a shop with windows as I find working under natural light to be preferrable to artifical lighting. I also see that you have added heating to your shop. This is a good idea since it will enable you to continue woodworking into the winter season.

You have a nice set of tools in there as well. The router table will be an invaluable addition to your shop.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

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

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#4 posted 10-06-2009 03:45 PM

Thanks for the positive feedback guys… It was actually a neighbor that suggested to build the shop now instead of waiting till I had the cash for it. I am very glad he talked me into it. The design (like most of my projects) came out of what space I had available and a desire to maximize the space. I added 1200+ sq’ to my house including a second garage (for my truck), a deck (above the shop) and a bonus room above my garage (now claimed as the Wii room). I contracted out the cement work and drywalling, but did the remainder by myself with a little help from some friends and family along the way.
Although it is still a work in progress, I am looking forward to completing the cabinets and cleaning it up properly. I am sure all woodworkers have the same problem (too much wood) but it is a good thing.
Looking forward to sharing more of my adventures with you and reading yours…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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dbhost

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#5 posted 10-07-2009 05:43 PM

What mess? Your shop is spotless compared to mine.. What I want to know though is this…

Is that a hot tub just outside the shop door?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#6 posted 10-09-2009 05:12 AM

dbhost,
yes it is a hot tub just outside my back door… when I designed my garage/workshop/deck, it was one of the top priorities… nothing like a cold beer after a long night in the workshop. Also with the 6’ window you see just behind it, I can keep dreaming of being in my shop while I soak in the tub… good observation…
Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#7 posted 10-09-2009 06:45 AM

Looks good Steve

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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hairy

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#8 posted 10-09-2009 11:13 PM

Nice looking work area, and what a great part of the world to have it. I’ve never been up that way, but it sure looks good.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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Craftsman on the lake

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#9 posted 10-09-2009 11:58 PM

Great looking shop. Looks like you’ve got the Godzilla of dust collectors there. Be careful of children and small dogs near the ports!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 01-22-2010 12:35 PM

great looking shop, love the mess a true master at work….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#11 posted 01-29-2010 07:17 PM

I figure, A clean shop is one that the woodworking keeps clean to avoid the real work… making something new out of wood… of course, I could spend a little time cleaning up my scraps pile someday soon… lol

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#12 posted 01-31-2010 12:30 AM

Very ncie shop Wisty, how do you like your Ridgid RAS? We need to add one to our shop down the road and I see Delta and Dewalt RAS on CL a lot. I am hoping to get one of the older Delta RAS down the road sometime. I like Ridgid also, we have two Ridgid TS. Jerry

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#13 posted 02-01-2010 04:24 AM

Sent you a PM Jerry to discuss the RAS…. as with all my Ridgid tools.. LOVE THEM.. inexpensive, accurate, easy to set up and adjust when changing blades, etc… perfect tools for the serious DIY homeowner working with wood… highly recommend them…
There are primarily 2 brands of tools in my shop today… RIDGID and DEWALT… swear by them both…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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BRAY

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#14 posted 02-01-2010 05:56 AM

Nice shop. Well equipped. Great setup.

-- BRAY

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#15 posted 02-01-2010 05:58 AM

Nice little shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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