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Kevin Violette

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My workshop is located in the basement of my house. This is the fourth shop i have built and have learned to improve things each time. The dimensions are 20×22 and a little tight but I can build everything I need. The shop is totally soundproof with safe n’ sound insulation and resilient channel being used along with two layers of 1/2 inch drywall on the ceiling. There is an electrical outlet every other stud and dedicated circuits for each machine. Note to anyone planning the electrical for their shop: put the circuit for the lights on its own breaker, so if you blow anything….at least you can see! I learned that last time!

-- Kevin -- (http://www.furniturebykevin.com)


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Trevor

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#1 posted 2426 days ago

I was looking at your workshop photos, how do you like your Grizzly band saw, do you do much resawing? Being a fellow Canadian, were did you buy it?

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Kevin Violette

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#2 posted 2425 days ago

Trevor—I really like this bandsaw and use it quite frequently. I resaw tree limbs for turning blocks or for small pieces but don’t resaw too much. I have put the riser block from grizzly in and have changed the stock spring to a Carter “Cobra” spring, added my own wheel brush that I made from a toothbrush and wired it for 220V but other than that it is the same saw. I got the bandsaw through my aunt who lives just outside Philadelphia. I had it shipped to her and she brought it up for me when she visited next. When I need parts from Grizzly I have them sent to the UPS depot in Niagara Falls N.Y. and I pick them up. Would I do it again …............. ? Probably! It is a nice bandsaw for what I do.

-- Kevin -- (http://www.furniturebykevin.com)

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Karson

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#3 posted 2425 days ago

They say you can’t have enough clamps, but, you are pushing the envelope. Great shop.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Trevor

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#4 posted 2421 days ago

Thanks for the reply regarding your band saw. I noticed you have gone to great lengths to insulate your shop for noise reduction, did it make a significant difference in noise levels?

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Kevin Violette

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#5 posted 2421 days ago

Trevor—Upstairs you can hear machines like the planer or shop vac but by no means do you need to talk over the noise or speak loudly on the phone or turn up the television. So to answer your question….yes it has made a significant difference. I have an apartment in the lower part of my house and my tennant says they can barely hear me even when I crank up the radio and use the saws.

-- Kevin -- (http://www.furniturebykevin.com)

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Trevor

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#6 posted 2420 days ago

Thanks again for the reply, your insulating results are what I would hope to acheive, I think I am going to insulate my shop.

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toyguy

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#7 posted 2420 days ago

Nice looking shop…. and your in the neighborhood too.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 2322 days ago

Hi Kevin,

It looks like you have a nice shop there. It would be nice to see more pictures if you have them available.

Thanks for the post.

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

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Kevin Violette

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#9 posted 2321 days ago

Scott I have to apologize I just deleted 4 of the photos this week and I was going to take new ones as I was not happy with the pics I took. I will get new photos up in the next day or two.

-- Kevin -- (http://www.furniturebykevin.com)

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Texasgaloot

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#10 posted 2283 days ago

Hey Kevin!

Sweet shop! I can’t help but admire your LJ logo. Wonder where you got that from…
Do you know Lockport, NY at all? My hometown. I’m somewhat familiar with your neck of the woods—my dad has owned a couple of sailboats built in Niagara-On-The-Lake (one of my favorite places in the world!)

Mack

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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