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The beginning stages of converting the 1920s-era carriage house (17×12) into a workable wood shop. I added five 20-amp circuits and (one 220v) and then OSB’d the wall. I’ve been building cabinets out of shop birch and making the counters from 2×1/2” MDF with dadoed edges which take red oak. I am currently working on the dust collection system, then will start filling out the cabinets with shelves and organization! I didn’t go to the effort to build the cabinets intact the first time, I am just going to add simple shelves to what I have instead of fancy dovetailed drawers.

2/13/11: Added the main line of dust collection, will add grounding wire and the accessory connections. Next step is to make the innards of the router console, then run the vac line into the main router chamber.

4/12/11: Received my Mini Max MM16 band saw! SO EXCITED. Running the dust collection to the other side of the garage, which has been covered in OSB and electrified.

9/14/11: The first two cabinets I’ve ever built are hanging – rabbeted corners, super strong. Will post pics once I have hung a few more…

9/22/11: Uppers complete on one side of the garage. It’s awesome to have a place to put things.

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#1 posted 02-09-2011 05:54 AM

Hey Chris,
Looking good so far…it all takes time…you will get there.

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#2 posted 02-09-2011 02:27 PM

Chris, it looks like you are off to a pretty good start on your shop. Keep us posted on updates to your shop.

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

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#3 posted 02-09-2011 06:59 PM

What you have shown implies that you are doing a good job on your shop. Your building sounds like it would be a great atmosphere for a shop.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 03-13-2011 05:17 AM

Wow, very nice start on your shop. Looks like you will have a state of the art DC system. If the rest of the shop ends up looking this good I’ll have to start wearing green!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 03-13-2011 05:27 AM

Chris, you is off to a good start on your shop.

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#6 posted 11-20-2012 05:53 AM

Chris, your shop is coming along great. Thanks for your comments on my project.

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#7 posted 11-20-2012 06:13 AM

Lots of good details well done.

-- Custom furniture

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