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6775 posts in 1900 days


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I have a stand alone shop that i built in 1996, its a 20×30 construction with 10 foot high walls and Ive recently insulated the ceiling and am working on the walls as funds allow. It is lighted by a total of 12 four tube florescent lighting with additional lights at a few of the working stations, its heated with a wood stove and cooled in the summer with a 25,000 btu air conditioner.the main workhorse of my shop is a delta 3hp , 10 inch cabinet saw with a 52 inch fence, i have a delta 15 inch planer, 6 inch delta jointer, i also have a 18inch scroll saw that is a good saw, but i really need a band saw, one tool i wish i would have purchased when i had the money. i have a delta saw dust collector that im able to exhaust to the outside, as i live on my own land with no neighbors to disturb, its not a very elaborate collection as i have it going to my table saw under the floor and along the wall to my planer..some day i might expand it to my miter saw and over to my jointer…right now a box on the floor catches most of the saw dust from the jointer, i have on the right wall two very large door that can open to the inside, but..i have allowed myself to start storing wood over there and now the door can not open…when i have complained that i have to much wood…i have not had much sympathy…lol…..having wooden floors verses concrete has been very good on my back and knee’s and i would not trade that for concrete…the picture of the front door has a very large saw blase that i found here. i had it painted by a friend who was near the end of his life and it turned out to be the last saw blade that he ever painted, he painted a scene of my shop with a few embellishments.. Ive been disabled since 2003 and my shop has been my salvation and my own space for me to go and have quite time , allowing me the time to reflect and ponder many things of life and given me the place to be creative, thanks for looking at my shop…...grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']


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lew

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#1 posted 1896 days ago

Great Looking Shop!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 1896 days ago

looks like a real good one … I’m envious

welcome to lumberjocks

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pommy

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#3 posted 1896 days ago

good looking shop mate very green with envy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 1896 days ago

Grizzman, you have a really nice shop in which to work. It looks like you have organized it well and I like the headroom and space that you have in there. You can swing a sheet of plywood around without any trouble. It is nice to have wood floors as well. They sure are much easier to work on as opposed to concrete. That is an interesting piece of “sawblade art” too.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

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

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grizzman

6775 posts in 1900 days


#5 posted 1896 days ago

thank you for the great comments on my shop,i want to add a comment on the saw blade outside my door, it was a large blade that i found in one of the old out buildings on my property, it was a blade used by my wifes grandfather who also was a wood worker, i cleaned the blade up and painted it with a rust inhibitor, then took it to a friend who had painted some saw blades before, he was in his 70’s and his health was failing, but he said he would do it and it turned out grand, it was the last painting he did, and if you can get real close to look, he painted my initials and my wifes into the large oak tree on the right…so it has a great story and i love to see it every time i go into my shop..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Mark Shymanski

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#6 posted 1896 days ago

Great looking shop, ahhh pancakes and coffee fresh of a wood stove that brings back some memories. Thanks for the tour! Great story on the large blade. After my Dad died I gave his woodcutting rig (that he’d built himself) to a good buddy of mine who is still using it.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1896 days ago

Hey Grizz
Great shop I’m still looking for the grizzly tools Grizz.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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grizzman

6775 posts in 1900 days


#8 posted 1896 days ago

well jim i was going to go with grizzly tools when i first set up shop, i was coming down from alaska and was going to go into washington state where they are and was going to gear up , but i thought about it some and didnt really know how well there machines held up, so i went with delta, i havent had a day i regreted it, although i still dont know too much about grizzly, i take it your happy with yours, has it given you all you thought they would, and if you needed service, have they been good on that as well…let me know, i may purchase grizzly in the future if you give good reviews…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Don K.

1075 posts in 1924 days


#9 posted 1846 days ago

Grizz…now thats a shop to be proud of !!!! If I had your shop my wife would probably never see me again lol.

-- Don S.E. OK

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badgerman

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#10 posted 1842 days ago

Nice shop Grizz! I have ceiling height envy!

-- Badgerman, Tennessee

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Beginningwoodworker

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#11 posted 1770 days ago

Nice looking shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#12 posted 1695 days ago

Great shop – it makes me jealous

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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John's Woodshop

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#13 posted 1695 days ago

Grizz,

You have a great looking shop! I love it! Very rustic and very well laid out! Great Job!

John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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Critterman

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#14 posted 1676 days ago

Hey Grizz,

You do have a great shop! I guess I need to update my workshop profile, geez I forgot all about it. I have moved since then and now have lots of shop space. Still trying to figure out arrangements, but getting closer. It is indeed a great pleasure to finally have space. Thanks for the great comments and keep an eye on my space I’ll try to get updated pictures loaded soon.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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JAGWAH

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#15 posted 1676 days ago

Great looking shop. Is you sweety mad you using her laundry basket?

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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