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For 35 years my shop was located in the 30’ x 30’ rear portion of an old commercial building. We had electricity and heat but no plumbing, a leaky roof and no insulation. In 2005 I purchased an old 1 1/2 story house accross the street from my home and remodled it to house my shop. The old shop had no dust collection and each time we ran the planer, shaper or other such machine we had dust in EVERYTHING.

When we adapted the old house for the shop we first did a computer layout. It’s much easier to move machines around on the computer screen that on the floor. Although the space is tight, we allowed room for 4×8 plywood on all four quadrants of the table saw and at least 12’ of infeed and outfeed length for the planner, jointer, etc. And, we installed dust collection. Now we have time to work rather than sweep.

This past summer we built an addition to the old “dining room” to make a larger work room space of about 13’ x 24’ which we keep pretty much uncluttered.

The old building was completely rewired, new gas heat, plumbing, fire & burgular alarms.

Works well for us and is convenient, particularly for after hours work.

-- Larry in NC

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#1 posted 871 days ago

Welcome to LJs. An insane place to feed your sawdust psychosis! It’s good to have you aboard.

o0ijejcx484vcmoiouicxijem…Opps, excuse me as I wipe the drool off my keyboard.

You have an amaaaaaaazing shop! In case you can’t tell, I’M JEALOUS!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 871 days ago

Super looking shop a great upgrade.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 871 days ago

Great looking shop. Will be looking forward to seeing some of your projects…..................

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 871 days ago

Nice looking shop!
Well laid out.
I’m also glad to see that you have a Fire Alarm system.

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#5 posted 871 days ago

You have a wonderful shop and it’s very clean and organized. It looks very comfortable and I know that you must enjoy it very much. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 868 days ago

Thanks for posting your fabulous shop. Im jealous of all that space and those really nice machines.

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#7 posted 868 days ago

Thanks for posting the idea of taking over your neighbors house for shop space.

I am eyeing my options right now… LOL

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#8 posted 867 days ago

Now that is what it’s all about…real sweet set-up.

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#9 posted 866 days ago

I wish I could have this kind of setup. Thanks for the tour.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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