Constructing My New 30 X 30 Shop #9: Finished Shop, Equipment in Shop But Not Setup

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This is the last part in this blog about my shop construction. The following pictures show a few last stages on the completion of the building. Some of the pictures show some of the machines as they were being uncrated or shortly after the crates were hauled out. The last two pictures show the building after it had been completed. The last four pictures of the equipment shows the machines as they were shot looking toward the machinery from each corner.

Of course now the important work begins. The shop is not completed until it is set up and everything is in it’s place. There will be some cabinets and carts built, a lumber rack built, clamp racks, and other pieces of equipment. And of course we can’t forget all of the jigs, fixtures, and work stations. But all of those things will be in a blog about the shop itself and this one has been a blog about the construction of the building. I hope that soon I can put up my first post on the blog about setting up my shop.

The next four pictures shows what the machinery looks like after most of the crates and boxes were hauled away. A few of the pieces of equipment may be moved to another spot but this is close to the setup I had in mind.

The following two pictures depict the way the completed building looks.

I appreciate all of you reading this blog about the construction of the shop building and I hope that you will read my blog about the setting up of my shop which is coming soon. Thanks

-- 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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#1 posted 258 days ago

HOAW, (goofy abbreviation of your handle)

You have a wonderful workshop, full of beautiful tools.

I have to admit to serious envy.
But in a practical sense, it would be out of the question for me on many levels.



-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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#2 posted 258 days ago

Great shop… but you need a few pictures on the walls!! ;-)
Seriously, all those shiny new machines in that beautiful space… you’ll be putting us all to shame with your creative work.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 258 days ago

I can nearly smell the shavings.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 258 days ago

No half measures from you Charles. A fantastic shop with fantastic equipment is the best possible good combination, and that is what you have. I think you might need a golf cart just to get around in there. I’m looking forward to your shop setup blog. Let me know if you need an apprentice.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 258 days ago

I am jealous after looking at this “new” shop and realizing all the great ideas and projects that will be forth-coming! Nothing better than new digs to stimulate and get the ol’ creative juices flowing. Congrats and happy woodworking to you!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 258 days ago

I’m so jealous, what a beautiful shop, what a great machines.
You must be a very happy man.
I wish you a lot off great woodworking hours in your shop.


-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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#7 posted 258 days ago

”It’s nice to see a Plan come together!” ... as a guy on the A-Team would say. :)

Just in time for Christmas! = Wonderful! +++

Just look at what Santa brought! ... ALL of those Brand Spankin NEW TOYS… all at the same time!
... it can’t much better than THAT!

Thank you for a wonderful journey from Idea to Finished Results!
... it has really been GREAT!

I have never seen those ROLL-UP big doors before… sure saves ceiling space and looks like it’s just as Easy to Open/Close as the segmented type that go across the ceiling! ... wish I had been able to take advantage of that type, when I was doing it! ... too late now…

We’re getting very close to seeing REAL SAWDUST on the floor!!
... before year-end?

Merry Christmas !! and
Happy New Year!


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#8 posted 258 days ago

Holy Merry Christmas to Charles !!!!
That a fantastic looking setup with alot of new toys to break in. All the tweaking and adjusting to that new stuff will keep you busy through the holidays.
Keep us posted with the dialing in progress!

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#9 posted 258 days ago

Holy Cow! Looks like Santa Claus over did it…

Shop Party at your place!

Nice shop, congratulations! Hope you post some pix of great projects soon!

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#10 posted 257 days ago

Rockin Shop!

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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#11 posted 257 days ago

A new shop and new power tools. Don’t talk to me. I’m going in my dungeon to kick my table saw around.
It’s a great shop and the tools are a big plus. Now think of all the possibilities of how to set it up. Have fun my friend.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#12 posted 257 days ago

Congrats on the new shop and all those new tools. Looks like you will have plenty of space to create some beautiful projects.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#13 posted 257 days ago

Been working on my new shop too. But yours blows mine away. Well done. Not sure how you managed to get all that past the planning authority (ie. the missus) but that place is WW heaven.

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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#14 posted 257 days ago

Oh My! I’m seriously jealous!!

What a shop!

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

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#15 posted 257 days ago


And rightfully so….......................

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

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