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About 300 sq ft on the second story above my garage. Never big enough but I work mostly on small furniture projects and bandsaw boxes. The sloping roof really limits wall space so I have to get creative where I store things. I use mostly Steel City equipment as I have found it has a good mix of features and value.
I put my dust extractor on the main floor of the garage so everything falls downhill. It also keeps the dust and noise out of the shop and makes emptying it easier than hauling the full bags of sawdust down the stairs. I use an RF remote to stop and start it. Since the extractor picture was taken I have upgraded the main line from 4” to 7” which greatly increases the efficiency.

-- Woodworking - it's much cheaper than a psychiatryst!

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#1 posted 08-03-2012 09:06 PM

This is a really nice shop. Very organized and has really nice tools! Great dust collection system too.

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#2 posted 08-07-2012 03:20 AM

Nice shop. Especially like the Veritas twin screw end vise. I need to get off my lazy butt and install mine. :)

-- John, BC, Canada

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#3 posted 08-07-2012 04:12 PM

Thanks Dustmite and John. I could certainly use a little more space and especially some more wall space but it is comfortable for 2 people to work on medium sized products.
John, I really like the Veritas vise. It opens very wide and I haven’t had any problems with sag or alignment. It is a joy to use.

-- Woodworking - it's much cheaper than a psychiatryst!

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#4 posted 08-28-2012 02:31 AM

Very nicely laid out!

I have the same issues with the sloped walls in my shop in the barn loft, but not quite as severe a slope as yours, and also have my dust collection on the main floor. Your plywood floor sure beats the concrete.

You have a great bench to work on and it looks like you are into hand tools as well.

Thanks for sharing your shop pictures.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#5 posted 08-28-2012 02:35 PM

Thanks Randy. The problem you probably don’t have in a barn loft is the space limitations. Mine is under 300 sq. ft.

-- Woodworking - it's much cheaper than a psychiatryst!

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#6 posted 08-28-2012 02:40 PM

Very nice shop.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 09-14-2012 09:16 PM

Very nicely laid out shop. I know what you mean when you are limited to a small space when it comes to storage. But it is still a great looking shop. I need to work more on mine to get it the way I want it. Thanks for sharing.

-- Russ and Christina enjoying life with our two poochies!! :)

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