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-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali
#1 posted 05-16-2011 04:11 AM
Took things apart in order to put in a sub panel with 100 amp feed and 220v. Getting ready for the SawStop.
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#2 posted 05-16-2011 08:00 AM
Shiny always looks good and the sooner you get your shop up and running the sooner things get built. Lookin good…....
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#3 posted 05-16-2011 11:00 AM
Coming together nicely…good job.
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#4 posted 05-16-2011 12:26 PM
This looks like a pretty nice shop to me. You have it well organized and I always enjoy seeing windows in a shop. You have put together a good looking tool collection and the Sawstop will be a nice addition as well.
Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed taking a tour of your shop.
-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine
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#5 posted 06-05-2011 06:09 AM
I thought shiny was bad until Jen convinced me I was never going to have time to make a tool box so we went out and bought one and now my shop is far more organized and I can actually work on fun stuff. A good looking shop space, enjoy!
-- "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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#6 posted 06-05-2011 06:33 AM
I love the pinch clamp in the big electrical junction box/fuse box, that keeps that fat wire in place
curious minds need to know why ?
every journey has a beginning, enjoy the ride !!!!
-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso
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#7 posted 06-05-2011 02:17 PM
That’s a shop with style. It looks like you have organized it well and have lots of nice tools and equipment. BTW, welcome to Lumberjocks.
-- 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
#8 posted 06-06-2011 04:27 AM
Thanks for the comments. I really need to post some newer better quality picks. The clamp was used temporarily because the weight of the cable risked pulling it back into the crawl space.
#9 posted 12-23-2011 11:58 PM
Its been a while, so I thought Id throw some updated pics. These were a couple months ago.
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#10 posted 12-24-2011 12:03 AM
Awesome looking shop you got there, lucky man!
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#11 posted 12-24-2011 12:18 AM
-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive
#12 posted 12-24-2011 12:34 AM
Thanks fella’s. I am fortunate.
Smitty, I am bothered by my shop in that I covet that vintage quality to your shop. I am not quite sure how to get it. I don’t know what it is more metrosexual the terracotta paint or the thought of re-painting just for the looks.
I definitely plan on moving the gladiator cabinets and replacing the tool till.
my workbench is going where the maple dining table sits now.
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#13 posted 12-24-2011 12:38 AM
Looks great. Nice space and tools, cant go wrong with that.
#14 posted 12-24-2011 02:51 AM
And I’m ready for improved lighting, a quality window and enclosed cabinets like yours… :-)
You’ve got a great workspace. Stay flexible, make changes that work for you. Sometimes I wish my space was done, but then I realize I like tinkering.
#15 posted 12-24-2011 05:23 AM
Lighting- in the bay that the workshop is in I changed 2 fluorescent T12 fixtures the had either the magnetic or electronic ballast, can’t remember – the old ones that hum. I put in 4 bulb fixtures and put 2700 k T8s. This made a HUGE difference. I like the warmer light. I know it is not as brighter or true to color or whatever. But I really like it.
Didn’t add fixtures just changed them out.
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