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I’m the happy owner of a 20 X 30 X 10 shop. I went with a 10’ ceiling so that handling full sheets of plywood and 8’ boards would be possible and having plenty of head room over my lathe(in case of flying wood) would add more safety. I must say that I have banged the ceiling a couple of times already. I thought that the twelve flourecent lights would be plenty of light(an was joked about it when I was building it), but I find that there is still a need for more light. I have an 18’ rollup door on the south end of the shop and a 10’ rollup door on the east side of my shop. The major tools in my shop are: a Supershop: tablesaw, drillpress, lathe,bandsaw and jointer; WoodMaster 18” planer, sander and molder and a Rigid 12 X 36 lathe.

I’ve been woodworking seriously for the last five years and have a lot to learn and more plans from magazines I subscribe to and the internet than I can ever build, but I’m going to give it my best.

-- Jesus is Lord!


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Don

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#1 posted 02-08-2007 11:54 AM

Mark, have you added something new here? I noted in ‘Feel the Pulse” that you have added your workshop, but unless I’m dreaming, I could swear I looked at this lovely shop before today. I remeber thinking how fortunate you are to have space for the terrific sander.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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#2 posted 02-09-2007 05:32 AM

Hello Don, I had put these same pictures on the projects forum. I had my location on the map once, but it disappeared, so I decided that now that I had some pictures that I would try it again. Thanks for the nice remarks about my shop. I agree that I am very lucky to have this shop. There is also plenty of attic space that I thought I would use to dry any green wood that I may harvest in the future.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#3 posted 04-05-2007 04:12 PM

Hi,

Thanks for visiting my shop. As for the miter saw cut off station, take a look at MsDebbieP’s workshop and see if you notice a resemblance!

From photo #6 it looks as if you have several homemade woodworking jigs. What is the one near the floor in the center for?

-- John

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oscorner

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#4 posted 04-06-2007 08:00 AM

If I’m looking at the same thing, there is a shaving horse (w/o the foot activated clamp) with the beginnings of my adjustable table that I posted in the projects section. Near the chain for the rollup door is a tenoning jig that I built and next to it under the black case is a jig that holds my router horizontially that I haven’t finished. I’ll have to take some close ups and post on the projects page, I guess.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 04-06-2007 06:45 PM

No, the black frame with the red lumber flag hanging from it.

-- John

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#6 posted 04-13-2007 12:20 AM

Dude, I like the panel cutting saw rig… too cool!

-- Brian, Alabaster, AL

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oscorner

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#7 posted 04-14-2007 09:31 AM

That’s a bed extender. It slides into your reciever hitch and adds another six feet to your hauling capacity. The crossbar has tiedowns. I added a adjustable strap to hold down my lumber and flags for safety. I can fit an eight foot sheet of plywood from the rear of my wheel wells to just past the tee so I can haul 10,12, or 14’ lumber with no problem.

RoyBoy, thanks it was a WorkBench project. They claimed that they built it for $50.00, but it cost me more.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 04-14-2007 01:01 PM

I wish I had a larger shop, Mine is only 8’ x 24’, but it’s easy to heat.

If I ever catch up with my messy place I’ll put some pictures.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#9 posted 04-15-2007 04:04 AM

You got some heavy boards to use an motor lift to get them up to your Woodmaster.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#10 posted 04-15-2007 05:30 AM

Karson, I use the 1 ton engine hoist to lift my 6” jointer ( it weighs 100lbs) onto my SuperShop. It was on sale for $100.00, so I figured my back was worth it.

Dick, I use a 16,000 btu propane heater to heat my shop. I can keep it at 50 degrees on the lowest setting. Of couse, it doesn’t get much colder than the mid 20’s around here, normally.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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RoyBoy

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#11 posted 04-30-2007 03:01 PM

Can I ask where did you get your bed extender? I saw one at Harbor Freight in town pretty cheap, but they sometimes scare me with their products. Or, did you make it yourself?

I’m handy with a welder too… doesn’t look complicated?

Thanks – great shop!

-- Brian, Alabaster, AL

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oscorner

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#12 posted 05-02-2007 04:01 PM

RoyBoy I got it from Harbor Freight and it does a good job. I don’t know if you could build it and paint it for the same or less, but it is not a complicated design.

Thanks!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#13 posted 05-02-2007 05:40 PM

Os, did you find that panel cutter hard to make? About how long did that take you? I have been toying with the idea of making one and studying the ones at the big box stores (of course, their’s are metal and I would go the wood route like you did. Also, would have to clear out an entire wall which seems kind of impossible to me at this point, space-wise that is. Great shop though. Thanks for sharing.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#14 posted 05-03-2007 01:23 PM

Thanks Chip! The panel saw plans in WorkBench were easy to follow and the construction of it wasn’t hard at all. At the time I didn’t have a dado blade so I just used my regular saw blade to cut the dadoes that the sled for the circular saw tracks in. Because of this I have a little play from side to side, but will make adjustable guides to fix. It takes a lot of screws and the $50.00 to make isn’t true, at least not in Louisiana, more like $80. The only difficult part was cutting out the slots in the sled for my saw. I didn’t own a jigsaw, then, so I used my plunge router with a straight bit and a 1” paddle bit. I’m very pleased with it! The rails have some adjustment so you can square them to the frame and it will handle up to 1” material. It took me about 3 days to finish. It took me alittle longer to fiqure where I was going to place it. I wanted it near my plywood rack and that particular corner of my shop wasn’t going to be very usable with the wood storage there for more than maybe somemore storage. I’ve got about six feet from the edge of the panel saw to the wall and two feet from the edge of the frame to the saw blade, so that gives me plenty of space. I made it with the idea of needing to cut a lot of 3/4 ply for shop cabinets and such. I wish I would have thought of this when I made it and it can still be done and that is to make it where it could handle up to 2” material. This way I could use it for a crosscutting saw as well and would only need my table saw for ripping and dadoes and such. This way the space loss would be less of a waste. Just think of it, there is at least 6’ of height to it. You could crosscut six 2 X 12’s at one time. What a time saver! If you decide to build one and make it this way, let me know how it goes. Also, I use wedges to hold material less than 1” thick. The wedges put pressure on the ply to hold it against the back of the jig while there is a board that the ply sits on, if that makes sense.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#15 posted 05-03-2007 02:54 PM

Mark you have a very nice shop, and so clean! How do you do it? In the winter I’ve partitioned off a little 14×12 Room to work in instead of trying to heat the whole garage. But now I got 30×44 to work in and that is packed full of crap too. Believe it or not I have 4 lathes out there ,2 scrollsaws, 2 tablesaws, a planer and a jointer and a canoe, 17 footer, and a 350 polaris quad. So what have I gained. Nada. love ya guy, mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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