Shop Progress "Complete"

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Project by RickL posted 10-01-2007 11:38 PM 2899 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I guess they are never “complete” but I now have electric and have moved everything but the lathe in as I need to purchase a stand for the Rikon Mini Lathe. Actually was ready at the beginning of September, but we spent a lot of time back in Cincinnati with my wife’s mother, who passed away last Thursday. She lived to be 92, I hope to live as long and to be as mean as she was at that age!. I have had little success trying one of the photo programs, so I will attach photos and keep trying. The outside of the shop can be seen in a previous Project post. Came together as planned, the a/c-heat unit works well, it took about 10 minutes to bring the shop down to 73 and it was 98 outside. Plenty of electric outlets, I do have to lengthen the cord of my table saw. The bench was built a couple of years ago and took 3 of us to move it in. The tool cabinet was built when I was in my basement shop in Ohio and I can’t give that up, everything is right there. I do have some plans to build some simple cabinets for storage on the walls, I want to keep as much as I can off the floor. All in all, no regrets, I think this will work out just fine. Let me know if you have any questions. Rick

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#1 posted 10-01-2007 11:45 PM

Hi Rick -

As my late father-in-law liked to say – “Stick your chest out, young man. You’ve done a good job.” My only critisizm is that it’s too clean and neat. (Wish I could keep my shop this orderly.)

-- Bob

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#2 posted 10-01-2007 11:46 PM

looks great ! you are a lucky man to get this shop. what kind of table saw is it ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 10-01-2007 11:46 PM

Very nice. Lot’s of light!

I love the air conditioning! That’s what I need.


-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 10-01-2007 11:49 PM

Thanks everyone. Well Bob, haven’t done anything but move things in, have to build another rack for the clamps, so it is staying real clean ;-) Dan, the table saw is a Powermatic Artian 63 I bought back in 89, not sure it is even made anymore, but lots of cast iron. Still cuts wood just fine. Gary, that unit cost me $699 at Home Depot, 18ooo btu cooling 11ooo btu heating. With the ceiling fan and the windows open, I haven’t needed it much.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#5 posted 10-02-2007 12:03 AM

Thats a great looking shop Rick.

-- Andy Stark

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#6 posted 10-02-2007 12:03 AM

I’m SO jealous!

-- Bob

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#7 posted 10-02-2007 12:38 AM

Rick, Nice to hear from you again. The shop looks real good. I would have liked to have AC this summer. Of course, snow will be flying soon and I do have heat. Enjoy your labors my friend. You’ve earned it.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 10-02-2007 12:50 AM

Nice shop!!!

What are the room dimensions?

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#9 posted 10-02-2007 12:52 AM

Rick: Great looking shop. Glad you are starting to get in and set up. Unpacking is the hardest, next is where to put it all.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 10-02-2007 01:34 AM

Nice looking shop Rick!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#11 posted 10-02-2007 01:35 AM

Great looking shop, but much too neat. Where is the sawdust?

-- Spread love with our work

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#12 posted 10-02-2007 01:43 AM

You suck, Rick!

(from a guy working in 1/2 of a 2-car garage with no a/c or heat)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 10-02-2007 01:51 AM

Your shop looks 10 times better then my house, Very nice.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#14 posted 10-02-2007 03:19 AM

Great looking shop Rick. I put a through the wall heat pump in my shop (like they have in motel rooms). It works really well. Didn’t see a dust collector. Do you use a shop vac? It looked like one beside the bandsaw. I also like the workbench. It’s on my short list when I get time to “make shop.”

-- Dan, West Virginia,

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#15 posted 10-02-2007 04:42 AM

Rick -

Awesome shop! Congratulations, you are indeed a lucky man!


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