New Woodshop - After

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Project by WoodScrap posted 08-31-2011 02:15 AM 6400 views 30 times favorited 47 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK, if you didn’t read the first post “New Woodshop – Before” (assuming it wasn’t deleted), then this post will not make a lot of sense. But here’s the story…

After almost a year of work (primarily weekends) this is the nearly completed shop. I added 20 quad outlets (110V) downstairs, with each wall and side of the quad on a seperate circuit. Approximately 4 per wall. Two 220V outlets on each wall, again each wall on a seperate circuit. Upstairs, only 15 double outlets (110V). 35 Can lights downstairs and 8 up. 16 Fluoresence(sp?) down and three ceiling fans. And best of all, central heat and air.

I did the electrical, insulation and paint myself (with help on the painting from the Wife who hadn’t seen me for months by then), but hired the AC and walllboard out for time saving as much as anything. Have built a couple benches (seperate post) and wood storage since. Most of trim downstairs is in but haven’t started upstairs yet. And still three doors to build upstairs for the storage areas. Sounds like a wintertime project since I have now have heat. My office will be upstairs.

Oh yeah, Dish TV for the games…. and beer fridge of course!

Thanks for looking.


-- Rick -Tulsa

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#1 posted 08-31-2011 02:18 AM

Wow…What a nice spacious shop. I’m jealous!!!!!!
One suggestion…......a hole in the upstairs floor and a fire pole to slide into the shop from the office. I’ve always wanted one of then and never had the right space to do it!!

When you are in there you must get that “Grizzly feeling” !!!!

Thanks for sharing!! ......................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 08-31-2011 02:20 AM

I think you’ll get a lot of these – “I am Jealous”. Uber nice

-- LAS,

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#3 posted 08-31-2011 02:21 AM

Your shop looks good but it looks like a house.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#4 posted 08-31-2011 02:23 AM

Success! Glorious success!

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#5 posted 08-31-2011 02:25 AM

Now, THAT’S a shop!!

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#6 posted 08-31-2011 02:30 AM

purely jealous – great job

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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#7 posted 08-31-2011 02:34 AM

ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING!! Can I have one just like it?

-- Doug, Bakersfield, CA - I measured twice, cut it twice, and it is still too short!

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#8 posted 08-31-2011 02:35 AM

Jealous? wot me?——bastard!!!!!

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#9 posted 08-31-2011 02:42 AM

nice shop!!!!!!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#10 posted 08-31-2011 02:44 AM

Now THAT is a nice shop. But, having built something similar, although not nearly as nice, I know that you have EARNED it. That’s a helluva lot of work (and a few samolians I’d wager).
BTW how long is that miter saw table?

-- Some problems are best solved with an optimistic approach. Optimism shines a light on alternatives that are otherwise not visible.

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#11 posted 08-31-2011 02:54 AM

very nice work space

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#12 posted 08-31-2011 02:58 AM

I’ll take it

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#13 posted 08-31-2011 02:59 AM

you have been blessed. very nice shop

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#14 posted 08-31-2011 03:00 AM

Good job, thanks for sharing. I would get confused or lost with all that space.

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#15 posted 08-31-2011 03:05 AM

I would never be allowed a shop like this, the wife loves me too much ;0)

Seriously though, if I had a shop/office like that, I would never leave. You are a lucky man.

-- Mike Funke

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