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Project by mmckee posted 12-05-2013 02:29 PM 2514 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I finally thought that I would post some pictures of my shop, as everyone says it is never actually “completed” but I am pretty happy with it.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-05-2013 02:32 PM

Looks like a good space with some good tools.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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johnstoneb

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#2 posted 12-05-2013 03:04 PM

Nice space how do you keep it that clean? Your nest project sheetrock and paint the ceiling white. You’ll be surprised at the gain in light

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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Diwayne

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#3 posted 12-05-2013 03:52 PM

Nice shop.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 12-05-2013 04:16 PM

You have a great workspace there. I bet that you really enjoy it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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

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#5 posted 12-05-2013 05:08 PM

Great workshop….I am envious. I have to share mine with a car and a truck. My favorite part of yours is the “sittin’ and thinkn’ chair….a guy needs a place to mull over that next project, or just nap. Famous quote….”Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits”.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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exelectrician

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#6 posted 12-05-2013 06:35 PM

Nice dust collection system, in a well laid out shop.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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docholladay

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#7 posted 12-05-2013 06:38 PM

I notice what appears to be a dehumidifier in your first picture. I see you have a nice dust collection system, so this may not be a problem for you, but does dust pose any problems for the dehumidifier?

Also, based on the signs on the wall, I can’t believe I don’t see a beer cooler er refrigerator in your shop.

Very nice work space. It looks like it has good lighting. That makes a big difference.

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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Les Hastings

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#8 posted 12-05-2013 09:32 PM

Great looking shop!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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thewoodworker01

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#9 posted 12-05-2013 10:34 PM

Looks like you got a nice shop there! P.S. Nice drill press! I have the same thing!

Thanks, Christian

-- Most people say "Measure Twice, Cut Once." I say, "Cut Twice, Measure Once".

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GeneR

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#10 posted 12-05-2013 10:45 PM

I see a major problem. There is no saw dust anywhere which means not enough work is going on. LOL Now get to work.

Very nice, I wish I had the ability to run my dust extractor around the ceiling to everything.

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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woodsmithshop

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#11 posted 12-06-2013 12:27 AM

docholiday, if you look closely in the corner of the first picture, I believe you will see a small brown fridge .

-- Smitty!!!

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#12 posted 12-06-2013 01:48 AM

Nice shop. Glad to see someone else using the smaller portable power tools. They really do a fine job if you set them up correctly. That is basically the same set up that I have. But your chair looks more comfortable than mine. But I have to let my wife park in my shop. And I’m not about to have sharp, pointy darts for her to throw around either. She has amazing aim depending on the target.

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#13 posted 12-06-2013 02:01 AM

It must have been rough having to drink all that beer for the wall coverings. I see a few spots you missed; better get to work.

-- Douglas in Chicago - http://dcwwoodworks.com

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#14 posted 12-06-2013 05:07 AM

nice shop! looks like you’ve got all the comfort bases covered. with insulated ceiling it’ll be warm. thanks for sharing!

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#15 posted 12-06-2013 05:34 AM

re: using smaller portable power tools….. I like! AND concur with the philospophy that properly set up they are capable for good quality work (unless made monday morning in oriental countries….)

I like CDN/US portable shop tools, getting to be antiques these days. They can also be taken on site fairly easily.

yer dust collection system gave me a “eureka” moment. Inspiration as to how to upgrade mine from multiple flex hoses! Thamks….been waiting for the epiphany!

Eric

-- Real_cowtown_eric

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