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I moved from a 16’ x 20’ building with inadequate electric to a 30’ x 40 ’ building with a 10’ x 30’ loft. 20’ to the ridge! I had an electrician do the electric. Lots of 220 and 110. Big bill too!! I bought a Grizzly 24” double drum sander, a 15” helical head planer, a double cannister dust collector, a used Nova DVR lathe-goodby Harbor freight!!-, an almost new Sears radial arm saw, and an 18” Rikon bandsaw. Oh, I also replaced a 15 year old 10” miter saw with a DeWalt dual bevel sliding miter saw on a stand. I am a happy camper. I built some sturdy benches and wood storage. I just added a ProCom ventless propane garage heater after recommendations from Lumberjocks. Works great. I enclosed the loft with plastic sheeting for storage and a finishing space. I don’t have much cash left, but I am planning on selling at Art and craft shows again. Nice to not have to go to the day job. Just wander out to the shop and work.


-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#1 posted 02-13-2015 03:06 AM

Wow…that top view really shows great space…congrats!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 02-13-2015 03:35 AM


Have fun; do NOT FORGET to eat!

-- just rjR

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#3 posted 02-13-2015 03:38 AM

Nice shop.

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#4 posted 02-13-2015 04:07 AM

Great looking shop. Reminds me of “The New Yankee Workshop”.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#5 posted 02-13-2015 05:07 AM

Congratulations on your new acquisitions and the new work space.

You should be a happy camper all the way around.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#6 posted 02-13-2015 08:00 AM

The height makes a great difference… good on you…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#7 posted 02-13-2015 09:54 AM

Nice shop and nice tools too. You are loving retirement NOW. Have fun.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 02-13-2015 12:55 PM

Very nice upgrades, and congratulations on your retirement. Great looking shop, looks like you did it right.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#9 posted 02-13-2015 01:47 PM

Nice shop. You should bring in the focus a bit better, or is the blur just my eyes.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 02-13-2015 09:46 PM

Well done Sir. That looks like fun.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 02-15-2015 01:00 PM

Don’t worry about the blur Robert, I have trouble with my photo skills to. But I can build a pretty mean piece of furniture.

Nice shop.
Have a blessed day, Todd

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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#12 posted 02-16-2015 06:56 PM

Nice shop. lots of space! I love it!!

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

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#13 posted 02-16-2015 07:23 PM

That is a very nice shop. It looks like you have nice tall walls.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#14 posted 02-18-2015 09:08 PM

Great Shop!! Lots of room. How do you like the Grizzly G1066Z sander, I have the G1066R? Works great but paper does not hold up long. I have been toying with the idea of changing it over to hook and loop like the “Z”.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#15 posted 02-19-2015 01:43 AM

I like the sander ALOT!! I s
truffled with a performance and slipping paper. I have the same paper on for 4 plus months.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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