My shop #3: Join me as I try to work out the details of building a new shop

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Blog entry by sandhill posted 01-31-2012 04:19 AM 1924 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is the new shop skeleton with only 120VAC outlets and two lights. I am hoping that any of you that would like to see me put in some special do-dad or work station please tell mr what and in your experiance why and I will do my best to add that feature.

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#1 posted 01-31-2012 04:44 AM

Hey Bob, congradulations on the new shop. I bet it works out nicely for you and I see you already have your clamp rack ready to go. Same kind IVe used for many years. I dont know what I could offer you since you shoud no better than anyone else what your working situation is. Only thing I will offer is that I personally would never put a tablesaw in the center of a shop less than 3000 sq ft or so. Always seems to work out well on the starboard wall as you enter the big door. If you use a router wing on your tablesaw I would recomend it on the left wing. You ll sure want to address the lighting as well. Enjoy the shop JB

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#2 posted 01-31-2012 07:26 AM

Congradulations on the Shop Bob.. I look forward to seeing your other videos…Im hoping one day this year to double my shop space. I bet you are highly excited about the new space size you have to work in.

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#3 posted 01-31-2012 12:36 PM

Great looking space, lots of potential. Congratulations!

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#4 posted 01-31-2012 12:52 PM

1 plug in your shop… been there done that… still there still have that… hoping sometime this year to get a new circut to the basement… and have many plugs lol

Famous last works… more than enough room…

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

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#5 posted 02-01-2012 02:09 AM

Try this website for ideas:

I have posted this link before (got it from The Wood Whisperer), and I check it out all the time. One thing that you mentioned that this guy focuses on is sound control, so I hope you find it useful.

-- I can complicate anything

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#6 posted 02-03-2012 08:25 PM

i love how tall your ceiling is. LOL Oh yeah… and the amount of space. Nice. I would say that you can never have too many outlets…

-- Steve, Michigan - "Every piece of work is a self portrait of the person who accomplished it - autograph your work with excellence!" - Author unknown

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#7 posted 02-20-2012 03:36 AM

best of luck with your new shop, looks great :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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