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My workshop is my very large 3 car garage. The approximate size is 26×40 with 14ft ceilings.

1) I share it with 2 cars (when I can get them in)
2) The HVAC and gas fired water heater are located in the garage (wood dust is really hard on these)
I recently built a closet around the hvac equipment and it really has helped.
3) Dust collection is not setup (I have had a brand new 2hp dust collector under the house)

On the positive side
1) 14ft ceilings
2) I’ve wired for plenty of 220v and 110v power
3) I recently installed 20 4’ fluorescent ceiling lights (now I can see)
4) Vent-free NG blue flame heater (nice for those cold NW days)
5) 2 industrial 60” celiing fans (helps circulate the warm air from the heater)
6) Water pre-plumbed
7) Plenty of storage room

I have most of the cursory tools.

Drill Press
Router Table
Several other routers
12” coumpound miter saw
14” bandsaw
Dust collector (still needs to be installed)
HVLP spray system (Fuji Q4 – this is a very good system will not dissapoint
20gal compressor
5gal Portable Compressor
Portable 10” Contractor table saw
Nail guns
Cordless Drill Drivers
Lots of hand tools
.....and on, and on.

I epoxy coated the floor, but I wouldn’t do that again because when sawdust gets on it, its like working on a sheet of ice. I may try to re-coat it with a fresh layer of epoxy with a sand additive.

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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#1 posted 05-23-2009 05:44 PM

Your shop does sound interesting. I am looking forward to seeing pictures of it when you get a chance to post them.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 05-23-2009 06:22 PM

sounds like a good shop look forward to photos

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 05-23-2009 08:32 PM

here’s the picts LJ’s obviously still a work in progress

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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#4 posted 05-24-2009 12:15 AM

Screwge, you have a really nice shop space in which to work. It is clean, neat and well organized. I really like the modifications that you have made to your table saw. Adding an outfeed table like this improves the functionality of the saw. It is wonderful to have this much ceiling height but I am sure it does present a challenge with regards to heating and lighting to have this much headroom. However it sure makes swinging a sheet of plywood around in there a much easier job. Bummer about having to put the vehicles in there. I tried that for years in my shop and finally gave up and let my truck sit outside. I just got tired of setting things up and then moving them around to make room for my truck. Besides it gave me more room to add tools!! But I would enjoy working in your shop.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 05-24-2009 06:41 AM

Scott thanks for the comments. check back to my project page in the next couple of days and hopefully I’ll have picts of the outfeed table project

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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#6 posted 05-24-2009 07:24 AM

Jeeeez! Your shop is astoundingly clean. I havent seen my shop that clean since the new years eve party I threw at open house in 91. What do you do with all the neat little scraps that every woodworker ends up with? Well I did burn a lot of them this winter. You have a very nice and pleasent working space.

-- Tool Maker

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#7 posted 05-24-2009 12:15 PM

You have a really nice & organized shop. I was wondering what kind of TS that is ?

-- Jed,Ala,

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#8 posted 05-24-2009 02:31 PM

Looks great. I really like your miter saw stand and all the storage around the shop. You can never have too much storage. Looks like you’ve got plenty of room to go up and take advantage of those high ceilings, too.

I’m sure we’ll see some great projects get churned out of your shop.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#9 posted 05-25-2009 10:19 AM

jcame – It’s a Pioneer 10” table saw that I got at Western Tool Supply It was all I could afford at the time but I’ve been really happy with it.

  • SPECIFICATIONS: Motor 3 HP, 1 Ph., 230V, 14.5 Amps.
  • Motor Speed Motor Speed 3450 RPM.
  • Arbour Speed Arbour Speed 4200 RPM.
  • Blade Diameter 10’’.
  • Arbor Diameter 5/8’’.
  • Max. Depth of Cut at 90° – 3-1/8’’.
  • Max. Depth Cut Depth at 45° – 2-1/8’’.
  • Max. Rip (Right of Blade) 50’’.
  • Max. Rip (Left of Blade) 12’’.
  • Table in Front of Saw Blade 12’’.
  • Max. Width of Dado 13/16’’.
  • Max. Diameter of Dado 8’’ .
  • Table Height 34’’ .
  • Main Table Size with out extensions (WxL), 28’‘x 21-1/2’’ .
  • Table Size with 2 Standard extensions (WxL), 28’‘x 41-1/2’’ .
  • Overall Dimensions Saw Only (HxWxD), 32’‘x 57-5/8’‘x 34’’.
  • Floor Space Required with fence (WxD), 85’‘x 48’’.
  • Shipping Weight (4 Boxes Shipping Weight) 600 lbs (273kg)
  • Additional shipping charges apply.
  • STANDARD EQUIPMENT: 3 HP motor with magnetic safety switch.
  • 50’’ fence.
  • 4’’ dust collection port.
  • Standard & dado inserts.
  • Wrenches.
  • Heavy duty mitre gauge.
  • Blade guard & splitter with anti-kickback fingers.
  • Left & right hand cast iron extension wings.
  • Motor cover.

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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#10 posted 06-02-2009 03:53 PM

Nice tidy workshop Scewge and I really like the table saw…
Checked out the tool site and the price is better than some other machines being offered.
It looks to be a solid built machine that will serve you well.

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#11 posted 06-02-2009 04:12 PM

Nice looking shop. I like the storage over the door with drop stairs, excellent idea. The best is always the fridge!

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#12 posted 02-11-2010 02:04 AM

Thats a nice looking shop.

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