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01-27-2012 06:23 PM

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the shop is 30×50x12 and as you can see, is a complete mess inside i am still piping in the dc system i have 2 mini split ductless heat pumps total of 3 tons for heat and air and they are performing way above expectations the rikon dust filtration system mounted above the table saw works great , these have turned out to be one of those accidental great ideas, i dont know how i ever did without them my new jointer is being delivered later this afternoon 12 grizzly with the spiral cutter head, i ordered it weds and and will be here today hats off to grizzly, they dont drag around i have a new shop fox 19 bandsaw for resawing, it will take an 1-14 blade and works fantastic and of course the new 5 hp unisaw with the 52 biesemeyer fence, i will be installing another 52 table extension on the left side later after i get all of the other stationary machines set right now things are stacked and piled all over but it is slowly coming together i will be writing reviews on all the new toys in t, bandsaw, tablesaw, miter saw, drill press, biscuit joiner, router, jointer, scroll saw

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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#1 posted 01-27-2012 06:28 PM

Great looking shop, lots of space for tools, show us again when you git done.

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#2 posted 01-27-2012 06:29 PM

Your shop building is outstanding. Please update us on it as you get closer to completion. Your shop will undoubtedly be a very nice and efficient place to work wood.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 01-27-2012 06:50 PM

Thanks, as I stated above, the jointer arrives this afternoon, wrestling 1000 lbs of cast iron should be fun !!

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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#4 posted 01-27-2012 06:56 PM

Lookin’ good there. Better insulate that big door.


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#5 posted 01-27-2012 07:00 PM

Hey Scot
That’s a fantastic shop and some great tools,I know you’ll love the jointer it’s the same one I have , It’s a challenge to uncrate and move around on your own. I put mine on two mini dollies from HF, so far so good as far as the dollies go.

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#6 posted 01-27-2012 07:02 PM

Nice shop, I like the size. Much better quality than a pre-fab building.

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#7 posted 01-27-2012 07:11 PM

Oh – to vision myself in such wonderful surroundings. Nice job!

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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#8 posted 01-27-2012 07:12 PM

Very nice building. Not sure it would pass fire code here due to the sheathing on the interior walls. I think if it is considered a commercial or storage building, but I know if it is a residential structure, or attached to, you have to have a fire break on the interior walls… But I digress…

What is that overhead air filter you are running? It looks a little bit like my Grizzly unit, but I am not sure…

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#9 posted 01-27-2012 07:13 PM

drool look at all that space! Beats my basement shop any day of the week. Looks very nice

-- 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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#10 posted 01-27-2012 07:21 PM

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‘Zat a Jack Russell ??

Beautiful, wonderful dog, but … that look … tells me he has no idea how lucky you both are, to have a shop like that.

Man. In my dreams. Only in my dreams.

Thanks for sharing !

-- -- Neil

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#11 posted 01-27-2012 07:36 PM

Yes, that’s JB the wonder shop dog ! And don’t even think about sitting in his chair !
That’s a Rikon Dust filter from Woodcraft, It’s a little noisy on high speed but I usually have it on low or medium.
I’ve heard that the Powermatic filter is much less noisy but costs twice as much, besides I don’t hear a thing with my ear plugs in.

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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#12 posted 01-27-2012 07:44 PM

As far as the fire rating, well, this is Alabama, they are a little more relaxed on detached non-residential and being classified as a non-commercial work shop I got the CO long before the OSB went up. I have a couple of fire extinguishers that satisfied the insurance company.

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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#13 posted 01-27-2012 09:49 PM

Great shop Scott. I love all the space. You will have a great time setting up everything.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#14 posted 01-28-2012 01:55 AM


You’re really gonna like the room you have to “play” in…..I too have a big shop (40’x50’) with all the essentials, and once you get things set up and running, man it’s nice….One question: I noticed (I think) that you already painted the ceiling, so are you gonna paint the interior walls, also? It makes the shop sooo much brighter if you do…I painted mine before I moved all the machines, etc. in, and it made it really easy to roll the walls w/o having to dodge things….lol. I too have a stand-alone building, and like you in Alabama, they are pretty laid back as far as things go here in Arkansas…....But…I’m up to code on everything, so in 9 years I’ve never had anything come back on me…...have fun in the new shop, and give my shop a look…you’ll see the difference painting the walls will make…....carry on…............!!!!!

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#15 posted 01-28-2012 02:26 AM

Nice work-in-progress photos. Looks like your shop is slowly getting smaller…..........

-- mike...............

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