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  1. #1
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    Show off Your Shop

    In the interest of showing off our shops and possibly picking up some ideas from each other, how about posting pics of your shop in this thread, along with any comments, notations that are pertinent?

    The thread can serve the same purpose as a separate forum dedicated to shop pics, but without the need to create said forum. (I wish I could take credit for the idea but actually it was TJ's).

    So, show me your shops. I'll post pics of mine when I get back home.
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    Re: Show off Your Shop

    CLEAN???

    I don't ordinarily do this... but I'll do it this once, just for the shock effect.

    The twin table saws... out of sight to the left is the shaper & the 12" miter saw.
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    If ya squinch a little you can see three of the router tables...
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    You can BARELY see the tip of the drill press, just to the left of the mill/drill...
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    Jointing/planing area (the white one in the middle is a Foley/Belsaw planer... The big compressor is to the left of the 6" jointer.
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    Turning area (three wood lathes, one teeny metal lathe) in the basement... Grinder station is on the left.
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    The larger 1909 Seneca Falls "Star" metal lathe...
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    The big knee mill...


    Two of my three spare (obsolete to me) table saws.
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    Re: Show off Your Shop

    Welp,you asked for it.

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    Looking in from the big garage door.

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    Some Lumber Storage

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    Wall opposite lumber storage--my big machine bench.

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    Corner shot showing overhead lumber storage and some machines.

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    Other stuff on lumber storage wall.

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    Hand tool bench.

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    Dirty bench for sharpening and other metal stuff. Note clamps attached to underside of overhead lumber storage. Works great for a bunch of clamps.

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    Band saw and stationary Belt/Disc Sander with other stuff in background.

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    Jointer, planer, and belt/disc sander with cab saw and out feed/storage cabinet in background.

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    Closer Shot of machine bench and "stuff".
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    Re: Show off Your Shop

    From the outside:
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    Some pictures of my woodshop, back when it was mostly clean:






    My carving/sanding ply storage room (door behind ladder in above picture)







    Here are a couple from right now, kind of a mess.



    Thanks ~Mike
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    Re: Show off Your Shop

    deepsplinter:
    Here's mine:




















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    Re: Show off Your Shop

    Noticed the panel clamps in this pic of your shop.
    And wondered how they were working for you.

    Jerry, They work great, the wood in them is ash, I clearcoated them and sprayed with some heavyduty spray silicone (glue won't stick to them that way). I have two sets of arms, this one 28" long works very well.


    I made a second set to clamp up a back panel for a gun cabinet I built for my father, they are 54" long and required some help in the middle of the clamps (weight).

    The panel above is 52" wide. I was glueing 2 sections of 3/8" curly maple that I had already glued up, to a 3/8" thick section of baltic birch plywood.

    Thanks ~Mike
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    Re: Show off Your Shop

    I think Mike's is the coolest, simply because of it's size.
    Thanks Dave,
    I'll tell you, it seemed quite large when we were putting the trusses up, now I wish we had built it bigger. It's 28' x 50' but I try to keep the area in front of the garage door with only things that are movable so I can get vehicles in there when I don't have room in my BodyShop (some of these pickups these days are to long to work on in my bodyshop, like replacing front bumper on a 4 door long box pickup).


    Mike, I see a lot of DC ducting but no DC. In the attic? Tell us about it. I see a little one on the wall, vented outside, but I know it's not doing it all alone.
    It is actually the only DC I have, it's a 2 hp reliant dust collector. It does the job just fine, If I had to do it over the only thing I'd probably do different is to run a 6" main line instead of all the 4" but it works well. I moved it up on the wall a few years ago to get more floor space and it's closer to my ceiling dust collector which catches most of the fine stuff that gets in the air.



    My shop is so tight that the fine dust that would leak threw the dust collector bags would hang in there, so I ran it threw the wall and just have it dump outside, course you have to open a window when you use it, especially if I'm burning my woodstove, it will back smoke other wise.


    If I had room, I'd have one of those 55gal woodburning stoves. I had a two barrel set-up at the old place. It was the only heat I had for a 24x24 garage, but it did the trick.
    I have a 5 foot baseboard electric heater in the carving room that I keep set at 55 all winter, it keeps the building at 48-55 so my propane furnace which is set at 45 (at the time wasn't sure the electric would be able to keep up) and then the barrel stove which I burn when I am going to spend any time in the woodshop. Biggest issue with the wood burner is it gets a little to warm sometimes.

    When we built the shop we used 10" of insulation in the ceiling and 6" in the walls, plastic lined over that then the sheetrock. I wish my house heated as easily as my woodshop.

    Thanks ~Mike
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    Re: Show off Your Shop

    Jerry, tell me about those big free form boards standing up. I like your dust collection system on your jointer. I have a jointer like yours (they're a tank). I had a little belt sander like the one you have under the DP, and could kick myself for getting rid of it.

    These big free form boards?

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    They are some mesquite planks that, according to the fella I got them from, were cut about 20 or 30 years ago. He had them inside an old abandoned farm house on his property and had them listed on Craig's List. I managed to jump on them before anyone else called so he gave me first choice. Apparently he had a couple standby buyers who were a little slower on the draw than me. Got them for $50 each. About 1 1/2" thick and though there are some splits and such, I can fill those with epoxy/sawdust mix and maximize the usable board feet. He had those three and I bought all of them.

    The jointer did make quite a mess till I hooked up that bag underneath using some of those little bitty spring clamps. I got the jointer for $75 from a fella nearby. It was a bear to unload from the truck by myself. It do weigh a bit.

    The bench top sander got relegated to sharpening duties after I bought the stand alone model from my next door neighbor. It is real handy to have and makes quick work of putting a new edge on a lathe chisel or a new bevel on a plane iron or bench chisel.
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    Re: Show off Your Shop

    Mike do you have a chip collector or do you shoot them outside too?

    No chip collector, everything goes outside though other than my planer there really aren't any chips. I try to be careful to not let anything large enough to hurt the impellers go threw.

    The wild turkeys like to roll around in the dust pile that builds up outside and in the spring I rake it up and use it as mulch around my wife's flower beds (what doesn't get blown away).



    Thanks ~Mike

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