I started WW about 1971, left it for a while ( sold off the tools ) and then started over in 1980. I built a garage and workshop, and started with a Foley-Belsaw 12" planer/molder, Craftsman 10" ras and a 12" direct drive contractor saw, 6" Rockwell jointer . The Foley-Belsaw still survives from 1980 and is now fitted with 2 sizes of Asian made crown knives . Everything else has been replaced from that era. By 1986 I had moved, built a 2 story shop. Got some commission work and that started the up grades to more professional tools. I now live in a 3 yr old back split, with 20 x 24 attached garage, which has a walk down of 5 steps to the basement.
Shop machines - Unisaw can rip 9.5 ft, has an Excalibur slider and fence, overarm guard and Merlin splitter, HTC flip up rollers mounted on the back. The 20" planer (has been upgraded to a 1985 Delta- June 2008) and TS share a 6" DC pipe, using a 3 hp Grizzly 4 bag DC mounted 7 ft off the floor , and using a Pentz cyclone as a pre separator. I have 2 lathes, a General 260-1 VS and an older Mini-Max T124 copy lathe. I also have a Vega copier for the General. Sanding machines, a Mini-Max L55 8 ft stroke sander ( doubles as my work bench ) 25" drum sander, 6x99 oscillating belt sander and a POS Ryobi spindle sander. Jointer is a Delta Invicta DJ-20 . Bandsaw is a refurbished Delta 2 hp 2 speed 18" that just replaced my older 14" Delta . Delta drill press, 12" Delta RAS which just relaced the 1980 , 10" Craftsman ras, 12" planer/molder, Asian made 1 hp 1" mortiser, Delta 3 hp shaper and feeder. A 2 yr old, slightly used 4 wheel General feeder has been added to the shaper. The Delta 1/6th hp feeder will be used with the router table . Ceiling is 13 ft. At the rear of the shop, over the basement stairs is a gas forced air furnace. In summer a 8,000 btu window A/C provides cool air.
Updated the pics as a Laguna 12" scoring saw has been added. I kept the Unisaw, using it as a work table, router table. Since the shop is 20 ft wide, using the unisaw in front of the garage door I can rip longer than 10 ft now with the door up.