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    Here's our shop

    Here's our shop. This is a 24x36 building that started life as a 3-car garage (the real reason we bought this property). There is an 8x8' side room which I'll show later. We'll enter the shop from the 36" door on the north side 24' wall:

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    Sharpening station, tool wall (just 3/4" ply), and two Woodtek edge sanders. The one in the back is the new oscillating unit; the one in front is for sale!!

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    Continuing clockwise, the floor sweep for the DC, the Delta 16-1/2" VS drill press fitted with crosshair laser, and my rolling cart which holds all of my turning stock at the moment (found it at Sam's--great for holding pen and stopper blanks). Behind the cart you see the double doors (recycled from a hospital) for bringing in the big stuff. (We removed a double overhead garage door from this location; the ply tool wall had a single garage door where the wall is now.) Also the stand with the mortiser sitting on top.

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    Wood storage in the corner, sheet goods standing on edge and lumber above (don't worry, there's more lumber!!).

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    Left end of the RS bench. Drawers down the left side, oscillating spindle sander in the next cabinet on a pop-up mechanism, RS, and CMS in the next cabinet on another pop-up. Note more lumber above.

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    Right end of the RS bench. Cabinet for jig and template storage, PM power feeder sitting on the bench, and MatchMaker tucked into the corner.

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    Looking into the finishing room, with the monster Hitachi resawing bandsaw and the DC hose hanging off it.

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    Shot down the west wall, showing the overhead cabinets (purchased on clearance at Home Base) and the shop-built cabinets below. Between the first two cabinets lives a rolling assembly/storage cart built to fit. (That's hubby working on a job).

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    The Delta Unisaw with Bies fence, Excalibur sliding table, and home-built outfeed table with storage beneath (which needs to be closed in to keep the dust out). (Hubby again with the ROS in hand.)

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    Another shot of the cabinet/workbench wall. Middle opening holds the router table, right opening holds the midi-lathe stand, and 24" Woodtek dual-drum sander.

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    The two newest toyls, Steel City 6" wedge-bed jointer and 15" planer. Both of these and the Unisaw are hooked into the same DC pipe with blast gates for each one.
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    More of the shop:

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    In the corner is an Atlas lathe that was Dave's dad's, and the Atlas bandsaw that we also inherited. Both were purchased in the early 50s, for a grand total of about $75 at the time. Both are in good working condition and are used. In front is the shop-built scroll-saw stand, holding a DeWalt 20" scroll-saw and a Delta 1x42"belt/8"disk sander.

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    Tool wall (pegboard) above the lathe.

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    Another shot of the dual-drum. On the counter behind are a Delta 13-pin boring machine and a hinge-boring machine. (My little midi-lathe tucked underneath.)

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    Shop-built workbench with the new Tormek sitting on it (along with a lot of other junk that needs to be put away. The drawers will slide out both ways, so we can reach whatever is in the drawers from either side of the bench.

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    Clamp wall - does anyone ever have enough clamps? No!!

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    The little 8x8' add-on holding the DC (Oneida cyclone), rolling tool cabinet, and a 5hp 60 gallon compressor.


    You may have noticed that everything but the Unisaw, jointer, planer, and workbench are on mobile bases so we can move things around as we need them.

    We sure like our little shop!

    Thanks for looking.

    Nancy
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    WOW! What a beautiful setup nancy.
    I will be sending the shop specs to Penn State IND. tomorrow for my DC designing and I have a guy ready to set it up. One day I'll have a set of pictures for you.
    Would you mind posting a couple of closeups of that DC setup you have there for the Radial Armsaw?

    Great shop!

    DT
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    Oooohhh boy! I can hardly wait. Do I have to bring my own bib for drooling or do you supply them?

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    Outstanding looking shop...and a great tour!

    Thanks!

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    Great looking shop Nancy!!!

    I'm GREEN with envy over all the space you have, not to mention the nice set of tools!!

    Great tour, thanks for taking the time to show us, you guys should be real proud of that shop!!
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    thanks for sharing ya`ll!
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    Nice tour of a great shop. Thanks Nancy!
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    Terrific shop, Nancy! I like the flor around the table saw, planer, and jointer. Well done!

    Of course, the rest is also great. And you even have permanent DC, a huge plus. I think we are ready to install permanent DC soon, as time is available.

    Thanks for sharing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Oooohhh boy! I can hardly wait. Do I have to bring my own bib for drooling or do you supply them?
    No Carol, you don't have to bring your own. We pass out drool towels at the door!

    Nancy
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