Coolmeadow Creations Shop Construction
OK! Here is my shop, or shop in progress, tour. Some of you have seen my Coolmeadow Creations thread on SMC where I have shown some of the rehab work I did on this building.
The first picture is how it looked when we purchased the house, before the fence was even erected.
The second picture is how it looks now from the front of the house, looking at the south wall of the shop.
This is a closer view of the south wall/double doors. Doors were built on site, using the torsion box method. They swing outward so they don't interfere with machinery, or block the window on the left. Four strap hinges per door, custom bent to try to fit the door. They did sag a little at first, but have not worsened since then.
This is a view into the shop with the doors open. It was very sunny today, so the interior doesn't show up very well, but believe me, it's there and it's cluttered!
The 5th picture is just inside the door to the left, shows the window placement. There is a 220v receptacle here for plugging in the welder for use outside. I don't plan on using the welder inside the shop for fear of igniting wood dust. I have a metal welding table, 2 actually. One I inherited with the house, the other I inherited from my Dad last time he and Mom came to visit.
This picture is of the west wall showing the box bay window. I will build in a shallow set of cabinets. There will be a shelf about 9" deep that the duct will go through to the bottom, and then the cabinet top will be about 13" out from there. There will be an opening in the middle that will accomodate multiple tools. Planer, sliding miter saw, RAS (if I can work out one problem) Kreg pocket hole station, scroll saw (that will be tilted for ease of use while sitting on a bar stool),down draft sanding station, oscillating sanding station, and some others I can't think of right now. I need to come up with some ideas on quick disconnect for the 6" PVC hook up that will be below the bench top. 4" quick disconnects are available for the upper intake. Note: I don't have that 6-6-4 wye yet, but it will either be installed right below the blast gate (upper wall mount for the down tube) or in the overhead line coming from the wye in the middle of the shop, right before it angles down. This will be more visible in the duct photo on post 3 of this tour. Heavy tools will be on stands with Herc-U-Lifts for mobility. I have 4 of them waiting for stands to mount on!! The windows were placed on each end to allow stock longer than 11 feet to stick through the windows.
Picture 7 is of the north wall, west side. There is actually a window behind the insulation stacked on the floor. You can just see the Tyvek where it wraps around the header and staples in.
Picture 8 is the middle and east end of the north wall, showing the Clear Vue cyclone, and the Welding table my dad brought me... yes more insulation under and to the right of it. Don't know where I put all the junk before the table appeared!
I'll continue this on the next post.
Last edited by Jim O'Dell; 04-29-2007 at 04:25 AM.
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