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I am in the running for the messiest shop!!!!
My shop is 32x44 with 11' ceiling, 9x9 overhead door, 36" man door and 4 windows. I have radiant heat, central air and a separate 200 amp service. I also have a separate finishing room, office and toilet/hot water heater/deep sink room. The shop is a little over a year old and I have so much clutter I really don't know where to begin. The office is so full of boxes it looks like a moving van exploded. These photos are taken from the man door and pan left to right.
50 gal barrel of cut offs, my dad's old desk, bowling alley on the floor, Laguna 16, 38" Woodmaster drum sander, Jet drill press.
Barn lumber on the floor is going to be a deacon's bench for the front porch. The wood pile is future scroll projects. Cedar, walnut, apple, birch, catalpa.
Unisaw, DeWalt CMS. On the wall wood storage: walnut, mahogany, oak. All stock is 6/4 and 8/4
Delta 12" planer, Jet 1900 cfm dust collector, Eclispe scroll saw. Faye and Egan 16" jointer. I have thought about upgrading to a 15" planer, but this old Delta is so reliable I hate to give it up.
The table is 8' long and the top runs through the planer. The table has pull out handles at one end and wheels on the other. Its pretty easy to move around. I have gone through 6 sets of knives. Each set resharpened 3 times.
Ryobi 16/32 (in the process of going out the door), vertical lumber storage. Some day a work bench now just a piece of bowling alley on saw horses.
To the left is my finishing room.
A peek into the finishing room. Notice the vertical lights in the corner(s). I learned that trick from a guy that paints autos. No matter where I stand there is no shadow.
An old friend sears table saw. All my jigs for the bird feeder fit this saw. You can see a feeder in process on the bench. Griz sander.
Stuff in boxes is for the fire place. Wood stacked on the floor is cherry, mahogany, walnut, maple flooring from a school gym, odds and ends of pine.
Dust collection is pvc in the floor.
Just a few of my hand planes.
Drop in any time, the welcome mat is always out.
Originally posted 3 January 2002
wb 3 January 2002