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West TN Stand Alone Shop

comments (10) March 27th, 2010 in Shop Tours        
tincup57 tincup57, member
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Dedicated 16 x 20 shop located in the back yard
looking at the front left, or NE corner
back right or the SW corner of the shop
front right, or NW corner 
tool cabinet I made to store hand tools but needs to be expanded as I am running out of room !!
Dedicated 16 x 20 shop located in the back yard - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Dedicated 16' x 20' shop located in the back yard


Shop Specs

  • Location: Jackson , Tennessee, 400
  • Size: detsq. ft.
  • Type:
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  • Heating/Cooling:

Certainly not the biggest shop that we'll see here, but it does serve it's purpose and after 20 years of working work, mostly as a hobby, I finally realized my dream. Moving to an area where basements are rare, I finally got out of the garage when the shop was completed. The pictures you see are "move in day". I have 110 and 220 v service, walls are insulated and covered w/ 3/8" plywood, outside is vinyl sided.

Rick

firstlightwoodworking.blogspot.com



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Comments (10)

tincup57 tincup57 writes: Superdad, thanks for the comment. The photos I posted were taken on "move in day" so the shop interior looks a different today. What would I have is stickered on the floor in front of the tool cabinet or across the legs of the lathe, a little stacked in the corner behind the dust collector. I always have been pretty much of a buy what I need for the project type of guy, so I don't have a big stash.

Clamb, the dust collector is in the corner and was out of the picture. The jointer, planer, and band saw are on mobile stands so I roll them out and hook up the hose. Typically I have been jointing and planing with the collection of hand planes you see more and more, but still plug in when needed.
Posted: 6:00 am on April 8th

superdad superdad writes: A thing of beauty! I am so envious as I am stuck in a 10' x 18' windowless basement room. One questions: Where is your wood?
Posted: 12:09 pm on April 7th

CLamb CLamb writes: Great looking shop, obviously not in a area where security is a concern. Also I saw no dust collection system in your photos which makes me wonder where all the dust goes, and how often you might have to clean the filter, HA! Unfortunatley I work with metal and wood and have a 12x20 Garage and a 16x20 steel building that are both loaded with tools an work benches but my wife has dominated a good portion of both for storage of Christmas decorations and keepsakes, so I still find myself working mostly on my large patio on good days only. Envious of you open space, Charles in Texas.
Posted: 10:28 am on April 7th

tincup57 tincup57 writes: thanks for the comments everyone. Jorge, I didn't have a plan, it really is just standard construction frame building. I had an idea of what I wanted for the windows and their placement, heavy on the north light, wanted it insulated, and it does get pretty hot here in the late Spring, Summer, and early Fall, so the A/C was a given. Let me know if you need any more information, Rick
Posted: 5:56 am on April 7th

RusK2UA RusK2UA writes: Beautiful and bright! Two things my shop lacks. I have lots of overhead lighting, but no natural light at all. Nice job.
Posted: 11:10 am on April 6th

Jorge G Jorge G writes: Excellent and nice workshop. Do you have plans because that it is what I want to do. Jorge
Posted: 11:53 am on March 31st

JLYoung JLYoung writes: Sorry, didn't the see the huge 16' x 20' in the caption!
Posted: 6:42 am on March 31st

JLYoung JLYoung writes: Very Nice Shop. That's about the size I'd like to have. What are the plan dimensions?
Posted: 6:41 am on March 31st

jonnieboy jonnieboy writes: Tincup,

Congratulations on the great-looking shop! Great pictures. Thanks for posting them.

--jonnieboy
Posted: 11:16 pm on March 28th

KRASSEL KRASSEL writes: Ok I'm jealous.....I'm still in the garage. Nice shop, just the right size. I like all the light you have from the door and windows. Good job.
Posted: 11:04 am on March 28th

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