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Thread: New shop done!

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    Cool New shop done!

    It's been so long since I gave a report on the progress of my new shop (fourth overall), that I thought It would be best to just create a new post. Ok, it's not completely done, but nearly so, and it's clean. I have a drum sander arriving Monday, which will be the last equipment item going in. All other equipment is a holdover from my previous shop, except my new dust collector (5 HP Oneida High Vac) and air compressor (Eaton, 5 HP, 2 stage 80 Gal), both of which sit in an adjacent closet, which you can see in the building picture. I have a 200 amp single phase panel, with conduit to equipment running through the slab (4 inch; steel reinforced). The floor is finished with a "military grade" epoxy, which cleans super easily. The ceiling is 10' at the perimeter, rising to 12.5' in the center. The double door at the back of the shop is 8' tall, which made moving in a lot easier. I am happy to answer questions and will post more later, but I want to make sure that I can upload some pictures, which has caused me much grief in the past and is the reason I don't post more often.
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    Really nice, congrats!! Randy
    Randy Cox
    Lt Colonel, USAF (ret.)

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    Congrats Randy...new shop is awesome. Time to make some new dust!
    A wannabe woodworker!

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    That looks really awesome!!! Congratulations!
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    Very nice. I’m sure you’ll love it.
    Steve Jenkins, McKinney, TX. 469 742-9694
    Always use the word "impossible" with extreme caution

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    I really like your floor!

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    That’s a beautiful shop. Congrats!

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    What a wonderful and inviting space. Congrats!
    Take me to the hotel - Baggage gone, oh well . . .

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    Just a few more details. The main shop is 25 x 42, with an adjacent 6x10 closet for the dust collector and air compressor. I went with nordfab ducting, which I ordered through Oneida (they call it snap on piping, but itís nordfab and ships directly from Nordfab). I was warned about sticker shock, and will still shocked by the cost, close to five grand. The shop is heated and cooled by a Mitsubishi mini split which was $5500 installed.

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    Bob-looks awesome and clean. Now time to make some dust!
    Cheers
    Sean

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    I am designing a dust collector system for my shop and am leaning toward Nordfab. They can customize the ends of fittings with Quick fit, straight, and hose connector on a component. When you are trying to get a compact tool cluster fitted for dust collection, the customization is worth the price.

    Also, I very much like your shop layout.

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    Thomas, you can also source clamp together from Blastgate Company. There's a price advantage over Nordfab, but the connections are completely compatible. (Grizzly's product is also connection compatible)
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    Beautiful shop. I'll second Jim's menyion of Blastgate Company. They're great to work with.

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    Very nicely done. How fortunate you are to have such a space.

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