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Comment by Daniel Brizendine on August 4, 2009 at 9:20pm
very nice shop!
Comment by Larry on March 6, 2009 at 8:23pm
Steve - on the electrical - it is a 60 amp service 120-240 volt sub panel - there are three light circuits, 2 outlet circuits and one compressor circuit , 12 outlets, one outside light, 6 / 8' strip fluorescent lights and three switches. That is probably more information than you wantedd but that does the electrical.
Eric - the building is a Cleary Building Corp. - they call them a pre-Engineered Buildings - You design the type of building and they will pre - cut everything for you. Then its trucked to your property and set up. This is the outside shell only - the concrete, electrical, and interior walls are up to you to construct. On the dust collection system - the pipes run to a separator and then into the vacuum system which is inside the building (with a great muffler to limit the noise). I would of loved to had a stick building but the cost of this building was just half the price of the stick building.
Ike - the downdraft table(sanding table) works really well and I have very little sawdust to deal with.
And thanks again for the comments guys.
Comment by Ike Daniels on March 6, 2009 at 5:11pm
this is a real nice shop very well put together i like the downdraft table and the other bench you got next to the tablesaw i think it is but any way you have alot of tools i like to many to list but congrats on the new shop i hope i get there some day!!!
Comment by Eric on March 6, 2009 at 4:18am
Larry,
Great shop and great job photographing it so the rest of us can learn from it. Is the building a kit building or is it from scratch so to speak? Also, I saw the dust collection piping but never the collector, did you opt to put it outside or did I just miss it? Thanks again for sharing this.
Comment by Steve on March 5, 2009 at 11:23pm
Larry - I have a friend just starting a project like yours. What size electrical service have you installed to power up this place?
Comment by Larry on March 5, 2009 at 7:17pm
Rick - I guess I call it a metal building because of the exterior finish which is a metal siding. Thinking about that I guess its a miss - term of wording - but then again a wood sided building would be a wood building? Also thanks for the complements on the shop - about the insulation - if you look up at the ceiling - there is 2.5" of insulation called building wrap which goes all over the building - I then had a 2" air space - 3.5 inches of batting in the 2 x 4 interior walls and exterior T1-11 siding for the finished walls on the inside. And Larry B. yes it does get cold here - anywhere from -20 (extreme) to 105 in the summer. The gas heat in the shop does wonders and only costs about $50 bucks a month. No air conditioning except a window fan and mother nature's cooling breeze - sometimes about 40 mph.
Comment by rick on March 5, 2009 at 2:06pm
that is a dream shop for sure.
you really know what your doing.
but i'm wondering, as i look at these
great pictures, why do you call it a
metal building?
Comment by Wayne on February 17, 2009 at 1:37pm
Great shots Dave. A labor of love no doubt. I remember my first shop, 12'x12'. The only power tool I had was electric lights. Learned a lot about sand paper and hand tools.
Comment by THE FIDDLER on February 9, 2009 at 5:34pm
NICE SHOP! GREAT JOB . . .CONGRATULATIONS!
Comment by Larry B. on February 6, 2009 at 8:55am
You have a nice shop, about the size as mine. You must live in a warm climate, as I see no insulation. Injoy your new shop, and keep the sawdust flowing.

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