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    Several people liked my recent post on the Scrap metal art or projects thread that showed the various lights in my shop, so I decided to present a more comprehensive thread of my shop.

    My garage was built in three phases. The original 2 car garage (Don’s garage) was built in the 40’s. In the 60’s a “L” shaped addition was added, which included an additional parking space (Anne’s garage) as well as additional space in the rear (Shop plus Mill room). In 2020 I completed an addition across the rear (addition). Below is a plan view of the garage layout.

    1. Plan view of garage
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    Here is a view of the entire garage taken from the northwest. The addition is the part on the left side of the picture.

    2. View of Garage from NW
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    As a part of the addition project, I added a new 400-amp electrical service.

    3. New 400-amp service
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    I also added a high efficiency furnace and air conditioner. Also notice my pitiful attempt at landscaping.

    4. Air Conditioner
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    Here is a view from the SW, which shows the single and two car garages. The addition is the part that sticks out slightly on the upper left side of the picture.

    5. View of garage from SW
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    Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
    Miller Dynasty 200DX
    Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
    Lincoln LE 31 MP
    Lincoln 210 MP
    Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
    16" DoAll Saw
    15" Drill Press
    7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
    20 Ton Arbor Press
    Bridgeport

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    Here is a view of all of the equipment on the north wall of the addition

    6. North wall of addition
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    7. Cutter grinder
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    8. Swivel mast saw
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    9. Arbor press with finger brake
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    10. Layout bench
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    Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
    Miller Dynasty 200DX
    Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
    Lincoln LE 31 MP
    Lincoln 210 MP
    Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
    16" DoAll Saw
    15" Drill Press
    7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
    20 Ton Arbor Press
    Bridgeport

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    • #3
      11. Arbor Press
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      12. Clausing Colchester 15 in lathe
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      13. Lathe 2
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      14. South wall of addition
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      15. High efficiency furnace and AC
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      Last edited by Don52; 01-05-2022, 12:48 PM.
      Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
      Miller Dynasty 200DX
      Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
      Lincoln LE 31 MP
      Lincoln 210 MP
      Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
      16" DoAll Saw
      15" Drill Press
      7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
      20 Ton Arbor Press
      Bridgeport

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      • #4
        When I retired in July of 2020, I bought this toolbox to hold all of the tools that I had a work. My thought was the additional tool set in the addition of the shop, would minimize the distance that I would have to walk for a tool. The top surface of the new tool box was a convenient place to mount the tube roller.

        16. Toolbox with tube roller (In front of furnace)

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        18. DoAll vertical saw
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        19. West wall of mill room
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        20. East wall of mill room
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        Last edited by Don52; 01-05-2022, 12:49 PM.
        Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
        Miller Dynasty 200DX
        Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
        Lincoln LE 31 MP
        Lincoln 210 MP
        Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
        16" DoAll Saw
        15" Drill Press
        7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
        20 Ton Arbor Press
        Bridgeport

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        • #5
          21. Bridgeport mill
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          22. North wall of shop
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          23. Welding table
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          24. Close up of bench
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          25. South wall of shop
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          Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
          Miller Dynasty 200DX
          Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
          Lincoln LE 31 MP
          Lincoln 210 MP
          Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
          16" DoAll Saw
          15" Drill Press
          7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
          20 Ton Arbor Press
          Bridgeport

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          • #6
            26. Drill press
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            27. Radial arm saw
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            28. Some welders on east wall of shop
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            29. Two car garage
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            30. Grinding table on east wall of two car garage
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            Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
            Miller Dynasty 200DX
            Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
            Lincoln LE 31 MP
            Lincoln 210 MP
            Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
            16" DoAll Saw
            15" Drill Press
            7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
            20 Ton Arbor Press
            Bridgeport

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            • #7
              31. Some more welders on east wall of two car garage
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              Notice how empty my wife’s garage is.

              32. Anne's garage
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              -Don
              Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
              Miller Dynasty 200DX
              Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
              Lincoln LE 31 MP
              Lincoln 210 MP
              Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
              16" DoAll Saw
              15" Drill Press
              7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
              20 Ton Arbor Press
              Bridgeport

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              • #8
                You could move that blue car out and get some more machines. You need an iron worker. And a plasma table.

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                • #9
                  Great setup Don!!
                  Richard
                  West coast of Florida

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                  • #10
                    Appreciate the time and effort you took to post these. Love seeing a well-equipped and paid out shop.

                    I had the same thoughts when I saw that blue car. It's just in the way.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
                      You could move that blue car out and get some more machines. You need an iron worker. And a plasma table.
                      In addition to the iron worker and a plasma table, I would also like a bigger TIG or MIG welder. My wife has no problem giving up her garage, provide I give her mine.

                      Originally posted by Ltbadd View Post
                      Great setup Don!!
                      Thanks.



                      Originally posted by MAC702 View Post
                      Appreciate the time and effort you took to post these. Love seeing a well-equipped and paid out shop.

                      I had the same thoughts when I saw that blue car. It's just in the way.
                      You guys are going to get me in trouble with the wife.
                      Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
                      Miller Dynasty 200DX
                      Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
                      Lincoln LE 31 MP
                      Lincoln 210 MP
                      Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
                      16" DoAll Saw
                      15" Drill Press
                      7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
                      20 Ton Arbor Press
                      Bridgeport

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                      • #12
                        You either have way too much space or not enough equipment? Very Nice and clean.....

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                        • #13
                          Don, I think your shop could use some extra security. I have a cot and a sleeping bag and I promise, they won't take up much room and you'll hardly know I'm there, unless, of course you hear the machinery running when it shouldn't be.

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                          • #14
                            Could use a beer fridge too.

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                            • #15
                              Nice heavy duty equipment. Way out of my league.
                              Miller Challenger 172
                              Hobart AC/DC Stickmate
                              Older Sears AC Stick machine

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