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Offline Runhard

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My Shop Transformation
« on: June 06, 2015, 01:50 PM »
I thought that I would post a few pictures of my shop transformation. I was able to get some material from work. The material is cherry laminated MDF, not the best material to use, but it was free.

This is how my shop looked before the renovation:


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Offline Runhard

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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2015, 01:52 PM »
This is after I bought my bandsaw and started moving things around/

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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2015, 02:00 PM »
The first obstacle I had was to move my main water line.

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Offline Runhard

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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2015, 02:17 PM »
New water line:

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Offline Runhard

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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2015, 02:20 PM »
ATTENTION!
Sheet metal is sharp!


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Offline Runhard

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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2015, 02:22 PM »
Moving right along:
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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2015, 02:47 PM »
Looking good...real good [thumbs up]

Worth the 8 stitches I'd say... [poke]

Offline mike_aa

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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2015, 03:12 PM »
That is great.  Starting to look like a classy paneled "board" room only in this case it is really for boards!

How did you attach the panels and did you put edging on them?  Is that a slat wall?

Thanks for sharing!

Mike A.

Offline Kev

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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2015, 03:24 PM »
So ... ? Are you going to start selling men's shirts and ties from your basement? [eek]

Classy!

Offline Runhard

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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2015, 03:34 PM »
Just more pictures:

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Offline Runhard

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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2015, 03:52 PM »
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Offline Runhard

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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2015, 03:56 PM »
Now to work on my dust collection. I bought the ductwork from Nordfab and Carolina Air.
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Offline Runhard

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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2015, 04:03 PM »
Looking good...real good [thumbs up]

Worth the 8 stitches I'd say... [poke]

Thanks!

It was worth the stitches and it didn't hurt at all. Scars are cool anyway.
Daniel

Offline Runhard

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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2015, 04:09 PM »
That is great.  Starting to look like a classy paneled "board" room only in this case it is really for boards!

How did you attach the panels and did you put edging on them?  Is that a slat wall?

Thanks for sharing!

Mike A.

I attached 3/4" birch ply to the concrete/block walls with tapcon concrete anchors. Some places had to be shimed out using masonite. Then I just screwed the MDF slat panels to the plywood. I have not applied any edge banding as of yet. The walls do not need any banding because the edges are not seen, but I will need to add some on a few trim pieces.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2015, 08:52 PM by Runhard »
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Offline Runhard

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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2015, 04:11 PM »
So ... ? Are you going to start selling men's shirts and ties from your basement? [eek]

Classy!

Probably......


 
Not  [tongue]
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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2015, 04:13 PM »
My father worked in the HVAC industry and I can remember as a kid, him coming home with cut-up hands all the time. I learned from him and wear leather gloves when I'm working with sheet metal or duct work. The stuff is so sharp sometimes you don't even know you've been cut.

Also purchased and installed some stainless duct from Nordfab for a range vent hood. Really, really nice quality stuff. Love the rolled joints and the quick release clamps.

The nice thing about slat board is that you can reconfigure it as your needs change.

Offline Runhard

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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2015, 04:14 PM »
I need to finish up the electric and a few other things. I want to add good lighting and a ceiling also. I have access to a basketball court that I have considered using for the floor, but we want to move soon and I don't want to put too much time in it
Daniel

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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2015, 04:15 PM »
That's almost too nice a place to do any work, Daniel... But seriously, what a transformation!


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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2015, 04:59 PM »
Beautiful shop sir! Love the DC set up too!
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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2015, 05:51 AM »
Very nice layout!

However, far to dark for my liking! would need one heck of a lot of lighting in there!  [eek]

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Offline Hunter

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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2015, 11:02 AM »
Really nice layout! I have a small shop space myself and am amazed out how effectively your setup allows you to use and reconfigure the space, which leads me to a ton of questions... *grin*

- What are the dimmensions of the shop space?
- Do you have a plan map, layout, or some other dimmensioned above view of the space?
- Did you purchase the slat wall and bracket assemblies (if so where?) or make them?

Thanks for posting, and for taking so much time with the descriptions and photos.

Regards,
  Hunter
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Offline #Tee

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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2015, 11:11 AM »
love it! everything has its place and no wasted space. basically all you need in a   that small confine area.
When youre feeling depressed just treat yourself to a systainer even if its a mini systainer its ok.

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Offline alkaline

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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2015, 03:10 PM »
Mr. Runhard,

when I watch your photos, I do not know if you're building workshop or Louis Vuitton boutique.
 [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

In any case, it is a great beauty, and I congratulate you on the results.
 [thumbs up]

Take care of yourself.
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Offline Runhard

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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2015, 03:55 PM »
Very nice layout!

However, far to dark for my liking! would need one heck of a lot of lighting in there!  [eek]

~WW

I totally agree with you, it is too dark. I plan on adding new lights and I have 2 options. The 1st is to add 5 double fixtures of 48" fluorescent T8's. The 2nd option would be adding 10 - 15 can lights. I will probably be adding the 48" T8's
Daniel

Offline Runhard

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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2015, 04:03 PM »
Really nice layout! I have a small shop space myself and am amazed out how effectively your setup allows you to use and reconfigure the space, which leads me to a ton of questions... *grin*

- What are the dimmensions of the shop space?
- Do you have a plan map, layout, or some other dimmensioned above view of the space?
- Did you purchase the slat wall and bracket assemblies (if so where?) or make them?

Thanks for posting, and for taking so much time with the descriptions and photos.

Regards,
  Hunter

This space is 25' x 11' and there is another room on the other side of the same dimensions that holds the furnace, water heater, water softner, washer, dryer... I use the other side for more storage and I also placed my main DC in there.

I do not have a layout, I just placed things in a way that made sense to me.

I was able to get the material from the building that I manage. It came from a room that was a varsity shop and we are renovating it into a large conference room.


Daniel

Offline mike_aa

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Re: My Shop Transformation
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2015, 06:33 PM »
There was a whole thread here about 4 foot LED shop lights from Costco that some FOG members have used.  They were out of stock for a while, but they are back now at my Costco near Cleveland, Ohio.  They are nice lights.

Mike A.