Awesome! I have a dovetail 8" jointer from Grizzly and it has been awesome. Just be sure you get it set up right! Grizzly is actually really good about having helpful tutorial videos posted on Youtube, so if you have any questions you could check there, they've got lots of video tutorials with their own machines. It's helped many times.
Congrats! I had one just like yours until I outgrew it and upgraded to the 12" model. I never had a moments trouble with mine. I sold the 8" to a friend and it's still going strong. You'll love the helical head.
I've been thinking quite a bit lately about trying to get my (garage) shop into better shape to make it more fun to work in... I had posted in the other thread about painting the walls, I've still got a workbench on my to-do list, and I'm looking a lot at storage. Right now my hand tools are scattered around the garage and mixed in with my power tools or with miscellaneous household stuff stored in the garage. I'm thinking the next priorities should be getting my walls painted and set up with better hanging storage to get the non-woodworking things out of my way, then I want to put up a hand tool cabinet. I'm not looking at going completely over-the-top detailed with this, since I just don't have the time. To start, I suspect it might just be a cabinet with plane/saw storage and some shelves, and I'll go from there. My inclination right now is to build something from Baltic birch, maybe with some accents out of something nicer.
The space I have to work with is about 32" in height and up to 42" or so in width. I'm not set on dimensions yet, so I'm trying to figure that out (maybe 32x36?). The area I'm looking at will be on the wall above and behind where I want my bench to go, starting at about 18" off the bench surface (think upper kitchen cabinet height).
The things I need to store in there to start (recognizing that I have quite a few more I want to get):
2 small japanese saws
Pair of LV carcass saws (haven't bought them yet, but I plan to before the workbench)
Fret saw & coping saw
2 block planes
4 bench planes (Stanley 4, 5, 6, and I'd like to get a LV low angle for shooting)
Router plane and rabbet plane
Spokeshave and cabinet scraper
10 or so chisels
A couple of files (also planning on adding a few rasps)
Misc measuring tools (squares, angle gauges, rulers, etc)
Strop and plane supplies
I'm sure I've forgotten a few things, but that's the majority so far.
What have you done for storing your hand tools? There are so many designs, some of which seem kind of impractical to me. I'm leaning towards a cabinet that has an inset in the door that hinges out, to give more hanging space for small stuff. I can't decide if drawers are a good idea or not. I like the angled plane till, and right now I'm leaning towards a vertical saw till in the cabinet rather than putting them on the doors. If there are other threads I should look at, let me know!