|Workshop by BlankMan||posted 11-16-2009 08:24 AM||3306 reads||2 times favorited||37 comments|
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Thought I’d finally take some pictures of my workshop and post them. So far this is only part of it they’ll be more to come. I just completed mounting and aligning the RAS and the picture was taken before its first cut. I had to lower the bench where it sits because its frame was taller then my previous RAS but keep the bench strong enough to hold its 300lbs and keep it level. Landed up making a router sled to accomplish that feat.
You’ll notice the planer, mortiser and spindle sander are slid back out of the way. That way the bench supports anything I’m cutting on the RAS or chop saw and if I had to I could cut a 30 ft board in half. When I need to plane a board I remove the table top in front of the planer and slide it forward. The bench then becomes the outfeed table for the planer. I can plane 10 ft boards if I need to and the full length is supported on the outfeed side by the bench top.
Same goes for the mortiser and the spindle sander, when I need to use them I remove the section of bench top in front of each and slide them forward. The height of the bench also matches the height of the UniSaw so if I’m cutting something wide to the left the bench supports it.
Oh and the bench everything is sitting on was my first big project. 2×4 construction and every joint a lap joint. It’s been through a lot of modifications over the years to accommodate my ever changing machines but is holding up pretty well.
The HangUp Pro Shop Vac’s hose runs along the ceiling for about 18 ft or so on hooks and I lower it to vacuum up the floor or bench or connect to my sanders when I’m using them to grab the dust right away.
Now that I have the RAS and chop saw mounted in place I have to make the dust hoods to go behind each. I had hoods behind my old RAS and chop saw but of course these changed too much thus making the old hoods ineffective.
-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI