|Workshop by Bob_B||posted 05-20-2007 04:26 AM||1477 reads||0 times favorited||5 comments|
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My workshop is in my basement. I have quite a bit packed into a 22 X 10 space. Part of my ongoing struggles has to do with the furnace, oil tank and hot water heater that occupy part of my “Man Town”. I’d really like to have a bigger work area, but for now….
I”d say my tools are quite common to the average woodworker.
-10” Craftsman contractors saw. I built a larger work surface around it to give more working space. It usually doubles as a work bench/assembly table.
-Homemade Router table with a Milwaukee 1 3/4 router and a Rousseau Router table.
-Ridgid 14” Bandsaw
-Ridgid 13” Surface Planer
-Delta bench top drill press.
-Dewalt 10” miter saw.
-Grizzly 14” lathe
-Delta 1.5 hp Dust collector. I have it stationary even though it would be a bit more efficient to move it around. I just don’t have the space to move it easily.
-Grizzly G0586 8” Jointer. The latest addition to my shop. I can’t believe it took me this long to get this NECESSARY tool.
There are a few other smaller tools, and a bunch of handtools but this is the bulk of it.
Most of my work is cabinetry, but I’ve done quite a few furniture pieces for my home and for gifts. I did some nice bedroom furniture for my wife and I (a matching bed frame and dresser out of Mahogany, an entertainment center, and a Cherry reclining chair are some of my highlights. I also got hooked on turning a while ago, and though I haven’t had a chance to do any recently, I did quite a few segmented bowls as Christmas gifts a couple years ago.
That’s about it. I don’t have any photos yet, but I’ll be sure to get some up.
Thanks for reading.
-- Bob B - Warwick, Rhode Island