|Workshop by Boneski||posted 12-15-2009 01:32 PM||2299 reads||0 times favorited||20 comments|
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This is the first rental property I’ve lived in that has a decent sized shed with it. The landlord is pretty good and was quite receptive to the idea of me setting up the shed for woodworking – even with the bolting equipment to the floor bit, as long as I get rid of them when we move out. So a year ago I started purchasing machinery in earnest to get the show on the road.
First up, here’s the Hafco woodmaster. It’s a 10” 3hp hybrid cabinet saw on a mobile base. Made some zero clearance throat plates and a special large area stop button (peice of plywood on hinges). The rip fence was sh!t so I purchased a beisemeyer style one. The assembly table that I recently made has adjustable height feet, so it works real nice as an outfeed table.
To the left of the table saw is my electronics work bench, which is from my last house where I ran a repair business out of the back room for a while. Although it does get used for some small electronics work, it’s mainly used for more general purpose stuff these days.
Then there’s the pedistal 2hp drill press. Keyless chuck.
8” Abbot and Ashby bench grinder. These are an industry standard here in Australia.
6” belt / 9” disk sander. I put castors on this. It’s a cheapy but after a but of messing around it setup quite well.
In the corner is the 14cfm 3hp air compressor with a 58 litre receiver. It runs a die grinder no problems.
The router table has a 2400W variable speed Makita router hanging off it. The fence is Tasmanian oak as the factory delivered one was flimsy rubbish. I’ve also made a bunch of zero clearance throat plates for it out of acrylic.
The 1300 CFM dust extractor has a cyclone pre seperator that I made from a 200 litre plastic drum..
The storage cabinet is lockable and all of my tools get stuffed in there when I’m away with work – and yes – it is well organised so I can find stuff. Infact TLOML can find tools in there due to labelling like “pliers” and “screwdrivers” on the drawers. The Tormek T7 sharpening system keeps things nice and sharp.
My car also goes in the shed when I’m away with work, so I’ve kept everything mobile.
The big yellow thing is a Woodfast jointer / thickness planer combination machine. It’s 12” capacity, 3HP. It totally kicks arse. The dual purpose aspect works well to save on floor space.
Finally, a picture of my edge tools. All purchased from Ebay. The trick here is to wait until the moron bidders are offline, so you don’t end up paying $300 for a set of used mortise chisels. Mine cost $70, which is more like it. Of note, there’s Stanley No7 jointer that I restored.
The whole shed, both inside and outside is covered by high resolution covert camera surveillence so I can get some happy snaps of any shady characters casing the place out.
-- Blinded by brilliance