|Workshop by BritBoxmaker||posted 04-14-2010 08:41 PM||6810 reads||2 times favorited||18 comments|
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As my wife, Sue and I rent my workshop moves with me. At the moment its a 9’ x 18’ garage. Hot in summer and cold in winter. The power is from one power outlet, with a system of extensions, and I have to remember not to switch on too much at once or the fuse blows.
The first pic shows my workbench (homemade), my router table also homemade with an ancient Hitachi M8 1/2” router ( I use an old car sissor jack as a height adjuster) and my table saw which is an old ELU TGS173 flip saw (can be used as a table saw or a chop/ mitre saw). Various jigs on the wall. The bench has various holes in it to mount; a small lathe, clamps and a grinder press (like a chop saw for a small grinder, I use it mostly for metals and stone).
Pic 2 shows my Bench Grinder, Pillar Drill and Belt/Disc Sander and White Board (where all the clever stuff is worked out).
Pic 3 is a small ‘tool gloat’ twenty three, two foot clamps (go on count them) which I got from my work for £23 ( thats £1 each, I’ll leave you to convert for local currency) as they ‘weren’t selling’!
Pic 4 is my latest addition. Shop made, three speed, 14” Drum sander. I built it myself and saved a shed load of money doing it. Plus the sense of acheivement. Details in my blog.
I’ve decided to make things more efficient I’m putting the planer and the drum sander on castors!
Pic 5 is the bottom end of the garage with the bandsaw (DeWalt) in the far distance and my 8” planer/ thicknesser and dust extractor in the foreground.
Pic 6 shows my small wood collection. I mostly use turning blanks of the more exotic woods for box work.
Latest addition is a 45 watt Logitech 2.1 sound system, picked up on the local freecycle for nothing, driven off a digital radio or a wireless connected Acer Aspire netbook, also free, (which also helps speed up photo processing) with access to all my music on the main system. At last sounds louder than the planer.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com