|Workshop by CDavy||posted 02-18-2011 09:19 PM||1015 reads||0 times favorited||4 comments|
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This is my first shop – A work in progress as I have only had it for about 1.5 years. My shop takes up the third stall in our 3 car garage. It is aprox 18’ x 25’ with a 9’ ceiling. It has a ceiling mounted gas furnace- a necessity for Minnesota in the winter. My first project was to replace an old broken down bench that came with garage and I built a nice high and long bench with cabinet and drawer storage out of BC 3/4 Pine Plywood and pine 1×2 for the face frame. Drawers were made from 1/2” MDF leftovers with Plywood faces. I also built a 4’ x 6’ assembly table/out-feed tabletop out of 1/2” MDF torsion box and faced with Red Oak. It has a replaceable hardboard top to absorb all the abuse it gets Which is temporarily sitting on a 2×4 base, because I have not had time to build the base/storage I really want. I have small portable 10” table saw. I have another table that holds my belt/disc sander, drill press and grinder that I inherited from my Grandpa-the old Delta drill press and sander were his. He loved wood working and I used to spend a lot of time working with him in his shop as a kid. I also inherited his benchtop vise, scroll saw and hand tools. I also have a Hitachi 12” Compound Miter saw on portable stand and a Porter Cable benchtop jointer. I use a Ridgid portable air compressor with a straight Ridgid finish nailer, brad nailer, and Hitachi narrow crown stapler. I have a Bosch Colt Palm router which is an awesome little router and works very well for me. I am looking at getting a bigger fixed/plunge based unit in the future.
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