|Workshop by CreekWoodworker||posted 05-16-2009 04:42 AM||1887 reads||2 times favorited||13 comments|
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I’m new to woodworking and just built my new basement shop. It’s somewhat unusual, I reused our old kitchen cabinets when we remodeled… probably not so unusual… but I also got my hands on my company’s old conference room table 16×4.5 ft and a large white board for making notes. I’ve banged my head on that table for years, now I can put it to good use. I added a bench vise and my bench mounted power tools. For now I think it’s great for laying out and assembling project, only time will tell as I continue building projects. Currently, I’m leaning more toward hand tools but use small power tools for a little assistance.
Dec 2010 Update: The shiny conference room table isn’t so shiny anymore, plus I drilled a bunch of bench dog holes in it. I continue to lean toward hand tools but over the last two years have added a few power tools. I also expanded my shop a little at first but now take up about 75% of my basement. The boss says taking all that space is okay but leave her room for storage. Some of the big tools I’ve added include a 14” bandsaw w/riser, jointer, planer, spindle/disk sander, mortiser, router table, and dust collection. I love working with the bandsaw, my favorite tool.
-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction