|Workshop by DHS||posted 02-15-2012 01:48 AM||1553 reads||0 times favorited||8 comments|
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Date: 2-14-2012. My 480 sq ft shop is located in a detached garage behind my home. The garage was built by the previous owner, but after insulating it and installing wiring and an electrical subpanel it was ready for woodworking. My favorite tools: Grizzly G0690 Cabinet saw purchased at the annual Grizzly scratch-and-dent sale. The saw has some huge scratches where you can’t really see them; they saved me lots of $ are my favorite part of the saw. I added a Grizzly router-table attachment that works great. I also love my Delta 13” planer. Nearly all of my hand planes are used, mostly pre-war Stanley Bailey-type planes that I’ve acquired from various places. Each has its own story. My favorite plane is a Record No. 73 shoulder plane that I received from the wife of a friend and fellow woodworker who passed away last year. I remember him every time I trim a tenon. I have several benches and tables that serve different purposes. Along the back wall is my layout bench. Along the left wall is a bench that was built by the previous owner, but I converted it into a miter-saw station, a bench-top tool station, and wood storage area. In the font of the shop are my woodworking bench that I just finished building, a table for sharpening plane irons and chisels, and a cabinet that I use for finishing small projects and it also holds most of my brushes and finishes. I have a few lamps on stands that I can move among the different tables to augment the overhead fluorescent lights. I’ve had the shop running for a little more than a year now and I continue to think of new ways to organize it. Next project on my list – shelving for lumber along the right wall near the layout bench.
-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA