|Workshop by Vincent Labreche||posted 10-20-2009 01:48 AM||970 reads||1 time favorited||10 comments|
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Around After realizing that I spent too much time on the computer, playing video games, and doing nothing too productive on my free time, I decided that I would start to spend that time to put my creativity and skills to the test by doing something that I would start to love: woodworking.
This was spring 2009, at that moment, my girlfriend and I just decided we would move in together in july, and we lacked a proper bed. It was at this moment that I started to get serious. Our apartment has no room for big tools, but I made an arrangement with my dad: he would let me setup a workshop in the garage and I would buy the equipment and let him use it.
Having no background whatsoever in woodworking, it took me a few months to get started… I knew a bit about power tools, but never really got to shop for any of the workshop equipment. After reading a lot (on this site) and on other sources around the net, I got a hold of a few shop equipment:
- 13” Planer
- 6” Jointer
- General Table Saw
- Drill Press
- Mitre Saw
- Router and router table
- Dust Collector
- Cordless drills
- Circular saw
- Biscuit Joiner
- Random Orbit Sander
- Brad nail gun
- Whole set of Bessey clamps (~20)
- Stacked dado blade set
- 2 Roller Stands
- Other miscellaneous stuff
- Big Workbench that I built (First real project)
- Jig to use the planer as a jointer (Required for the bed pieces that are too big for my 6” jointer)
I finally have everything setup correctly and ready to roll. I am a bit limited in space, so I often move the tools around and use the driveway as a shop extension. I was able to produce a few nice additions for my apartment so far, and I have to say that I love the feeling of building something from scratch and using it on a daily basis. It is rewarding.
Can’t wait to get that bed out of the shop!
And a lot of other things in the future.