|Workshop by Doe||posted 07-04-2014 12:45 AM||1420 reads||0 times favorited||27 comments|
The shop is about 15×25 feet, and there’s another room outside it that has carving, finishing and assorted storage and isn’t tidy enough for pictures. I’m a put in sort of person so the shop looks a bit stark; this is pretty odd because I like a cosy shop with the walls covered with tools and wood.
Six pictures isn’t enough, I took fifteen and thought that wasn’t enough.
The first picture has the French doors (for light) and the large fire extinguisher.
Moving to the right is the whiteboard and a shelf to store pencils and the helmet recharger. The fire can is to store rags used for finishes. The door is to The Closet, used for storage.
The bench is quite small but it works well so far. Lots of drawer storage below. Beside the air cleaner is one of William’s first bowls. I use it to remind myself that I should go ahead and try new things (as safely as possible of course) because I want to know exactly what to do and that’s not always possible. Behind the music stand (for instructions of course) is Lucy the lathe. I started my woodworking adventures with the lathe. The Dungeon is a cold cellar behind the band saw and air cleaner and is used for wood. We wanted to have a wine cellar. We thought “buy two save one” but that didn’t work so we bought three to save one. That didn’t work either and since it caused some fuzzy brains in the morning, we scrapped the whole idea of a wine cellar. Now it’s used for wood.
Still moving left is the far side of the shop with tons of storage and sanding equipment. Turning tools, chucks etc., are in the rolling toolbox in the centre and the big toolbox is for the grinder and drilling stuff.
I’d like a proper bench for the chop saw but the Work Mate works fine for now. I’m going to make a box for the router table to store the bits etc. that are currently below the workbench. The planer hasn’t been used; I misplaced the parts package and had to reorder them and the switch lock is backordered. The frame on the wall is a reminder to make longer push sticks for the table saw.
The cabinet in the last picture is where I store kits, parts, and miscellaneous other stuff. You might have noticed that I like books.
This would have been a lot easier with a video camera . . .
-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen