|Workshop by Durnik150||posted 04-28-2009 08:24 AM||2025 reads||1 time favorited||9 comments|
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I finally got around to taking some photos. I was actually forced into rearranging my shop by two things. The first was the acquisition of two rolling cabinets from a local school that was replacing them. The second was the rollover of table saws. I had a 30 yr old Craftsman contractor saw and a 15 yr old benchtop Craftsman. While they were both decent I really wanted a saw that I could grow with. After reading numerous reviews, I picked up a Ridgid R4511, the new granite top 10” saw. These two things made me completely rearrange my whole shop. I still haven’t re-installed my dust collection system so that is why there is a big curly pile of hose in the corner by the dust collector.
Since I figured the shop would never be this clean again, I had to get some photos. Now that I finally have my dust collection system all hooked up I updated the photos (09/09).
We have a 2 car garage that my wife actually likes to park her car in every so often, especially when it snows here in Colorado. As a result we have negotiated that I get half of the garage for my woodshop as well as the benches and walls as long as she can pull in when the weather turns. This does result in some set up and break down time but at least I have all the toys available to me with a little planning.
The first picture is an overall one from outside the garage to give you a little idea of the total size.
The second photo starts the move across from left to right. The two cabinets I mentioned are right inside the door. One of them holds blocks of wood and pieces of wood smaller than about 4’. It also holds anything that doesn’t fit anywhere else. The second cabinet holds all of my finishing materials. From sanding belts to oils and chemicals, this cabinet has it all. Along one side of a cabinet is my enclosed shop-vac box (noise reduction) and my miter saw. Tucked around the second cabinet is a workbench and then two storage cabinets. The dust collector is in the far left corner.
The third photo shows my main work-space (photo 5 shows it closer up). The table saw is up against an 8’ steel army table that I have my belt sander and drill press on. Next to that is a wooden workbench with the wood rack on the wall above it.
Photo four starts with my 14” band saw (my favorite tool until I get more familiar with the new table saw). On the wall are push sticks and spare blades. Next to that is my portable router table. Since there was nowhere else to put it, the shop currently houses a deep freezer. It takes up more room than I would like but can’t really go anywhere else. My tool wall hangs behind the freezer. Next to the freezer is the right workbench. It is used primarily for storage of portable tools. I have my jointer and planer stored there as well as my spindle sander. I put together a small bookshelf with a lift lid to hold most of my woodworking books and it hangs just above the workbench.
Photo five is a little better view of the table saw and the becnch holding the drill press and belt sander.
Photo six is just a closer look at the wood rack. I need to pull everything down and rearrange it soon.
Like most, you can never have enough clamps! I store these mostly on the bench by the drill press but a few are over on the left workbench.
I think that is pretty much it. My shop isn’t as pretty as some I have seen here on LumberJocks but I only have so much room. If I could just get my wife to give up on the idea of always having a dry car to get into, I could get a few extra square feet!
-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO