|Workshop by DynaBlue||posted 10-24-2009 11:36 PM||1424 reads||0 times favorited||9 comments|
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Okay, here are pictures of my shop at ‘medium clean’ settings. I hope the pictures come out in proper sequence:
North Wall- washer/dryer
East Wall- POS (point of sale) workbench, which came with the house
South Wall- Main garage door (closed because the sun glare made the place look like a dark cave. Now it looks like a bright cave!)
West Wall- Lumber wall
Outdoor wood storage- 180bf of 15 yr old air dried 5/4 rough cherry I found on craigslist for $3/bf (mainly 7-9” wide x 8’)
I think I’m fairly happy with the layout so far as there is plenty of room to move around three sides of the bench and almost all around the table saw. I need a better place and stand for the chop saw on the west wall. Obviously almost everything needs to be mobile but currently only the lathe (not pictured) has to be rolled outside to work. At night it lives between the good bench and the POS bench. I also need many more lights to allow me to work a bit later in the evenings. I have some halogen worklights but I don’t feel like using a sauna just for better lighting.
I also included a picture of my shop supervisor, Sasha. She is a wild cat that came with the house and is remarkably at home in the shop even when I’m doing mortise chopping or running the dust collector and a machine. Most happy when there are wood chips and curls on the floor so she can take a little roll in them. She strolls in, looks around a bit, demands some attention and then wanders off for a while. Just like a real supervisor!
Craigslist has been my friend for shop tools. A very special shout out goes to my wife who located (and purchased while I was deployed) my drum sander, Craftsman tool box, Bandsaw and the rolling bench under the lumber on the W wall. Her father was a carpenter/woodworker and she totally gets buying nice tools so they last. She also prompted me to buy the Sawstop (52” model, 3hp model) and bandsaw.
Thanks for looking!
-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....