Up till now, we had been working. Now it was time for the fun part, putting the shop together. A year and a helf had gone by without all of my tools having a home. My excessive planning was finally paying off. The first thing to be built was lumber & plywood storage. I had a piece of leftover plywood that I hung and started building tool holders on it.
The next priority was dust collection piping and the back wall workbench. The idea on the workbench was to have rolling carts parked underneath parts of the bench, the miter saw, radial arm saw and a sanding station. I ended up selling the radial arm saw so there’s a dust collection port in the workbench that doesn’t really have a purpose right now.
The pipe coming from the attached dust collector room into the shop. The first port is for the sanding station and the vertical pipe goes to the table saw.
Future home for screws and hardware.
View of the bench in progress for the miter saw, the sanding table, and “cart garage”
The back bench is a little high so the parked benches will all be the same height as the main workbench and table saw. I like the bench high for the sanding table and miter saw. Hopefully this will be the catch-all instead of the main bench and table saw outfeed table. We’ll see. The next blog will be the shop as it stands now.