I just wanted to say hello and share a project I recently wrapped up that has been a great learning experience. About 2 years ago I moved into a new home and my wife agreed that the downstairs would be my workshop/display room. The rest of the house belonged to her :) Therefore, I set about to convert the area into the woodshop that I have wanted for awhile. I am a hobbiest and love the craft but it is a hobby and therefore has to be treated as such. The newest and greatest machines such as Festool are fantastic and, I admit, I drool over them weekly but, for what my projects consist of, its not financially feasible to start spending that sort of money. Perhaps someday if I stike it rich! Anyway, back to my miter station. Since space in most shops is limited I wanted a space that was usable but incorporated all areas without waste. The design I chose is not my idea and I must attribute that to Patrick Jaromin from Naperville, IL. Patrick appears to be a superb craftsman who runs a site called Tenon and Spline which I enjoy reading. (However, for the past few months there have been no updates. This, I suspect , is because he has at least 4 growing children and time is likely limited) Anyway, I actually designed my shop after his which always appears organized yet usable. His shop is larger than mine but I’ve tried to incorporate all the necessary aspects. His most notable in my opinion was a bank of drawers and countertop that also acts as his miter station. Although there were no exact dimensions I worked out a drawing using sketch up for my space. What I came up with was an area that gave me 14 large sturdy drawers and a cabinet with a sliding keyboard drawer. In addition, like his, my jointer is able to slide underneath the cabinetry on a design he had made available from another fellow lumberjock. The cabinet will hold a computer for downloading projects on line. The drawers were constructed from scratch using 3/4 birch ply sides and 1/2” bottoms. I didn’t want to spend too much time with dovetailing since this is for my shop so I went with the Kreg system which I happen to love and has actually revolutionized my projects. (I actually can’t remember the last time I took out my buscuit joiner) Anyway, I thought I’d upload a few pics of the project and hope to post more of both the shop in progress and other projects coming.