|Workshop by FaTToaD||posted 07-18-2010 12:34 AM||1424 reads||0 times favorited||11 comments|
Here’s a few pictures of my “shop”. It consist of a decent size two car garage and a small carport area off to the side. Since I have cabinets, a sink, a fridge, a deep freeze, and a washer and dryer along the walls, most of the tools are in the center. I have a workbench on one side, a small desk near the table saw, and some modular storage shelves along the back.
I finally got a decent table saw, which has helped a ton. I was using a very small 10” Ryobi, the $100 you see at the big box stores. Now I just need to build an outfeed table and I’ll be set. I’m currently using an old entrainment center as a router table. It works pretty good, but I plan on building a nicer one in the near future. I have the bandsaw and the miter saw on a small “bench” that was my tool shed when we moved in. I’m hoping to build a miter saw station eventually and move that bench outside.
In the first two pictures, above the piano I swear I’m going to refinish some day, you can see my small lumber storage area. Most of my boards go here, though some go under the carport with the sheet goods. You can see the car port area in the fifth picture. You can also see my custom, hand made, Arkansas Razorback ping pong table that now gets used for storage and to help cut sheets of plywood. What a shame, but I just don’t have any place to put it.
Here’s some of the tools I own:
Rigid TS3650 Table Saw
Ryobi 9” Bandsaw
Ryobi 10” Compound Miter Saw
Ryobi Biscuit Joiner
Ryobi 7” Circular Saw
Black & Decker 5” Circular Saw
Ridgid RS2900 Router Combo
Ridgid 18V Lithium Ion Cordless Drill
Ridgid Shop Vac
Note: The first five pictures are HDR (High Dynamic Range), Google it if you want to learn about this cool photography method. They are not the greatest HDR photos I’ve ever done, but I didn’t feel like spending a ton of time working on them. The neat thing about using them in this situation is that you can get to see every inch of the shop regardless of the lighting, and they shows lots of detail. I have even seen less “aggressive” HDR photos in a few woodworking magazines, it’s getting quite popular.