|Workshop by Granddaddy1||posted 05-20-2012 11:37 PM||1423 reads||1 time favorited||4 comments|
My workshop is 2 bays of a 3 car garage. Fortunately, my beautiful bride has tolerance and patience with me regarding use of this space. She parks in the garage, and I have all the heavy tools mobile so I can compress my shop and park a second vehicle inside when storms are expected. As a long time serious hobby woodworker, I have acculumulated most of the tools needed, even if they aren’t the “best available”. I’ve spent my entire working career in the lumber/building materials/building components industry. I recognize that I am not a professional (at least at home), and wouldn’t get full value out of some of the higher quality/priced equipment.
Space consumption and storage efficiency are major considerations for me in my shop. I have a Craftsman contractor table saw with cast iron router wing. My dust collector is mobile, and connects to one tool at a time. I have a very well organized tool storage system.
I turn small projects, work on some large furniture projects, build a lot of jigs and fixtures, and generally do anything that makes sawdust.
-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!