|Workshop by Gray||posted 09-23-2011 01:09 AM||1363 reads||0 times favorited||9 comments|
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My workshop is located in my 2 car garage. I have built shelving along two sides to accommodate storage. This helped my wife and I organize our stuff while at the same time, giving me an excuse to setup “shop”. My main work area is about 7 ft of that shelving that I claimed for my workbench. It is located right under a window, providing natural light while working, an added benefit.
The main difficulty is fitting our two vehicles into the garage each night. One of my prerequisites for working out of the garage. I can do whatever I want to during the day, but each night, the cars better be able to fit back in.
I do have my power tools along the other wall of the garage. Ridgid R4511 Tablesaw, Ridgid 15” Drill Press, Ridgid 14” Bandsaw, Ridgid 6” Jointer. Yes, I know, a lot of Ridgid. Well, I bought them for $100 each from a guy clearing out his storage and I just couldn’t pass them up. I also have a 1961 DeWalt 925H Radial Arm Saw that came with literally a suitcase of attachments and extra blades for $50 total.
I’m trying the “blended” form of woodworking. I am interested in the hand tools because this is just a hobby of mine to escape the day to day computer programming. I am more interested in enjoying myself and learning the skills of working with wood. I have the Stanley planes 3-7 I am learning on. A couple other planes, 45 combo, 71 1/2 router plane, a couple rabbet planes, spokeshave, drawknife, etc. I am enjoying myself. I definitely have contracted the tool virus. As long as I keep it under control, I don’t mind being ‘sick’.