|Workshop by HughReeves||posted 02-27-2011 01:24 AM||1607 reads||0 times favorited||14 comments|
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So as I said in my last post, I am pretty much a brand new woodworker, but man have I gotten sucked into it. Over the past 3 months I have started trying to build a workshop out of the last 10 feet or so of my garage, and it’s coming along. It’s amazing how much my empty garage has changed in only 3 months. Unfortunately my wife still insists on parking her car in my woodshop. Oh well. I know when to pick my battles. The tablesaw is an older model Powermatic Artisan saw that I got off craigslist. I built the plywood with hardboard side table which has made it a lot easier for me to use. The workbench is actually made from plywood a friend of mine was throwing away and I asked for in the nick of time. Probably will build a more traditional bench somewhere down the road in my woodworking career but for now, it’s rock-solid stable and has a good working surface. Kinda had to make a split top design because the plywood was already ripped to 12inch strips for some built-in bookcases he never installed. Also built the table my lathe is on. Plenty stable for small stuff but I just tried turning a big log and that was really terrifying. The drill press is sitting on an old ikea shelf I used as my underwear drawer in college! Oh and Home Depot sold me that drill for $20!!!! It didn’t have the chuck, the childproof switch locker thing so they couldn’t turn it on in the store so they sold it for $20! I need to frame that receipt. Still have a long way to go. Need dust collection (badly), a bandsaw, a planer and a jointer.