|Workshop by Ick||posted 11-23-2010 10:28 PM||2132 reads||1 time favorited||13 comments|
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Workshop is in a standlone 30’ X 24’ gambrel style building, which I built when we had our house built in 1998. It features a walkup attic that is primarily for dry storage. It has a center carrier beam that is supported on 10’ centers.
Like most workshops it never seems big enough, nor it never seems complete. A few items that I included that I really like are:
- French Cleat Hanging System. I won’t take credit for this (see Benchmark). Everything, including cabinets is hung from french cleats. I can’t tell you how many times that I’ve reconfigured as I’ve finished things, or bought new items.
- Freeze Proof Storage – I wanted a place to store paints, stains, caulk, glue, etc., and keep them from freezing. In the prior incarnation of this I’d built some shelves under the stairs, but they were hard to get to. This time I insulated the framed walls under the stairs, and wired it for a lightbulb (that’s all it takes here); but I built a roll-out cart. This lets me have a cart that uses all of the space, and all I have to do it pull it out to access the items.
- Dust Collection – I put the dust collector upstairs and immediately noticed the humm rosonating thru the ceiling (which was particularly annoying to me). I solved the problem by taking some leftover rigid packing foam and built a frame that was slightly larger than the base of the DC, and put the packing foam under and around the DC base. I put a loose piece of plywood under the DC, so it wouldn’t tear up the foam. It did wonders for deadening the noise.
- Grizzly 3HP 10” table saw – wanted saw out of way of garage door (so I decided to put it across the back). Some cuts require slight adjustment to clear support post, but works really nice.
- Bosch 12” dual compound miter saw – set this up so that I could bring long stock thru exterior door.
- Shopsmith Mark V – 30 years old and my first ‘real’ saw. I feel much safer with the 2 above saws, but I still use the disk sander, drill press, band saw, and lathe.
-- Craig, Oklahoma