|Workshop by JL7||posted 1415 days ago||4083 reads||9 times favorited||30 comments|
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This was was original shop post – Scroll down for the updates (note I didn’t alter the original post photos)
Everyone loves shop photos, so here goes…..I just got into woodworking 1-1/2 years ago and have added onto the shop twice since then. The original shop was where the wood room is now (first photo) then I doubled in size (in the area of the second photo) and finally kicked the furniture out of the family room and got some elbow room (last four photos). So it is an L shaped space.
I find great deals on short lots of hardwood flooing on CL so use it alot for shop projects like the wall cleats on 3 walls, the downdraft/outfeed table, etc.
The assembly table in the middle is an old (high end) drafting table with power lift and it is flat and pretty sturdy. I have a few chucks of maple bowling lane in the garage and am in the process of building a real bench.
Hard to see in the pictures, but have all the sanding stuff in one corner, one is a modified Performax drum that bolt on the radial arm saw, I added a precision sliding table and it works good. Also a 6×48 belt sander and spindel sander back there. Don’t have the floor space for all of them, so have to juggle around a bit to use them.
All clamps are stored up in the floor joists along with a bunch of other stuff. No storage space is overlooked!
I posted the lathe project a few weeks ago, and I have since modified the grinder next to it with a new Norton blue wheel and Veritas sharpening jig. Sharp tools are amazing!
I have been lucky to find some really good buys on lumber, including a bunch of exotics, so the wood room is fairly well stocked and there is nothing better than grabbing some boards and making dust minutes later….
Some day I will find the right deal on a good table saw, but for now I have tweeked the Craftsman to it’s max, with the Incra LS TS positioner and custom maple router table with full dust collection. Also have a couple other Incra positioners, one that needs a table (coming soon) and the other is on a small router table that stores under the bench.
Thanks for checkin it out.
The shop changes almost daily, and I’ve gotten some encouragement to update my shop page so….....I will try to keep an updated shop here (but I doubt it really..)
Here are some shots taken today…...the basic idea is I am walking clockwise around the main shop:
When you walk in the shop and take a right, this is what you see. Built a bowling lane counter top with Jatoba accents and serves many purposes…..I have the computer here, do a lot of thinking and store a bunch of tools:
Some essential wood is stored under this counter – keep it close, like to just pick it up and look at it…...
Two workbenches – the low European hand tool bench on the left and my custom built bowling lane bench on the right, 1st of two Jet air filters is mounted to the ceiling on the left:
Turning the first corner – the home brewed router table is on the left and you get a glance at the tool wall and the two table saws…
A glimpse of the drum sander on the left – must look at some of my blogs for more info – will post links further down:
Sander storage on the left and a downdraft sander table/outfeed table – also the DC, (2nd) Jet air filter and ceiling hanging Fein vac for sanding….....
My main table saw with the Inca LS positioner and 2 custom tables:
The nuts and bolts spot plus finishing stuff on the right:
Two bandsaws on the left – one for scrolling, one for resaw – the power planer on the right:
Again, bandsaws on the left, but Record lathe on the right:
Looking back on the wall we started with:
And now another shot looking right down the center of the shop which shows a few other things I missed:
Part of the shop coolness factor – a German built auto tape dispenser that is ceiling mounted – great for those one handed glue ups:
And the wood room – this was the original shop space here – now it’s just for wood (and a few other odds and ends, I guess)...
This shot is walking in the shop and turning left (instead of right from the top of this post):
and this mdf behemoth is a craigslist freebie that broke my steps hauling it downstairs – but comes in handy for storing shorts…
Here is what you do with old shop stands that are replaced by cooler all in one wall units….they move to the wood room for reassignment:
I post most of my workshop updates on my Basement blog here.
But here are a few of the videos – this one is current on the new all multi-tool wall:
A video tour from September 2011:
An evolution video showing the progression taped in March 2011:
That’s enough update for now – I love spending time in the shop and enjoy sharing it….....
Disclaimer – the shop is not always this clean – as a matter of fact – just 3 days ago it was a disaster..it took me that long to pick up after the multi-tool wall build….....
Thanks for looking…...
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