|Workshop by Karson||posted 09-13-2006 12:12 AM||17377 reads||3 times favorited||49 comments|
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Some additional pictures with my comments later in the post.
My workshop was built by the previous owner to store his motorhome. It a building that’s 25 X 55 with 16ft ceilings. It has an office, bathroon and a second floor about 12 X 25. I do my veneering on the second floor. On the first floor I built a 12 X 12, 10 ft long lumber rack. It has I estimate about 10,000 bf of mixed lumber. I built a trojan horse to allow me to get to the top compartments without dumping myself and lumber all over the floor. I can hold 8 to 10 boards on the top while I’m selecting what I want.
I made friends with the owner of a sawmill, and traded lumber for a computer, when he sold the mill. Anything on the property on day of closing belonged to the new owner. Anything he sold before closing was his. So I was one of his last customers.
He also saved me a lot of wierd lumber: Ambrosia Maple, tiger maple, Curly Beech, Mineral Popular 24”x16’ long and a lot of what he called paint grade maple, which has some spalting.
The table saw is a Fay-Egan cira 1940-50 16” 3 phase, I added an Exactor sliding table to the edge of the table and a router surface to the other side, The saw and router use an Incra TSIII for the fence, and I put an Incra Shop/Stop on the sliding table. I purchased a Grizzly carbide insert 8” jointer and 20” planer. The bandsaw is a Tiawan 18” with a carbide tooth resaw blade. My workbench I built out of a maple bowling alley top. The pictures are of the building, open door, lumber rack with trojan horse, saw, veneer stash and vacuum veneer table. I’m still trying to clean up after the move into this building.
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