|Workshop by Kelen||posted 11-14-2011 04:48 AM||2070 reads||2 times favorited||13 comments|
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Despite my pleas to my wife to take over our 2 car garage where we park our cars, I will not complain about my dedicated 1-car garage for my shop. The garage is attached to the house, but feels pretty detached. Directly above my shop is our media room (not used that often without me) so fortunately I will usually not disturb anyone in the house when I’m making noise in the shop. There is a nice big driveway in front of the garage so I can expand my working space if need be as well. My main workbench I placed on casters for the times I want to roll it out and work outside.
I’ve been acquiring a good assortment of tools over the past couple of years and have built a good collection to where I can take on just about any project. I’m still finding that niche of a certain area or project that I want to focus in on. I’ve built everything from outdoor furniture to a pool cue rack, mainly just trying to learn with each project and improve my woodworking skills.
I do not usually keep a supply of wood on hand because 1) I do not have enough room to store it, and 2) I usually only purchase wood for a specific project. Because of my limited space, I’ve really focused on making every bit of space count and still have enough room to work comfortably. I do not have a central dust collection system setup but do have dedicated dust collection for my table saw and combination belt/disc sander. I’ve resorted to using 3 powerful shop fans that take care of a majority of the dust and blow it out of the shop. Every now and then, I just take a blower and blow everything out.