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Workshop by KevinH posted 07-09-2012 05:40 PM 1200 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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After an almost two year hiatus with woodworking, I’m creating a new 500 square foot workshop in the unfinished basement of our newly built home. Although I’m limited to the space shown in the plan, it’s so much better than my old my 1½ car garage shop.

The double doors at the top of the plan go to a mud room and basement walkout. The features, starting on the left will be:
  • Dewalt DW734 Planer on a mobile base
  • My dad’s 10” Craftsman Radial Arm Saw (circa-1970) with workbench infeed/outfeed support and storage underneath
  • Grizzly G1538 16” Band Saw on a mobile base
Workbench or possibly smaller mobile workstations for the following:
  • Delta benchtop drill press
  • Craftsman 16” scroll saw
  • Combo sander
  • Other benchtop tools as needed
On the right side:
  • Grizzly G0715P 10” Hybrid Table Saw with Shop Fox heavy-duty mobile base
  • Grizzly G1182HW 6” X 46” Jointer on a mobile base
  • Utility sink

The space at the “top” end of the shop will be for rough cutting and milling, so there will be 16+ feet of open space where I can roll out my table saw, jointer and/or planer as needed to work up to 8 foot boards without having to run them out the door. The “bottom” end will be for router table, assembly table, etc.

The lower left bump-out behind the bathroom will start out as storage for materials. I considered using it for a spray booth, but I’m not sure I want the fumes in the house. If I take up wood turning, this might be a good place for it. The trapezoid “closet” will enclose my air compressor and dust collection with sound deadening materials in the ceiling and walls.

So far, all my tools and equipment are “stored” in the space while I’m doing the framing. A buddy who is a licensed electrician is helping me work out the rating and placement of outlets and lighting.

I can’t wait to get back into my shop!

-- Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. --Kevin in Happy Valley

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#1 posted 07-09-2012 05:44 PM

Very nice. I keep working lumber under the steps in my shop where I would bump my head. Makes space elsewhere for the tools and benches.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#2 posted 07-09-2012 07:30 PM

Welcome aboard, Kevin. You’ll have a lot of fun here.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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