|Workshop by Kickback||posted 03-10-2012 03:52 PM||1607 reads||0 times favorited||2 comments|
This is my little workshop area. It is a detached garage and it is about 500 sq. ft. It isn’t a palace but it serves me well. I am still organizing and trying to make things more efficient by utilizing space the best I can. The roof leaks and will be replaced in the spring. If I forget to cover the tablesaw it gets wet and then the cast iron top needs to be cleaned and that is a royal PIA. I have a Rigid TS 3650 Tablesaw, a Delta Dc 380 planer, a Devilbiss 80 Ga. compressor, Rigid Oscillating Sander, a Shopsmith Mark VII, and 2 Shopsmith Mark V’s, plus a Shopsmith DC3300 Dust Collector, Shopsmith 4” Jointer, Shopsmith Scroll Saw, Shopsmith Bandsaw that came on a Power Stand, and a Grizzly 18” bandsaw from 1986 which works really well. It isn’t the best bandsaw in the world but it is significantly better than the little Shopsmith bandsaw. I got everything off of Craigslist and have been really lucky in my Craigslist finds. I am pretty new to the woodworking hobby but I used to be a dealership technician for Mercedes Benz, Porsche, and Ford. I also worked as a mechanic at a local marina for a while. So I have a lot of mechanical background and find woodworking similar to my past experience. The toughest thing I have with it is the measuring and math involved which tend to give me fits. But it is all good and keeps me busy when there is nothing else to do.
-- "I work so I can fish"!