|Workshop by Lenny||posted 12-07-2010 10:16 PM||5115 reads||12 times favorited||60 comments|
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Hi. I currently have a workshop that measures 23’X18’. This is after a renovation the summer of 2010 where a wall was knocked down and the shop opened up. You can see my blog series on the transformation “here”: http://lumberjocks.com/Lenny/blog/17797. Four years ago my shop became a dedicated workshop at the rear of my garage but was only 8’X18’. Prior to that, for about 22 years it was an 8’X11’ room I carved out of our basement space. I am currently experiencing woodworker euphoria as I now have a wonderful workspace complete with two skylights, heat and a wall mounted air conditioner. Now, when the weather is not too hot, I can open the window in the summer. I finished the walls with texture 111 (T-111) so there is a good bite for hanging things even when you don’t catch a stud.
As noted in my profile, for years, my Craftsman radial arm saw was the workhorse of my shop. In May 2009 I purchased a Powermatic 2000, 5 hp beast and wow did I love it. However, after a serious table saw injury in August 2012, I sold the PM and bought a Sawstop 3 hp professional cabinet saw. Other tools I have are: Rikon 14” band saw, Delta 6” jointer, DeWalt 735 thickness planer, Ridgid 15” drill press, Bosch 12” sliding compound miter saw, General Industries Hollow Chisel Mortiser, Leigh 24” dovetail jig, Delta oscillating spindle sander, Craftsman 12” lathe with a copycrafter attachment, Rikon belt/disc sander, Kreg pocket hole system, Worksharp 3000, Jet Ambient Air Filter system and an entire router station set up that includes a 17” Incra LS Positioner, a Pinnacle router lift, a Porter Cable 3 1/4 hp router and a Woodpecker table top. I built a router station cabinet for this equipment. I posted a blog series on the build. Just about all of the floor tools are on mobile bases. I also have a Delta 1.5 hp dust collector (DC) and installed 6” plumbing around the perimeter of the shop with 4” drops for the tools. I added a trash can separator. I inherited a 5 gallon air compressor that I plan to station in the garage, just outside the shop, and run the hose through the wall. When/if space becomes an issue, I might place the DC out there too.
I built an adjustable height workbench that also serves as an outfeed table for the table saw and an assembly table. Thanks for stopping by.
-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI