|Workshop by Scott Johnson||posted 03-24-2014 11:06 PM||2753 reads||2 times favorited||5 comments|
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I had to put up my woodworking equipment some thirty years ago to concentrate on business—-vowing to someday have a dedicated shop and the time to spend in it. A couple of years ago I started building my shop in a room over the garage. I took my time to relearn and try to do it right. My shop is 16×32 and since the space behind the sidewalls is open to the attic I could sink wall cabinets between the trusses and run my dust collector piping along the outside of the walls locating gates where needed. I was also able to run wiring and collection ports under the floor. The floor is hard maple, walls are reclaimed cedar siding from my house that I planned the exposure side flat and then planned the other side and that is what is now the exposure side.The cabinets are ash,and the ceiling and trim is all popular. Upstairs I have a unisaw, shaper, router table, jointer, cutoff saw, scroll saw, wide belt sander, drill press, and Lathe. Downstairs is the dust collector, planner, and 20” band saw. The work bench’s along the wall came from an old high school chemistry lab and the tops are 1 1/4” slate which is great for glue ups and assembly. The only break I took from building the shop was to build the Veritas style workbench in hard maple.
-- Burning wood for heat is great-- such a fitting end for all of my mistakes.