|Workshop by MattNC||posted 01-16-2014 10:14 PM||3426 reads||1 time favorited||10 comments|
Here’s a panoramic of my shop, newly painted and probably the cleanest it will ever be. It’s a 22×22 garage with 10’ ceilings.
This picture is the dust collection setup I put together. I have changed this around many times but now its mounted high to be out of the way with a trashcan separator and a remote control. I used to have all of my equipment stationary and plumbed with 4” duct, but the duct and blast gates would get clogged from time to time and I wanted more open floor space, so now its all portable with a single quick connect flex tube.
Next to it is my powermatic model 100 planer. An awesome beast that I restored to functional condition. Its a 1957.
This picture is my adjustable height work bench I conceived. Its still in progress and needs the trim, vises, holes for benchdogs and holdfasts added. The design was from my head and based off motorcycle lifts. Its timberframed in design out of eastern red cedar and white oak slabs for the tops. It will be a split top design when done and adjusts from 32” high to 55” high. Its very heavy and very sturdy. The adjustment is done with a trailer jack built in underneth with pillowblock bearings.
Most of the workbench joinery (mortises) were done with this beast of a mortiser attachment on my radial arm saw.
This is my portable miter saw with built in dust collection via a bucket top shop vac and a automatic switch.
This is my combo bandsaw and router table. Works pretty well and they stay out of the way of one another.
This is my flipup design for my tablesaw to keep it out of the way. The cabinets above are all made from ply and the doors swing out and are made from 2×4 dry erase board sheets so I can write on them.
This is my lathe that works OK in this area for bigger stuff I take it off the counter. To the left is a delta drill press with a mortising attachment installed. Below is the air compressor, a Hobart MIG for metalwork.
The last pic is my jointer, drill press for drilling (no mortiser) and the shop cat (1 of 3) who loves to explore and cause trouble. No mice to worry about though!