|Workshop by Nate Meadows||posted 05-11-2012 10:53 PM||2106 reads||0 times favorited||23 comments|
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I have a workshop in progress but am very happy with the space. It is a two car garage with an additional room added on. There is another barn just behind it that will eventually become more shop and studio space as I grow and money and time permit.
Some of my machines are down, just waiting for me to finish the floor in my machine room and then get power installed. Others are purring away each time I turn them on:)
Here is what I currently own, much thanks to many kind and generous people: (I feel compelled to say that I would gladly give up all the tools in the world if I could be back to the man I was before I was wounded. However I am eternally grateful for the kindness and compassion that has been extended toward me. I vow to do my best with the gifts that have been given to me!)
1: Laguna 16HD Bandsaw-This is probably my favorite tool and I use it all the time.
1: Laguna 1/2 HP Spindle Sander- I love this thing. It has a 1/4 spindle which is great for what I need!
1: Grizzly Spiral Head 8in Jointer- If you have not worked with a spiral head cutter, you need to get one!!!
1: Original Saw Company 12in Radial Arm Saw- Many people fear radial arms saws, but they open up worlds of creativity!!!
1: SafetySpeedCut H4 Panel Saw- I do wish it cut 5 foot panels vertically but other than that the best for sheets goods!!!
1: 21in Excalibur Scroll Saw- Now I wish I had the 30in :). This is the best scroll saw out there!!!
1: Baker Products 22in Spiral Cutter Head Planer- This thing is a sweet beast!!!!
1: Supermax 25in Drum Sander- This thing is just sweet!!
1: Steel City 17in Drill Press This is the floor model!
1: Rikon 12in Variable Speed Lathe- this was a gift from a turning buddy, and I thank him every time I turn it on!!!
1: DenRay Down Draft Table: This is great for sanding and carving!!!
1: Atlas 8in Table Saw: Its an oldy (1938) but a goody!!
1: 3PH American Table Saw 18in Table Saw- I am super excited about this guy. I still need to get a converter for it though.
1: Hitachi H6CY Table Top Bandsaw- I use this for all my metal cutting.
1: Ridgid 12in Compound Sliding Miter Saw: This helps me build the shop:).
1: 15in Hitachi Chop Saw- This is a sweet beast. Have already cut over 2000 cuts with it!
1: Hoffman Key Machine- This is a great little routing machine that helps with face frames and railings.
1: Kreg Router Table with 3HP Porter Cable
1: Rockler Router Table with Triton 2.25 HP Router
1: Tormek T7 Sharpener
1: WorkSharp 2000
I use Festool MFT, Track, Track Saw and 5in Sander along with the 36 Vac.
I also use the Dewalt 18V Series tools.
I love hand tools, especially hand planes. I have many different tools for many different tasks, from carving to sharpening. I am very blessed to have the tools at my disposal to create the dreams and thoughts of my mind. There are still a few that I would like to get but they will come.
Thanks for looking!
-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate