|Workshop by NickyP||posted 09-11-2013 11:23 PM||3719 reads||10 times favorited||14 comments|
When I first thought about putting a wood shop together the most important elements for me was:
1) proper layout when in & out of operation
2) good lighting
3) make it mobile
4) wood storage
5) be able to garage the car
6) reasonable amount of non-wood shop (typical garage stuff) storage without clutter
Months went into the planning of this with endless scanning of the internet for every idea I could find to make a work shop in a small space. As you can see from the 1st photo that the fully equipped shop has more then enough room to garage the car and then some. This photo also shows the overhead lighting, heater, and extension ladder storage.
Photo #2 shows the workbench I made (a NewYankeeWorkshop modification) complete with bench vice, face vice, and movable dead-man. Jet dust collector with homemade cyclone and sheet wood storage rack (note that I had a good shot of this rack but could only post 6 photos). The white rack (behind the workbench) is hinged to a secure post and swings out past 90%. It has compartments for full sheets of plywood, 1/2 sheets, and you can see the slots in the front for different lengths and widths of wood.
The 3rd photo shows behind the rack that is swung out a good look at the shelves with storage, air compressor, table saw w/ router table, and the lathe. Photo #4 is the “tool hub” of the shop with cabinets here being used for paint & paint supply storage and cleaning and maintenance supplies. One note about the pegboard doors: I drilled through the cabinets where the hinges for the doors go and put bolts to hold up the extra weight of the doors. The fan oscillates and there is a power tool battery station under it. If and when I have to change out the water heater it’s only four screws.
Photo #5 shows the drill press, door to the house, TV & computer, Grizzly bandsaw, storage cabinet, planner, and power tool cubbyholes that I built in. The final photo shows the stationary miter saw complete with 8’ plus measure fence (removed & not shown) on each side, cutoff bin, ALL YOU NEED FIRST AID ITEMS!!!, telephone, mortise machine, lumber rack, shop vac, sander, joiner, and self-designed clamp rack that holds a ton of clamps.
EVERYTHING is on wheels except the miter saw and when the shop is put in “working mode” everything has it’s place in the shop and it is very easy to have all machinery working with plenty of room to work without moving anything and there is good under cabinet lighting throughout. (planing, Planing. PLANING!!!).
Thanks everyone for viewing my shop. I hope that anyone who wishes can find something here to help them make a better working environment for themselves.
-- -- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."