Well I have come quite a long way since the last posting that I did to the blog. Work had gotten hectic once more and I did not have the time I needed to devote to fitting out the shop.
I built an island around four of the tools that are too big or too heavy to move around. My table saw, radial arm saw, band saw, and mortising machine are part of the center workshop island. I also have an out feed work table behind the table saw that is 42” deep and 72” long. When I built the island I used 3” screws to join the 2×4 frame together and 2” Kreg pocket hole screws to screw each leg to the floor, this island / bench is not going anywhere, it is rock solid. Under the workbench is going to all be wood storage and I have started filling it up already. The empty area between the table saw rails are reserved for a router lift.
I built a two level work area against the wall by the overhead door that holds my CNC machine, drill press, and spindle sander. I plan on making some roll out storage that will go under the work area to gain the most out of the space.
I have my buffing and sharpening systems on the cabinets against the wall adjacent to the interior of the house and have added two French cleats to the wall. I will be building tool cabinets and other storage systems that will hang on these cleats to help in keeping my tools organized.
I still have a long way to go in finishing up the workshop, but it is now in a useable condition.
Once more I am starting with my before picture and then some of how the shop looks now.
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