|Workshop by SalvageCraft||posted 09-15-2011 05:08 AM||2633 reads||0 times favorited||14 comments|
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My shop is half of a one car garage, about 7’x18’. I make my living as a handyman/home renovator, so I need most of my tools to be compact and ultra portable. Compact and portable is a plus for hauling equipment to the jobsite, but also makes the space issue at home quite a bit more doable. I’ve got a corner of the basement as well that will be cleaned out this winter to set up a permanent glue-up/assembly/finishing area, but for now it’s filled with non-woodworking tools.
On the outside looking in:
Combination tablesaw/router table:
This bench is mounted on wheels so that I can spin it around to access the 9” lathe mounted to the back side. I also added a storage shelf below for some less used tools (not shown):
A clustercuss of wall storage and a small bench:
A hinged sheet good rack. I had to build this out away from the wall about 15” in order to clear the rafters with 8’ sheets on end. This left space for a small lumber rack behind the sheet goods. I keep mostly hardwoods on the rack, and have more space above the rafters in the back of the building for plain old 2x lumber. These two pics are older, showing some shelving in the back of the building that has since been purged:
I put my 13” delta planer on wheels:
Even my cutoff/scrap bin is on wheels:
Since I’ve only got space for a small benchtop 6” jointer, I made up a straight edge cutting jig for longer edge jointing. This also works great as a taper jig, and mitering case corners:
I’ve got a lot more plans in mind to further improve the efficiency of the small space, such as a moblie base for the tablesaw/router table, putting some shelves at about shoulder height on the back wall, and finding that machine from “honey I shrunk the kids”... So, it’s a work in progress.
-- Jesse --