|Workshop by Woodbridge||posted 11-13-2011 12:53 AM||3173 reads||3 times favorited||10 comments|
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I spent the day cleaning up my workshop and decided to take some pictures and post them before it got dirty again. Believe me, it usually never looks this clean.
I built this basement workshop about 10 years ago and never got it completely finsihed. The cabinets still need to be painted and the drywall was never finished.
The shop is 9 feet wide by 20 feet long. At one end is a cabinet (used office cabinets) and an old sink from the cottage. The overhead cabonets contain sand paper, glue etc and small power tools in the other. I have included a small TV .
A few years ago I installed a small 1 hp dust collection system. I still generate a lot of dust, but it works much better than just using a shop vac.
Along the far side of the shop is a row of cabinets that hold an old Dewalt 10” radial arm saw, a 10 inch mitre saw and a benchtop drill press. I can easily cut 12 foot long boards at either the radial arn saw or mitire saw. The fence is aligned along the whole length. Underneath is more storage, that includes a place for my planer and compressor.
All of the countertops are at the same height as my table saw which allows me to handle larger sized pieces of wood at the table saw, resting them on the countertops.
Since storage space is at a minmimum I have a potrable router table and spindle sander hanging on the wall. When needed, I take them down and set them up on my workmate. Also standing on end is an inexpensive lathe.
Along the other wall of the shop is a small 4” jointer, a 15 inch bandsaw and a 10” Delta Construction saw. They are all on wheels. I built a dust shute for the table saw and it is connected to the dust collection system by a 4” dia flexible hose. I have two lengths of 3” flexible house connected to my dust collection system and connect them to the bandsaw, planer, joint or router table when they are being used.
Wherever I have room I have clamps hanging from the walls.
I will be retiring at the end of 2011 and will spend some of my new found time finishing my shop. I want to add some dedicated electrical circuits, improve the dust collection and air cleaning and add a 220 volt circuit for an upgraded table saw.
-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario