|Workshop by Woodburner||posted 03-03-2008 08:35 PM||1507 reads||2 times favorited||7 comments|
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I have taken my two-car garage and have transformed it into a full-blown woodshop. I have equipped my shop with mostly Shopsmith tools because of my shop’s size and the tools work great. I have the entire Incra system that was built especially for my Shospsmith and now it has become a very fine and precise woodworking system. I also have a JET 18-inch bandsaw, dedicated drum sander, Delta dust collector, miter saw, and several other tools.
My Shopsmith works great as a table saw if you know how to configure the table extensions correctly. I have ripped boards up to 12 feet long, and cut full sheets of plywood right down the center, with no problems. I know some people say that the Shopsmith used as a table saw is its weakness, but I have yet been unable to use it like you would any other ordinary table saw. I also have the bandsaw, jointer, and belt sander add-on tools. They work great and if I don’t need them I just hang them on the wall neatly out of the way. Can’t do that with stand-alone tools.
I enjoy my woodshop very much and it makes my Mrs.’ happy too because she know where I am.
I am also an avid model train hobbyist. I really enjoy creating the world in miniature and the trains make it come alive. I like modeling steam trains and the time period that they were used. I really enjoy building logging layouts. Maybe that comes from being a woodworker also.
-- Sawdust & Shavings, Woodburner