|Workshop by acanthuscarver||posted 07-07-2009 02:17 PM||1813 reads||1 time favorited||20 comments|
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I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what my shop looks like. So, I thought I’d post a few pictures to give some folks an idea of where I work every day. Like most shops I’ve seen, it’s a work in progress. Pictures a year from now will most likely reveal a much different workshop.
I have just about every machine I could want (and a few I just had to have). The total floor space is around 1600 square feet. It’s not bad but my last shop was around 2400 square feet. This shop is better laid out than my last. I really like the idea of having separate machine and bench rooms.
There’s plans to expand but probably not until next year. The expansion will give me about 40% more room in my machine room. Off the bench room the plan is to add a bathroom, storage and finish room. I had a 12’ square finish room in my bench room but removed it when the school really picked up in volume earlier this year.
Hope you like it. I’m always looking for good ideas for layout and storage. If you have any suggestion, they would be greatly appreciated. I’ desperately looking for a decent heating system for the shop. If you have any ideas, please let me know.
-- Chuck Bender, Senior Editor Popular Woodworking Magazine, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor