|Workshop by ajosephg||posted 08-26-2009 06:11 AM||3450 reads||1 time favorited||10 comments|
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PAPA’S shop is a 16×30 foot room with an unfinished 8’6” ceiling under our home. (The space is reduced by a triangular shaped fireplace foundation – The only good thing about that is 2 more walls to put stuff against.) Since the house is built on the side of a hill, the long side of the shop is an exterior wall with two windows for more light and fresh air, weather permitting. It is heated and cooled with the house’s HVAC. The shop has no return air ducts which keeps the dust out of the living quarters.
It is accessed through double steel doors that open onto a concrete driveway which makes loading and unloading of equipment and supplies easy. As can be seen the doors are directly behind the table saw, so if I need to rip a long board I can open both doors and “let ‘er rip!”
Equipment includes a generic contractor TS, upgraded with a Delta T2 fence, Osborne miter guage, and a PALS alignment kit. The saw feeds onto an Assembly/Outfeed Table which uses a birch solid core door as a top. It has a Rockler 9 inch vice mounted on one end. The TS/Assembly room is also home to the router table with a Dewalt DW625 router, and a Craftsman 6” jointer. The workbench against the wall also has an open shelf and large drawers to keep stuff in that doesn’t need a saw dust coating. A Porter Cable random orbit sander also occupies floor space beneath the work bench as well as an old Craftsman router, belt sander, Craftsman 7 1/2” circular saw and who knows what else. Oh yeah – notice the “green” chalk board – I use it a lot for to do lists, “wanted” lists, and quick sketches that I can see from across the room.
The other room’s equipment includes a pedestal grinder/wire brush, Craftsman bandsaw, Craftsman 12 speed floor drill, Dewalt 735 bench top planer with shop built cart. Most of my wood is also stored in this room.
Although the photos do not show much of it, the 30 foot wall has open shelving its entire lengh except for a door used to access the “crawl” space beneath the house, so I have plenty of room to keep stuff. The shelves also contain a lot of paper from a business I used to own, so when I decide to shred it, additional space will be made available.
Other stuff not shown that I use frequently include a Porter Cable Dovetail jig, PC Jr. Alignment Jig, Veritas honing guide, and a bunch of Jorgensen pipe clamps, and get this TOO MANY Jorgensen wood screw clamps. (Somebody please take some off my hands!!).