|Workshop by Andrew||posted 08-24-2009 08:42 PM||1655 reads||0 times favorited||9 comments|
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Here is a portion of my shop ( it look suspiciously like a garage), I am always and forever working my way up the tool ladder. Currently I have Jet 1642 lathe (for info check my reveiw), a craftsman 13” planer, grizzley 2 hp dust collector, grizzleyG0555 X bandsaw with 6” riser block, a middle upper lever Craftsman table saw ( I like it a lot, it was a big step up from the contractor I had) Rikon mini lathe, 12” craftsman drill press ( traded broken ryobi bandsaw for a working dp) Rigid oscillating spindle/belt sander. Black and decker plunge router, Porter cable 2 hp fixer base router, and some other stuff, I am starting to like hand tools more and more, will really focus on that collection soon. I also have a Harley Road King, broken Kawi KLR 600 (1985) and my wifes Harley sportster hugger. I consider them to be power tools of transportation. The whole shop gets a little cramped, cause sometimes my wife wants to park on one side.
The last picture is of the work station I recently finished, the description is pasted from the project page.
Finnally my Router table, and Mitersaw have a home along with my compressor. The whole is made from 2X4s and scrap. I spent a total of $75 on the whole thing.
$12 hold fast
and $20 on 2X4s. I used a lot of HDs finest cull at $.51 each.
The whole deal is 1/4” lower than my Table saw. The fence for the router table can be used to extend the fence for the Mitersaw, I still need to make the fence extension on the other side that fits into dog holes. Then I will bolt the MS in place. The butcher block contains ash, hickory, cherry, oak, maple and poplar. There is a down draft table, and sander storage behind and under, and none of my sanders are tall enough to get in the way when the DD is in use. I built a chisel rack behind that. There is also a good deal of pegboard. There is a dust port that exits behind the router table and through the pegboard. I think I built in as much function as I could into a 9 foot table. Incedentally the green drawer under the router table is from my old dresser. I know it is not pretty, but it is solid and utillitarean.
I now have a good place to dut dovetails.
-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns