|Workshop by bbqking||posted 03-20-2008 12:02 AM||1783 reads||2 times favorited||9 comments|
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I took over half of our basement for my woodshop. It is about 18’x58’. On one end I have my desks and books, mini sportsbar, refrigerator, etc. There is a $1700.00 treadmill my wife bought for exercise. It has not been used in months. I cannot speak of moving it upon pain of I know not what. It works good for hanging lacquer thinner soaked towels to dry, though. My free standing workbench is a Sam Maloof style that I adapted from The Workbench by Taunton Press. It measures 8’x38”. I have a 9’ ceiling (to bottom of trusses), so I can stand a 6’6”
hall tree on my bench. My workhorses are a Ridgid TS3650 contractors saw, a Ridgid jointer, Jet mortiser, and a Grizzly drill press. I actually need to upgrade my mortiser and planer (benchtop Ryobi), but I am waiting for them to fail. The planer will probably go first because it was not designed for the abuse, but I don’t think the Jet will fail, it is just under powered. I think the Ridgid saw is one of the best I have seen as an underpowered saw, and earns its keep till I can bring myself to buy a full bore cabinet saw. The boat doors on the end of my shop open to a back drive and onto the pond, so it is handy for bringing in lumber and loading out finished pieces. Any input on upgraded planers and mortisers is appreciated. Here are some photos.
-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville