Workshop **Work In Progress** #2: Final Revision - Time to start buying

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Blog entry by brukilla posted 05-30-2011 11:58 PM 1288 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The start of a good thing Part 2 of Workshop **Work In Progress** series Part 3: Tools Purchased as Scheduled »

It’s been over year with a workshop in the works, and I have gone through several plans. Through learning in the past couple years, I have realized that I can just use my garage, a 22 X 20 space, for anything I would need to do. A car does park on one half the garage, but I can pull that out anytime I would need. The main focus was use of space and tools. I can turn the tablesaw/router table 90 degrees. The planer is benchtop. I can use the router for jointing. I can make every cut and joinery technique needed to complete several projects on one work surface. I have tried to make everything as efficient as possible, as my time is sometimes short and I want to get as much done with as much accuracy as possible. I also want the tools to last until my son can use them. He has always been interested in my projects, and he has his own starter tool set. I am relatively new to woodworking, so I want to eliminate as much learning curve as possible and wasted time in general. I have several other general DIY’er tools not listed below.

I am fully decided on these foundation workshop tools (All from Grizzly):

G7314Z – Heavy-Duty Mobile Base
G0715P – 10” Hybrid Table Saw with Riving Knife, Polar Bear Series™
T10222 – Router Table Attachment
H4746 – 10” x 5/8” 30t ATB .090 Ripping Blade
H4742 – 10” x 5/8” 60t ATB .100 General Purpose Blade
G0505 – 12-1/2” Planer
H6576 – 894PK 2-1/4 HP Router Kit w/ Vac Handle
H9478 – Rout-R-Lift FX
G3642 – Right Angle Jig
G7581 – SuperBar™

Budget will determine the following:
INCRA TS-LS Joinery System – 32” Range
Drill Press (Harbor Freight)
1hp Dust Collector (I have a shop vac in the meantime)
Pipe Clamps and others (Harbor Freight)
Band Saw (most likely another year from now)
Other odds and ends

-- "Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing." - Thomas Jefferson

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