|Workshop by dnick||posted 08-07-2012 02:51 AM||1460 reads||1 time favorited||9 comments|
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I have a 2 car detached garage, that is about 3/4 workshop, 1/4 storage. Workshop is getting a little cramped. The router table, planer cart & clamp tree are all on wheels & can be moved wherever I need them. Not always easy, but it works.The band saw, scrollsaw, belt/disc sander, grinder & miter trimmer, are all mounted on bases & can be set up anywhere. The center workbench is where most of the work is done. The workbench against the wall was here when I bought the house in 1974. I have been meaning to replace it with a bench with cabinets below & above. But, 38 years have gone by…. Still have the open stud walls too. That original bench is full of gaps & holes, so from the beginning I just kept it covered with hardboard & newspaper. I mostly use it for measuring & marking, etc. The table saw in the front can be a real problem in wet weather. Fortunately this is Southern California. I can work with the door closed but can’t rip more than about 18”. Used to have have a pull up door that gave me a big overhang. You may notice the Redskin stickers, I grew up in the D.c. suburbs & loved the Redskins. Still do. No football team in L.A. Diehard Dodger & Laker fan. Some of my favorite tools belonged to my Grandfather and my Father. The chisels, smoothing plane, small level & combination plane have been in my family for generations. It’s a good place to work. The garage faces due west & I really like it when the sun is going down, shines right into the shop & you can set your workpieces on the workbench & sight right down every surface & see any imperfection, no matter how small.
-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.