|Workshop by Don "Dances with Wood" Butler||posted 03-28-2010 11:47 PM||1410 reads||0 times favorited||7 comments|
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I have a workshop that’s 20’ x 28’ (when the car isn’t in). Our family chariot has overnight parking privilege.
The bride of my youth lovingly agrees to my endeavors in the woodworking area and even encourages them.
The elephant in the room, so to speak, is the 1500EX Legacy Ornamental Mill. It occupies more real estate than any other machine.
My Craftsman table saw is the one thing not on wheels because of the ceiling mounted blade guard with dust collection. It also has a router table on the right extension.
All other tools must be able to make way for the car.
There’s the Delta 12” miter saw.
Hegner scroll saw
CarveWright CNC carver
My faithful 28 year old ShopSmith
Penn State cyclone dust collector
On order and soon to be delivered – DeWalt DW735 planer
And then, too many to recount, are the hand tools, manual and powered.
Any time a new free standing tool is introduced into the shop, everything has to be reorganized to make room. Fortunately, I have a snug storage room in the basement for wood storage and other things like finishes. There would just not be room for the wood stash in the woodworking shop cum garage.
By next winter I hope to have two good sized solar heat collectors to make it less necessary to run the ceiling mounted furnace.
Mercy! Heating with gas is expensive.
Well that’s the tour.
Just me and my tools and my wood.
-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.