|Workshop by doncutlip||posted 11-02-2011 01:46 AM||2865 reads||7 times favorited||23 comments|
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My shop is in my basement and one problem are the two poles that hold up the I-beam that supports the upper floors. That really limits where you can put a table saw, and in my case it was the last thing I bought so it just went in the last open space. I can’t do 4×8 sheets but I just cut them down a bit with a circular saw anyway. I have a chop saw in between the lumber rack (4 levels, 8 feet long) so wood comes off the rack and can be rough sized right there. The next steps are jointer and planer, clustered around one of the poles along with the bandsaw. The arrows in the picture show the feed direction. Around the other pole is my router table and table saw. The boxes with dashed lines are on wheels, they stay on the perimeter until they are needed and then wheeled out in the middle of the room for use. That puts my pancake air compressor (in a compartment on a stand below a sanding station) on wheels, which is really handy. My finishing cart has two doors and the space behind them holds brushes, paint, solvents, filters, gloves, masks, tape – everything needed during finishing. The work table, or woodworkers bench, is a hefty frame of doubled up 2×4s joined with mortise and tenon. The top is 1 3/4 laminated maple (I just bought that, too hard to make). I have a rapid acting vice on the table. I didn’t show my mobile clamp rack, mobile shop cart and “third hand” stand, they’re mobile too. I’ve been working on all this over the course of a year (mostly just weekends), and I’m just about done with it.
-- Don, Royersford, PA