|Workshop by gerrym526||posted 03-01-2008 09:47 PM||2045 reads||4 times favorited||9 comments|
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Here’s where I do all my current work. Have had this shop in my basement since 1995. It’s only 350 sq ft (I envy all of you guys with bigger shops!), but has 220V service, lots of overhead flourescent lighting, and soundproofed walls and ceilings. My family can watch TV upstairs when I’m using the table saw, router, dust collector, and only hear a low hum.
A Delta Unisaw with 52” side table occupies the center-love that machine!. All stationary tools with the exception of the drill press are on wheeled stands for portability. 2 Jet dust collectors (3hp, 1hp) keep the majority of the dust at bay, but it’s tough with a small shop, and no permanent dust collection piping.
Built the woodworkers bench out of hard maple in 1995. It’s my own design, influenced by the Veritas bench. It has 4 rows of bench dog holes, a Jorgenson front vise, and Veritas Twin Screw side vise-this design allows almost unlimited flexibilty in holding wood for hand tool and power tool work. A hand tools cabinet (it ain’t fine furniture, but it works!) is above the bench with everything in handy reach. A four drawer chest underneath the bench holds layout tools, bench dogs and hold downs, router bits, etc.-also handy to get at what you need when working at the bench.
I’ll be happy to answer any questions you guys have about tools selected for the shop, layout, how I work within a small space, etc.
My next shop (already in planning) will be in an outbuilding of between 1500-2000 sq ft in the mountains of ID.