|Workshop by handplane||posted 12-27-2007 10:16 PM||2161 reads||0 times favorited||13 comments|
I finally straightened up the shop enough to take pictures of it, so here goes:
The woodshop is 1/2 of our basement. Overall it is approximately 16’ wide and 48’ from front to back. The floor was painted with epoxy garage paint for easy clean up (it works!) My father and I got ambitious and put in the suspended ceiling and ample lighting – WAY better than the 3 total 60 watt bulbs that lit this area when we moved in! Someday I’ll get around to painting the walls too.
Against the front wall of the shop is the wood storage rack. Rough cut lumber hides under the stairs. All of the machines are on casters so everything is mobile. Things not frequently used tend to accumulate in this area too, like the hollow chisel mortiser, the clamp rack, and some short rolling tool cabinets. The dog likes to hang out here and guard the wood stash when not throwing her tennis ball in a pile of sawdust. Do your dogs like “Sawdustball” too?
We’ve got all the major stuff except a lathe, which I don’t think we need because I tend to stick with rectangular furniture. At the bottom of the stairs there is an 8” jointer with the spiral cutterhead – I can’t recommend it enough for figured woods. The planer is the DeWalt 735 which does a great job for everything I’ve done with it. We also have a 16” 3HP Laguna bandsaw which spends most of it’s life with the Resaw King blade installed. A Grizzly combo oscillating spindle sander and 12” disk sander sits next to the Jet 1100 cfm dust collector that keeps the place “mostly clean”. Heading toward the back is a 3HP SawStop tablesaw and a Jet air cleaner. A pair of Craftsman tool cabinets hold the hand tools and accessories. There are 3 small workbenches always covered with stuff, a 16-32 Drum Sander, a router table, and a drill press filling out the back of the shop. There is also a Hegner scroll saw that I got for a song from a friend who probably now wishes he had kept it for himself. I can’t claim to know how to use it, my wife – also a woodworker, is the master of the intricate projects at our house.
Now if anybody knows how I can become independently wealthy so I can spend all my time down here please let me know…...
-- - Scott "handplane"