|Workshop by jm64||posted 01-21-2011 09:37 PM||1051 reads||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I have a small “L” shaped shop in my basement. The square portion is 12’ x 12’ and the smaller portion is 6’ x 7’. Next to the shop is a small room that contains the furnace and a sink and I’ve added some shelves in there for storage (last pic).
It always seems pretty crowded, but I haven’t really taken any time to try to get more stuff on wheels or more stuff up off the floor, so I think there is still lots of room to make it better.
Dust control at this point is limited to my shop vac, so anything that kicks up a lot of dust I take outside. I’m determined to find a reasonable way to contain the dust at the miter saw!
Any large projects or operations have to take place outside or in the garage, which means most operations involve a lot of time getting stuff out and putting it back. My tools include:
- Craftsman table saw. It’s a bench top saw mounted on legs. It works OK outfitted with a Forrest Woodworker II thin kerf blade. Bought it new 10 years ago when I was installing hardwood floors. It is on my list to upgrade when I find the right deal.
- Dewalt 735 Planer – a great find on Craigslist. Love it.
- Festool T55 Plunge saw – expensive but awesome. Makes up some for the limited table saw capacity. Used with CE26 dust extractor.
- Dewalt 705 mitre saw. Another tool I’ve had for probably 10 years that I bought when I was trimming out my basement.
- Jointer – needs to fit my budget and space considerations
- Drill press – probably a bench top model will do
-- Joe, Cumming, GA