|Workshop by mjlauro||posted 02-08-2008 06:40 PM||1519 reads||0 times favorited||14 comments|
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Shop updates 9/8/09…....Im keeping my original description and one pic for reference. This is the current config of my home one car garage shop. You may notice a couple of missing machines, i.e planer, jointer…but trust me they are the next purchases. Christmas is coming after all. Its kind of funny and interesting that this update does contradict my original description. Some things I wanted then I have, and others i don’t. I will say this, I have still not gotten around to rewiring, the lighting still stinks, and there are not nearly enough outlets. And to be honest, Im getting really tired of stepping over extension cords. : ) Hope everyone approves, and as alway I welcome all questions, comments and ideas.
Ok “my workshop” is actually a one car garage attached to my house. What started out as a place to store the few tools I had has actually morphed into something completely different. The day I laid the floor it ceased being a garage, so I guess it is a shop. And like any shop it is used as a place to store tools, make things, and most importantly escape the house once in a while. It is slowly becoming my sanctuary. It is a very comforting place to go(despite the lack of heat). I use it as my clubhouse and my retreat. I use old planes, levels and clamps or whatever I can get my hands on at the flea markets to give it a feel all its own. Call it aesthetics or a waste of time and resources. My wife will agree with the latter part of that sentence. I call it a place to call my own. I try to keep it very well maintained and clean. I don’t own a dust collection system yet, so I spend a lot of time sweeping. And because I live in the northeast, I find myself waxing the surfaces of my power tools quite often. Its pretty well equipped for what I enjoy doing. I’ve been pondering buying a jointer and planer, but since I find myself drawn to hand tools I probably won’t. I think they will fit though, the layout is pretty well thought out. I do have one more major project to get started on. Electricity. The lighting is poor and there are not enough outlets. This will be remedied shortly, I’ll keep everyone posted. Also you notice the base to my as yet unfinshed bench I will be posting the pics when I finish(hopefully before April). I don’t know if there is much more to add, as always I appreciate feedback and ideas. And I will update as needed. Thanks
PS I wish I cleaned up before I took these Pics.