|Project by mark76wa||posted 03-27-2009 10:46 PM||1706 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
My workshop takes up about half of a one car garage. I share the space with bikes, the freezer and other general household storage. I have a secondhand Shopsmith 510 with the dust collector, band saw and joiner attachments. I build the work bench and the shelf with the Shopsmith attachments all from extra/recycled wood. My work bench is made of old 2×4’s and a sheet of ½ inch plywood my wife used as a welcome home sign for me when I came back from Iraq. She would not let me get rid of it so I cut it up and made a work bench out of it. On the black metal shelf are glues, lubricants and other fix it items that come in a container (top level), all of my power hand tools (second level), screws, nails and other fasteners (third level), and other hand tools that I am going to put on the peg board of my work bench (bottom level). I have a router table to that I can mount between the way tubes of my Shopsmith as well.
In addition to my work bench you will also see a 1/3 scale bench. My son got that from his grandparents last Christmas. All of my extra wood goes in his pile to hammer on. We have a lot of fun building together!
So far, all’s I’ve done in my shop is make a key rack and fix a dresser drawer for my neighbor. My goal is to make kitchen cabinets over the summer when I can use my driveway as work space without fear of rain (I live in Seattle). I would also like to use the space for model building. I have the 1:35 scale M1A1 that I had when I was in Baghdad.
I added my router setup. It is basically the router table top that came with a clamping table that broke a while ago. I only have one router so I do not keep it mounted.
Note my helper.