|Project by ADHDan||posted 03-24-2016 06:17 PM||1250 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
This is my small (11’x17’) workshop. I’m not sure I’ve seen another shop this small that manages to tetris in as much gear as I have. Current setup includes:
-Cabinet table saw with cast-iron router table extension and flip-up outfeed table.
-10” compound miter saw.
-Oscillating belt/spindle sander.
-Benchtop drill press.
-Pancake air compressor
-2 hp two-stage dust collector with 4” pipelines and blast gates for three tool drops.
-Shop-vac cabinet with two-stage dust separator.
-Workbench with dual vises.
-T-Track assembly table/tool cart.
-Sheet goods storage cart.
-Offcut lumber storage cart.
-Four large lumber racks.
-More than 100 clamps.
-Power tool storage shelf, hand tool pegboard storage, storage cabinets, and jigs.
Everything resting on the floor is on wheels, and I ran French cleats all along the walls and the exposed joists to permit quick and easy modifications. I also salvaged a bunch of old office cabinets to make tool stands with plenty of storage. I even glued rare earth magnets on push sticks, tool wrenches, paper clips, and other items I want to hang from the HVAC vent running down the length of the shop.
It’s small but quite functional. If I could change one thing, I’d like to have someplace better to store my sheet goods and large boards. Unfortunately, my garage is full as-is, and I’m already using my under-deck space to store a large number of live edge slabs. (Which is basically the woodworking equivalent of “1% problems.”)
-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.