|Project by UncleSnail||posted 07-10-2010 04:15 AM||2340 views||6 times favorited||16 comments|
Hi All. Well, I finally finished my new workshop. The thing is I also built a new bench and I am thinkin I am more proud of it than the shop. I do know this for a surety: If I ever get the urge to build another building, I think I will, instead, wash the cat or something as dangerous as that. Maybe that will disspell my masochismic tendencies. Lol. Dang that shop was hard work. Anyhoo, The shop is 16×20 and I have ROOM!!! Lovin’ it. The bench is entirely constructed of 3/4 inch plywood. Carcass uses mortise and tenon joinery on the stretchers. Thing is rock solid. The top is 3/4 ply topped with 3/4 inch MDF. Very solid and heavy bench. I have it positioned so I can work from any side or end…a suggestion I got here at LJ. Thanks. I also built the bench 1/8th inch lower than my table saw. Works great as an outfeed table. I am dried in and up and runnin’.....patiently awaiting another project from my wife…bless her heart. I have approx. $3200 in materials and $200 in bandaids…lol. I arranged the jointer and thickness [planer on one side and my router table and chop saw on the other (20 foot sides). The TS is big and has the prized and honored spot right in the middle of the shop. Workin’ good. Well….thanks all for the helpful advice. Dale
P.S. The table next to my router table (The one with my miter/chop saw) positions the chopsaw exactly level with my router bed. Comes in handle for both tools. The table, as you have prob’ already guessed, used to be a coffee table. It got relegated to the shed a while back due to loack of room. I couldn’t bear to chuck it. This bigger shop afforded me the opportunity to elevate it to a higher use. So I dismembered it and attached new, longer and improved legs and it now holds it’s _patina _up high. Sounds kinky, I know, but it is now a lot happier.
-- Dale, Michigan, email@example.com....sharp objects scare me.....my wife scares me too.