|Project by RockyBlue||posted 07-14-2012 03:33 PM||3921 views||2 times favorited||31 comments|
Last week I finally moved out of the garage into a big shop. I went down to part time at the machine shop and am pursuing my furniture making business between 30-40 hrs week now. The shop is 15min from home and has some nice big machinery, so most of my machines will be spared wear and tear. Saddly my high school woodshop got shut down last month, but I picked up a few pieces at the auction. I scored a pristine model 81 powermatic 20” bandsaw for $300, and a big workbench with 2 vises and storage cabinets under. The large wood cabinet by my lumber rack was another score at $10. I made a riser for the school workbench to raise it to match my big mobile bench. Now I can have a 10’ work surface , or move the small one for 2 seperate areas. I added rockler casters to my smaller bench. I also made a quickie clamp rack to get all my pipe clamps off the floor. So I have about 400 square ft at the new shop for assembly and a few machines, tools. The shop machines include a sliding 12” tablesaw for sheet goods and precise crosscuts, a 16” unisaw, widebelt sander,20” planer,and other nice machines to make accurate cuts. I can sure get alot done now without distractions and have plenty of room to work. Its well insulated and heated for the cold winters here.
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