I went ahead and helped a friend as well as myself out this weekend. He had a Delta Contractor Saw and needed to sell it. I’ve been making do with a Craftsman portble. I bought because up until 4 months ago the house we lived in didn’t have garage, just a carport. All my larger tools had to be portable enough to store in our laundry room. Made it hard to get motivated on more intricate projects like my game boards because every hour or two spent working cost an hour of set up and tear down. One major requirement when we decided to move was a garage or outbuilding for dedicated shop, even if small.
Now I share a two car garage with my wife’s SUV. Small space but I’m thrilled to be able to work on something till I’m tired or frustrated, leave it and pick up where I stopped later. It’ll take awhile to get organized the way I think I want it. I hope nobody here minds blatant plagarism because I’m picking up idea after idea for benches, worktables, racks, etc. Like a kid in a candy store, I want that and that and that!!
If you”ve seen my workshop so far it is soon to be unrecognizable. As quickly as I can find the time, I’m going to start redoing everything. Then, I’ve found tons of other ideas to ‘borrow’. Thanks for the warm reception here and I’ll post the progress.
-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts