I got the Table saw home and set it up. Everything looks good and dead-on. I’m looking around my garage a bit overwhelmed at where to start. You see, I decided a while back that when i got a saw I could really use that it would be time to set my space up as best I could. The makeshift tool stands and built-in workbench that came with the house has to go. No real storage and the bench is so far from level that anything round tries to roll off the front.
So I have spent all the last week spending evenings hunched over my sketch pad at the kitchen table or at my laptop hunting for ideas. Thanks to all who are about to plagarized! :) Seriously though, the work done before me and posted here is invaluable. A little here mixed with a little of that idea and so on and so forth and my space will come together. I’ve drwn up a mobile workbench/outfeed table, tool and supplies storage, router table and storage for benchtop tools (when not in use) and cart/stand for them when I need them.
My space is limited. I share a two-car garage with my wife SUV. I find I’ve quickly run out of room to work. I can pull her car out to work butwith the colder (for us) weather lately, I have firewood staked in there to keep it dry. We’ll use it up soon but I still have to share. So, I’m designing everything but the table saw to be mobile in theory. I ‘d like to find an arrangement that can stay the same but that’s never been the case for me bacause I like to tackle different types of projects. What works for making bowls isn’t very efficient for a full-size entertainment center or game board or armoire or …....
Everything is still in design phase right now but I am ready to start on the router table and/or workbench. I decided those two needed top priority as they’ll get the most use right away. So, if anyone’s interested, I’ll post progress on my ‘makeover’ as I go. It’ll be interseting to me att least to see how much I can improve on what I have and what the ‘finished’ (h-ha-ha-ha!) product will look like.
-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts