|Workshop by rsmith71||posted 01-27-2010 10:53 PM||1614 reads||2 times favorited||12 comments|
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I have been building things all my adult life. I spent ten years doing cabinets for corporate jet interiors. Then left that and went back into residential cabinets. The last few years I’ve really started making things for myself. Furniture around the house, cabinets and furniture to sell, whatever catches my interest.
Recently, I have started branching out and exploring new projects. I gave my home shop a name, Haven Wood Crafts, that reflects how I feel about spending time working out there. I do have more work than I have time for with my day job but not quite enough to quit. So right now I’m sinking all the money I make back into tools and materials I want or think I need. If things continue to pick up at this pace I may have to think about going at it full-time.
I’ve been busy. In January I decided my workshop wasn’t working out. It was too crowded and There wasn’t anywhere to work. So I started sketching things up and deciding what I wanted versus what what I can afford and make work. I came up with a few cabinets that I think will do the job. A rolling workbench/outfeed table, a router table, cabinet for my drill press and scroll saw, and a rack to hold benchtop tools along with small cabinet to set them on to use. I’m just getting things into shape to use the shop again. Time to start some thing new.
A list of my tools:
Delta 10” Contractor saw
Hitachi 16” Scroll saw
B&D benchtop drill press
B&D 4×36 belt & 6”disc sander
Craftsman 9” bandsaw
Central Machinery Oscillating Spindle Sander (HF Find)
Makita 12” Planer
Delta 10” Miter Saw
1×30 Belt sander (HF Find)
12” HF Disc Sander
Central Mach. 12×33 Lathe
Homemade Downdraft Sanding Table
11 assorted Porter Cable routers and 2 Makita trim routers
Assorted handheld power tools- Belt sanders, palm sanders, jigsaw, drills,
That and misc. hand tools
This is it. Thanks for looking around.
-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts