|Workshop by tinman_362||posted 06-29-2011 04:51 PM||1305 reads||0 times favorited||7 comments|
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At the beginning of 2010, I decided that I needed stress relieving hobby. I have dabbled in fixing antiques and minor woodworking projects in the past. I started buying power tools here and there but was quickly running out of room in my 2 car garage. I began clearing out all the clutter but still have to share the space with my wife’s christmas decorations and my small trailer.
Our shop is not big but it is our shop. I still get a kick out of telling people that I spent the day in “the shop”. It is a constant evolving and rearranging project until we find just the right layout. My wife has started to come out to the shop with projects of her own, which gives us our quality time to spend with one another.
Below are photos of our shop, i had to close the garage door for my camera to work (stupid camera phones).
My wife and I built the shop table with peg board for our hand tools and small power tools.
This is what we are using as a wood storage area for now.
This is our 17” jet drill press, 13” rigid planer, 6” woodtek jointer and my 10” black & decker tablsaw. You can probably also see my lawn mower & my wedeater back there.
this is our 14” porter cable band saw, our table top delta drill press (we recently purchased the jet drill press). we have a small router table under the workbench that would take out when we need it. My trusty small shop vac and a few hand planes.
On the far side of the table you can see my wife’s craftsman scroll saw as well as our central machinery belt/disc sander. We have a lathe that we are fixing in the background (traded from an old central machinery to an old craftsman)
We have our 2 fans that are going duringthe summertime. I have all my paint, stains, bikes, christmas decor, and another work table in this area.
And lastly, I decided to add a picture of me acting like I’m doing something productive. The fans are going and I have my garage door open for natural light. (photographer I’m not, but there really is a lot of light in there.)
My form of dust collection has been the small shop vac or a leaf blower so far, but it is going to be purchased in the future. We still have a long way to go for the perfect shop but we will get there. For now this is our form of a perfect shop. Any feedback is appreciated.
-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~