|Forum topic by willy66||posted 04-13-2011 04:37 PM||1308 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
04-13-2011 04:37 PM
Had a shop for about 6 months now, and am pretty happy with my planning and progress so far. Now I could use some advice from people with more experience setting up and using a shop.
What I want to use the shop for is building furniture, (tables, bookcases, etc), and cabinets. I will use a hybrid mix of power and hand tools. Mostly I want to be able to mill the lumber to a reasonable stage, and finish off joinery and finishes with hand tools. As much as I love to work with my hand planes, there always comes a point during a project where u get impatient, and want to finish, and sometimes it effects the work.
Currently in the shop I have my Delta Unisaw (52” Biesenmeyer fence), Small Bosch Router table, Makita 10” Sliding compound miter saw, Dewalt 13” thickness planer (love it), and many hand power tools. Also I have a huge 7’x4’ outfeed/assembly/work table, and am restoring my Steiner cabinetmakers bench. Take a look at the pictures of my workshop at my profile.
Here, finally are my questions. What else do I need? I am thinking about a 6” jointer, a real router table (make my own), and of course dust collector. I am on the fence about making a HUGE miter saw station (8’ to left and right of the blade). But not sure how necessary it is with my table saw and sled? Maybe I will make a folding one like u see in the magazines, that only give you about a 4’ fence?
What about a bandsaw? Do i NEED one? A drill press?
What do u think guys? I know you will mostly tell me that I should buy as I find I need it, however I don’t want to use up room for the wrong things, then have to move things later.
Also with dust collection, I dont know if I should go with smaller unit and jump it from machine to machine, or a central unit, using up precious space in the shop.
Let me know what you think guys? Stuck so far.
-- -Willy, White Plains, NY