|Workshop by unisaw2||posted 02-02-2010 09:52 PM||2152 reads||3 times favorited||30 comments|
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This is my 7th workshop in about 30 years time. I’ve been in cold barns, small dark basements, expensive rental spaces, and even a carpeted office space. In 2004 we moved the workshop to its current location. I was pretty tired of moving the shop, and made a commitment to keep it here for the rest of the time.
The building’s main level is 400sf of cold tractor garage, 400sf of heated office, and the main workshop is 25×50 (1,250sf) that is shared with 2 trucks. The two attics are 2,000sf of unheated space. The workshop has high 2’x4’ windows all around for lots of natural light.
Mechanical consists of a 200amp electrical service, computer network, plumbing with a very small kitchen/toilet/sink area. We heat about 1,650sf with a combination of forced air (propane), and electric baseboard heat. Walls are cedar siding, 2×6 wood studs, insulated to R-19, and 5/8” drywall interior. Ceilings are 16” I beams, R-30 insulation and 5/8” drywall painted white. Lighting is done by track lights with CFL warm bulbs.
Woodworking equipment consists of Unisaw, jointer, planer, router table, and dust collection for most tools. The shop is always changing.
Photos: Workshop during a snowstorm (removed) 1.Crosscut sled for unisaw. 2. Air dried White oak, 3. Planer, sharpening, and sink area. 4. Main Bench and hand tool cabinet. 5. Miter saw station and old tool collection. 6. Router on Bench lift with Beall threading base.
Future Shop Projects: 1. Learning how to veneer, and possible veneer vacuum. 3. Finding more trees to mill then kiln or air dry. 4. Separate finishing room and spray exhaust fan.
Kreg Stop in use on table saw. Feb 2010.
Hanging Tool Cabinet. Feb 2010.
Tool Cabinet exterior door. Feb 2010
Bench Lift. Feb 2012
Assembly bench, hanging tool cabinet, and Main bench, looking South. Feb 2013
Parts cabinet next to main bench March 2016
-- JJ - Northern Illinois