|Workshop by Wayne Precht||posted 09-05-2007 04:35 PM||1394 reads||0 times favorited||10 comments|
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Yep, it’s a fairly standard hobbyist’s basement workshop. I have the use of about half the basement which is plenty of room for most of my projects, though who doesn’t long for a 30’x60’ high ceiling building with full climate control, enough circuits and lots of natural light? Well, maybe one day…
As it is, I have enough stationary tools to be dangerous and all the clutter of multiple projects going on at once. the pictures show my home build panel saw, my excessively organized hardware unit, my first stab at a quick and dirty work bench, storage and a joiner in the adjacent area, my planer rolling stand and finally my shop companion Izzy the Husky who is completely unfazzed by shop noises (including her cussing owner).
All the stationary tools are on wheels of one flavor or another. I pull out what I need, use it and stow it. It’s the only way I can make the long and narrow nature of the space work. The workbench sits under a large window whose curtain I open when I am down there (and it’s daytime). evening lighting is courtesy of two overhead Halogen ceiling fixtures and two tracks of floods nearer the left and right walls that can be aimed around as needed. I hate flourescent lighting.
Also, there is easy at grade access to the backyard for larger materials coming into the shop. Rough wood is stored in a shed just outside.
It doesn’t feel as crowed as the pictures make it look…
-- --- Wayne.