small workshop ideas #4: Hey What's in your.... SMALL Workshop ?

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Blog entry by oldguy2 posted 09-23-2017 11:32 PM 1865 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sept. 23,2017 This is a current workshop tour and comments. My home page tells some so here is a picture update..somehow I can’t get the pics to change there. This is a one car garage in the basement. Featured is a classic workbench 27 wide by 52 long 1.5 thick hardwood. It has built many projects and only 31 inch high just good for my 5’5” height. Next is the pegboard wall that is 12 feet long.holds most simple hand tools. more hand tools are in the tool chests below. On the benches I have a drink and snack spot. Another bench holds a small drill press, large drill case and scroll saw. Under the small bench I keep most of the portables and on the shelf my drills. On the end wall are shelves for the TV, boxes of dowels, biscuits. 4 crates for sand paper. Also 4 crates of the small scrap from my scrap buy. The last wall has pegboard for hoses, the dust collector pipes, and hand saws. I have a simple clamp rack by the corner of the entry door and the garage door ladder style. For tools you can see the bag of the dust collector next to it is a can separator that connects to the 3” pvc pipe at 36” high. I have 4 outlets there are 3 stands. One for the mitersaw a pink cardboard dust shield moves the dust to the bottom and the hose in the back. Next is the planer and I switch the pvc pipe and hose to use it. Another stand holds the Shopsmith bandsaw with motor. and the jointer and 6inch belt sander are switchable. I have the router table at the end of the Shopsmith and will store it under the unit. So far it has cut well. I recently bought a skill table saw for $50 and like having that second table saw. At some point if I need to sell it I think I can get the 50 or a bit more for it, the miter grooves have no tabs so I may make a sled for it. The Shopsmith is doing well and I have had it over 20 years. I have one tool chest just for accessories and I keep less on the shelf. I like bringing in someone to show its features. For the width of this shop 13 feet when I have to angle it or turn it for a long rip cut there is still plenty of room. Today with the door open I have an 8×8 canopy to sand or enjoy the outdoors. Most of the projects I have posted have been built in this shop. On the workbench is a small side table in maple from a scrap buy this spring. On the wall is a airplane picture my father painted above my fan airfilter.


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