My Workshop #4: My Workshop Tour

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Blog entry by steliart posted 06-13-2013 05:17 PM 5222 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My Workshop Tour

My workshop has two levels the ground floor where all my tools are (54m2/580ft2) and the half top floor (16m2/172ft2) which has two rooms; one is used as a paint booth and the other as a drying area as well as storage room.

Entering the shop the in the center is the heart of my shop, the table saw/router table, an out-feed table serves also for assembly and in the far East wall my SCMS station.

Farther in on the left there’s my dust collector and next to it my band saw and my old multitool bench is now been used to hold my grinder and sanders and some metal work it’s been done there mainly because part of the North wall is covered in stainless steel (remains from last tenant).

If you turn and look to the South wall of the shop we have my drill press, next to is my screw cabinet and after that my tool cabinet. Right after, the wall is used for clamps storage. I have two infeed/outfeed mobile tables. The West wall near the entrance holds one more clamp rack and two old shelve racks.

Also at the West (behind the table saw) resides my planer/jointer or planer/thicknesser and next to it further in my mortising machine. The rest of the West wall is been used to storage some panel wood and small cut-offs.

Right after the West wall is the kitchen entrance where a small refrigerator and microwave provides cold or hot drinks. Opposite that an old refrigerator is been used to storage paints, varnishes, cans and mainly keeps the odor from the shop.

Opposite the wood storage area and under the staircase an old book case serves to hold most of my tool cases and next to it some drawer cabinets keeps me organized.
Next to that is the Jet drum sander and under the staircase is where my air compressor rests.

At the foot of the staircase is my dust collector that covers all major machines. Unavoidable was the crossing of ducting to the table saw, so I build a heavy duty step over the pipe.

Two lines of coated metal wire running from the East to West wall hold the two double 5 feet fluorescent lights and also I can throw an extension power cord over the line if I need some power at any place. The shop’s floor is covered with a composite plastic flooring, very durable stuff and not so hard on the feet, put very easy to clean.

Going up to the top floor you get into the paint booth which is isolated from the rest of the shop with a door and nylon covering the open spaces.
Top and side lighting helps allot when you paint or finishing. An old air curtain fun under the table serves good as an extractor. Soon one more fun will be installed at the side for more efficient extraction.

The table is retractable to the wall when not needed, and is divided in four segments. Each segment can hold a frame that easily can be carried away to the drying area.
The drying room has a drying rack on two walls and also serves me to keep some things that I don’t want around the workshop.

That’s All Folks
Thank you for visiting.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#1 posted 06-13-2013 07:40 PM

Hello steliart,

Nice work on the workshop setup, looks like it has better facilities than the big one that fell though.
Hope all goes well there


Robert Brennan

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 06-13-2013 08:10 PM

You’ve got a really nice shop and I’ll bet that you are proud of it. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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Erik van Baarle

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#3 posted 06-14-2013 07:57 AM

Very impressive shop you got, so much tools OMG
Nice nice

-- Erik, Merksem Belgium

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#4 posted 06-18-2013 02:15 AM

Nice nice nice… I like the spray booth, and everything else about your fine shop. Very good

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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