DIFFERENT TYPE OF SHOPcomments (8) August 3rd, 2010 in Shop Tours
- Location: Casa Grande, Arizona, usa
- Size: 900sq. ft.
- Type: Other
- Focus: Turning
- Heating/Cooling: shade and fan in summer. nothing during winter
My workshop is different than the normal I see in wood magazines. Some shops consist of custom cabinets and work benches that in a lot of cases are better than most furniture.
In my work shop I have no drawers and no cabinet doors to hide my tools in. My work bench is not so beautiful I would be afraid to use it and get stains or dents.
My work bench is metal with welded legs, top, and a lower shelf, which allows me to work, paint and weld on it. When it gets filthy or has weld splatter or rust all I have to do is take a grinder with large grit sandpaper and it cleans up nicely.
My work shop consist of stands and shelves from a linen company that had gone out of business. Each stand or shelf is movable and adjustable which allows me to move my tools to the area I am working, and add shelves as I need them.
The conveyer was also bought for less than $200.
My shop only takes up half of the building but has a covered outdoor work area that allows me to move the tools needed outdoors for the project at hand, during the summer I use a large fan. Winters are very mild.
The only problem I have now is to obtain the larger tools that I had to sell to get two children thru college and to replace hand tools my son needed to begin his own shop. But I can't complain because I did the same thing to my father.
The outdoor temperature today is 106 with humidity.
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