My Trailer Shopcomments (12) February 3rd, 2012 in Shop Tours
- Location: Laporte, Colorado
- Size: 200sq. ft.
- Type: Other
- Focus: General
- Heating/Cooling: Radiant heat/wall mounted A/C
This shop was put together in a hurry one fall when I had great need of a shop in my home town, to which I had recently returned. With money tight, I had an upcoming comercial build out, apartment remodel, and an old home restoration to begin. There was far to much to tackle from a storage room and the back of my truck. Naturally, time progressed and the shop became "lived in." I have yet to get around to upgrading the shelves, benches or windows, but I can work and persue my hobbies so the shop is good enough for now. Yes, I built the door. I don't know that I would call it a prime example of fine woodworking, but it did occupy a free afternoon and use up a bit of scrap lumber. I think its cool.
Judging by my shop, it may apear that I am a big fan of using up the scraps when building benches and things for my shop. This is true and with good reason. I lose money when I start to build things out of sellable material. On the other hand no one but me wants to pay me to remove nails and paint from crooked old boards and find a way to use them. In most cases the labor would be higher than new material. I can do that for myself, however, and save money while conserving material. Doing my own projects with scraps and recycled lumber has added a great deal of character to my shop, and to my home.
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Threaded inserts keep grinder locked-down, but easily movable.
My work table often pulls double- and triple-duty for tons of shop tasks. Most often it's sharpening, but I also use it for drilling, holding bench hooks and shooting boards and occassionally as a chop-saw station. Hopefully soon, it will also hold a midi-lathe. Since I plan on rearranging the top pretty regularly, I wanted a way to... read full tip