My Little Shop in Houston
My corner of the world, I have built 2 cedar strip 18.5′ canoes, kitchen cabintes, furniture, grand children’s baby beds, and lots and lots of favors for friends. Shop suits me well, except it is just too hot in the summer on the Gulf coast, will move to the country one day and have my air conditioned, 100% dust collection, 1200 to 1500 sq ft 10 foot ceilings with a dedicated spray room. Not wishing for much, huh…oh yea, add a six inch joiner, full size band saw, floor mounted thickness planner, and maybe even a second router table.
I drap my shop with plastic, add air movers to do my spray finishing now….should have converted to spraying years ago, qualityis so superior to brush or wipe on.
Enjoy the tour, and thanks for the great magazine, I started my subscription about year two…1978 I believe, and have grown with every issue. Thanks
My work area, two benches, both have a 30"x72"x2" maple bench top, purchased online for $15 each. Norm's router table.... couldn't live without it. Floor pad... made a huge difference to my back, get you some.
Unisaw with shop made extension, sure was a great project, out of Wood Magazine I beleive. The power plugs into a reciptical in front of the saw, all blades and accessories arein a drawer mounted under the table, and added a knee switch. Built a modified Norm Mitre saw stand for my Milwalkee 12" sliding compound digital readout saw, that was well worth the time it took to save for such a great tool. Most recent addition is the drill press with a cabinet stand I built.
Upper drawer of the drill press cabinet. Made dividers and am able to keep my drill bits in order. This kind of attention to detail lets me know when my wife has been in my shop and used a tool.....
Yes, I still use my ShopSmith. Converted it to the electronic speed control, what a nice upgrade. In addition to the small band saw I have the 6" belt sander and the thickness planner. When I do move into an adult sized shop will purchase an adult size bandsaw and a full size thickness planner.
Overhead storage of clamps...have clamps in every corner of the shop, looking forward to having all the clamps centrally located on one of those fancy clamp carts....ever feel like you just have too many clamps? Me too.