Keith’s Woodshop – Shop Tour

Shop Tour -
Added on October 22, 2008

This week’s shop is submitted by Keith. Let’s check it out and see what he has to say:

“The shop is about 13×22, it was a garage that was converted into livable space, then converted to a shop by me. As such, it has a separate heating system from the house. The tricky part about laying out this shop was the size of the tools I own compared to the space. The table saw capacity is limited because it had to be positioned so that the rails go around the DC hose. I didn’t want to cut the rails down, surely this won’t be my last ever shop space. I used the Grizzly shop tool to draw up the shop, then made it happen.”
“I added the 220v service by branching off of the dryer, with what I call my ‘mad scientist switch’, a giant disconnect throw so that you can either run the dryer or the shop. This way the shop tools don’t have power most of the time, helping keep kiddies safe since most of my 220v tools don’t have lock-out features. It’s a bit of overkill, but my wife works for an industrial electrical manufacturer, so it was cheap.”
“The shop is a bit of a mess in the photos as I have about 3 projects going on in there at the moment. I think the only thing I’d like to have is a bigger lathe and some more lumber storage. Other than that, this shop is pretty functional.”

The tools:
PM2000 table saw w/ router table in extension
8″ Jet jointer
1 3/4 hp canister dust collector (also jet)
Performax 16-32 drum sander
Dewalt 13″ planer
el cheapo M Power 1018 mini lathe
Jet 18″ bandsaw
Dewalt 20″ scroll saw
Delta 16″ drill press
Makita LS1013 sliding miter saw
Lots of hand held power tools, and a good number of hand tools.