the East end of my shop you will see my current workbench as it appears
now. This bench is permanantly
attached to the East wall and is about 12 feet long. The view in
the photo on the right is of the right half of the bench. It is the
only workbench that I have for now but plans are in the works to build
a more traditional cabinet maker's workbench with front and end vices.
I use the bench I have now for all the smaller tasks that comes up such
as mixing stains, finishing and the like as well as small assembly tasks.
It is also used for supporting all my bins for screws, bolts, nuts and
other small parts and hardware. As you can see, I have my laptop on the
right side of the bench where I can either create new or bring up old Autocad
prints of my projects.
a Kobalt 7 drawer upper tool box unit on a 4 drawer lower roll around unit
to store all of my smaller tools and hand tools. The units all have
roller bearing drawers which is really nice. I built drawers and
cabinets below each side of the workbench to hold some of my other equipment
such as air staplers, my Botch hand planer, routers, circular saw, sabre
saw, biscuit jointer, etc.
a recessed area at the center of the bench so that I could store am extra
roll around cart that I use for holding larger items for storage.
I occasionally use the roll around to hold some of my smaller hand tools
at a project site in another area of my shop when required.
left side of this bench can be seen in the photo at the left side of this
page. Again, you can see that I have built in some drawers and cabinets
below the bench. I have also built a larger cabinet above the bench
which is used to hold paint, stains, wood fillers, sandpaper and other
the corner where the East wall meets the North wall, you can see my current
dust collector. It is less than desirable but is adequate enough
to take care of the chips from my DeWalt miter saw and router table which
I have it hooked up to. It is an Economy (brand) running at 1/2 hp
which I bought at MSC and it is targeted for replacement in the near future
with a more powerful unit that I can run ducting from so that I can service
more pieces of my equipment. I have not made up my mind what that
unit might be as of yet but I am leaning towards an Onieda 1.5 Hp Super
Dust Gorilla System unit like the one shown here on the right.