south wall in my shop is split in two halves by the entry door. On
the left side of the shop facing this south wall is where you will find
my drill press, some sheet stock storage, a wall cabinet that houses stains,
clear coats, thinners, etc. and a cabinet that I recently made to hold
some of my specialty bits. Set out a bit from the left side wall is my
Ridgid band saw. I just recently upgraded from an older 14 inch Enco
saw to this newer Model BS 14002 Ridgid saw seen in the two photos below.
also see in the photo on the right (in the corner behind the saw) my Kobalt
7 drawer top and 4 drawer bottom tool chest. The drawers all have
roller bearing drawer slides which makes it real nice to open and close
with the weight of all my hand tools. My drill press is also located
in this southeast corner of the shop.
on the left shows the left side of the band saw and a view of the wall
cabinet containing the stains, etc. while the photo on the right
shows a right side view of the saw and my drill press.
can't see it from the right photo above, but the entry door is just out
of the picture and to the right but can be seen in the left photo above.
The photo on the right side of the page shows a fairly good picture of
my drill press and table that I built for hold downs. I have a wall
mounted drill cabinet that I built to hold my forstner bits, spade bits
and other drill bits for handy access when I need them. The holding
trays on the right side of the cabinet is designed to tilt outward for
greater ease in getting the bits removed from the cabinet.
can also see the entry door in the photo on the right which is the right
side of my shop's south wall. The top cabinet on the wall stores
all my woodworking magazines (I subscribe to seven different ones) and
below that cabinet is another cabinet that holds some of my hand sanders
and other odds & ends. Not going to tell you what is in the fridge
but you can guess if you want to.
the above photo was taken, I have built a new work
bench that occupies the space where I used to do all my layout and
assembly work (on an old door resting on saw horses). You can see
that I have two of the smaller dovetailed drawers (2 of 5) that are going
into my wife's new kitchen pantry. You can see the finished work
of these dovetails on the project page for my kitchen
made the dovetails (in the above photo) with my Porter Cable Model 4212
Dovetail Jig shown here on the left. I am really happy with this
jig but the manual is a little bit vague in places which initially caused
me to add some wood to my "bone pile". I wrote an article that gets
in to this subject a little bit and it is posted on the "Articles"
page of the web site. The router that I use with the jig is my Porter
Cable Model 890 variable speed (shown on the left) which I also use in
my router table. Currently, I clamp the jig onto the bench that runs
nearly full length along the east wall of my shop. I also have a
small bench top drill press on the bench that can be seen left of the jig
in the left photo.
The router table mentioned
above can be seen on another view of the shop on this shop tour.
That's about it for this view and I hope you can relate somehow to your
shop what it is now or what it used to be.