Jack's Woodworking Shop

As of February, 2013

The shop is a two car garage totaling about 530 square feet. The garage was drywalled, with lots of holes in the stuff, no paint, and a general garage-like mess. Marybeth and I redid the drywall and put put up the "plybead" that covers the lower half of the wall. I then ran 220 from the house to a new 100 amp panel in the shop, and ran 220 to the dust collector, jointer, and the big bandsaw, and 110 to the walls.

The dust collector has a 3 HP motor. Ducting connects it to most of the machines:

Here's the combination sander and planer. The electrical box on the wall takes 220 from the house and distributes 220/110 around the shop. On the ceiling is the coiled air hose from the compressor:


Another view that shows a corner of the tablesaw and the big bandsaw (19" 3 HP). The planer is on a cabinet I made for storing fasteners and the like:

Here's the cabinet with two open drawers. Fasteners live in plastic coffee cans I've been collecting for a couple of years. The drawers are all dovetailed. I turned the drawer pulls on the lathe:

The back side of the planer and cabinet. The cabinet is in maple, bubinga and red oak, the latter from a tree from our yard that I milled on the sawmill. The boxes that slide into the cabinet have box joints:


The 8" 3 HP jointer. I find the 72" table is ideal:


Boxes of small chunks of hardwoods, including maple, cherry, a couple of kinds of oak, bubinga, cocobolo, mahagony, teak, purpleheart, yellowheart, probably others, too:

I made this cabinet to house tools. Wood is stored to the left and right of the cabinet. Most of my wood is either air-drying in piles around the yard or in the barn. The big bandsaw is to the left, and under the drum sander are a couple of chainsaws. The black bag to the far left is my logging bag. It contains spare chains, chainsaw parts, a longer bar for the big saw, sharpening gear, etc:

Lathe and oxy-acetylene welding outfit:

The small bandsaw (14"), and the drill press. Secondary bench to the left, primary to the right:


Another view:


The secondary bench and cabinets. The cabinets are maple frames with bubinga veneer over ply. Knobs are bubinga turned on the lathe. The bench is red oak from a tree from our yard. The two cherry panels on the bench are for some end tables I've been working on for far too long:

Drill press and clamp storage:


Main workbench. The top is hickory from a truck full of lumber I got at Hollister's Sawmill. I planed and glued it up, 3" thick. Legs are red oak. The machinest vice to the right is just clamped to the bench, so it's easy to remove when working on a long board. The shelf is natural-edge cherry held onto the wall by three half-inch steel dowels. The planes on the shelf are a rabbit plane, radius plane, a couple of block planes, and a bench plane:


General view of the big bandsaw, table saw, drum sander, lathe and small bandsaw. Hanging from the ceiling are spare bands for the sawmill:

Here's a "cookie" from an ash tree. I dried it slowly for a year. It's hanging in the shop:


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