I'm very fortunate indeed to have the room and $$$'s to set up
a fairly decent workshop. It occupies a whole
car-space in my new 3 car garage.
Craftsman Table Saw (Ryobi BT3000)
I opted to get this
Craftsman Table Saw from Sears cuz they gave me a good
price. It is exactly the same as the popular
It has a sliding
mitre table and a good fence, as well as a lot of other cool
features. I got the optional router table extension
and have mounted a 2/3 HP Craftsman router (not visible)
I didn't like the steel stand that came with the saw, so
I designed and built this table to support it. I wanted one
that would have rollers, but be on firm feet when not rolling,
so I added this intricate lift system which uses an
eccentric cam lever to push a piston down to lift the table.
I also made this cool little box cutting jig
from the basic idea I got from this webpage called
"Lynn's Box Cutting Jig".
Other Power Tools
I also have a number of other power tools I have accumulated
over the years.
I'm really enamored of these following tools. I don't know how I
ever survived without a belt sander. It makes all the
difference on the box
And the scroll saw was the first of these
tools I bought and has worked for many years without fail,
including on my first
The space has plenty of room to organize a wide variety of materials.
I used these plastic drawers to organize every nut, bolt, and screw
I had. I even sorted all my various junk nails by size!
I also have a rudimentary vacuum dust-collection system.
I even have the space to setup a fairly decent little
storage area for raw wood with separate places planks
and boards of various types and chunks of exotic woods.
All in all I am very happy with this little workshop !!