Badger Pond Shop Tours
A Tour of Dan Cameron's Shop
 
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Here are some pics of my 7x20 shop.

southwest view of the shop

Overhead are some fold down storage bins which are nestled between the joists. Thin aluminum sheets provide light reflection. On the right is my 50's vintage ShopSmith, set up as a disc sander with my benchtop bandsaw set on the rails and my dovetail jig in the table extension. In the left rear corner is my chop saw with a lift up extension. The surface planer sits atop a flip-top box which contains my jointer, and which comprises the drop box (cyclone?) for a dust collector servicing the chop saw as well as the planer and jointer.

southwest view of the shop

The second photo shows the unit flipped to jointer mode, and the chop saw extension is dropped down. The DC fan/motor is attatched to the far end of the box and the bag inflates under the chop saw.

southwest view of the shop

The next picture shows the opposite end of the shop. My Dewalt saw is on casters attatched to the ends of the legs, and a home made extension table drops down. I designed the extension table with a gateleg support, and it does nnot interfere with the fence rear holddown.

southwest view of the shop

This shot is from a carport just outside the shop. My workbench folds down and is supported by the wall and two metal legs. My table saw is sometimes moved out into the carport. This requires me to (groan) set up ramps to drop down one step. This was a significant consideration when I chose the Dewalt contractor saw over a cabinet saw. That plus the fact that the Dewalt saw fitted with the sliding table (love it!) is no deeper than the bare saw and only about 8 inches wider.

Thanks for visiting my shop. One more comment--everything is on wheels.

Originally posted 26 November 2001

wb 26 November 2001