is really just a corner of the basement where I do my woodworking
projects using traditional techniques and tools. I do not use
power tools down here. This works out pretty well since the shop
area is not closed off and dust from power tools such as sanders,
routers and saws would not be very compatible with other basement uses.
The openness does allow me to watch the TV or listen to the stereo
that are on the other side of the basement while I'm doing things like
chopping, planing or sawing. If I need to do a home construction
project such as installing flooring, replacing fences, or even
refinishing furniture then I generally do the work in the garage.
mainly old/antique tools but also make use of various new hand tools
such as paring and mortising chisels, files, cabinet rasps and well
made saws and planes. Here are a few images showing my work area
and tool storage.
woodworking shop area.
The interlocking mat flooring was added to help
the feet and protect dropped tools. Info on the workbench including construction details can be found via this link.
The in-work project is a door for the saw cabinet on the far wall.
This was an old cabinet of some sort that I added some shelves to for tool storage. Think that I paid $30 for it.
Here is a saw cabinet or saw till that I store my main user saws in. I store tools like chisels and gouges
in the tool chest below the saw cabinet. I recently finally made
the cabinet door and installed it. There are a few additional
views of the saw cabinet at this link.
And some old shelves that I found at a garage sale.
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