Woodworking Shop

This 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.

I use 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.

My 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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