Here's My Workshop! By Ray Pugh Eastern Washington
Overview of the shop
As a young adult a major goal was always a big shop, but the navy and a young family put things off. As time went on and financial needs changed I was able to construct and outfit a large shop. I use about 45' by 40' of a 2400 square foot building to house an assortment of new and old tools I've accumulated over the years. This includes a uniplane, an old Oliver upright mortiser, a 1936 Delta/Rockwell lathe, two table saws, two large bandsaws, and two router tables. Having two of each bigger machine provides the ability to set up various machines for different purposes.
Bandsaws and Unisaw
Table saws. One set for ripping and one for cross cut. Extension on one saw has router table set up.
Drum sander, oscillating sander, drill press
Old Oliver Mortiser
My effective "Vacuum system"
Pipe smoking and thinking spot
The shop is too large to effectively heat in the winter (I live in Eastern Washington) and do a great deal of flat work in the winter so I constructed a lathe room within the shop that is easily heated. This room houses the Delta lathe as well as a large Powermatic and provides a space to continue tinkering during the cold months.
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