This woodworking shop tour: is shared with us by Steve P., a fellow woodworker from Australia. Steve is a locksmith by trade and an avid woodworker. As you can easily see when taking this woodworking shop tour, Steve’s shop is quite efficient. He makes the most of his space in his garage shop. His work space is very clean and comfortable which makes for an enjoyable woodworking experience. The clean shop also makes for a safe working environnment.
And now from Steve…
G’day Bob, from Tropical Cairns Australia. I just wanted to thank you for inspiring me and sharing your wealth of knowledge with fellow woodworkers. I have made all of your various jigs etc over the past couple of years, and have, because of them and your wonderful instruction, been able to complete some excellent projects with real accuracy and quality of finish. Also, I’m a great fan of Ulmia pinch clamps.
Anyway mate, all the very best for you and your family in 2012. Looking forward to future A&J. Cheers.
As you can see when studying Steve’s wood shop, there are a number of woodworking power tools that have mobile bases. This allows Steve to be able roll the table saw, bandsaw, planer, and drum sander out to his driveway and thus extend his work space. Also, take a look at where Steve’s Jet dust collector is located. It is situated in the corner right next to the garage door. The location of the dust collector is ideal for reaching the power tools when they are moved out onto the driveway and also for connecting to the other power tools inside the woodworking shop.
Notice how well lit this shop is. There is plenty of natural lighting as well as overhead lighting. Plus, you will find that there are plenty of anti-fatigue mats in the main working areas of the shop. These mats make a huge difference for one’s feet when standing for long periods of time. We can also see how easy it is to reach for clamps on the side walls. I think you will agree with me, Steve’s workshop is a very smart set up.
Thanks Steve for sharing your woodworking shop with all of us woodworkers. Thanks for your kind words as well!
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