In case you missed the previous entries:
It’s been a long, long time since I posted anything about the workshop. I have been enjoying it, though!
When last I left you, I showed the freshly painted interior…next step was to fill it up!
And fill it up…we did!
My good friend and neighbor Michael J., who is often my co-conspirator in the big projects, reached an agreement with me. I had space and no tools. He had tools and no space. So we decided to combine forces and make the workshop “ours!” Between the two of us, this is what we came up with.
See all these great tools on this wall?? Yeah, none of them are mine! OK, the air compressor is…but I have certainly enjoyed using them! (In the corner is a dust collector, with my air compressor in front of it. On the left of that is a band saw, and left of that is the most awesome table saw.)
Next we come to my paint corner, with eleventy-twelve cans of paint! There are shelves sized to hold spray paint, sample pots, quarts, and gallons. They go up so high I have to use the ladder to get to the top shelves! Oh, it just makes me giddy! And underneath, there is a rolling cart with a scroll saw on it. That is mine (I bought it from Michael J.), but I’ve never used it. But I can start anytime I want to!!
See those two big sheets of peg board? They make me giddy too! For you see…
You can open one side…
…or both, and access tons of hide-away storage! Isn’t it beautiful??
This is one of Michael’s brain-children. He built a unit like this in his garage, and I fell in love with it!
Moving on, we have a lathe, which I have used once and can’t wait to try again sometime. Then there’s a nice big workbench, which we literally rolled down the middle of the street on casters (from Michael’s garage to my workshop) to get here. I’m sure it was a funny sight!
I love all the pegboad for holding small tools, and there’s a magnet board just above the lathe. I store stains on the shelf up-top, as you aren’t supposed to store paint and stain too near each other.
I have a utility sink in here, although it’s never been hooked up properly. When Michael hooked it up, it leaked a little. After I tried to fix it, it leaked A LOT! And we’ve never gotten back to it since. The drill press in the corner? Yeah, it’s not mine!
You may be able to see out the open garage door that the concrete apron has finally been poured! It only took three months, but it’s gorgeous now.
The only thing left to do to the exterior is to paint it, but I honestly don’t know that that will happen this fall. It’s not the painting that intimidates me…it’s all the caulking!
Anybody wanna come help??