Hope you like it.
OK, you got me. I've got a lot more pictures than that. The shop is a 12x12 shed, on a hill. Since four pictures could encompass the entirety of it, I think a time pictorial would be more appropriate. The above picture was taken early this year, and it largely remained unchanged from when I bought the house Christmas 08 until then. I made a couple of $20 tables, but the rest was loose hand tools, car stuff and house stuff. My first set of power tools (the Ryobi One+ 4-piece set) was lonely for about a year.
There is was in all it's glory about March. I had already bought my router and temporarily turned one of the tables into my first router table.
There it is. It worked well for a fashion, until I decided I wanted my table back and a dedicated station. Since then I built a NYW/AW-style cabinet and then tore it apart when I decided it wasn't good enough. Table 3.0 used the top and the insert, but a whole new carcass. From that point (the router purchase) I started adding tools. First was more of the Ryobi One+ line, which by now I own a majority of what's offered, and stepped up to their Lithium batteries. Much better.
I then added a miter saw, even though I wanted a table saw first. Got a god deal. I'm all about good deals. The only major tool I've bought at full price was the router, and that's only because I was in a hurry. After the miter saw came the big boy, the table saw. Working in such a small space, a cabinet or a hybrid was completely out of the question. I was going to go with the fake Porter Cable contractor's saw until I got the Craftsman 21829 for half price one day. No brainer. Love the big wheels, I can take it everywhere. Then I picked up a display Ridgid drill press and a used Ryobi planer on the same day, and that's been the last of my big purchases.
Here's the a photoshoot I did a few months ago while Table 2.0 was in progress, before I went on my buying spree:
This was my miter saw station:
One evening I decided to get a little crazy and switch the working wall away from the window. I'm still not sure why. This is after I was 'done.':
Yes, the floor is completely covered. I had also ripped out the stinky 30+ year old carpet that was in there, and discovered a floor that wasn't too bad except for one spot. Feels like it's made out of MDF, but I don't know how it's lasted this long if it is. Eventually everything I didn't need got taken to the trash, including the seven trash bags full of carpet. I took more pictures after I picked up my table saw.
Upon entry, to right:
Upon entry, to left:
Under the golf bags there is my lawn mower. The big white bookshelf is my detailing products. All the bins and boxes are the house items.
This is my scrap storage:
After that came the drill press, and it is in front of the window:
It eventually got a rolling cart to go underneath it. Here I am working on the planer cart on top of it:
I got the planer, and it very nicely came with this metal stand:
That wouldn't work. So I built a rolling flip-top planer cart for it.
Through all of this I am about 85% done on Router Table 3.0. I need to trim it out, make the drawers better and the back and a front door.
Right now the shop is a mess. I am building a Ultimate Tool Stand to replace the planer cart, and that miter saw station I made. The old router table, the old planer cart are both in dis-assembly in the shed, along with one of the tables I am having to move out to fit the UTS. I also found an outstanding deal on the Kreg K3MS and I've made a mess all over the floor. Hopefully I can get some good stuff accomplished this weekend and take some updated pics. I still have a lot more I need to take out of the shed and find a permanent home for, like the decorations. Once those go, I'll free up a few more square feet. I also hope by next year I can get the ground out front leveled. Nothing like trying to cut a sheet of plywood on a hill.
I hope you liked my time machine, and hope it kept with the spirit of the forum.