Here are pictures of my favorite place...my shop. I originally converted one stall of a two-car garage into a workshop, but as in 99.9% of homes with a shop in it, it didn't take long to spread to the other half of the garage. No one here is complaining, though, thank goodness!
All of the equipment is installed on wheels so that I can work outside the shop on nice days, of which southern Mississippi has plenty. The only time my shop has ever been relatively free of sawdust was the day I took these pictures.
My husband built me three workstations also on wheels that I can roll to where I am working.
Take a tour!
The right side, with the closed brown door, was the first half to be converted over into a workshop. My hand tools and hardware storage bins live there, with three walls of workbench. I have a DeWalt planer (on wheels) that I wheel outside when I want to plane anything down.
The left side houses the mini-lathe, two scroll saws, a band saw, two drill presses, and three mobile work stations.
An air compressor sits just inside the shop overhead door, on the right, next to a fold-up table I use when playing outdoors.
Jet Mini-Lathe sits on the right, just before the Excalibur scroll saw. Both are on wheels and I often move them outside to work in the beautiful weather of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
There are three mobile work stations in this half that my husband built for me: The back of the nearest one in the front of the picture is my lathe work station and holds pen blanks, mandrels, polishing wheels, and lathe tools; the second work station you can see the front of and it holds all of my sanding papers; the third work station (on the right) is placed between the two scroll saws and has a blade holder on one end and keeps track of items needed when I use either of the scroll saws.
Drill press can be seen on the left in the back of the shop, with the band saw to the right next to it.
Excalibur scroll saw (on right), mobile scroll saw work station (middle), and DeWalt scroll saw (on left).
The lathe on the left was my grandfather's. I swear the thing weighs more than I do. Built back in the day when things were meant to last. The workbench was built too high for me to use the lathe, but I had no other place I could put it, so I pull out the platform that you see (under the extension cord) and step on it when I use the "big" lathe. The wood storage under the lathe is where I keep any exotic wood that I tend to use in my intarsia pieces.
Here is the other side of the shop, and the other side of that brown door seen in the first picture. My DeWalt planer is on wheels so I can plane outside. (I think the only think NOT on wheels in the whole darn shop are the workbenches.)
If you're anything like me, just looking at all these shop pictures makes you want to go create some sawdust right now, yes? Time to go play!