After their previous workshop burned to the ground in 2020, members of the woodworkers association at the Peter Becker Community in Harleysville, Pennsylvania, envisioned a new, fully-equipped shop.
Dan Janke’s multipurpose shop serves as a classroom, boat-restoration dry dock, and the seat of his chairmaking activities.
Make it easier to move benchtop tools out of the way but still lock them in place during use.
Tape tames belt tracking
Tape helps stop sanding belts from sliding off the roller on a stationary belt sander.
An Apple Watch feature makes the watch vibrate and show a notification if the decibel reading exceeds a specific level for a set amount of time.
A modified drywall t-square substitutes for a commercial shelf-pin jig.
Cardboard shipping tubes make great storage racks for dowels, thin cutoffs, threaded rod, bar stock, continuous hinges, and other long pieces.
Doubly Beneficial Shop
With his spacious standalone workshop, Mitchell Scott can run two tablesaws with different setups (crosscuts and rips, or cuts and dadoes, for example).