Workshop Complete

by Patrick Harper - Blood, Sweat, and Sawdust

It’s done; at least as done as a shop can ever be.

I will blow insulation into the attic space and build some storage units.  Aside from that (and the inescapable shop evolution) It is finished.

Completed Workshop

With the help of my awesome father, I moved everything I had in storage into the new workshop.

Clamp Rack

Now I can start building.  Speaking of building, I built an awesome clamp rack.  This one can hold more clamps than my old one and takes up less wall space.  I got the idea from Brad at Fix This Build That.


I also installed a wood rack and fire extinguisher.  I’m considering adding a second extinguisher on the other side of the shop.  You can never be too careful.

I also made up a custom dust fitting for my Minimax Jointer/Planer.  I used a 4″ Fernco fitting and a 5-to-6 inch reducer.  The Fernco fitting fits snug over the 120mm European port.  The 5″ side of the reducer fits over the Fernco fitting.  I used silicon adhesive and HVAC tape to secure the Fernco to the reducer.

For my first project, I will build a custom router table complete with a Jessem Mast-R lift and dedicated motor.

Thanks to everyone who helped me with this project.  I will have a few follow-up posts that relate to the shop build, so stay tuned.

For the rest of the workshop build, check out the garage workshop build index.