Are you interested in setting up your own woodworking shop on a small scale? Are you planning to start your own woodworking business and are looking for a suitable place to start your business? Then read on this article as I share with you my basic recommendation – a single car woodworking shop.
Setting up a small woodworking shop layout in a single empty space is a good option for new woodworkers. It is important not to get confused by the term “single car” here, as there are many other terms for one car shop. A “dual purpose” shop is one that can be used for both woodworking and for running a small grocery store. Such a setup is called a “dual purpose” shop and will require less floor space and less equipment than a traditional two-carp shop (one car/one shop). This article will be discussing about setting up small shop in a single vehicle garage.
The first thing that you should consider in setting up your own woodworking shop layout in a small garage or a vehicle shed is to get started with your new shop. You may want to get started with a new work bench or two. If you are new to woodworking then getting a couple of high quality workbenches and a nice bench drill set will help you get started quickly and easily. You can either choose to rent a new work bench from a hardware store (I recommend the Pro Shop brand) or you can buy one.
Now comes the decision about the number of tools to get. Usually, a three or four channel saw works best for most woodworkers. You can also get started with a table saw and a router if you don’t want to get a full-sized table saw. Some woodworkers like the idea of using a table saw as well as a band saw at the same time in order to save space. It really depends on your personal situation and what tools and machinery you think you will need for your small woodworking shop.
The next item to consider in setting up a shop in a small space is the size of your workbench. Many woodworkers prefer to start with a workbench that is not too big. A large bench takes up a lot of work space but will take up too much space if you try to use it for storing all of your tools and equipment. A smaller bench is ideal for most woodworkers because it makes it easy to work with smaller tools.
After you have your workbench, you’re ready to decide what tools you’ll need for your small woodworking shop. A table saw is essential. Another very popular tool is the circular saw. You can get a table saw that comes with a fence or you can buy one that is separate from the fence.
The final item you’ll want to add to your shop wood storage areas is a small wall unit or a lockable overhead cabinet. If you plan to store your tools in a lockable storage area, make sure it’s either wall-mounted or ceiling-mounted. Make sure your wall units are level and clean. Most tools need to be rested on a flat surface. If you’re using free-standing tools, be especially careful that they’re not over-lapping. You don’t want to make a simple woodworking project into an impossible job just because you didn’t account for some of the possible problems.
The final item you will want to include in your layout tool chest is a marking gauge or staining tool set. Marking gauges come in a variety of sizes and configurations. It is a good idea to buy marking gauges from the same manufacturer your woodshop machine and woodshop tools are from, as this ensures consistent sizing and consistency in your tools. Staining equipment comes in various configurations, including single, double, and even triple staining capability.