By Elva Vargas. Power Tools. Published at Wednesday, August 01st, 2018 - 13:33:19 PM.
Basement workshop - Having a woodworking shop in the basement is nice and allows for a more permanent setup of the shop tools. A basement shop does present some interesting challenges. Most basements have a low ceiling height. The typical basement ceiling height is seven feet. This makes lighting a challenge since hanging lights from the joists leads to potential head banging and being struck when moving material around the woodshop.
I got to brainstorming with all the things I had sitting around. I had a couple of old Ford flywheels from Fords that I had junked out in the last couple years, and figured that I could use those for wheels for a bandsaw. I also had a couple front hubs and brackets from an old Chevy Cavalier that I could use for bearings and support for the wheels of a bandsaw. I had some old steel sitting around that I could for a frame and table. I also had a large piece of sheet aluminum that I could use for covers for the wheels and the table.
So whether you decide to build a bandsaw or something else with the things you have collecting dust in your shop, dont throw them away when spring cleaning time comes, you may just need them later when you think of something that you want or need, but dont want to pay the price commercially. A couple of other things I made with things just laying around in my shop was a utility trailer and a small overhead hoist, which enabled me to lift heavy things such as my rototiller and sprayer up to the top level of my shop.
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