By Maritza Emerson. Power Tools. Published at Saturday, February 10th, 2018 - 14:14:37 PM.
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.
Garage workshop - Garage workshops have a unique need of being multipurpose serving as both workshop and parking the family car(s). All of the tools need to be mobile and be quickly and easily moved out of the way. The lighting needs to be flexible and be out of the way of the garage door. For a standard two car garage that measures approximately 22 x 24 feet, two to four two tube fluorescent fixtures will provide ample lighting of the work space.
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