Author Gives Us Glimpse Of His Set-Up
By WALTER JARCK
Editor’s Note: Walter Jarck has prepared a series of articles on Guild members’ shops, complete with diagrams and photographs. If you know of any shops and woodworkers you would like to see profiled, give Walter a call at 706-754-0422.
The deadline for the newsletter is rapidly approaching and I have fallen behind on my shop visits. To catch up I have chosen to visit the brand new shop downstairs!
Marilyn and I recently moved to our new retirement house in northeastern Georgia and my downstairs shops was planned from the start. For the last 50 years or so I have been working out of sheds, garages, and small crowded areas that were almost hostile to my equipment and projects.
Now I have completed my shop. It has ample dry space, is well lighted, and a pleasure just to be in. Hopefully, this will be as productive as were some of my earlier locations. I mention this only for my woodworking friends who are still dreaming of their new shops. There is hope! (And hopefully it won’t take 50 years. . . .)
My main woodworking area is approximately 16 feet by 30 feet with another wood storage/ compressor/dust collector area of 14 feet by 16 feet. Since these were planned before we began construction of the house all the ductwork is under the floor.
A listing of the equipment is as follows:
- Powermatic floor model #1150 drill press
- Makita miter saw
- Powermatic #90 lathe with extra bed
- Delta 6-inch jointer
- Sears Craftsman 1.5 HP shaper
- Sears Craftsman disk/belt sander
- Rockwell 14-inch bandsaw with large table
- Fine dust collector by Jarck
- Delta 10-inch Unisaw
- Foredom and dental tools for carving
- Scissors-jack carving/work table by Jarck
- Ryobi shop-vac
- Hitachi 2 HP air compressor
- Onieda 1.5 HP cyclone dust collector
- Sears Craftsman 12-inch planer-molder
- Numerous hand sanders, routers and other tools.