Time to make some changes to the shop.

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Blog series by AngieO updated 194 days ago 7 parts 10225 reads 168 comments total

Part 1: Lets get started

343 days ago by AngieO | 34 comments »

Well… It just wouldn’t be me if I didn’t share pics of my first “workshop”. Many of you have already seen it… But here it is again. Yep. that’s where I got my start. Working outside on a stack of pallets and some plastic tables. Of course, when it was too hot outside I didn’t get to work. And when it rained I didn’t get to work. And then when it got cold I didn’t do anything at all. The above pic was taken August 2012. In J...

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Part 2: Step One - Get rid of the old built in bench.

342 days ago by AngieO | 19 comments »

Well… today was pretty productive. I definitely prefer building and creating over demolition. But I like that I’m making room for what comes next. So here is what I started with. I wasn’t sure how hard taking this bad boy down would be. But I located my crow bar and my favorite hammer and got started. First off… those ridiculous tiles. There was some leaking from above the window during the fall/winter. It’s all fixed now. But its obvious that it...

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Part 3: Not much new here.... But time to make some room.

225 days ago by AngieO | 17 comments »

Well… I’m sure you are very surprised to find that I haven’t gotten very far on my shop changes. I’ve been so busy with the projects for Christmas and other things that I haven’t gotten far. But it’s definitely in the front of my mind. There’s been no progress on the workbencch being torn out. In fact… the small section that I did tear out has now become a place that gathers… “things”. I did some shop clean up after the holi...

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Part 4: Hmmm.... What have I gotten myself into?!?!

221 days ago by AngieO | 15 comments »

Yeah… So I’m cleaning up the lumber storage I have in my shop. See previous posts if you don’t know what I’m starting with. I’m a “wood collector”. Not to be confused with a “hoarder”. Lol. The difference… ???....Well … That’s a whole other blog post. :) I like the vertical storage. It works best for me. But as I started to corganoze so I could have more room today… I found this…. Yep. I’ve got...

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Part 5: My newest addition to the shop.

213 days ago by AngieO | 24 comments »

A friend of mine used to build cabinets. He had a shop up in Indianapolis. He sold the house up there and all his tools are now being stored on a trailer in his back yard. He doesn’t do any woodworking anymore and is always out of town. The tools are just sitting there going falling apart. So….. when he found out that I was doing woodworking he asked if I’d be interested in any of his tools. This is what he brought me today. He’s got a bandsaw and a biscuit jointer and...

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Part 6: My ever shrinking shop.... Or maybe I have wasted space LOL

210 days ago by AngieO | 18 comments »

Ok… So if you know my story… you know that I started out pretty small. Here’s what I had… These were my first tools. Aahhhhh…. I remember bringing them home. The ear-to-ear grin on my face was the first of many to come. These poor little guys are long gone now. I got a lot of miles from the miter saw but it finally gave out on me. I actually had a hard time letting it go since it was my first power tool. BUT… the guy I sold it to I gave it to him ...

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Part 7: New tools are always a nice change to the shop... Hitachi Scroll Saw!

194 days ago by AngieO | 41 comments »

Yes… I can hear it now because I know what I would say… But I’ll just wait and let you say it ;) So… I have this friend that I’ve known since Jr High. He has had his own general contracting business and such and is now a maintenance guy for a local state institution. He can do it all. From woodworking to building a house. He is by far the best drywall guy I’ve ever seen. He has it mastered. Fast and looks great with hardly no sanding. He’s just go...

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