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Blog entry by Beginningwoodworker posted 08-19-2009 10:30 PM 2829 reads 0 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I am starting a new blog series, this time I am remodeling the shop I am going to hang pegboard, add a new window, build some cabinets, and lots of cool stuff. Here some pictures I am starting with a clean slat.

Clean the Walls I am going to build cabinets and hang pegboard for this wall area and add a window for more light.

Clean up the table saw.

I am going to build a new outfeed/workbench behind the table saw.

I am also going to add a blade guard and improve dust collection.

Move all the tools to one side

I need to building some roll around carts for my thickness planer and benchtop jointer. A grinding station and router table is in the works to.

Going to replace the 2×4 lumber rack which is not working with a Triton Lumber Rack

I got a big project ahead of me its going to take some months before I am able to finish.



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#1 posted 08-19-2009 10:39 PM

You will never finish Charles. We all are still making changes and adapting to new tools and work flow.
Have fun on the journey. I look forward to seeing your progress from time to time. I believe you will be more productive with a more organised workshop.
Larry

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 08-19-2009 10:39 PM

It’s nice to start fresh. As much as those 2×4’s are useful for putting stuff on, I would insulate the walls and put sheetrock on, prime and paint them white and then with good lighting, you’ll really be able to see your work well. If you can, check out the sales for roller systems for stationary tools. It’s sometime cheaper to buy them than make them and your time is worth something. You could use the same time to build something to sell or…

Keep the fishing poles close to you though. When the going gets tough, the tough go fishing… ;0)

jack

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 08-19-2009 10:40 PM

Oh, yeah I forgot, get some rubber mats and save your feet.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#4 posted 08-19-2009 10:45 PM

looks great. lots of room for organization!

I noticed your unisaw’s splitter – is that a BORK? or a regular splitter?if it’s a BORK it looks really far from the blade – it’s supposed to be right behind the blade to prevent kickback.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 08-19-2009 10:47 PM

Its a Bork, but I am replacing it.

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#6 posted 08-19-2009 10:52 PM

why are you replacing it Charles? something wrong with it ? doesn’t work well? (I’m curious for future reference)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#7 posted 08-19-2009 10:54 PM

Nothing I just wonted something else :) It works ok! it stops kick back.

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#8 posted 08-19-2009 11:01 PM

oh, cool. so this makes me more curious – why is it so far away from the blade? I thought it was supposed to be positioned right behind the blade at all times ?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#9 posted 08-20-2009 01:39 AM

Go Get’em Charles.
It’ll be a great work area when you are done. But, Larry is right, you’ll never be done.
And, I’m with Jack. There is always room for my fishing poles!

-- Eric, central Florida

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#10 posted 08-20-2009 02:05 AM

Looks like you have a lot of work ahead, but it will be fun. Enjoy your remodel.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#11 posted 08-20-2009 03:38 AM

moving heavy stuff around is a pain but I was really surprised when I had set up my new shop when we moved and 2 months later im moving stuff around again

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#12 posted 08-20-2009 04:13 AM

I never really could the bork to work right, thats why I was looking at replaceing it.

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#13 posted 08-20-2009 04:16 AM

LOts of work ahead of you but you’ll love it in the long run.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#14 posted 08-20-2009 04:17 AM

good start there’s a way to go still.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#15 posted 08-20-2009 04:51 AM

great job—-i know…i am in the middle of my makeover and long way to go…

good luck…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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