"Why is This Car Parked in My Shop?" Turning My One Car Garage Into A Shop

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Blog series by Brad_Nailor updated 12-30-2010 10:42 PM 4 parts 22562 reads 34 comments total

Part 1: Moving the Hand Tools In...Installing A French Cleat System

01-04-2010 04:04 AM by Brad_Nailor | 11 comments »

So, I spent all summer building a barn, so I can move all the junk out of my garage, so I can buy a real cabinet saw, jointer, band saw, and drill press and have the room to leave them all reasonably set up so I don’t have to do the Harlem Shuffle every time I want to use a tool…(whew!) And wouldn’t you know it…the wife wants to park her car in the middle of my shop. More about that later…much later! So, I bought my Unisaw and built my out feed tableSo now I need...

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Part 2: Kreg Top Track Production Stop/Chop Saw Outfeed Table/Fence

03-22-2010 04:12 AM by Brad_Nailor | 8 comments »

I recently got a great deal on a Kreg precision measuring kit at wood shop liquidation sale. I was considering buying the kit brand new for $140 bucks… I got this one for $25, but it was missing all the hardware. I sent an email to Kreg explaining my situation and asking if they could sell me the replacement parts and they promptly answered back saying they would send me out all the hardware I was missing for free! I can’t say enough great things about Kreg and their customer serv...

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Part 3: New FWW laminated Plywood Work bench

06-14-2010 04:12 AM by Brad_Nailor | 11 comments »

OK..So I am slowly but surely tweaking my garage into a shop..a little at a time. Before I launched into any real projects I wanted a proper work bench…the hollow core door across two plastic saw horses just wasn’t cutting it. I wanted something that was heavy duty, with thick legs like a traditional wood working bench, with mortise and tenon joinery..but I didn’t want to go through the whole learning curve..I just wanted a bench. I remembered seeing an article in FWW that ...

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Part 4: Wheeled stand for my new planer

12-30-2010 10:42 PM by Brad_Nailor | 4 comments »

My new Steel City Helical head Planer is on the way…unfortunately, I waited too long to place the order and it wont be here till Monday. But, that leaves me plenty of time to build a stand for it. I was going to put it on the furniture dolly my borrowed planer lived on, but I would rather have it bolted to a wheeled stand I can just move into position and plug it in to power and dust collection. I considered buying one…ya, for about ten seconds! I designed this stand based on the ...

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