Moving #3: Workshop progress

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 07-10-2014 12:36 PM 1458 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Over the past four or so days I’ve made some real progress. The open spaces (soon to be partially refilled with new stuff) have returned and the junk is out

From left to right. The router table; complete with new router base plate, the bench; with lights, speakers and cyclone bin (underneath) and table saw. On the extreme right is this

netbook for music (internet connected), clock and most importantly, tea. All on a little shelf I knocked up, yesterday.

As you can see the belt sander is still on the floor. I need to make a moveable stand for that. The shelves are more organised though

and the middle floor space looks better

The pillar drill is back on it’s stand

and I’ve even organised most of the garden tools out of the way

but there still remains the sheet and large(ish) timber to store

so some kind of moveable cart for that (hence the castor wheels on the bench in this pic)

Close enough to work with, make boxes that is, so I may start a project soon. It’s certainly together enough for helping out my friend with the extension to her shed/workshop later this month. So for now I’m a lot happier.

Be seeing you

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 07-10-2014 12:48 PM

This is awesome! What a great work space you are making! I love when things are freshly organized and everything is at my fingertips! It really makes for a nice and pleasant area to spend time.

I am so happy you are getting settled. I hope you are happy in your new place. It is great to see such progress! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 07-10-2014 12:49 PM

Looks good to me. Seems like you have a very workable shop again. Yea!

Boy, that is a lot of work and a lot of decisions. I do not look forward to moving my shop, I hope I don’t have to for a while.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 07-10-2014 01:00 PM

One step at a time Martyn. It’s coming along nicely

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 07-10-2014 01:37 PM

Welcome home! Almost there..

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 07-10-2014 03:10 PM

Martyn, this is coming along great. Keep up the good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 07-10-2014 04:11 PM

Pillar Drill, huh…..that must be Brit-speak for drill press. It looks good Martyn….well on your way to fresh ideas and production. We are all waiting to see what’s next.

-- jbschutz

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#7 posted 07-10-2014 08:11 PM

Certainly getting organised… looking forward to the next production…

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

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#8 posted 07-11-2014 03:40 AM

I am enjoying how you organize those tools, accessories, etc. These are you secrets in doing those accurately done boxes. A bit clearer to me now, what I will need to have in the future when I fully indulge in those boxmaking pattern of yours. Well, too far me to compare and be even on what you have there. Keep it going and be careful. Looking forward.

-- Bert

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#9 posted 07-11-2014 05:52 AM

It’s already more organized than my shop.

Can’t wait to see the next box.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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