On Woodworking... #3: New shop layout

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Blog entry by Brohymn62 posted 05-19-2013 02:11 PM 2237 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve finally had some time to get back in the shop and get some stuff going. I had an old workbench made of particle board and some 2×3 that was starting to sag. So I decided to take it out and plan something better. I had my chop saw and radial arm saw sitting on it and in the mean time they will move to some assembly carts that I had rolling around. I’ve also gotten my hands on some dust control devices which I’ve put into place in the shop now. I’ve got a large project I’m going to be putting together soon and I want to make sure that I had the shop ready for several weekends of madness.

My dad had an old desk that he was trying to get rid of… so i decided to take it apart for him and turn it into work surface. I attached one piece to the bench that the radial is sitting on and the other became the radial arm table. I think it turned out well.

I also scooped up a shop filter on craigslist for $60 bucks. This unit is now hanging in the garage area working it’s butt off. Along with the dust collector I picked up, I think my shop is well on it’s way to being a dust free zone!

I think shop layout is an ever change process. I have everything on casters for the most part and I know things will be changing alot in the next year. I hope this can get my through my kitchen cabinet build. I know I will need flexibility when dealing with the carcasses. wish me luck!

-- Chris G. ; Los Angeles, CA

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#1 posted 05-19-2013 02:13 PM

It looks like your shop is really coming along, Chris. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 05-19-2013 04:46 PM

Lucky find on that air cleaner. I’ve never seen one that cheap in my area.

-- Brian Timmons -

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