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Evolution of a Shop #16: Compressor cabinet complete, and a homemade mallet

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Blog entry by Cory posted 01-27-2011 05:19 PM 3029 reads 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: Air compressor gets a new home Part 16 of Evolution of a Shop series Part 17: Christmas In January! »

I’m calling my compressor cabinet complete. That’s a lot of C’s. It’s in its new home under my outfeed table in the center of my shop. It’ll make using it much easier, especially with the new hose reel. I now can reach the entire shop (and my kids’ bikes and my truck tires) without moving the compressor. Here she is:

And the back of the table, near my table saw, where I’ve got the hose hooked up.

I was feeling the flow last night, so I finished up a mallet I had been working on. It’s my first, so I’d do a couple of things differently, but all in all I’m pleased with the result. The head is hard maple, the handle is walnut.

Until next time, thanks for looking.

Cory

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.



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#1 posted 01-27-2011 05:28 PM

Wow- nice job! But I see one major flaw- you have kid’s bikes and truck tires in your shop! Tell the family to keep their stuff outside, it’s not a garage- it’s a workshop! :)

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#2 posted 01-27-2011 06:30 PM

No joke, Jim. I thought about trying to fight that battle, but remembered that divorce is expensive!

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#3 posted 01-28-2011 01:43 AM

Nice job Cory. I love the compressor cabinet. Any noise insulation on the inside of the cabinet? Also I like that you’re outfeed table is at a slightly lower level than your table saw and that it’s on casters. Although you may be lacking this tiny amount of detail, you more than offset that with exponential functionality. Great piece.

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#4 posted 01-28-2011 02:45 AM

Thanks Shimster. I did put insulation/sound bat on the inside of the cabinet. You can read about it in the previous post. Thanks again for lookIng.

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