|Workshop by DIYaholic||posted 02-08-2012 06:44 AM||4467 reads||1 time favorited||30 comments|
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Where to start? I’ve wanted a woodshop for some twenty years, probably closer to thirty though (man I’m getting old). Been a DIY’er for that long, but NO workshop. It’s hard working (side jobs) out of a small apartment and an even smaller SUV. About a year and a half ago, I moved into yet another rental. This time however, it came with a basement!!! Yee Haa, FINALLY, I have shop space. Potential shop space that is. I started scouring CL, garage sales and of course the Big Blue & BORG. Boy, do I have a few “Tool Gloats” lined up! Problem is, that basement is jammed packed (picture the TV show Hoarders) with the lifetime collection of a wonderful 95 year old widow. That’s been my dilemma for the last year or so. Suffice it to say, after removing two dumpsters worth of STUFF, plumbing repairs, structural repairs & painting, I have a “workable” shop. My first project will be an “Air Cleaner”. Once that is done, I will do a real project.
My first real WW project will be for my mother. Who doesn’t love their mother? It will be a “Burial Flag Case” for my fathers funeral flag. He served in SAC during Korea. He also did maintenance on “Air Force One” for JFK. This project needs to be special! I could use a unique plan, if anyone has one?
My shop is in it’s infancy, as are my skills. So, please be kind as I post projects and the like, as I’m a talentless idiot!!!
I have a blog of my basement transformation: from Dugeon to Lair, should you be interested. If not here are some pictures.
Hope you enjoy the pictures.
My Prize possessions, or the crap I own!
My first “Shop Project”
Router Table & Fence
Made so that I could make a real table! (some day)
Millers Falls Router
DeWalt RAS in need of love!
The “Good Stuff”
Ridgid 6” Jointer
Ridgid Oscilating Spindle Sander
Jet Bench Top Mortiser
That’s it I’m going to go now. Thanks for stopping by. Please, shut the lights off when you leave.
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?