Moving shop #2: Shop is back up!

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Blog entry by Dooley posted 10-18-2008 06:13 PM 1216 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello fellow lumber-jocks,

Well we’ve finally got “mostly” unpacked here in Denver, and what a great city! The shop tools made it all very safe and sound, I really only had to do very minor adjustments to true everything back up, which I am thankful to Grizzly and North American Van Lines.

view 2

This time the shop space is double from Florida. Yeah! It isn’t by any stretch done being set up but here is a good start.

Shop view

I had to do some electrical for the planer and so I converted the table saw over to 220v also. I did this to lower my amp draw on the circuit. I also needed a lot more outlets so I made some heavy duty “extension cords” and mounted them to the wall,. This was my option for making the electrical temporary.

shop view 3

After the electrical was up, (I still need to add some good cold weather lighting), the next order of business was the lumber rack. Initially I had a support leg down to the floor in the corner of the rack, however it was cut loose to “settle” and after a week up there with all the wood, the rack never budged so I took the vertical bracing out. Guess Screw’s and Glue’s is stronger than I give it credit for.


Since having tons more space I whipped up these shop tables and a drill press cabinet. Everything is on casters. Total investment for these three functional pieces was just under 200 bucks. So I’m happy about that! I know they aren’t as fancy as a REAL shop bench or cabinet, but I swear I built all three with a skill saw and a framing nailer in 5 hours! Oh, and a cordless screw gun and ratchet set were used.

shop table 2

This bad boy is a huge 96” x 34” and rolls with ease! Although it’s tucked in the corner for now, I intended for it to have access from both sides. Of course vice’s and bench dogs need installed. I’m working on some drawers for underneath.

drill stand

Ok , now I’m anxious to get out there. Bye for now.


-- Dooley

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Grant Davis

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#1 posted 10-18-2008 06:41 PM

Nice looking shop Dooley, thanks for posting.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 10-18-2008 10:44 PM

very well done looks like a great place to have fune enjoy yourself my friend GOD bless Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 02-04-2009 07:10 PM

Hey I got the same tools you got. I dont have jointer though or vac but I got a oscillating drill press, shopfox. Believe it or not, they are on wheels also.

Dooley would you like to see into my crystal ball for your future?

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#4 posted 02-13-2009 04:29 AM

Yes I would like to know what you have in mind. I’m currently a Mr Handyman, serving Boulder to Lakewood. Basically the only guy on Denver’s front range. Not too busy though, getting in some good shop time lately. Wait to you see what I’ve used the mesquite and the cutoff’s from the ebony for. Pic’s coming soon.

-- Dooley

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#5 posted 02-19-2009 09:53 PM

Your lawn will eventually look like this and you will have a wood shed that looks like that.

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