From junk to dust…finally!!!

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Blog entry by Dust4brains posted 10-15-2014 05:27 AM 1993 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well finally I was able to clear enough space in my garage to actually start a woodshop. It may be small, but it’s all mine. One thing I was desperate for was an actual workbench rather than using a workmate or saw horses and a board. In fact it fits in just fine.

My oldest son accidentally wrecked a drop leaf table he bought from IKEA, and it couldnt be repaired, so he was going to discard the wood. Here is the image of the original.

Of course I had to rescue the scrap wood – No splinter left behind! After some thought I was able to use it to make this table for my youngest son’s room.

Not too shabby at all!. My newest project was making a Cajon (Spanish for box) which is a musical instrument. I’ll post that later but I am so glad I have my own wood shop now. It may be small but I see great things emerging over time.

-- -If you love wood, cut wood, sand really doesn't matter how it turns out; you've got Dust4brains!

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#1 posted 10-15-2014 12:23 PM

Very nice space! I much prefer a small shop myself. There’s a certain economy of motion and time-saving involved in small shop. And it’s really just more intimate. Plus it’s fun and challenging to make optimal efficient use of every nook and cranny.

-- Bill Micah 6:8

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#2 posted 10-15-2014 01:49 PM

are those massive windows above your workbench?

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#3 posted 10-15-2014 02:04 PM

Nice work on repurposing .

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 10-15-2014 06:30 PM

Yes those are massive windows above my bench. I installed a wall down the center of my 2 car garage to divide the area and to keep the dust from crossing over to my wifes side of the garage. (It also prevents her from adding more junk to my side, but don’t tell her that!) This actually gives me a little more privacy and allows my wife see if it’s safe to enter in case I’m in the middle of something. The wall and windows are actually from a cleanroom (I.C. Fabrication) which I got when my employer dismantled the facility. It’s pretty cool as it’s white double walled aluminum which provides pleanty of reflective light, and the windows are tempered double paned glass. A little overkill? Perhaps but the price was right ;o)

-- -If you love wood, cut wood, sand really doesn't matter how it turns out; you've got Dust4brains!

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#5 posted 10-15-2014 09:35 PM

Nice work and a great idea too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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