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Blog entry by FreddyS posted 04-25-2011 07:39 PM 3593 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone, now some small updates on the tiny shop setup:

Chisel and hand planes rack:

Push block for my diy jointer, also useful for the table saw and router table

Sanding block made with some scrap wood, cut so I can use a 1/4 of a sheet without wasted material

The router bit rack mounted on the wall next to the clamp rack

If anyone is wondering why I take the extra effort for the look and finish on the racks, which are supposed to be more functional than decorative:

I get to test different joining techniques and some more practice on the finishing.

It also makes for a nicer view when hanging out in the tiny shop for hours as the color theme spices up the shop and the finishing will help the wood to outlast me hopefully hehe

Thanks for looking!

-- Learning one thing at a time



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mafe

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#1 posted 04-25-2011 09:01 PM

Nice to see order is growing there.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 04-25-2011 09:28 PM

beside order the best things about shop furniture is you can a good way to practish new thecnique´s
and is alowed to make them as buty as you want to and how you want them :-)

and if shop items get a tuch of colour nomatter if its box´s/cabinetpieces/tools or jiigs
they wont get tossed so easely by a mistake …. LOL

take care
Dennis

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RGtools

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#3 posted 04-26-2011 03:02 PM

Shop appliances are a good place to practice. Glad to see someone else is using the bootstraps to hang hand planes (works great huh?)

Keep it up, the shop gets clean bit by bit, but it’s worth it.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 04-26-2011 03:05 PM

Upgrades are always helpful.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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FreddyS

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#5 posted 04-26-2011 05:56 PM

Thanks everyone!
Yeah, order is being restored in that little room, slowly but steady hehee

RGtools: actually, I got the idea from you, it really works great and is the quickest way to add hand plane storage ;)

-- Learning one thing at a time

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RGtools

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#6 posted 04-27-2011 04:37 AM

Cool. glad it worked out for you.

Love your router bit storage, I think I might have to steal that and make it work for auger bits (something I have yet to store conveniently).

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 06-19-2011 04:27 PM

I always say that the best way to practice construction techniques is on your shop cabinets & furnishings.

You are showing some real ingenuity for your given space and tools.

Keep up the great work.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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FreddyS

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#8 posted 06-21-2011 04:54 PM

Hi Todd, what a nice projects you have ;)

-- Learning one thing at a time

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