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Blog series by Gatorjim updated 07-25-2012 12:55 AM 12 parts 22270 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: Shop

06-24-2012 08:09 PM by Gatorjim | 0 comments »

6/11/12 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. worked on the flip cart that I am making out of old plywood.

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Part 2: 6/12/12

06-24-2012 08:16 PM by Gatorjim | 0 comments »

6/12/12 5 to 6 pm installed wheels and temporally mounted tools.

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Part 3: 6/18/12

06-24-2012 08:19 PM by Gatorjim | 0 comments »

5:30 to 7 pm Started working on what for lack of a better name I am calling the parts corner.

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Part 4: 6/19/12

06-24-2012 08:22 PM by Gatorjim | 0 comments »

5:15 to 6:15 hung some drywall in the parts corner and screwed parts ben to wall.

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Part 5: 6/23/12

06-24-2012 08:26 PM by Gatorjim | 0 comments »

8am to 2pm Ryan came over and helped me work on the parts corner and shelf unit. After the shelf unit was built we took every thing of the long shelf on the west wall and put it on the new unit then tore off the old shelf to make room for a wood rack. I need to get more drywall before I can continue.

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Part 6: 6/27/12

06-28-2012 02:59 AM by Gatorjim | 2 comments »

Well tropical storm Debby has passed use by 3 days of rain. The last I checked we were just under 11inches. We didn’t didnt have any dammage so alls well. Hopefully I can get back out to the shop saturday.

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Part 7: 6/30/12

07-01-2012 01:18 AM by Gatorjim | 0 comments »

Spent a few hours cleaning and organizing the shop today it’s almost ready to start doing some work in. The riding lawn mower died a couple weeks ago so tonight I had to break out the old push mower I only did about 1/8 of the acre we have and it about killed me. The riders not worth fixing so I’m going to have to break down and go get a new one. I guess the lath and DC system are on hold again. Oh well such is life.I did pick up a couple old clamps and a had drill at the flea...

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Part 8: 7/6/12

07-06-2012 09:33 PM by Gatorjim | 0 comments »

It’s been a few days since I added any thing here so figured I would catch up. Saturday my son Ryan and I added another section of shelves. Sunday I cleaned the place up and although my shop isnt finnished I am again able to work on a project. A while back I bought some wood at the flea market the guy said it was some kind of gum but didnt know what kind. It is 3 1/2” by 3 1/2” by 40”. I bought 4 of them for a buck a piece. I had also bought some other wood at the...

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Part 9: 7/7/12

07-07-2012 09:04 PM by Gatorjim | 0 comments »

Spent several hours in the shop today and figured some thing out. I suck at woodworking but I don’t care. The pictures are of the box I am making. The box is bigger then it was suppose to be and the lid was to small. I didn’t have any more of that wood so I had to use a different kind. I thought they were the same but I guess not. So I cut the lid in half added the darker wood and made a handle of sort. I decided to trim it out with the darker wood as you can see it’...

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Part 10: 7/17/12

07-18-2012 01:33 AM by Gatorjim | 2 comments »

Been slacking on this blog but oh well I been putting some time in the shop but its been to darn hot. At the suggeston from a coworker I made a zero clerance insert for my table saw they came out ok after one major screwup. I tried to make one out of lexan it fit good but when i went to raise the blade through it with a stack dado blade it grabed it broke it in half and tossed it across the shop. I am glad I had the since to stand off to the side as i rasied the blade. I made the next one ...

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Part 11: 7/48/12

07-19-2012 02:32 AM by Gatorjim | 0 comments »

Progress on my box slowely getting there, I had hoped to get the lid on tonght but had to stop at a friends hose to fix there computer so they fed us dinner so we didnt mind at all.

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Part 12: 7/24/12

07-25-2012 12:55 AM by Gatorjim | 0 comments »

I do belive its starting to look good. My wife told me she wanted to learn to use the scroll saw so she found a buch of free puzzle paterns. Last night she dug around in the shop looking for a piece of wood I asked if i could help her but she wanted to do it her self. She ended up finding a piece of 3/4 plywood she she used the ROS to clean it up. Then cut it to size on the RAS. ( I had taught her how to use it saftly a month or so ago) she transferd the pattern to the piece with some ...

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