|Workshop by Gene Lair||posted 03-07-2013 05:10 AM||1136 reads||0 times favorited||1 comment|
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I will tell and show something about my workshop . In 1993 I had a smaller garage and tore it down and made my new garage bigger because with the old one I always had to back out the car and truck and drag out the machines out to use them . Now the vehicles can stay in . And I have a 16 foot across the back by 26 for my woodshop . I made my own dust collector . I got the plan out of Wood magazine and bought a 2 1/2 HP motor and turbine and used 6 inch heat duct pipe and a 30 gallon metal garbage can for the saw dust .
And my wife said be fore you get right on your wood working in my retirement to heavily she wood like to irrigate yard we have five city lots . The wanted $900 . for supplies and $5000 to put it in the ground .So we dug it in buy hand I dug the ditch and she filled in the ditch.Got it all done that summer .
Then I made my drying shed got that plan out of Fine woodworking got it done before winter .
I retired 17 years ago and i made the raised panal doors as a first for me .I made kitchen cabints with 3/4 inch birch plywood back in 1968 . I offered to make some raised panlel cabinets and she liked the ones I made in 1969 .All I had then for tools were a power circular and a jig saw . Then in 69 I was really getting to my woodworking and I got one of the lone ranger remote control the first one worked one day got replacement it did not work at All. so I used a 110 volt relay to turn on my 220 volt turbine motor and a push 110 volt.switch push to on and push to off and mounted that swithch on the cieling on a hinged board and a rope to go to each machine station .Then the board then I had to add weight to get the button to release the push button switch . Then my rope attatched to the hinged board dropped all the way down . So then I had to make a smale block of wood to sqweeze the rope from going back all the way. Then I had it fixed .
And now I got one of the remotes in a discount catalog for $9.95 but I still like rope better because is always there in the same place. Well I will add the pictures that I got on hand.
My work bench I made myself in my first summe in retirement .