The Basement #33: Updated Wood Shop Tour......

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Blog entry by JL7 posted 04-07-2013 07:40 PM 3223 reads 3 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 32: The Sharpening Cart..... Part 33 of The Basement series Part 34: Another Drum Sander Upgrade... »

Haven’t posted any updates to the old blog for awhile, so shot a quick video…....Sorry – it’s really shakey and was done in one un-edited take…...I had just finished the morning pot of coffee before filming….....if you are prone to seizures don’t watch!

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#1 posted 04-07-2013 07:50 PM

always impressed by your work space and the projects that you make Jeff.

-- What if the Hokey Pokey really is what its all about?

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#2 posted 04-07-2013 07:53 PM

i’ve been to allot of jungles
but have never seen a live video

and at 11+ minuets can’t even see this one

glad you got it with one shot though
must be some good shooting

glad you made it out alive
being scared and shaking like that

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 04-07-2013 07:56 PM

Thanks Bill!

David – good to hear from you…...Someday, even you desert dwellers will get high speed internet… patient! Thanks for stopping by….

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#4 posted 04-07-2013 08:11 PM

Nice tour, but I think the tour bus needs some maintenance work….
I think one of the wheels, that are suppossed to go round & round, is square!!!

FYI: I did not suffer a seizure!!!

The 1/4 sheet sander with inner tube??? Can you show/explain that?

Also the ROS was that a pad it rests on when not in use or something else???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 04-07-2013 08:11 PM

Holey smokes! Awesome shop Jeff. You got some cool stuff and set ups. How many router tables you got in there? Definitely a nice place to spend some time.

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#6 posted 04-07-2013 08:11 PM

Nice shop! Looks like you have it set up very efficient. I thought I had a crammed shop! Yours is crammed in a good way! I’ll be remembering your tips. I think I know what to do with a few of the five shop vacs I somehow collected! Thanks for the tour!


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#7 posted 04-07-2013 08:12 PM

A scrap bin???

and who has too much time???

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#8 posted 04-07-2013 08:18 PM

One question, what the Hell was that “SPROING” sound when you disconnected the sander from the dust hose? I thought I was watching your video with a roadrunner soundtrack!


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#9 posted 04-07-2013 08:26 PM

Randy – the sander in a tube is something I saw on the Doug Stowe – how to build a box video….you should find that one, learned a lot from Doug….

Anyways, you take your Craigslist $35 Porter Cable 1/2 sheet sander, and set it into a little inner tube filled with sand… kills all the vibration and it’s great for sanding boxes or any small parts…..

Here you can see where I sliced the hole in the tube, and just zip tied it to the handle of the sander to keep the sand from falling out…..

That other pad under the ROS doesn’t really serve any purpose except to set the sander down…...this sander spins down quick, but my other sanders don’t, so it’s a by product of the old days when I used it for a brake!

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#10 posted 04-07-2013 08:30 PM

Shane….Who counts router tables?? OK, there is the main one plus one on each table saw, plus a bolt on one I built in the early day (Stuffed under the RAS).....and technically somewhere in the shop is an el cheapo woflcraft table somewhere….....sometimes it’s nice to have an extra…...thanks man.

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#11 posted 04-07-2013 08:32 PM

Airspeed – I couldn’t have timed the SPROING any better…......but it was the cell phone…...HA! Thanks and welcome to LJ’s…...

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#12 posted 04-07-2013 08:34 PM

Marty – I AM going to part with the scraps soon….....the snow is almost gone FINALLY…...I have to put some reclaimed pavers around the fire ring in the backyard and have a wienie roast…..

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#13 posted 04-07-2013 08:49 PM


-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#14 posted 04-07-2013 08:56 PM

Thanks Roger…...I know your shop is shaping up as we speak…...always like seeing the progress….there is nothing better than one’s own shop…...

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#15 posted 04-07-2013 09:26 PM

Way cool Jeff. I could live down there.
Looks like a good Minnesota shop – In the basement and meant for hours and hours of escapement from snow and mosquitoes.

My shop now is so clean and empty. Sigh – I never have it right.

Thanks for the tour,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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