So, my fiance at the time and I bought our first house at the end of Feb. First thing I said when I saw this houses garage was…... “my DREAM wood shop I’ve always wanted” .... SOLD!! lol My wood shop is going to be in my garage, it’s a 3 car garage set up with a tandem on one side, I’ll be using 35’ x 10’ of it and the wife gets the rest! :) The first thing I did was build a bench to get all my odds and ends off the ground.
The front was suppose to be a solid piece but I measured incorrectly so I had to turn it to make it work without starting over.
Full extension 100 lbs sliding drawers
Since we moved into our first house we had a lot of coupons for the big box stores, I decided to use them wisely, not buy a hose, a shovel, but the Ridgid 10” contractor saw!!! lol
I then decided that I needed a place to build my projects so I built a workbench. It’s made out of 2×4’s, 1×2’s, Hard Maple for the vise and MDF for the top.
With the vise!
I have been looking on Craigslist every night for my more expensive tools I need/want for my future shop, Well I live in OKC but my parents live in Dallas and I find myself looking there because the markets better. So I purchased a Ridgid Jointer for $280 without even seeing it in person, I jumped on it b/c I found 5 of them within a week and they all sold for around $300. I had my dad go pick it up, it ran great but wasn’t in the best of shape, rusty, over spray on it, etc. 2 days later I get on CL and came across the SAME jointer but its listed for $175 and basically brad new, owner manual, push sticks, everything except the original box. For some reason I thought it would be good idea to email asking if it was still available even though I had one in my parents garage. O yeah, this was in Dallas as well, long story short I jumped in my car and drove to Dallas on a Tues. to buy it. Sold the other one for $290!!!! :) I also wired the shop for 220 for this bad boy!
I finally got tired of dust getting in my eyes out here in Oklahoma so I did some research and finally pulled the trigger on a Dust Collector!! I know, I know, its a HF product, but with some mods I think it will be well worth the money, I have A LOT of tools to buy, and some expensive ones coming up so anywhere I can save a dollar I will.
All set up, I’m going to add the wynn 35A filter and a separator in the future!
We moved in Feb. 27th and got married March 25th so a lot has taken place in the last 3 months! More to come in the near future and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon unless my wife takes my CC from me!! lol
-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""