Building the Shop #3: Update

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Blog entry by Lance posted 1120 days ago 1730 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I bought the Ridgid 15” Drill press with the intention of keeping in the box for at least 30 days so I could watch the price and see if it would go down since the salesman said it was on clearance. Well….... that lasted about 45 minutes, i realized if the price did drop I could just take my receipt up there!

Good thing I was acting like a 6 yr old on Christmas b/c the one I bought was missing a bunch of parts, like the cast iron base. They must have sold me the one they were grabbing parts out of. So I had to drive back to HD and get another one, good thing I opened the box b/c my local HD only had one more left.

Can’t wait to build a drill press table down the road!!!! A couple more tools to purchase then its off to the races building shop furniture.

My local Woodcraft was having a 15% off everything in the store sale since it was their 5th yr anniversary. I needed to pick up some hose connectors and a 20 ft. clear hose. I wish the pocket book was over flowing cause I could have done some real damage in that store! lol

I plan on using the quick disconnect between the TS and jointer and use the other line to go to all my other tools that will have a DC hooked to them, miter saw, drill press, planer, and bandsaw.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#1 posted 1120 days ago

This is the one I’m going to build mine off of.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#2 posted 1120 days ago

What a start, keep going, please post as you build

-- Norman

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 1119 days ago

A good start.. You will enjoy every part of putting your shop together and accumulating tools.
I have such good memories and great enjoyment when I built my new shop about 3 1/2 years ago. It was fun seeing it come together and having the satisfaction of it going from an empty room to a overcrowded workplace that it has evolved into

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#4 posted 1119 days ago

looking good lance. Is the jointer working better now that it has a vacuum on it? Mine always clogs.
Nice looking drill press.

-- RKWoods

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#5 posted 1119 days ago

YES!! When I made my parents cedar patio table I took the dust port off, that helped a lot!! Now with the HF DC it runs great! How’s the shop coming along? Too hot these days!!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#6 posted 1119 days ago

looks like you’re movin in the right direction

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 1117 days ago

Its very hot. Fortunately i put a wall unit in the shop which is doing a decent job of keeping it cool. She is coming along nicely. I have added wood storage an extra work bench and some odds and ends. I also ordered a hot/cold water dispenser which should be here tomorrow. No more running inside to get a drink of cold water.

Only one compaint. I killed a black widow out there last night. Im use to seeing them at work, but not around my house.

-- RKWoods

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#8 posted 1117 days ago

Since this a floor model think about a rolling cabinet to go under the table, I built one for my D/P and was glad I did.

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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