Building the Shop #5: Video Update

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Lance posted 08-02-2011 04:50 AM 9145 reads 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: INCRA Miter found on Craigslist Part 5 of Building the Shop series Part 6: INCRA made it to the shop »

Here’s a quick Shop Tour Update of my shop and the progress I’ve done since we bought the house in March.

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

19 comments so far

View topherstrux's profile


56 posts in 2550 days

#1 posted 08-02-2011 05:10 AM

Good update. Especially the pink ice chest. Goes well. LOL!

View Transition's profile


340 posts in 2596 days

#2 posted 08-02-2011 05:33 AM

Very cool watching the progress! I recommend a shelf or table adjacent to the drill press. I have the same model, and I am always on the “now where did I set that bit/piece/chuck” hunt! Also Woodcraft is having a sale on bits – 170pc, your choice of either brad point or twist, $30 –

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

View Lance's profile


428 posts in 2579 days

#3 posted 08-02-2011 05:44 AM

I plan on building a table with a draw for all my bits. (Pictures below). Thanks for the Link on the sale, I might look into that, whats the big difference in brad or twist point?
This Table

Like this for the drawer

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

View Todd A. Clippinger's profile

Todd A. Clippinger

8901 posts in 4152 days

#4 posted 08-02-2011 06:46 AM

Nice start to the shop and projects gallery!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

View Transition's profile


340 posts in 2596 days

#5 posted 08-02-2011 07:17 AM

I really do need to build tables and a clamping system. Brad point bits have a point at the end to help guide the bit into wood exactly where you want it. I love them for wood. Unfortuantely the point is no good on metal. Twist points are the points that you typically find on metal drilling bits and are more versatile. I have a smaller set of twist points. I bought the brad point set as I work mostly with wood and like to keep some bits with my press, with my corded drill, and in my tool bag.

Which bring me to another suggestion. A place for everything and everything in its place. I hate it when I can’t find my tools, or I have to go get a tool from the house because that’s where I left it. So as I’ve grown my collection, I’ve gathered different sets of common hand tools (hammers, saws, screwdrivers, etc). The largest set is in my shop, another in my house, an yet another in a tool bag that I can throw in my truck. I also have different tool boxes for different applications. I have a plumbing tool box, electrical tool box, painting tool box, and even a gardening box. And I make it a practice to pick up extra parts for the boxes (e.g if I have to buy a 1/2” coupling for a plumbing job I grab a couple extra). It’s saves so much time and frustration to have my tools and parts where I need them, when I need them!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

View Moron's profile


5032 posts in 3946 days

#6 posted 08-02-2011 07:38 AM

wtf is a left handed router table ?

no dust

cords still have the “prebend” of brand new

smells like BS, fishy half truths

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

View Roger's profile


20929 posts in 2857 days

#7 posted 08-02-2011 01:42 PM

nice tour. coming along nicely

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

View smboudreaux's profile


51 posts in 2620 days

#8 posted 08-02-2011 03:46 PM

nice. thanks for the tour.

View 58j35bonanza's profile


395 posts in 2745 days

#9 posted 08-02-2011 10:56 PM

What do you think of the HF dust collector?

-- Chuck

View Lance's profile


428 posts in 2579 days

#10 posted 08-03-2011 12:57 AM

Moron, I mean’t to say “left sided router table extension” not left handed router table, and there is no dust b/c its 107* in OKC and the tools are brand new b/c I just bought them! The shops only 4 months old.

Roger, Thanks, its coming along, slowly i guess is better then not coming along at all.

Bonanza, i have only used the DC once with the 6” jointer and it worked great!!! For the money, you can’t go wrong. With a few mod’s like a baffle separator and a wynn filter I think she’s work just as well as the big boys.

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

View gfadvm's profile


14940 posts in 2743 days

#11 posted 08-03-2011 03:49 AM

Lance You still need to come visit as I know you will see some ideas that will work for you. Andy

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

View Lance's profile


428 posts in 2579 days

#12 posted 08-03-2011 03:53 AM

I know, I’ve just been busy with work and family finally coming up from Texas to visit us since we moved up here last year. I’ll get over there one of these days, just don’t know when. Being married limits the amount of travel since I travel for work enough as it is. One of these days Andy, we’ll get your shop dirty!! lol

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

View Dave's profile


37 posts in 3067 days

#13 posted 08-03-2011 03:22 PM

I made a torsion top for my outfeed table which also serves as my assembly table. It was inspired from the wood whisperer and when I complete it I will here some more storage with drawers and wire with outlets and will house my small air compressor. It is real nice and flat which is a must. Nice beginnings of a shop and keep posting. Let’s see some projects up here.

View Ken90712's profile


17563 posts in 3241 days

#14 posted 08-03-2011 05:31 PM

Nice update. Looking good so far. You right the peg board cabinet will go great on that back wall. I have a Rigid table saw and put a router table on the side as well. I got it from MLCS. I use the 3 1/4 Triton in the table and love it. You don’t need a lift system with a Triton. Incra system rocks! I have a bunch of thier products as well. Are you going to run the dust collection on the walls arounD the shop?

Nice work

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View Bearpie's profile


2601 posts in 3071 days

#15 posted 08-03-2011 05:58 PM

Nice tour, thanks for showing. Drawer under the table at the drill press while nice, could be a pain in the butt if you should want to drill something “oversized” and you would have to remove the top to do that. Better to have a cabinet on wheels that would or could park under the drill press and easily roll out of the way when necessary. My .02

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

showing 1 through 15 of 19 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics