Building the Shop #9: Things to come this Winter

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Blog entry by Lance posted 08-14-2011 07:22 PM 8070 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey LJ’s, it’s starting to cool off here in Oklahoma City, well at least this week it’s been nice. I’m getting excited for Sept. b/c I plan to make some sawdust in my shop! I have so many projects/ideas for my shop and house, its should be a good Winter building furniture!

This weekend I’ve spent all my time finalizing measurements and researching hardware for my first 2 builds. I’ve got all the necessary hardware like the 4” heavy duty casters, 100 lbs full extension drawer slides, the Kreg top tracks both 48” and 24” for my miter station along with the Swing Stop saved in my favorites….. just waiting to pull the trigger beginning of next month.

Shop Update


The Ultimate Miter Station

I’m going to use Maple Ply and 3/4” Hard Maple for the face frame, drawer fronts and cabinet frame. My Air Compressor will be on the right side, and in the drawer above that will be my nail guns. On the left side I will just have cabinets and the set of 4 drawers w/ full extension slides will be under the miter saw.

Second Project

Torsion Assembly / Out Feed Table

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

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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 08-14-2011 08:44 PM

Hey Lance,

It looks like you have two excellent projects picked out to get started on. Both will be very necessary in the shop. It’s always a lot of fun to build shop furniture…that’s my favorite thing to do. I build custom furniture for folks, but not near as much fun as shop stuff. You’ll need more before it’s all said and done….lol…trust me.

I noticed you made me a ww buddy last night when I checked my emails….thanks, but I don’t know Your shop is coming together nicely…Keep it up, and it’ll be crammed full before too long..:). Have fun.

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#2 posted 08-15-2011 04:01 PM

very nice little video Lance. your collection of tools is growing nicely. only 1 thing I would say is, please turn your flag so that the stars are in the upper left corner. that is the proper way to hang our flag. thank you

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

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#3 posted 08-15-2011 04:05 PM

Thanks ROGER, I didn’t know that…. DONE!

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

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#4 posted 08-15-2011 11:55 PM

The shop is much too clean….ha ha. I hear ya about things getting on tables. I think I have frogs that jump up on my ts table at night and leave presents behind and the beginnings of rust by morning. I am realizing that a shop is a dynamic but slow procress. It looks like you have a couple of good projects. I am interested in the torsion assembly outfeed table. Do you have sketchup plans available? With the crazy humidity out here in Louisiana, I need some stable stuff. I have yet to pull out the planer, but I’ll see if it can cool me off while it’s turned on. Keep up the good work!!

-- "Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing." - Thomas Jefferson

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#5 posted 08-16-2011 12:10 AM


I know my shops clean, I’m anal about keeping it clean. Once it cools down I’ll get it dusty again. About the rust, get you some Minwax finishing past, that will help out a lot!

Here is the link to the assembly table I plan on building, there is a link to the SketchUp file as well. I plan to put 4” casters on it and make it the height of my TS and everything else will be the same.

Keep us updated on the shop coming together!!!

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

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#6 posted 08-17-2011 03:47 PM

Lance, thanks for the updated shop tour.

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#7 posted 08-31-2011 07:44 AM

Nice looking shop Lance. I have the same planer and love it. The extension tables are definitely worth it. I haven’t had any snipe ever since I got them. Just make sure you use a good straight edge to make them flush with main table. You probably already know this but you’ll need to use it with a DC or at least the chip deflector. If you use the DC I highly suggest buying or making a separator. Otherwise you’ll be emptying that dc bag alot. I made one using a metal trash can and utilizing the Thien baffle. It works great. Also made that assembly table and like you use it as an outfeed table. I don’t have it on casters though. Make sure to post a vid or pic when you get it done.

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