Turn down the heat please, let me back in the shop already, it’s almost September.
Well guys, it’s been almost 6 months since I’ve built anything in my shop, the last project I built was my wife’s Jewelry Cabinet Armoire back in March. I’ve spent the last 6 months perfecting my golf game, in the shop I HATE sweat dripping off my head but on the course is the one place I don’t mind sweating. I’ve had a great summer playing golf and getting my HDCP down to a 3, but now it’s time to start preparing plans for some shop furniture I’ve been talking about for over a year now.
For those of you that have been following me since I started buying tools and designing my shop you’re probably tired of me talking about shop furniture. LOL I’ve been wanting to knock out a couple pieces for my shop for over a year now and something always got in the way it seemed like.
Anyways, enough time talking about it!!
Time to build a FLIP TOP CART for my Dewalt DW735 and my Ridgid Oscillating Sander. i’ve been researching designs and different hardware used and I think I’m ready to start buying material and hardware.
I’ve decided to go with the solid steal shaft with a 1/2 inch Inner-Diameter Steel Flange, I’m debating whether to use 1/2” or 3/4” steel rod for my top. What’s your opinion, will the 1/2” support the weight? To hold the top steady I’m going to install Brass Threaded Inserts, this seems like a solid solution that people have been using.
Thanks to Michael J here on LumberJocks, I’ve got a great design to start with that I like.
Tools I’ve bought over the last couple months was a Port-A-Cable combo brad nailer kit from WoodCraft, it came with the 18 and 23 gauge nail gun for $109. I also picked up the Ridgid Oscillating Sander from HD, I’ve always wanted it and the reviews were awesome so I snagged it before they stopped making them.
I’m interested in a Jet 16-32 Drum Sander on CL right now for $700 BRAND NEW in box, hopefully I can get the wife on board and I’ll be able to pick that up for the shop. Other than dreaming about owning some Festool equipment I’m just really excited about getting back in the shop and knocking out some shop furniture this season.
Be sure to check out my YouTube Channel, I’ve got updates of me building my shop and other random vacation videos. Another hobby I picked up this summer was creating videos from my new GoPro camera I got. I bought it for our Hawaii trip at the end of Oct, we plan on snorkeling 4 days while were there!!!
-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""