The last few days have been exceptional as far as moving forward on the shop.
Monday saw more cleaning, and organization, getting the last bit of organization to be done to the lathe bench. I have a concrete floor in the garage apparently.
The Orange BORG yielded storage bins, electric supplies for two 20 amp circuits, and the expansion of my 15 amp legs for lights, etc. Apparently my new table saw will work on 15amps, so I’m not too hurried to get that taken care of.
Tuesday saw the departure of the old Ryobi bench top table saw, and the addition of a couple of Jackson’s to my wallet for the cause. They’ll go toward safety gear and a zero-clearance insert for the Dado Set that I finally decide on.
Today I think I got the most important part of my garage to shop transformation. A 4’x8’ utility trailer to tow behind my FJ Cruiser. While it’s a great vehicle, it doesn’t haul sheet goods for beans. Of course I need to re-wire the beast, put some new decking on it, and stronger walls. Even after I’ve purchased new lights, harness, decking and sides, I’m still getting off with one heckuva a deal on it. Heck, even the wheels are good, and the bearings seem to be fine. Good enough to haul a new table saw home from woodcraft this Friday.
Best part, I had enough room in the ‘garage’ to wheel the trailer in for the repairs that have to be done.
Oddly enough I’m very excited about a utility trailer, it will simplify my conversion immensely, compared to having to rent a trailer every time I need to pick up lumber, ply, drywall, etc. My reason for breathing is happy to have it as well, apparently we can get compost and such with the trailer as well. Any married woodworker should consider it the win of the century when the S.O. is excited about a tool coming home.
So those are my minor movements forward, with minor wins to act as the keystone for this conversion. I may not be well on my way, but at least I know what I’m drivin’.
-- -- Never entrust power to those who desire it.