Officially moved into the new house. Now comes the massive task of setting up the shop. I moved almost all of the tools myself, courtesy of UHaul. Just couldn’t trust the moving company not to lift the TS by its guide rails, or pile boxes on top of the bandsaw etc. Given the amount of stuff in the rest of our house that they managed to damage during the move, I think I made the right decision.
Setting up a new shop is a bit of a Catch-22; I need my tools in order to build stuff for the shop, but I need the shop somewhat set up in order to have a place to unpack my tools….
First thing I wanted to do was build a very small bench/storage shelf underneath where I’ll hang my hand tools. I jointed and glued up 8 2×4’s and then planed the surface smooth; eventually I’d like to make a proper workbench to replace my current plywood beast, and I thought that this mini bench would be good practice for me in jointing/planing long boards. Basically it taught me that jointing boards that are much longer than my jointer is very difficult! The boards had a definite taper at each ends after jointing…As well, my little Dewalt 735 planer struggled with planing the 10” wide surface after glue-up (I also struggled to lift it repeatedly into the planer). Once my hand planing technique gets better I think that it will be the way to go in the future.
Finally, I finished mounting the DC motor, will have to finish the closet it is going to live in, and finish its assembly.
-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil