Looking at all the shops of the new LJs (and many of the old ones) got me inspired.
So … the camera and I made a trip downstairs.
Here’s where it stands. I think I’ve taken tremendous liberties with the notion that every new project demands a new tool. I think I’m working with a ratio of closer to 20-to-1 :-)
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What I look like … when I’m not there…
The same old grind….
Whenever they mention the town of Milwaukee….
The router was complaining about a breeze, so … I wrapped it up….
I like a good jig….
My beloved band saw … with its beloved TimberWolf blade…
The Grizzly mortiser. I like it. I like it a lot (there. That’s my review!)....
The thickness planer….
Having a great time with the Oscillating Spindle Sander, too….
I shall fear no dado stack….
The HF 2-ish HP DC … with the Wynn 35A filter … plugged into an X10 remote….
Breathe deep … the gathering gloom … or … not :-)
NEW TOOL!!! Gift from my brother. Thanks, Ted :-)
Craftsman drill press….
Sometimes, the power does fail. Then … I go neanderthal….
The saw that won’t let me upgrade to a cabinet saw. The Forrest WWII arrives this week….
This bad boy … just works and works and works and works….
Though each individual piece looks neat and orderly, the sum of the parts is quite chaotic….
If I can’t blow it out, suck it in, separate it, filter it, or collect it … then … something’s really wrong :-)
This is powering my Craftsman brad nailer and HF pin nailer … for now. It also blows the shop ‘clean….’
I like the way it looks. I like the way it works….
Left to right: Ryobi 3/8” variable speed drill, Ryobi plunge router, Ridgid belt sander, Ryobi ROS, Black & Decker 1/2-sheet sander, Porter-Cable 557 Plate Joiner, Ryobi Jigsaw….
The other side … of the same tools….
Where all the grandest plans are concocted, and all the biggest screw-ups take place :-)
My version of a Sjoberg workbench. HD sawhorses, 3/4” BB ply, and 1/4” pegboard on top….
That’s all, Folks! Finished projects coming soon. I just have to decide whether to apply finishes IN the basement shop or wait a few weeks for (hope, hope) warmer weather, and use the garage.
Thanks for stopping by :-)
-- -- Neil