Since moving back into the shop, I’ve decided that I need to take a good hard look at what I have out there, and determine what I need or want to focus on building.
For example, I’ve owned a midi lathe for almost 5 years, and have barely turned it on. Mostly because I’ve yet to learn how to sharpen my tools. I do have a grinder, and I’ve had a home built wolverine style sharpening jig in progress for awhile now, I just need to build the arm/base that the jig sits in and I’m good to go. Little things like that are what’s kept me from finishing it.
Here are some projects and tools I’ve thought about lately:
Clamping Cauls: I think I’m going to order a set of cauls from Bowclamp.com in the next couple of weeks.
Router Table : This one is another of those ‘when I get around tuit’ things. I have a Rockler router insert, I just need to build a table insert for my TS and a fence to hang off of the Ridgid ts fence… I’ve even got a spare fixed router base that fits my PC router… just haven’t gotten to it yet.
New Shop Doors:
that shows how poorly I installed the doors a few years ago, needless to say they don’t keep all of the weather out of the shop… snow piles up inside and whatnot. Repairing or replacing them is on my very short list of things I want to do. I even have new plywood to do it with:
I still have one corner of my shop yet to finish insulating and sheathing, some of the plywood shown there is intended for that purpose as well.
Outfeed table: I think that is going to be a quick build today.. I’ve been cutting a bunch of long stock, and that’s one thing I miss from a long while ago, I share shop space with a buddy of mine, and we had this great outfeed/assembly table in the center of the shop. My space won’t allow that sort of permanent fixture, but I’m sure I can squeeze in a knock down version of it. OK enough typing, need to go make some sawdust.
-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com