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Blog entry by NedB posted 07-14-2012 04:56 PM 1022 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 20: Moving Back into my shop Part 21 of Tool thoughts series Part 22: Monday Morning Musings »

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.

SeeYA!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com



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#1 posted 07-14-2012 05:17 PM

‘from little acorns ….. ‘

welcome back to the shop

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 07-14-2012 06:00 PM

Thanks David, yep! I keep hacking away at it, a little at a time, and I’m making progress… awfully hot out there today… so I popped in for an internet & ice water break.

I found the top of my workbench though, and installed a window fan!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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#3 posted 07-14-2012 08:48 PM

proof!

then I made a wonderful mess:

planing these down to 3/4

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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#4 posted 07-14-2012 08:59 PM

boy you did miss the shop

looks like you are making a bed there
with all that stuffing
for your mattress

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 07-14-2012 09:07 PM

David, Yes I really did miss my shop. I took a job which had/has me on the road 4 or 5 nights a week, and the other days I really wasn’t able or willing to get outside and make a lot of sawdust at the ‘new’ house. Now that we’re back in NY however, I’ve got my shop back and I’m going to make the most of it!

Hmmmm, you might be onto something there…

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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#6 posted 07-14-2012 11:46 PM

Looks good I really miss working in my shop as well, I need to finish restoring my shed.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 07-15-2012 02:29 AM

Tripped coming out of the shop just now… let’s just say my pride wasn’t the only thing bruised… and that I’m going to have one whopper of a bruise tomorrow on me bum.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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