Tool thoughts #2: Doors!

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Blog entry by NedB posted 08-25-2008 04:11 AM 1089 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Howdy folks, got a little more progress on the shop this weekend. It’s been a long project, and I’m far from done.

This weekend was spent avoiding the last summer blast of heat, and hanging the doors on the shop…

outside view

This may seem like a small step, but for me it marks when I can truly start moving in equipment and stuff into the shop.
unloading 3/4 view

Starting to get a little crowded in there, but that’s the nature of the beast… at only 240 sq ft I’ll be doing the ‘dance’ a lot as I get things ironed out.

Here’s the first of my old workbench’s to be reassembled:
tall bench.
I’m 6’1, and this bench is 41” high. I’m going to lower the other half after measuring my mini lathe on there:

spnidle height
As it sits now, if I were to use the other half of the bench the spindle would be at 57” high. I think I’m going to lower it about 7” just for good measure.

I’ve still got the other half of the bench, plus a benchtop drill press, a storage cabinet and a bandsaw to stuff in there as well. Not to mention, lumber, and so forth.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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Al Navas

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#1 posted 08-25-2008 04:55 AM


Congratulations on getting to this point – you DESERVE it! I will be watching what creative solutions you bring to the shop.

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO,

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#2 posted 08-25-2008 01:32 PM

Ya got it closed in now. Great.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#3 posted 08-25-2008 02:48 PM

Thanks Al, Bruce! Been a long strange trip that’s for sure, But my punch list keeps getting longer.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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