Not being the most creative and obviously skilled I have taken up a huge project that I am hoping will make things functional and smooth for every project to come. I recently acquired a Dewalt planer DW 733 and a DW 745 for 350.00 in great condition from a close friend. My hope and plan is to do right by him and use them until they die or I die.
The goal a large “L” shaped work station that will house a table saw area, compound miter station, planing section, router station and last but far from least a chess board inlayed in the top of the counter. The whole thing will be 2 sections, 1 – 10’ length x 4’ width x 3’ height, 2- 16’ length x 3’ width x 3’ height.
Section 1 will have the router station, table saw, and chess board. Section 2 will have the compound miter and planer.
Section 2 will have overly large spaces for the planer and miter so I can build a separate adjustable platform in order the align the fence for the miter to the edge feed for the planer along with the counter top for both. It will make it easy to chop, plane, chop, plane.
Figuring out the overall dimensions came with a ton of thought and researching as many designs as I could through normal Google searches as well as Sketchup’s 3dwarehouse. What it came down to was me clearing the space in my garage I planed to place the whole thing and placing each tool roughly where I think they should be for the most functionality.
I have decided I will do mostly dado joints, they seem to be easy and still make a stout joint. Glue and screw baby! Glue and screw!..lol.
I am currently wrestling with cabinet, drawer and shelf layout through the whole thing. I will later focus on electrical and dust collection.
I will not claim a single original idea in this project, it is an amalgamation of many many I have seen. Yes I am parroting others….I will keep things updated here every other week or so.
O Lord, the God of my salvation,
I have cried out by day and in the night before You.
Let my prayer come before You;
Incline Your ear to my cry!
Psalm 88: 1-2
-- I am a novice, wanting more than a hobby, but to be a carpenter.