Now that I have done a little work in the shop I decided to update my blog. I have not installed a dust collector as of yet. That will hopefully come next year. For now, i am using a shop vac, and a broom. Other than that i feel very good about my set up.
Most of the new stuff can be seen in the above pic. Lumber rack, bandsaw, and work table.
The spindle sander is my newest tool. I threw together the stand this morning . I had planned on sitting it on the work table, which made the sanders table about eye level. That was no good so i built the little stand out of some scrap ply i had left over from the lumber storage.
My peg boards are not exactly how i want them, but im getting there. The little shelves that hold the planes was an after thought. I was going to build some kind of rack for them, but this makes more sense. The shelves are suprizingly sturdy and i have plenty of room for future planes.
Adding the water cooler was my wife’s idea. It saves me a lot of trips into the house.
A closer look at the sander. This is my first spindle sander and i love it.
The little shelf next to the drill press is a bit (pun) on the small side. At the time i was broke and that was all the material i had. I plan on building a bigger shelf underneath. (bit storage)
I made this table for storage and small project assembly. I really like having the bins. I also needed a place to keep my saw horses. If you cant tell by viewing the photo, i have been trying my hand at bandsaw boxes. (main reason i bought the spindle sander) Also in the picture you can see my recent attempt at a tumbling block cutting board. I would love some pointers on glueing up this pattern. (what a nightmere)
I will probably do one more shop blog if and when i get a dust collector. Other than that i am very happy with my progress. I do feel i wee bit guilty about all the time and money that i have invested in this so i plan on spending the rest of the year doing small projects and spending very little.
Thanks for looking.