Back to the Shop, finally

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by RickInTexas posted 05-22-2007 02:38 AM 887 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I was finally able to get back into the shop to continue work on the crib. I now have one end panel ready for final sanding, with the other just needing to mill out the slats to be able to glue it up. It felt great to be back in the surrounding confines, but a little ackward. I share a shop with my dad at his house, and he is in the process of rearranging the 2-car garage (storage area) and the shop that’s attached. So it made things a little difficult at first, particularly finding tools and places on the workbench to work on. It also felt great to get in there and just unwind a little bit. After working 14 hours on Saturday, then having a full day today, it was a good de-stressing time.

I was also able to finish up the new mobile stand/base/table for my 13” planer. I had previously built the work table (6’ long x 2’ wide) and had it bolted to a couple saw horses. But with the planer, the table and the saw horses all together, it definitely was not a one man moveable operation. So using some 4×4’s and 2×4’s I built a mobile stand with outrigger feet to make it stationary when in place. I’ll get some pictures of it soon and post them. Hopefully the rain will hold out tomorrow so that I can get the planer outside to mill out the slats and continue (the baby’s only getting bigger).

So, until next time…happy sawdust makin’ y’all.

-- Rick - Spring, TX

3 comments so far

View mot's profile


4911 posts in 4031 days

#1 posted 05-22-2007 03:07 AM

Sounds like a productive day. As I like to say though, no pictures – didn’t happen.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

View oscorner's profile


4563 posts in 4306 days

#2 posted 05-22-2007 03:58 AM

Glad you were able to unwind a little bit. It sounds like you better finish that crib before you need a twin bed. LOL. I hope the rain will hold out.

-- Jesus is Lord!

View MsDebbieP's profile


18615 posts in 4156 days

#3 posted 05-24-2007 01:18 AM

lol @ Tom… if you can’t guilt someone into posting pix you can always “didn’t happen” it lol

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics