Setting up a wood shop in my 2 car garage.

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Blog series by Jim updated 01-03-2010 12:45 AM 6 parts 23803 reads 52 comments total

Part 1: It's time to begin.

12-15-2009 10:31 PM by Jim | 7 comments »

Well I have finally got just about everything that I need to begin setting up my new wood shop in the garage. The only major purchase remaining is a bandsaw and I should have that in a couple of weeks. Tonight my new journey begins with setting up the table saw. With me luck,Jim

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Part 2: Table Saw Assembly:

12-16-2009 06:52 AM by Jim | 7 comments »

After looking at several models of table saws at the local WoodSmith store I decided on the Steel City 35911 with the 50” Fence System. While I would have liked to have one of the big name cabinet saws my budget just won’t allow it. Here’s the saw out of the crate. You can see the metal crate that it was packed in on the left had side of the photo. Talk about HEAVY. When I picked it up they loaded it in the back of my truck with a forklift. When I got it home I tho...

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Part 3: Delta 950L Drill Press

12-30-2009 01:39 AM by Jim | 11 comments »

I purchased a few of the items for my shop, including this Delta Drill Press, at Lowes because I had some 10% off coupons. Like with the Table Saw I would have liked to purchase something a little better locally but the budget won’t allow it. Package Contents: There really wasn’t much to setting this up. Just unpack and put it together. The hardest part was lifting the head on the post. It’s really a two person job but I managed to do it myself. All set up and r...

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Part 4: Kerg Percision Router Table

12-30-2009 01:59 AM by Jim | 9 comments »

Everything ready for assembly: Stand Complete: The casters are not the set for the Kreg table. They are $4.00 HF items. Not sure how well the will hold the table steady but it’s an easy swap if they don’t work out. Top Attached: All of the parts for the fence etc. Complete and ready to drill the holes to mount the router. The router waiting to be attached is a Porter-Cable 893 2-1/4 HP. This is a realy nice router table and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Part 5: Delta 37-866 6" Jointer

12-31-2009 04:59 AM by Jim | 7 comments »

Purchased this at the local WoodSmith store. It was on sale for $100 off. I had originally purchased a Porta Cable bench top jointer but returned it in favor of a full sized jointer. Everything laid out ready for assembly: As with the other items that I’ve put together so for this was not difficult at all. The first step was putting on the top attaching the drive belt and adjusting the tension. Next up was attaching the cutter head pulley guard / carriage mounting ...

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Part 6: V-Drum Sander

01-03-2010 12:45 AM by Jim | 11 comments »

I’ve been looking at drum sanders and trying to decide between a Sand-Flee or the V-Drum Kit. My decision was made easier when I found this on listed on CL. 30” V-Drum only an hours drive away. Just got back from picking it. It needs an on/off switch (the owner just plugged it in to turn it on) and I will probably make a new top and fence for it. I saved some big money with this find thus allowing more for other “Toys”.

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