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New Shop Project #5: Move-in Day!

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Blog entry by TheDane posted 06-01-2012 01:22 AM 1925 reads 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Shop Cabinets Arrived Today Part 5 of New Shop Project series Part 6: New Shop Finished (for now)! »

Got the cabinets installed today and moved the tools in from storage … nothing is put away yet, so the cabinets and drawers are empty (wonder how long it will take me to fill them up?).

Speaking of the drawers … they are terrific. All dovetailed birch with powder-coated fronts and full extension slides.

There is a major change in the tools in the new shop … I sold my Jet Workshop saw and bought a Saw Stop PCS175. I wasn’t looking to spend the money, but now that I live so close to grandkids (including 10 and 12 year old boys that are both interested in woodworking), I want to do whatever I can to reduce the potential for serious injury.

There are four 79” tall lockers (32” wide / 16” deep) that will handle the odds and ends I had piled on shelves, the floor, and every nook and cranny in the shop in the old house.

Not all of the tool storage will be in the shop. We added some 23” deep cabinets right outside the shop door to take care of stuff I only need once in a while (except the refrigerator … I pretty much use it every day!).

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"



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gfadvm

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#1 posted 06-01-2012 01:27 AM

Gerry, Congrats. This is turning out great and I know how much you will enjoy it for years to come!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 06-01-2012 01:42 AM

looking good Gerry, lighting looks good too

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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sillac

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#3 posted 06-01-2012 02:12 AM

Great looking shop. I would like to get a SawStop also, but the grandson is only 6 months old so I have a while. I don’t see a router table in there. Are you going to build one? I just got mine finished and really like it.

-- Steve in Oregon,

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CL810

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#4 posted 06-01-2012 02:35 AM

Beautiful Gerry!

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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TheDane

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#5 posted 06-01-2012 03:23 AM

sillac—Au contraire … there is a router table in there. It’s just hard to spot. I have a Bench Dog router table that shares a rolling cabinet with my drill press (right corner of the first pic).

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 06-01-2012 04:26 AM

Gerry,

You’re really going First Class!

Those wall cabinets look like they’re HUNG on the wall, probably with French cleats, commercially hung!

Your finished shop will truly be a site to behold… and to work (play) in!

Thank you for the updates… I’m looking forward to seeing it ‘fully occupied’... LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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jerrells

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#7 posted 06-01-2012 12:38 PM

THAT is one nice shop!!!

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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TheDane

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#8 posted 06-01-2012 02:11 PM

Joe … The cabinets are indeed hung using sort of the same principle as the French Cleat.

They use a steel ‘Z’ bar that is attached to the studs with lag screws. The 79” cabinets have steel both upper and lower. They are rated at 800 pounds each. We put legs (3) under the bench for added support.

My wife says the bench and cabinets are too pretty to use!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 06-01-2012 05:19 PM

Gerry,

Why didn’t you enter this Shop Re-do / Re-make into the Shop contest?

I thought you were & it seems like I remember Debbie suggesting that you do it…
... might not be too late to fix your slight oversight!?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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TheDane

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#10 posted 06-01-2012 05:59 PM

Joe—Didn’t there was such a thing. I’ll check it out.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 06-01-2012 06:27 PM

Gerry, I coulda sworn that you did… maybe it was someone else… getting old is the pitts…

Here are the links…

http://lumberjocks.com/MsDebbieP/blog/29659

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/38355

http://lumberjocks.com/MsDebbieP/blog/30276

See what you can do… Debbie, can he squeeze in?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Dennisgrosen

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#12 posted 06-01-2012 07:06 PM

DANG !!! its looking good
its for sure going to be a top noch shop when everything is in the right spots :-)
just don´t start cluttering the shop before we get the grand tour under the party … :-)

pretty little Jewlry you brought in …. congrats
if you need more storage space then there is a good project about
making cabinets and table to the SS … I just can´t remember who it was
but it was made in black too

take care
Dennis

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TheDane

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#13 posted 06-01-2012 07:18 PM

Joe—We have a saying in Wisconsin … “Age is only important if you are a Cheese”!

Dennis—The latest Woodcraft magazine has an article detailing a tablesaw accessory cabinet that I intend to build.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#14 posted 06-01-2012 07:28 PM

looking forward to see it :-)

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#15 posted 06-01-2012 09:28 PM

Looks great. Congrats on your new shop!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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