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Shop Update #22: Tidying, organizing and pics of my progress

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Blog entry by TheKingInYellow posted 07-25-2011 04:23 AM 3787 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So this weekend was mostly about continuing to clear out and organize the garage. I’ve been making little steps here and there, but with the new saw coming, space is an issue. Even though I ordered a mobile base, I know I’m not going to be twirling a 500lb saw around a bunch. I need my space organized and ready ASAP.

So, the goal this weekend was to clear off my ‘work table’ so that I had some assembly space for more tool hangers. You can see this table in the back right of my Day Zero picture You can see that it’s completely covered in wood, hand tools, flotsam, jetsam and other miscellaneous crud.

Job one was getting a better system for storing lumber:

These are from Busy Bee, and they come with two racks. I bought two sets since i know I will be supporting some longer boards, but I have to say getting all four level and on the same plane is nearly impossible. I’m going to need to come up with some shims, or something for the lower racks.

After this, it was a question of purging and organizing the rest of the table. Now it’s actually got some useable space:

Yeah, it’s just a piece of MDF with some brackets on the wall and some 2×6 legs, but for now it will do the job. A proper bench or assembly table is on next year’s list of projects.

The glue, drill, clamps, etc are out since I am currently using them to build more tool hangers, so the cleat wall is filling up. Here’s a few shots of how things are coming along;

All in all, there is a lot more space and less clutter, but still more to go. Oh one last shot, my new toy:

I’m still waiting for my jointer pal to show so I can set the knives, but so far, so good. The tables are in good shape and my new anti-rust regimen seems to be holding up well. These tables just went through a week of 30+ temps with 90%+ humidity and are still free of any sign of corrosion. Bostik TopCote + Paste Wax = Victory!

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...



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David Murray

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#1 posted 07-25-2011 02:05 PM

It’s all coming together nicely, I’ve been following your progress. It does take awhile to set up shop, I set my shop up several years ago and still find myself changing things around and adding things. I also use TopCote on my tool tables it works well in this Ky. humidity.

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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Blakep

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#2 posted 07-25-2011 03:10 PM

The Lions have fans? haha just kidding. It seems to be coming along nicely and I love the new toy.

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TheKingInYellow

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#3 posted 07-25-2011 03:12 PM

I knew someone would make a comment about that. Yeah, long-suffering Lions fan here. Since I was 13 I think, and I’ve never even lived in the States!

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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Bertha

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#4 posted 07-25-2011 03:15 PM

Having just installed a massive plane till using French cleats, I’m resisting the urge to cover my shop walls with them. I really like what you’ve done here and might steal the idea for myself. I like the idea of being able to tack a cleat to anything in the shop and hang it nearby. Excellent work.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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TheKingInYellow

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#5 posted 07-25-2011 03:16 PM

Yeah it’s a remarkably easy and useful system.

Feel free to steal the idea since I stole it from Cory!

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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TheKingInYellow

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#6 posted 07-25-2011 07:30 PM

Just heard from UPS, my saw is being delivered tomorrow morning!

Need to bust my butt and get that 220v line pulled!

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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