|Workshop by Tinnocker||posted 03-09-2010 04:09 AM||1517 reads||0 times favorited||11 comments|
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My wife and I converted our huge family room into an apartment for my mother-in-law who had just lost her husband. We brought her up from MD and after a month and great expense decided she didn’t want to live with us in NJ so she moved back to her trailer in MD. We spent over 2,000.00 fixing up the family room and now what do we do. So I asked my wonderful bride of 8 years if I could move my “shop” in from the 10X10 shed we had out back. I had to duct tape some drop clothes down to protect the rug and promise not to make too many holes in the walls, also that it had to be temporary.
My shop has been evolving at a steady pace since I first posted the above pictures. What had been a temporary situation is now permanent! Yea! What a wonderful wife I have. She has put up with all these changes and even helped with some of the ideas. The first pic is my trusty shadow, Buddy He follows me wherever I go.Tools I have acquired are: Central Machinery Drill Press, Delta Dust Collector, Delta Band Saw, Delta Scroll Saw, Ryobi Table Saw, Shop Smith, Skill Miter Saw, Cummings Bench Grinder.
I updated my Router Table using Ideas from the many fine Router tables on LJ. I used 4 drawer slides to make my router lift. I made a cabinet base for my table saw. Almost every thing seen here is made from recycled stuff found either from dumpster diving or Freecycle. My bench trestle is made from 2 doors and the top is made from two 1 inch pieces of hardwood veneered particle board found behind a store.
-- Ted, Browns Mills, NJ http://www.twhgrafx.com/blog/ Darn! I cut it 3 times and it's still too short! I get ideas for things that I can make to make things easier for me to make!