between my constant war with my phone and losing pictures and forgetting to even do much posting on this blog they are few and far between. Not to mention putting a lot of overtime at work and life in general..you all know how that goes. it’s not a big deal anyway, I am an insomniac so this gives me something to do while I am up all night..
I almost bought a new/used 14×24 shed this past weekend, but i didn’t get back with the sellers quick enough and they sold it late saturday afternoon. I’m greatly disappointed but i WILL have a new one by spring. Hoping i find another deal on another, if not i will have the Mennonites (spelling?) make me one. They gave me a quote, it was a bit more than i am willing to pay at this time so I will look into more overtime (uhgg). I am gonna need the space badly in the next 6 months or so.
Been doing some reorganizing, trying to make a comfortable and efficient space to work in and finally getting to a point where i like where it is at and going.
Soooo a quick tour with ideas thrown in for future plans. Cleaned up some, habit of mine to clean up at end of day.
(walking in from door and down)
my current dust collection system
an old bathroom medicine cabinet i saved from someones trash (it’s dated haha)
good place to store some screw/nails boxes, my kreg screws/K4 system box and my Forstner bits and others till i make a drill press cabinet or something. (thinking of making a rolling drill press cabinet at some point)
(to the right)
temporary builtin bench, some cabinets above full of junk at the moment, drill press and more.
(standing by my dust collection)
looking to left of door, tablesaw bottom right
(looking up from previous position towards door)
some 2-3’ scrap storage, dowels whathaveyou, towel rack, pencil sharpener, a saw vice i hope to make use of in the future
(looking at the doors)
like my jacket? leather from the restore to use for mallets, vices, strop, etc.. i tried wearing it, started singing “fat man in a littllle coat” ....need to cut it on up..
(standing by tablesaw looking at far left wall)
my huge monstrosity of a bench i mentioned in last blog, its a mess at the moment. More sub 2.5’ cutoff storage underneath. Brother gave me the small cabinet, not sure what will use it for, its a crappy particleboard thing, probably strip it of hardware and burn it.
(standing by left end of bench, looking down)
most of my Roubo wood stickered up till i can get back to planing it down and cutting.
my clamps racks, they gonna get moved to the wall behind me (this will be the 3rd time I have moved them)
(few steps forward and to the right) a little 2’ cubby, have some of my squares and straight edges hanging. Thinking of making a small desk, sharpening station, shop vac underneath with dust deputy(maybe) cabinet of some sort above. Ideas keep coming.
(Down and to the right)
my outfeed table It is actually a 18”x36” table my grandpa had in his shop, he painted all his stuff forest green. I screwed on a 3/4” 3’x3’ sheet of Birch plywood on top threw some finish on it and called it done.
Storage for Kreg jig, glue, BLO and some other things.
Hung my Quickgrip clamp rack on the left side
Planning something a little better that I will make after i finish the project sitting on top of it. Some of the legs are slightly rotted and i had to screw some support to them so table would sit level and solid. TnG back…
(looking up towards drill press, above doors)
some wood storage
(looking at the front wall)
some plywood, router table hanging top left, slightly showing top right is my cheap miter box.
- a small furnace blower i acquired, works great, want to make a dust extraction box for it at some point
- router in the right wing of my tablesaw
- rolling cabinet for drill press to sit by door when not being used.
You possibly noticed the thing sitting on my tablesaw and outfeed. In this picture it is sitting about 36 inches straight above where will be going. Partially covered here
Thanks for visiting, hopefully i can get around to actually making something nice one day. Go back to work soon, so guess it will have to wait till i get back.
-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"