I began a stool to go along with the workbench several weeks ago and it has been coming along very slowly due to other things getting in the way and my limited time to work on it during the week. Over the past few weeks I have been marking out pieces for the stool, as well as having to stop working to go purchase this tool or that tool to allow me to progress further. Today I made a large leap in progress due to a friends help. I took the pieces that had already been cut and the piece that I had been cutting from to a friend, who happens to be a cabinet maker by trade. He showed me a lot of his tools, which allowed us to get a lot of work done in a little amount of time. I must say it is amazing how quickly things can go when an individual has all the correct tools. He had in his shop a lot of tools from Grizzly, I think a salesman must have seen him coming from a mile away. He had a Grizzly table saw, planer, jointer, dust collector, and a Grizzly bandsaw along with a few other items. We were not able to finish it so I still have several things to do, but we did make a lot of progress and I now expect it to be a lot better quality stool.
Also, I was able to use his Grizzly bandsaw today, which was the exact one that I intend to buy whenever funds allow. It was the Grizzly GO555 14” bandsaw and it worked very nicely.
As far as the rest of the shop, I have moved things around to allow for better space efficiency and as for the workbench, it is still under construction, but it is usable so I’ve been using it as I needed it. The reason is that I am waiting on some materials to allow me to apply the top layer for the table top. As of right now I have been just using the bottom layer, which has been working fine.
In closing I hope to be posting pics sometime soon when the bench and the stool are completed.
-- Favorite saying to work by "It's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!"