Still working slowly on getting the shop in shape and determined to do it cheaply since I’m renting. I have been getting a good supply of plywood at work when we throw it out so I’ve been able to reuse a lot of materials. I found an 8×4 sheet of ply with one side coated with white plastic which has been great. I’ve been using that to fill in the gaps above the block walls. Its great stuff because its already white and it wipes clean so easily.
Also today I made a quick box to store some of my useful scraps. Just cheap plywood and 2×4s (all saved from the trash again). I need to grab a couple of 5 gallon buckets to store the rest of the junk.
I also grabbed one of the large metal shelf units that we were throwing out at work and set that up out back for my rough cut slabs. Until now, the wood had been sitting on the front patio and was a terrible eye sore. I set the rack up today out back and did a little reading on storing wood outdoors. I had planned on putting a tarp over it but from what I’ve read, most people suggest you just put a roof or something over it to protect it from the rain but allow it to breath. I think I’ll check craiglist for some corrugated metal roof scraps.
Also spent a little time priming and painting. Its still really dusty and I wear a respirator the whole time I’m down there because some of that dust contains old rat poison and god knows what else. I’m debating on getting the Shop Fox Fine Air Filtration unit. Has anybody got any experience or reviews on that one?
I did spend a little time actually doing some fine woodworking. Finally got back to my cutting board that I started back in July and never finished. I put a walnut frame on it so it’s almost complete. Just needs to be sanded and then I’ll post pictures. It felt great to finally get to work on one of my projects though.
-- Create something everyday.