After 12” of sound proofing, sheet rock, three coats of mud and two coats of paint the room is ready for move in today. I still have to mud, paint, complete a laundry station and mud room bench with cubbies this week. Those things are a little closer to wood working than drywall will ever be and after three weeks my shop is calling me back.
I am going to clean the shop today there is a layer of dust that has settled on everything in my absence and I need to put away the tools that migrated to the job site and are now sitting on my table saw. I always lay all of the tools that I have used during a remodel on my table saw and go back the next day to put them away. It may be a good idea because I can inspect the tools for damage from being dropped or rust if they were out doors and then clean them before putting them away. I keep specialty tools for dry walling, plumbing, electrical and tiling in plastic totes then store them in the attic. I don’t know if I’m right wrong or indifferent for doing it this way but, it’s the way I do it.
While I’ve been away from the shop a few items that I ordered have come in and need installed. Recently stuff I’ve ordered has to do with help cutting down on dust. The first is a dust collection system for my router table that attaches to the main dust collector and seconds a dust collection system for my Porter-Cable random orbital sander. I also received my new wide belt stationary sander the week that I started dry walling in the basement and need to tie it into the main dust collector. Like most of you without a dedicated area to finish pieces I am forced to take every precaution that I can think of to keep dust at a minimum. What a nightmare dust can be! I’m sure that I will be installing a hanging air filter within the next few months. I just know if I want to build one myself or purchase it.
Tom’s bed has been ruffed out and I would like to start building the legs on it in a week at the latest. I am using a 45 degree lock miter bit to create legs that show quarter sawn detail on all four sides. This will be my first time using the bit and I’m pretty excited about it.
-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd