In a previous note here, Packing up the shop – again, I mentioned that we needed to move for several reasons. Well the first week of August we moved from the old place to the new. We have been setting up house and shop. We moved to a smaller house, but still have 2 garage bays. Having a wall separating the 2 sides is almost a blessing. There is more wall space to hang stuff from and I don’t have 220VAC so I can’t set up the Unisaw with 52” fence so having the width is not necessary. The Unisaw and 15” planer, sit against the wall in there permanent homes, at least for this place. There are 2 homes on this property with both circuit panels coming from one feed. Every time I run a saw lights dim in both houses. I can’t imagine running those big beasts converted to 110VAC. The jointer and DC can be easily converted so I will still have those to work with. The Shopsmith, that has been used mostly as a disk sander of late, will get pressed back into full service. After having a big cabinet saw, I hope I can live with the unique limitations of the Shopsmith. I am looking for a bench top planer and a contractor saw on CL. If I can find them in my price range I’ll pick them up, but with the wife unemployed, the price has to be pretty low. We like many in this world today have had to trim expenses dramatically, but I praise God that he made all the criteria fall in place, and we are still able to have our toys with us and be able to use them – they are not tucked away in a storage locker somewhere. We continue to be blessed everyday when we go out to the shop and I am building and the wife is finishing/refinishing. With Christmas coming, the shop will be up and running just in time for the big build season on top of the projects my wife has requested for the new place – plate rack for over the sink and a hall tree for the entryway. So i guess I better get my tail out there and finish organizing stuff.
Have a great day.
Making sawdust and kindling- Allen
-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh