I finally pulled the trigger and purchased my foundation workshop tools. Everything I got was on sale (planned and unexpectedly) – so I was able to upgrade to the tools I wanted. Boxes have been arriving all week and the tablesaw and planer will be here Friday. My dad is in town this week, so he is gonna help me with the set-up a little. I also have a couple of friends who are excited for me as well and want to help out. It is all coming together – finally!! I even made a last minute decision to clear out the garage, fix the walls, and put up a fresh coat of paint on the walls and trim. It took me 1 day and a couple of evenings, but I got it done.
Once I get everything in and I wrap my head around all the ‘stuff’, I will have to organize it all. My first projects are going to deal with the shop and storage. I will be utilizing the french cleat system throughout for the small stuff and big stuff like cabinets. I also plan on building floor standing cabinets that I can affix to the french cleat so they don’t tip. I will have to build an outfeed table in order to handle the sheet goods, as I will be working by myself most of the time.
It is an exciting time and I can’t wait to make some saw dust.
-- "Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing." - Thomas Jefferson