Workshop **Work In Progress** #4: Who has the time?

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Blog entry by brukilla posted 08-01-2011 07:53 PM 1337 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Tools Purchased as Scheduled Part 4 of Workshop **Work In Progress** series Part 5: Compunding Issues »

Progress in the shop is hectic due to outside commitments to family and friends, but, nonetheless, it is coming along. The 10% off Grizzly, 15% off Woodcraft, and 10% off Carbide Processors sales happened to match up with my parents visiting, Sunday fishing trips with friends, anniversary, plus taking care of the kids.

- Spackled and painted garage walls and ceiling.
- Assembled tablesaw: assembled mobile base, rewired to 110v and outlet to NEMA 5-20, degreased, lubricated, test run nickle test and they didn’t budge or shift
- Incra Fence: got the TS part of the fence assembled and on the tablesaw.
- Grr-rippers: assembled and ready to go

- Calibration of incra fence and ts parralelism
- LS part of the Incra fence and calibration
- Right side router table to include MAST-R-Lift and calibration
- Planer still in box and will set-up last because I don’t need it for the first few projects
- Outfeed table, lumber cart, french cleat shop system

Issues so far: The pieces used on the Incra fence set-up to align the rails to the ts top had two small globs of grease which, when placed on the cast iron top of the ts, left two nice grease marks that have embedded themselves into the top. I tried steel wool and degreaser to no avail. Am I upset – no – only an immediate and short-lived shudder of disappointment. The question remains, “Why would there be grease on this part from the manufacturer?” There is also a scuff on one of the rails of the fence but it does not detract from the accuracy of the system, so no biggie and no need to contact Incra/Woodraft for a replacement.

It is hard to wait to actually use and make some saw dust – but good things come to those who wait, along with a little frustration.

and, above all else – it is FUN!!

-- "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

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#1 posted 08-02-2011 03:53 AM

I cant wait to see pics of the completed shop.


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David Murray

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#2 posted 08-02-2011 02:11 PM

Sounds like your well on your way, I enjoy following other LJ’s setting up their shops. I set mine up before I found LJ’s and feel I could have benefited from their input and ideas, I’ll enjoy following your progress as well.

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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#3 posted 08-02-2011 08:23 PM


Well on my way, but after seeing ur shop, I have a long way to go. I may follow the same logical progression as you because I will most likely outgrow the garage and having to move my stuff around all the time. But I have to do what I have to do to make some saw dust. I see the USN flag; I did 11 years and got out in 2009. LJ’s has definitely kept me on my toes – always something new to get ideas from.

-- "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

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