|Workshop by chrispcall||posted 02-11-2011 03:47 PM||1054 reads||0 times favorited||7 comments|
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Not much to write about here. Just starting my shop at my new home. The basement was in bad shape because the previous owners kept a huge dog down there. He tore up the walls and and the basement really stunk when we moved it. I’ve pressure washed it, sealed the concrete, and painted some of the wood. I’m not putting a lot of more money into it because we don’t plan on staying here very long. Maybe another year or two.
I’ll be putting pictures up as I buy some new tools. Right now, I have mostly hand tools and some hand-held power tools. The drill press is a Jet JET JDP-17MF 16.5” The Radial arm was given to me for free and it’s a Craftsman 10” 113.197751. I’m using my bro’s table saw until I get my own.
Next tool to buy: Grizzly G0656PX 8” Jointer
I’ve been practicing hand-cut dovetails, that’s why I have the chisels/saw and what not on the table top. Also, I’ve been playing with aniline dyes, so that’s why I have some samples of different “recipes” I’ve been concocting.
Yes, that is 4 pieces of MDF on top of my tool chest as a work bench. I don’t want to build my workbench until I have my vise hardware, and that’s pretty pricey… But the weight of the MDF on the toolbox (and having it strapped to the wall) is heavy enough to not move when I’m sawing or chiseling. Any questions?