I am happy to report that a big part of ShopQuest 2014 has been completed. My new lathe is on a stand and all set up to try out.
It was built using left over 2×4s and a new 2×12 board. Seems pretty sturdy so far and considering I am not planning on throwing a massive chunk of anything on it I think it will work well. I am planning to hopefully turn something this evening. Have to take a look to see what I have that is prepped to go. Otherwise it will be a few days. The set up will take little getting use to but I think it will work fine, otherwise I will just move it back under the shelves, but I am hoping to have freed up some space for some other tools now and get them out of the middle of my floor.
So what’s left? I now need a stand for my sharpening wheel and also one of my belt sander. Contemplating a flip top style to accommodate by belt sander and scroll saw since I don’t use it often but would like to have it a little more easily accessible. We’ll see. Also thinking hard about my workbench, it more than often just collects junk and I am not sure when the last time I used it for a project. I tend to set up a temporary space on saw horses when I need the open space. Just did it about 5 different times in the past 2 weeks. Does anyone use that approach instead of having a dedicated bench?
I have decided to keep my wood rack for this year at least but will be making a few edits to it and getting rid of a few more pieces of wood that have been there for a bit too long. But he good news is that this is what the shop looks like now that I got rid of some excess piles.
So much happier though I still do have to figure out a bit of space for a few other things, including a scrap wood box for my daughter. More to come.
Thanks for reading.
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