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Workshop Development #79: Tool cabinets installed, next steps...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 188 days ago 972 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 78: Not much done, and it felt so good to not do it! What to do with surplus tools? Part 79 of Workshop Development series Part 80: Walls done. Moving tools back into place! »

It was a major undertaking to get them emptied, put up, and reorganized, it is amazing how much old stuff I forgot I had in those parts bins!

Anyway, last night saw me getting the hanging tool cabinets hung, and what I am hoping is the final skim layer of mud to smooth out a few air bubbles I managed to sand through last night put on the remaining hunk of wall. It is a very thin application so it should dry pretty quickly.

I am going to be busy tonight taking LOML out on a date night, tomorrow during the day we are busy, so thank God for the long weekend. I will be finishing the back part of the wall / painting when I un-busy tomorrow, and then the face plates on that side get reinstalled and the rest of the stuff starts getting moved.

I will start of with moving the remaining sheet of drywall (I bought a spare in case I REALLY managed to mess it up, and I still need to do the stub wall so it won’t remain intact for much longer…). Mostly get it out of the way, then I…

#1. Move the mechanical toolbox back into place. The floor jack, ball joint press, ball joint press cup kit, and manifold gauge set go between the box and the wall. There was a gap forced on me by outlet location for the compressor / DC. The floor jack goes under the box, and the jack stands get pushed up right against the front of it. Clean in and around it. Dust, grease, empty packaging from parts etc… gone. Sweep up the whole area around it. Oh, did I mention clean? #2. Move the lathe and its stuff into place. Clean it off and around it as I go. Move the folding sawhorses under the lathe stand (they fit well there). And did I mention clean? #3. Clear the table saw and workbench off. I guess I mentioned clean there right? #4. Measure both the DC and DC stand. IF I have the room to cut, slice off 2” from the stand, and cut / install 2×4 braces on the legs across 3 sides leaving the “front” open to wheel the little compressor in / out. Clean that off best possible. #5. Put DC stand, DC, and Thien separator in place. Clean it off. There has been some blowby on the bag, so once that is clean, seal the seam between bag and ring with duct tape. And did I mention clean? #6. Move tool stacker system. Blow the dust / crap off of it. Oh, did I mention clean? Are you sensing a theme yet? #7. Cut mount board for, and mount scroll saw on mount board. Add to tool stacker system. Clean the mess that makes. (DC not hooked up yet remember?) #8. Move band saw, and drill press back into place. Clean. Scotch brite and WD-40 the top. And did I mention clean? #9. This is temporary until I build a better system, possibly with more shelving standards etc… But using simple shelf braces, install basic plywood shelf over the RO tank with sufficient space to remove RO control unit hood beneath the shelf. And add a second matching shelf 12” above that. This will hold my misc handheld power tools that are overflow from the miter saw bench, and accessories… #10, Install dust collection ductwork, and make DC connections. #11. clean, clean, clean… #12. Move freezer onto platform in shop. Make good on the deal I made with LOML to get the sub panel and insulation in the first place…

Once that is done, and before LOML finds more for me to do…

Sit back on the stool, crack open a cold beer and enjoy the fruits of my labor…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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GrandpaLen

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#1 posted 188 days ago

db,
That’s a Nice, Big, Solid looking Cabinet. Is it hanging on Cleats or mounted to the stud wall?

I like the idea of the pegboard door inserts, especially over a work table/area.

Best Regards. – Len.

Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 188 days ago

It’s really looking great and that will add a lot of organization.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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dbhost

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#3 posted 188 days ago

Actually, the item going under those cabs is my lathe. I use my workbench as outfeed support for my table saw and have that as the center of my shop. I see a lot of guys put their table saws against a wall which seems to work for them, I tried that, I didn’t care for that arrangement with the way I work…

I actually posted a completed project on the first of the two cabs quite a while back, this one doesn’t have the inner doors like the second one does. I built it for holding small parts cabs etc…

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/49047

The unoccupied door on the left won’t stay that way for long. I have plenty that still isn’t in place!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 188 days ago

Ah Ha! That is the style of cabinet I want to make for here. For La Conner, I won’t have near the amount of stuff, so my present strategy of store bought parts bins and peg board will probably suffice. At least for the short haul. Somewhere I saw that design, or something similar, and I had envisioned using piano hinge just like you have, as well.

Never enough storage, it seems….......

Did you have the forethought to take some “before” pictures??????

If you did, frame a collage of the best examples and put them on the wall so you can really gloat!

Looking good…....

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#5 posted 188 days ago

Okay guys, I am getting good enough feedback on those cabs. Including friends not on LJs, if I can find the plans I will at least direct you to how to get them. (They are from Wood Magazine, and subject to copyright, so I will point you to where to get the magazine, what issue etc… might be able to find it in a library somewhere…)

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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BillJ_Portland

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#6 posted 188 days ago

I just finished building one of those cabinets as well. Limited on wall space, these more than make up for necessary storage. Now I have to “adjust” a previous bench to make room for the cabinet to be hung.
The link to the plans I used: http://www.woodstore.net/shtoca.html

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Jim Bertelson

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#7 posted 188 days ago

Bill
Thanks for the link. I saved it, and with a little luck, I might find time to build a couple…........

.......down to the shop, and hope that call stays quiet…............

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#8 posted 188 days ago

Yep, that’s them! If you have a lot of peg board and you want to compress the amount of wall space you are using, these things are fantastic. I have my planes, hand saws, honing equipment, pnuematic guns except for the framing nailer (that thing is a beast!), measuring and marking tools, etc… in there…

I am really enjoying looking at these photos. Compared to my old photos, I can see how much brighter the semi gloss white paint makes this space… I have no clue what sort of idiot used bone white instead of bright white in a garage with no windows, but boy what a difference!

Actually scratch that. I know. The same kind of idiot that brings his wife, AND his girlfriend to the closing on the house… (That should have been a MAJOR clue something was wrong!)

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#9 posted 187 days ago

Sounds like the basis for a hit cinema comedy!!

I see more of those than I like, but it is a give and take between the guys and the gals among our friends….........

Glad things are…........looking brighter….......(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#10 posted 187 days ago

Chilling out today. Getting ready for dinner and Agatha Christie play…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#11 posted 186 days ago

Back to the shop, no mercy here. The project from hell, (the table saw outfeed table/dust containment structure), has an end in sight, meaning sometime before March 1….......(-:

Have fun on your weekend “off”. Taking a breather, especially after slugging through the tough stuff, should make the rest feel a lot easier. Pacing is how you can be an old timer like me and still be productive….........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#12 posted 186 days ago

Intermission. .. good play so far…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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