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Workshop Development #84: You never know what you might find when you clean up your shop!

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 01-31-2014 02:57 PM 746 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 83: Not much time, but some... Part 84 of Workshop Development series Part 85: Some progress and a failed idea fixed! »

In the process of moving everything around, I have been taking junk out of boxes, out from behind cabinets etc… and generally speaking getting the shop clean and ready to use.

First off, as many of you know I am moving the big freezer into the shop as part of my deal to get a sub panel / circuits run into the shop. That means my wall mounted plastic bins needed to get moved. Some of them were already moved to near the clamp rack, the other bins were getting moved to between the water purifier tank, and the tool stacker. Well I wasn’t going to mount up filthy bins to a nice, clean, newly painted wall was I? No! So it was time to empty them out, sort them, and wash the bins as best I could.

I have them mounted, although the wall directly above them needs to have some paint applied, it is generally speaking ready…

As you can see from the screws in the drywall, I have chosen to move the basic shelf one stud over to the right. It appears the stud behind the tank itself is, well… Oddly placed from the studs on either side. I remember some ioddities about the shape of the stud, like the inside there was part of the outside of the tree and it arcs in away from the drywall… So no biggie It would have been hard to use there anyway…

So anyway, while I was cleaning, certain items showed up…

From under the table saw extension wing I found my HF roller stands. The tripod parts of these stink, but the rollers seem okay so far…

A cheap Ace Hardware bullet level. I actually got this, and another even cheaper one when I worked at Ace during my college years…

3 Harbor Freight toggle clamps that I simply do not recall ever buying, a 1-1/16” 1/2” drive Husky shallow 12 point socket, and outlet wiring tester. Less clearly visible in the plastic bag behind is the eye bolt hardware kit from my Grizzly hanging air filter. I direct mounted instead, but would like to be able to chain hang this if I want to change up later on.

And last, but certainly not least, my Blue Point blow gun with rubber tip. I absolutely hate the Campbell Hausfeld unit I have but this one is a pure dream!

The comound should be dry by the time we get home tonight, and I applied it smoothly enough, chances are I shouldn’t need to sand at all, so it will be double check, sand if needed, if not, get some paint right up on the two wall segments needing it. At that point, all that is left for me to do is finish cleaning off the TS and benches. Pick up the little bits of remaining trash / leftover recycleables, and get the DC ducting run again…

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



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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 01-31-2014 03:01 PM

Ain’t that the truth. Especially in my old plant shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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Jim Bertelson

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#2 posted 01-31-2014 05:23 PM

I was reading an article about molding heads for saws the other day, and then one of pictures clicked, and I said, “don’t I have one of those?”

So went rummaging about in my RAS cabinet, and after cleaning up all the dust, throwing a few things out, I found the plastic box for it, and then in a cardboard box I found the head with its assortment of blades. I had given up using the RAS in a rip position 20 years ago, and it never dawned on me that the molding head would work on the TS. So I cleaned it up, and it looks just like brand new. I think I used it once. A “new” tool from out of the dust and detritus!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#3 posted 01-31-2014 07:15 PM

Score!

I think I have given up on the stamped steel flimsy shelf brackets for a couple of reasons. I picked up a pair of 30” standards while I was at lunch, as well as the shelf brackets I need. I will set my screws in place and fill any un needed holes before turning to cleanup in the shop. I should be able to finish the initial cleanup this evening. However I ended up with a stack of plastic totes I need to organize and get out of the shop. Mostly electrical parts needed infrequently that I can stash in the attic.

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

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 01-31-2014 08:46 PM

Sounds great. Hope it all comes together….........

It will be nice having your shop back again, and a much better shop at that…......

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#5 posted 01-31-2014 09:09 PM

FWIW, due to the ongoing issues here, and elsewhere with various forum rules, I am going to phase out my LJ shop tour in favor of placing it in a blogspot blog…

http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com/

I will still be posting here, but common stuff that goes to all the WW forums I am on will go there. I have a couple of specific forums that don’t want links to other forums causing problems…

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

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