Dave Talks #8: Space saving shop project redesign ideas.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 09-24-2016 03:39 PM 319 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Sorry so long between videos, I have ben swamped with work and family obligations much of the summer….

In this video I discuss my rationale for abandoning a couple of projects mid stream.

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#1 posted 09-25-2016 04:01 PM

Hi Dave, I’ll send you some of our cool weather to help you out while I type…............(-:
It is 45 degrees here in Anchorage, high of 51 degrees expected. La Conner is about 10 to 15 degrees warmer than here, with highs in the 60’s. Soon the difference will increase markedly, here in Alaska, with a freeze sometime soon. Have to get the hoses unplugged and into the shed today….......

We leave for La Conner in a week. Those visits are scheduled months in advance, as a rule.

My Delta dust collector is fairly trouble free, with the dust ending up in a large transparent bag. It does take up some floor space, but I actually store some things on the mobile base. It is a Delta 50-760, bought before I knew what I was doing (it was the only model at the local industrial hardware store). Turned out, I got a real gem, from the reviews. I think that is called “dumb luck”.........(-:

In La Conner, I run a hodgepodge of DC things because that shop get’s shuffled around just to use it.

I have a WorkSharp at both shops, and they both reside on a space in an adjustable shelving unit, about triple the height of the rest of the shelves. Now that I have a bunch of the old kitchen cabinets in my La Conner shop, I am moving things to drawers, and the shelving unit is a lot less cluttered.

Again, just make sure you have overhead room for the tools you are sharpening, good light, and a stable support holding everything.

Just finishing up the new drill press table. It has not been an easy project due to my selection of materials. Plywood is difficult to incorporate in tables, even with layers of absolutely flat fiberboard included. The plywood will unexpectedly decide to warp, and that is what happened to me. But I have corrected it to the point of usability, so nearly done. Now I have to make a new mobile base. The old one is just too unwieldy.

Good luck on your clutter campaign, I find they are frequently more difficult than planned, but usually solve more issues than expected…........


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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