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Blog series by docholladay updated 1086 days ago 6 parts 8140 reads 34 comments total

Part 1: Workshop Overhaul Update #2

1126 days ago by docholladay | 2 comments »

Finally, I have gotten around to doing some more work on the workshop overhaul that I began recently. I have gotten part of one wall covered with the 1/2” OSB (painted white to help with lighting). I have run a power sub-panel in the garage to control electricl circuits in the garage. I even put in a master shut off so that I can with shut off everything (except the lights) with the flip of one switch as an emergency precaution. To be totally honest, this is to keep peace with my SW...

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Part 2: Wood Shop Overhaul Began today.

1154 days ago by docholladay | 10 comments »

I am absolutely beat after today. I’ve been so impressed with some of the shops posted her on LJ’s that today I began a complete overhaul of my shop. I’m making an effort to improve the efficiency of my shop layout. My shop is small, so there isn’t much to do to magically make more space. I’ve got to get things arranged better so that I can make more of the space that I have. A few things I am doing are: 1) Covering the walls with 1/2” OSB painted ...

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Part 3: The shop is really a mess right now.

1107 days ago by docholladay | 9 comments »

Well it is an understatement to say that my shop is a mess right now. I have so much stuff crammed in this 24X12 space that it is really difficult to work around all of the stuff that I have in there. I basically move everything out of one spot so I can work on that spot. Then I clear one area to make another place to work. This is proving challenging to do the electrical because a circuit could run from one end of a wall to the other end. Anyway, right now, I am installing my lighting. ...

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Part 4: There is light at the end of the tunnel.

1093 days ago by docholladay | 2 comments »

Well the shop overhaul is making progress now. I got a lot of work done the past two weekends. All of the electrical is done (no more seaching for a place to plug something in) and the lighting is all installed. It is much brighter. I am going to enjoy that. At this point, the main thing left to do is to get stuff put away again. All of the big tools are in their new homes. I need to get a mobile base to put under my jointer. Since I don’t have a big dust collection system. I t...

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Part 5: A new wrinkle. I will try to get some photos this weekend.

1088 days ago by docholladay | 4 comments »

I have a new wrinkle in my workshop overhaul. I’ve been working on getting all of my larger machines arranged in an attempt to arrange them as efficiently as I could. However, I now have a new wrinkle that is going to require a little bit of a re-think. My dust collection, up to this point, has been primarily several shop vacs. However, I saw an add on Craigs List for a Delta Dust Collector for only $100. I took a look at it and couldn’t pass that up. The only problem is, it...

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Part 6: Finally Some Pics. Some progress, still a long way to go.

1086 days ago by docholladay | 7 comments »

Well, I didn’t get to spend as much time in the shop as I wanted to this weekend. Too many honey-do projects and a family reunion took up some of my time. However, I did get a few things done and made some progress. Also, for those of you that have been asking, I did get some pictures this time. I warn you, it is still a mess, but you can get the idea. I’ll start in the north east corner of my shop where my band saw is now located. Next we move down the east wall of ...

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