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Blog series by drpdrp updated 02-25-2014 10:22 AM 3 parts 3079 reads 1 comment total

Part 1: Beginning in the middle

02-18-2014 01:39 PM by drpdrp | 1 comment »

This is my third shop setup. The first was a full one car garage used for “garage stuff” that I had to evolve into a place for woodwork. I was also just starting out, knew nothing, and was making it up as a I went. A lot of my ideas didn’t pan out. The second was an actual garage that was only half used for “garage stuff” and I knew some things about what I wanted and needed as I set it up- but life happens and before I even unpacked I moved to another one ca...

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Part 2: Still the front of the middle...

02-19-2014 11:37 AM by drpdrp | 0 comments »

Today I pulled out the work surface I’d been using for the bandsaw and router- not that I ever used the router there… I built a new table- pretty small 18”x24” for the bandsaw. I placed this in the nook that held the air compressor previously. Now to use the bandsaw you stand next to where you would stand for the tablesaw. I moved the router to the back edge of the 2×5 work bench for storage. This is a chunk of bench I can’t really do any work at and ...

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Part 3: The middle of the middle?

02-25-2014 10:22 AM by drpdrp | 0 comments »

Okay things are coming together nicely in terms of improved workflow. Here is an updated layout: A lot of the wood storage was from a bunch of pallets I reclaimed and didn’t know what to do with. I am burning my way through that stuff and was able to tighten it up a bit. Then I shuffled the 4 drawer file cabinet and that 20×42 work bench. I can now access everything and there is a lot of room to move around. In the long term I ...

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