Around the shop #10: New shop tour

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Blog entry by dsb1829 posted 01-22-2009 06:48 AM 2584 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It has been a while since doing a shop tour. That wouldn’t normally be an issue, but since the last time was while I was still setting up shop things have changed a bit. So lets dive in.

my LumberJocks workshop:

The dirty side of the shop. This counter is a magnet for clutter. The cabinets house finishing products, house paints, power tools, router bits, carving sets, and extra hardware. High speed grinder and the air compressor are in here somewhere. The mower is in for service, usually it lives outside.

The drill press, nothing new here. Steel shelves for stuff.

Steel storage cabinet and the sliding miter saw. I am really stoked on the new saw, much more capacity and easier to adjust than my old makita chop saw.

Tablesaw and router station.

The new workbench. Lumber storage. Clamp rack.

Jointer and the bandsaw just hanging out.

The sharpening station. I am enjoying the station. It is much more efficient having the large granite surface plate. I can sharpen several blades in about the same time that I used to take for one. The wet-stone grinder doesn’t see much use, generally I go from the slow speed grinder to the stones or skip the grinders entirely.

A shot of the cabinet workbench. I still spend most of my time here. I think eventually my woodworking bench will be in this position under the peg board and the cabinets will move over to where the mess is and replace the lower wood cabinets. Still working out the details of that with the boss.

and a youtube video I took this evening…

Nothing too fancy, just wanted to get a new tour up for friends and family to see what I have been up to. Hope you enjoyed the tour and feel free to ask questions.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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#1 posted 01-22-2009 02:19 PM

Doug, you really have organized your shop well. That cabinet workbench is a great idea for storing hardware, tools and shop supplies. With 50+ drawers in the bench you have a lot of storage capacity but, to tell the truth, I would have trouble remembering where I put things. :)

Thanks for the update. I enjoyed the tour.

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#2 posted 01-22-2009 04:27 PM

Stupid youtube. Still fighting to get the video tour up. If everyone who posts on youtube has as many issues as I do the place would be shut down. I don’t know if I have a bad internet connection or what, but it seems like any video over a couple of minutes crashes out on me despite being within the size limits of youtube. At any rate, check back later for the video.

Oh and yes, it looks organized well. But rest assured that during normal work it is much more a mess.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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#3 posted 01-23-2009 02:23 AM

Finally got the video up ;-)

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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#4 posted 01-23-2009 02:39 AM

Looks nice Doug.

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#5 posted 01-23-2009 03:50 AM

Nice shop and video!

Have you though of using use them I and no problems

Thanks for the post


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#6 posted 01-23-2009 04:19 PM

Hey Callum,
I have been noticing a lot of people using blip and livestream. I thought they were more webcam based. I typically just snap video shorts with my digital camera, so the output is avi format. I am seriously considering other alternatives to youtube, thanks for the suggestions.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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