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Shop Organization #2: Going Diagonal/ Making room for the big boy.

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Blog entry by gizmodyne posted 2436 days ago 2124 reads 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Mo tools, mo problems. Part 2 of Shop Organization series Part 3: Flip Top-Planer Cart Part 1. and Screw Thread Question »

Yesterday I sold my Ridgid (sniff).

Goodbye little buddy.

But…... I got my new saw delivered and set up too… : )


manuals galore
and wired with a dedicated circuit today.

But along with mo tools/mo problems I started feeling another space crunch. My bench is tall so I can’t outfeed onto it without lowering it or raising the saw. I got stressed about it last night and woke up thinking about my shop layout.

So I reread a few articles and decided to try a diagonal layout.

This will let me use the long angle of the shop. I moved a bunch of stuff around and swept up about 5 pounds of junk.

I was finally able to get my jointer back in its spot. I plan to move the dust collector over to where the plywood is stacked so I can easily access the dust ports.

I am stoked!

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne



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Dorje

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#1 posted 2436 days ago

I bet you are! Stoked that is! Nice new saw…

Tell me about that night stand on the bench – or will that have to wait??? It looks great! Iwant to know all about it!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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gizmodyne

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#2 posted 2436 days ago

The nightstand is almost done. It is part of a pair, that I just finished sanding. I just need to oil the drawers and top. I finished the other one last week.

Mahogany based on a Stickley design.

Thanks!

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 2436 days ago

OOOH YEEAAH!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Karson

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#4 posted 2436 days ago

Great gloat. Nice saw. So did you try the weenie yet?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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gizmodyne

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#5 posted 2436 days ago

No..hot dog action. I am keeping all flesh clear.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Jeff

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#6 posted 2436 days ago

Lucky devil! Can’t wait to hear how she runs.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Jamie

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#7 posted 2436 days ago

Congradulations man.. that is a beautiful saw… What is the extension made of? It looks like it has a mirror black finish. How much are the replacement cartridges and did the saw come with any extra?

I want one too!!! :)

-- Jamie, Kentucky

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gizmodyne

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#8 posted 2436 days ago

Thanks. The extension table is wood with a black plastic laminate (like a kitchen cabinet. The cartridges are 69 for 10” blades and 89 for dado sets.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Thos. Angle

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#9 posted 2435 days ago

Whooee, John, that’s some Christmas present!! You are gonna enjoy that for a lot of years.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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rikkor

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#10 posted 2435 days ago

Now that’s a saw! Lucky you.

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Russel

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#11 posted 2435 days ago

OOOOOOO Pretty pretty.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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Douglas Bordner

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#12 posted 2435 days ago

That is a beaut, John. Did they have Saw-Stops at the college? What helped you decide to go with this brand?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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gizmodyne

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#13 posted 2435 days ago

Hi Douglas,

I was ready to upgrade to a cabinet saw, the Ridgid was a nice little saw when I was just making trim. Now that I am into furniture and cabinets I found myself taking classes just to use the accurate, non-tipping over saws. The college has Powermatics, Delta Unisaws, and a General in the shop. They are all great saws.

Kristin has been wanting me to get this saw though. Without risking another massive discussion on this we believed this saw is the most advanced in design and safety. I practice all of the safety procedures from school and have no intention of setting it off or being cavalier with the machine. Hopefully we won’t ever need the brake.

I am a musician too and didn’t wanted to reduce the risk to the digits. I cut myself on a soap dish two years ago, and the stitches/ bill cost me $350. I can amortize the extra amount of money on the saw over the next 40 years I plan to do woodworking.

Plus it’s black.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Bob #2

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#14 posted 2435 days ago

You just bought something I hope you never use! Congratulations, she’s a beaut!
Just a suggestion: think about moving the DC and make sure it wont interfere with stock commin off the jointer.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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gizmodyne

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#15 posted 2435 days ago

Hi Bob, I am going to move the d.c. I need to learn more about runnin d.c. pipe.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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