|Workshop by jcees||posted 02-01-2008 06:42 AM||1574 reads||1 time favorited||3 comments|
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I annexed the rest of the garage after having the electric and lighting upgraded two years ago including 220v. Sweet. I recently completed a wall tool and jig storage system. It’s great to get those jigs off the floor. My work flow is predicated on making sawdust outside and shavings inside. So I move the noisy equipment into the driveway to do the dusty stuff. I also drag the rolling lumber rack that my wife bought for my 40th birthday [yes, I cried] outside along with the Powermatic 66, Delta 14” bandsaw, clamp cart, 15” planer and the custom two-hole router table. You know… just for giggles.
Whoever it was that coined the phrase, “rust never sleeps” must have been from FL. During the summer I have to be ready to drag everything inside at a moment’s notice as it rains almost every afternoon and comes on quick. Also, 100% humidity makes for some interesting finishing effects. Ask me how I know… go ahead… I dare you. The winter time is the best for spray finishing, the skeeters are few and the sweat doesn’t blind you while wearing your safety gear. In July I can literally pour perspiration out of the face piece of my respirator. Yeah, I know, that’s just gross…
The bench is coming along. I finally finished fitting the massive face vise. [yepper, it’s that big] Now I just have to poke some dog holes and smear something on it to protect it before the heat returns. I still have to build and fit the drawers. I’m planning for them to be accessible from either side of the bench. I’m also considering doing each drawer or row of drawers so as to show-off different build methods, i.e. dovetails, m&t, finger joints, NK, etc. Should be fun. I’ll keep you all posted.
-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir