Woodworking from tree to home #2: Shipshape shop

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Blog entry by jeffreythree posted 09-21-2009 09:29 PM 3153 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, bringing home a load of lumber made me realize that I need some organization for everything that has to fit in it. It is a 2 car garage that needs to fit my wife’s van, about 750 bdft of wood now, workbench, and all the tools(TS, BS, jointer, planer, sander, and all my handtools). It will be similar to this: but bigger. I started it by using a lot of random S4S oak off of a criagslist buy to build a french cleat system on one 20’ long wall so it can be modular and moved around. The boards I am picking out had knots, checks, splits, honeycomb, you name it; and the whole load came out to $.60 a bdft so I took the good and the bad. Prime garage storage system lumber if you ask me. I have ripped a 45 in about 200 linear feet of 3” wide oak so far and hung one board with countersunk 4” deck screws. Wow, that made a lot of sawdust. It also made me wish for something a little better than the stock 1952 fence on my Delta Homecraft TS. I decided to upgrade to the Mule Cabinetmaker Accusquare Rip Fence of the 25” persuasion and their nice looking miter gauge fence . Well, I need to get back to smoking some chickens with my cutoffs; so here is a little pic of the TS until I get some of the shop. Delta Homecraft 34-500 Tablesaw

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#1 posted 09-22-2009 12:13 AM

I’d never heard of the Mule system before. Dang what a person can learn on LJs. Thanks

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