LumberJocks

My workshop re-furb, and other painful memories.

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by jinkyjock posted 141 days ago 1088 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently joined Lumberjocks on the recommendation of my niece Mary & her husband Sam from Roxboro in NC.
They both said that I needed to “get back into woodworking again”, so I thought what’s to lose.
To be honest I have been surprised & delighted in equal measure by the wealth of knowledge available to all on this site. The other side of this shiny Silver coin is that it has highlighted the degree to which my workshop has been neglected. So with my Estwing hammer in one hand and Bosch screwgun in the other I have resolved to remedy this sad situation forthwith. I hope to keep Y’all posted on my progress and if I can master the intricacies of the Internet…....images will be forthcoming.





12 comments so far

View Vertigo's profile

Vertigo

817 posts in 235 days


#1 posted 140 days ago

Welcome back to the craft. Good luck on the shop

-- Greg - Ferdinand and Son Construction: Do it right the first time. Like us on Facebook

View clieb91's profile

clieb91

3251 posts in 2532 days


#2 posted 140 days ago

Welcome Back. Its just like falling off of a log, look forward to seeing shop progress and projects.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

13234 posts in 935 days


#3 posted 140 days ago

It always feels good to get the shop setup for you. We’re glad you’re on board with us. Keep us posted on your progress.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

View moment's profile

moment

2101 posts in 1278 days


#4 posted 140 days ago

Welcome back ! Good Luck to ya !

View Roger's profile

Roger

14098 posts in 1401 days


#5 posted 140 days ago

It’s like ridin a bike. Welcome back. Work/Play safe. Keep makin dust

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

View jinkyjock's profile

jinkyjock

218 posts in 172 days


#6 posted 140 days ago

Thanks to all for your warm welcome & encouragement. I will try to update as I progress through my re-furb. Any input/suggestions would be welcome particularly storage or space-saving. I have already had a look at Tom Clark’s workshop (WOW) and his storage solutions look great. I may not be able to create more space but can at least restore some order. Thanks again.

View Craftsman on the lake's profile

Craftsman on the lake

2364 posts in 2035 days


#7 posted 140 days ago

Like I did.. make a keep, give away, and throw away pile. if you do that and clear out some clutter then it all becomes clearer and you’re able to make a dent in it. Good luck with all of it.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

View madts's profile

madts

1232 posts in 937 days


#8 posted 140 days ago

It will be a walk in the park to get back to using your tools again.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

View NormG's profile

NormG

3985 posts in 1601 days


#9 posted 138 days ago

Congrats and welcome back

-- Norman

View jinkyjock's profile

jinkyjock

218 posts in 172 days


#10 posted 130 days ago

Hi folks, finally I have something I can post on the progress on my re-furb.
It seems like it is taking me forever but when I look back at the mess I was in there has been progress.
Wasn’t able to do much last week as the wolves were baying at the door, and bread had to be put on the table.
Pardon my exaggeration, but I think you know what I mean.
Below are some pics of the work I managed to get done.










This is a new Mitre-Saw station I have built with storage below for some of my power tools and drawers in the centre.
The drawers are made from 12mm MDF finished with 2 coats primer. Drawer fronts are 18mm ply with a pine fore-edge, finished with 3 coats water-based floor varnish I picked up on offer from local contractor’s supplier. Handles are 100×20x20(mm) pine, I cut the finger-hold with Router and chamfer cutter. Made them in longer lengths then cut to size for safety. The supplier wanted roughly $6 per set of drawer runners and as I need quite a few decided just to make trad. runner/kicker system to save cash. Little bit of furniture wax on runners and bottom of drawer….whoosh. I will make doors for all cabinets and units at end of re-furb in same design.
The last pic is of a small corner unit with 4 drawers.
Would be appreciative of any comments/feedback/suggestions that enable completion of my project.
Hope to start Phase2 tomorrow.

View Vertigo's profile

Vertigo

817 posts in 235 days


#11 posted 130 days ago

Very nice. Congrats

-- Greg - Ferdinand and Son Construction: Do it right the first time. Like us on Facebook

View Vertigo's profile

Vertigo

817 posts in 235 days


#12 posted 130 days ago

Very nice. Congrats

-- Greg - Ferdinand and Son Construction: Do it right the first time. Like us on Facebook

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase