Modifying the shop for the wheelchair woodworker....3

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Blog entry by lilredweldingrod posted 05-31-2011 08:23 AM 2296 reads 0 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK David, I can’t let you out clean me in the shop.

Clean bench except for the face frame on the bottom cabinet I’m making for Momma. Work in progress doesn’t count according to Dex and Rhodie.

Every thing is coming together.

I’m cleaning some stuff in the coffee can and I missed the jig. Other than that the bench is clean with two coats of wax.

And a peak at the cabinet cases in the back ground.

The Boss is checking the cleaning job. Things are looking good so far. Check out the shine on the bench. Dex is a hard task master.

Cabinets waiting for tomorrow.

OK. You did a good job. Now can we have a cookie?
You would think they did the work the way they were under foot.
Don’t let the demur looking little female fool you. She’s a biter.

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#1 posted 05-31-2011 12:46 PM

looking good there
congratulations !

i know you dance with chickens

but these dogs
seem to have your blue eyes

care to share ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-31-2011 03:25 PM

A clean shop makes me nervous…. and David tells off on you….it’s chickens, and all this time I thought it was llama
You sure have the place organized. Looks super.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 05-31-2011 05:25 PM

........and now comes the temptation… can just go into the shop….....swivel around, smile, nod your head, sigh, close your eyes and think of the accolades, the medal from Rigid Shop Vacs for the shiniest shop in the world, realize that the family will love not having sawdust tracked into the house… happy they will be…..get that warm glow, like you did when your mother said, ”......and you even washed behind your ears!”.........

Or… can set your stopwatch, start a new project, and see how long it takes to make it into its usual sawdust covered chaos…......

There you have it…........the dilemma is set….....only you can decide your fate!


Have a nice dirty day…........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 05-31-2011 05:48 PM

Golly Rand, you continue to work WONDERS!

Look at all the space you have…

Now that I know what the secret it, I guess I will have to buy a NEW table saw! LOL

... it would sure be fun to see if it worked!...

Oh well… I can dream can’t I?

Nice going, Rand!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 05-31-2011 05:54 PM

Great job on the shop, I’ve been following your progress!!!!!

Today’s tip:
IMHO fire extinguishers should be placed by the exit doors “close to the escape route”.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#6 posted 05-31-2011 06:43 PM

Gary, Don’t let Dex or Rhodie hear you call them chickens. They bite yooooou. lol They supervise all work in the shop.

Jim, Momma makes me keep things pretty well vacuumed up. If you think shoes track sawdust, you should see the tracks this chair leaves on the All the way across the living room and half way down the hall. lol I have a rug at the end of the big bench that helps, but I still have to use a couple of old washrags to wipe the wheels before entering the house.

Joe, It’s only money, just jump out there and spend, spend, spend. lol Grab that grand son and by the time you have the shop all spruced(hope you noticed the wood reference) up, then invite him to help you mess it up again. Might get another woodworker out of it. lol

John, I set the fire extinguisher there to get it out of the way for vacuuming and I have referred to the size I keep in the shop. That is not it’s home in the shop. And I have two of them just in case.

Thanx for looking. Great comments and I appreciate your input. OK joe it’s your turn to clean shop and I want pictures. lol

I hope a clean shop is not sacrilegious. I’ll do penance today and spread the sawdust everywhere.

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#7 posted 05-31-2011 07:09 PM

HEY DENNIS, Look what I found….

The saw coming out of the truck.

The bear has landed.

Some how or other I managed to tuck this into a file and could not find them. Oh, well. My computer skills are at about the same levels as my woodworking skill, I guess. lol

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#8 posted 05-31-2011 08:52 PM

It looks so clean and organized and shiny and new….I feel ashamed. Ah well, at least I can write messages in the dust….

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#9 posted 05-31-2011 10:08 PM

hey better late than never …. its good to see it arived after the downsizing :—))
with coffee
but its not okay not to warn uss if the sunglasses is needed
that buffing job on the Ts is very well done …. its like a well polished mirror
But i wonder if you ever use your bench so smooth and shinny the top is
or has you covered it with a ½ inch twocomponet epoxy finish

its okay you don´t make disclaimers … so i regulary can destroy a keyboard or two

wait … a …. minut …... it …... can´t …... bee …..... your ……... tooo …...organised …....

take care

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#10 posted 05-31-2011 10:58 PM

Hey Diiv, Howzit boet! I had to dig out of the sand pit, to many cats visiting. lol I was afraid I might get some BIG ones like you have over there. lol

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#11 posted 06-01-2011 01:43 AM

All the effort is worth and how I wish I could help you out there. Rand, you’re such a jolly good fellow. Keep it going and be all safe. God bless.

-- Bert

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#12 posted 06-01-2011 03:11 AM

Hey Bert, Wish you were here too. We may not get much work done, for all the visiting and getting better acquainted. lol But regardless, we would would have a ball.

Dennis, do I owe you another keyboard? I would rather owe you than beat you out of it. lol

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#13 posted 06-01-2011 10:34 AM

no you Don´t Rand :-)
but I wonder how it happened that this line jumped from being the second to be nearly the last one

its okay you don´t make disclaimers … so i regulary can destroy a keyboard or two (with coffee)


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#14 posted 06-01-2011 02:44 PM

Shop and your four legged Hellers are looking very nice. I think I need to pull everything out of mine and resort it to. Great job Rand. I love your dogs.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#15 posted 06-01-2011 06:32 PM

Dennis, I just figured out how to save the keyboards. Give up our addiction to coffee…..NOT. lol

Dave, This is the year to get the shop organized. Heck, you might even find some long lost tools to refurb. lol When I got in woodworking three years ago, I read all these mags and they said I needed this and that. Man did I blow a lot of money on tools I really have no use for. And now I have to run the gauntlet to work in the shop. Now that I have a little more experience, I have put a bunch of tools in storage and will sell them the first opportunity that comes down the road. But I won’t wear them out rolling them in and out of the shop and letting them set in this sun all day. lol With what I have now, I need/want a drum sander. I’m sure it will be a Grizzly, but first I have to make room for it. And since I have to pay off the saw first, then Momma’s new fridge lol so I have time to figure this out.
Don’t let me keep you from the shop, as I hear it calling you for this overhaul. lol When you get your’s all prettified, you can inspire William. lol

And I’m off to the shop on a beautiful day in the desert.

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