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A new begining #1: Step 1 - relocation

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We moved into our new (much nicer) place and I have a new (and much nicer) garage for all my tools. You never know how much stuff you have until you have to pack it all.
I’ve got some really heavy tools. Although many have mobile bases, dealing with ramps to the back of trucks is no fun. I decided to go with a POD. Here it is in the new driveway

The loading height is just about ground level. Also you have it for a month, so there is no rush to load and unload. If you’ve never seen them drop off or pick up these, google it. It’s pretty neat.

Now the hard part – where to put everything. We still have some mattresses and other house related stuff in the garage that we are waiting on new furniture delivery so we can bring them in the house. That will be taken care of tomorrow. I also picked up twenty 12 foot 2×4’s and 4 sheets of 3/4” BB plywood. My first order of business is some quick and dirty shop fixtures. I also need to replace a few bulb fixtures with 4 foot double fluorescents. Thankfully, lighting is already on it’s own circuit, as well as a 30 amp 220, a 20amp 115, and another 115 with a bunch of wall and ceiling mounted outlets.

This is what I am working with now. After wrestling with the band saw, I picked up an HTC heavy duty mobile base. It’s waay too heavy duty for my 170lb band saw, but a cabinet saw is in my near future so I am planning ahead.

Also, I have sufficient power and space for dust collection – that means my entire table saw needs to come apart so I can install the hood. I should have just stuck it on there the first time

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Handtooler

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#1 posted 332 days ago

Hey Buddy! I’m so very happy for you to have accomplished your move and getting set up for your new projects. Just suggestions (please take these comments as such and not ugly remarks), look into and price the new T5 small diameter 48” double tube lighting fixtures. They are much brighter than even daylight 48” tubes and the colors they reflect are near true as though you see ‘em in sun light. I’don’t have any yet but my neighbor just built and used them in many places. You mentioned the many electrical outlets and possibilities. Any floor outlets where you can locate your to own cabinet saw; and 220v 30 amp wall outlet for the dust collection outlet. During the installation of the storage units don’t cover up where that outlet may reside in the future until the line is run if it’s not already there.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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whitebeast88

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#2 posted 332 days ago

congrats on the new shop and the move.glad to hear you’ve got all the electrical in place already.another recommendation might be insulation,i’m still kicking myself on that one.thanks for sharing,i’d love to see as the progress continues….

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Harley130

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#3 posted 332 days ago

I agree with Handtooler on the smaller bulb fixtures. The T-8’s are reasonable priced and pack a tremendous amount of light. The tubes are little pricey, but they seem to last longer than the T-12’s.

-- Seldom wrong, but never in doubt. My Blog site: www.sawdustdispatch.com

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shipwright

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#4 posted 332 days ago

Happy for you Joe.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Robb

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#5 posted 332 days ago

That is a great workshop space, with good infrastructure. Good on ya!

-- Robb

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twokidsnosleep

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#6 posted 331 days ago

Good for you!
Keep showing the progress

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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