Good day in the shop today

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Blog entry by Matt (Upper Cut) posted 02-19-2008 04:34 AM 733 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
I’ve been aching to get into the shop to do some maintenance and upgrades. I’m sore, but here’s the list of stuff I completed:
  • Organized wood rack
  • Built another clamp rack, so I could put away 12 new Jet clamps
  • Disassembled, cleaned, and reassembled drill press
  • Mounted drill press to the drill press cart
  • Mounted grinder to backside of same cart
  • Installed Bisemeyer riving knife on table saw
  • Replaced plastic fence face on table saw with MDF (straighter, higher)
  • Repaired 240v cord for table saw
  • Repaired 240v extension cord for table saw
  • Organized shelves, put stuff away
  • Organized brads
  • Swept
  • Replaced Light Bulbs
  • Waxed surfaces
  • Organized small parts out of cigar boxes and into bins hanging on wall
  • Changed filter on Jet air cleaner
  • Vacuumed, and then cleaned the shop vac
  • Tossed out a bunch of small junk

After doing that, I started a new project :)

I still have more to do
  • I want to oil and wax more tools
  • Build a planer stand
  • Build a stand for my mortiser and get the crazy vise installed
  • Tune up my Miter Saw (and maybe build a better stand with better Dust collection)
  • Build an assembly table that can be an extension table for the table saw
  • Build a cabinet that goes under the right side extension of my table saw
  • Build a air compressor station that organizes air tools and nails
  • Get things placed in the right spots
  • Get the dust collector hooked up to everything, with blast gates

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#1 posted 02-19-2008 05:40 AM

Seems like you got quite a bit done. More that I get done in a week!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-19-2008 05:41 AM

Wow… sounds productive. It’s amazing what you can do when you get the urge. Plus, being your neighbor to the south by a few miles, the weather this past weekend was beautiful for this time of year and it makes you want to escape the confines of the house and be productive in the yard or garage.

-- Brian, Washington

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#3 posted 02-19-2008 07:19 AM

Always feels good to get that kind of stuff knocked out…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#4 posted 02-19-2008 03:23 PM

I am going to ue this as inspiration to get off my duff and get to work. I just moved into my house in November and the gar….SHOP has been calling my name to get busy. I have been concentrating on getting the inside of the house together so at least I can find things. I have still accumulated a few new toys er tools to add to the shop so I better get busy and straighten it up soon so I can make some dust.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#5 posted 02-19-2008 03:28 PM

sounds like a great day in the shop..

-- Hope Never fails

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#6 posted 02-19-2008 10:49 PM

holy moly that was quite the day!! WOW
I bet you slept well last night

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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