New Workshop #3: Update 2

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Blog entry by Matthew posted 06-07-2013 09:11 PM 1630 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As I have been away at college, this is the first chance I’ve had to organize and set up the new shop.

So, here are several shop projects completed over the past few days.

First up, the clamp rack. As all of us are aware, we couldn’t be woodworkers without several clamps. The problem is in finding the best way for each of us to organize them. Here is my version:

Next is just an organizational item made out of a re-purposed kitchen cabinet. Just a place to rest the band saw and store some miscellaneous tools.

Finally, I have waited a long time to make a step bench for the miter saw and router table. It also provides an area for layout and my new lathe. The top is from re-purposed entertainment system, and (being cheap) the legs are made of landscaping 4×4s from lowes, which were a third of the price as 4×4s in the lumber section, and serve my needs just fine.

Also, the new lathe (Rikon 70-100) and associated Easy wood tools and Nova chuck. Paid $300 in total for the lathe, chuck, and Robert Sorby 3/4” gouge, along with a few blanks.

Finally, I have a dedicated dust collection and setup for every tool, including the belt/disc sander.

Oh and the spaces under the step bench will eventually house rolling cabinets with drawers to remove all of the clutter from the benches.

Thanks for looking and enjoy.

-- Matthew, Columbia - South Carolina ----- Jesus was a carpenter...

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#1 posted 06-07-2013 10:57 PM

very nice,looks like you’ve been busy.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 06-08-2013 02:51 AM

Good job on what will probably be an ever changing shop.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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