|Project by kgodwin||posted 02-06-2015 02:02 AM||923 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
When I first bought my house, my dad gave me a Shopsmith. He figured it’d be perfect for me given my small workshop area. At the time, I was terrified of it and the circular saw he gave me at the same time. Over the next couple of years, I did a few small projects with it, but it wasn’t until I decided to build him a scrap bin about a month ago that I started to get comfortable with either tool. I’m still not completely comfortable-especially since I don’t have blade guards for the Shopsmith (although they are on my list of things to build).
I started an “under Shopsmith”cabinet a couple of weeks ago, but my scrap pile started taking over, so it needed to be dealt with. Additionally, my garden tool rack, which has always been tippy and cumbersome to move, needed to be rebuilt. So I decided to use the extra weight of the scraps to stabilize the tool rack, adds to increase its footprint to make it more stable.
It ain’t pretty, but it works, and I know more now than I did before, so I figure it was a successful project.
And I’m sorry the picture is sideways-the iPhone and I don’t get along well yet.