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Project by TheDane posted 03-18-2012 10:30 PM 2417 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We are getting packed up to move, and decided to toss the old printer stand that was in my wife’s office. She doesn’t need it any more (we both retired the end of January) and it was in pretty sad shape.

I just hate to throw stuff away and I have been wanting a grinder station, so I decided to ‘rehab’ it while were waiting for the house to sell.

I put a solid back in it (it had 1/8” plywood stapled on), added a drawer with full extension slides, tossed the crappy plastic casters and replaced them with decent quality locking casters, and tricked it out with a handle and set of brackets to hold my new ONEWAY Wolverine V-arm.

The house sold in FIVE DAYS, and we bought a new home in the Green Bay area three days later, so I’m busy breaking down the shop here and getting ready to move. The new house has a three car garage, and the 3rd stall is 33 feet deep … can you say ‘New Workshop’?!

BTW … the ONEWAY Wolverine system (with Vari-Grind jig, skew jig, and a set of Raptor setup tools) were given to me as retirement gifts by some of the guys I worked with the last 14 years. I have been using Eddie Castelin’s Blackhawk system, and have been very happy with it. If anyone is interested, PM me for details and we’ll work out a deal!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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BlankMan

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#1 posted 03-18-2012 10:39 PM

Nice! One of my next projects is going to be a cabinet on wheels for my grinders. Nice to give something a new life rather then throw it out of make firewood out of it. (That’s what I do with scraps to heat my shop.)

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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TheDane

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#2 posted 03-18-2012 10:44 PM

I just didn’t want to see it go to the landfill … as a society, we already throw too much away!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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patron

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#3 posted 03-18-2012 10:49 PM

great news on the sale
and new home and shop

how long before you are back at it again

-- 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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TheDane

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#4 posted 03-18-2012 11:16 PM

patron—I’m thinking it may be the middle of May before the shop is put together enough to do much.

I need to build a wall to separate the back end of the third bay from the front (the 3rd bay was built with a 9’ garage door on each end), and extend an existing wall that separates what will be the shop from the rest of the garage.

Luckily, I have one current son-in-law and a second one in the hopper (my youngest daughter is getting married in a few months), so I’ll have plenty of bacon/beer-powered help!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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NBeener

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#5 posted 03-18-2012 11:17 PM

Great use.

Great result.

Best of luck on the move !!

-- -- Neil

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GrandpaLen

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#6 posted 03-19-2012 12:11 AM

Very nice sharpening Center.

Have fun setting up that new shop.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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doncutlip

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#7 posted 03-19-2012 12:15 AM

Looks good, good luck on the move

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Martyroc

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#8 posted 03-19-2012 12:54 AM

Nice rehab, I couldn’t agree with you more better to reuse than use as landfill. Good luck on the move.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Rick Dennington

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#9 posted 03-19-2012 02:39 AM

Gerry:

Congrats on the sale of your home so quickly, and also congrats on the new home….Sounds like you’ll have quite a bit of room to make dust….but why not take 2 bays to make the shop?....lol.

Nice rehab on the old printer stand…..I’m like you…if I can save it and improve it, that’s what I’ll do…..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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redryder

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#10 posted 03-19-2012 05:03 AM

Hurry back. I like your projects. Especially the one’s for the shop…...................

-- mike...............

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 03-19-2012 06:54 AM

Gerry,

Looking Forward for your return…

Take care…

Good Luck!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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PurpLev

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#12 posted 03-19-2012 05:52 PM

Gerry, that is a great build! nicely done and looks like a nice match to your workbench

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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JR_Dog

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#13 posted 03-21-2012 04:12 AM

I think it’s great as I watch you guys build things I didn’t even know I may need in the future… Great job on reusing and equally a great job on the design. See you when you land on your feet and thank you for sharing.

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DocSavage45

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#14 posted 03-21-2012 02:11 PM

Wow! You must have been living in a very desireable location? Good to have help when moving. LOL Hope you didn’t save everything over the years? God speed!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 03-21-2012 05:26 PM

Gerry, congratulations. I hope everything goes well and ya’ll get moved without a hitch. Man, that new shop space sounds like a wonderful thing to look forward to. I know that setting up your knew shop will be a lot of work but I’ll bet that you’ll mostly enjoy it – especially since your retired. That will give you plenty of time to do it just like you want to without having to work at a regular job as well. I hope that it all goes well and we will be looking forward to seeing your shop updates on your progress.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com/

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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