Workshop Update

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Blog entry by pyromedic602 posted 05-20-2008 04:33 AM 1706 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone hope this blog finds you all well and happy. I am just writing to update on the progress of my new shop. I have been busy setting up have come a long ways but have a long ways t go. I am at least able to make some saw dust now, I am going to attempt to add some pictures now I am not sure what I am doing but will try. This shows the lumber racks that I have built still need to add a sheet goods storage area to the left in the picture. Here is a shot of the band saw and ras that I have refered to in a previous blog. The RAS works well but needs a new table and better blade. The band saw will have to be totally refurbed. This is a picture of my router table that I purchased for a much smaller shop where it had to fold up and disappear. It works quite well for what it is will build a better one in the future, you also see both of my dust collectors. The larger one was given to me after a friend shop got hit in a tornado and he decided he didnt want it any longer, needs minor work nothing major. The wood shelfs in the picture was actually my very first project still standing so must have gotten them right. This is a shot of my second project. a work bench made of 3/4 mdf to serve as a work bench. I also built it so that I slide my bench to tools onto different runners and there beds would sit flush with the top of the bech also have a plane panel to slide into place for a solid workbench/ assembly table. This is a shot of my sharpening / scroll saw station along with my charging station with some storage built in to both. Oh yea! it also holds my shop stereo, can’t do without that. lol. this is the final picture. It is of some wood that I have diminsioned for a planner cabinet that I am building. I will post a picture of the finished project. It is also my first attempt at mortise and tennon joints. Hope you enjoyed the shop tour hope to have more in the future as I change and continue to improve uppon the shop. thaks for reading and any comments or sugestions are welcome.

I noticed that some pictures got cut off. Sorry will try to do better next time. Also just a little note all the pictures were taken at night with nothing but my shop lights no flash involved.

-- Pyromedic602, free wood is always good wood

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#1 posted 05-20-2008 09:32 AM

Looking good so far. When do you think you’ll have it finished?

-- --Chuck

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#2 posted 05-20-2008 11:58 AM

This is looking pretty good. You are getting into the fun part.

Keep us updated on your progress.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 05-20-2008 01:31 PM

Nice. That Band Saw is sweet. That would be a fun restoration project. I’m anxious to see it restored. I restored my old Craftsman RAS. It works like butter.

-- Tony, Ohio

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#4 posted 05-20-2008 03:21 PM

Thanks for the update.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 05-20-2008 05:37 PM

Lookin’ good please keep us posted.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#6 posted 05-22-2008 01:14 AM

Chuck, I honestly dont think it will ever be done. I was in my other shop for several years and never had it what I would consider finished.

-- Pyromedic602, free wood is always good wood

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