Well it’s been almost 3 months since my last post on this blog. When I last updated, I was hopeful that my electrical service would be installed sometime in July. Unfortunately, the electrician’s estimate was a bit higher than I expected, so I decided to postpone it until after my wedding and honeymoon. The honeymoon was awesome, and when we got home I called the electrician (around August 10th) to give him the go-ahead. As it turned out, they had just gotten a couple of big jobs (industrial jobs worth a lot more than mine) and couldn’t fit me in for at least a couple of weeks. That combined with unusually hot weather (preventing work in my attic) didn’t allow them to get the work done until September 10th. This was a bit annoying, but I really like the electrician and feel like he treats me right. When they did finally come out they finished the job in a few hours and did very nice work.
Well, as you can imagine, I’ve been making a ton of sawdust for the past week and a half. I’ve never been a fan of pegboards or french cleats, so instead I just hung a sheet of plywood on the wall above my workbench and will fill it with custom holders for all of my small tools, clamps, etc. I’ve become a bit obsessed with making these custom holders. My little bandsaw has been really handy for that. I’ve only gotten a few done so far, many more to come.
Also, last weekend I built my fence gate. I used my tablesaw miter gauge and sled for all the crosscuts, and those pressure treated 2×4’s really did a number on my blade. I have been still using the stock blade that came with my saw, and expected to replace it eventually, so I went ahead and bought a nice Freud Industrial Thin Kerf Combination Blade. What a sweet blade! And now I have the old blade to throw on for cutting crappy pressure treated wood.
Anyway, here’s a shot of the shop’s current state. I will do one more update to this blog when I get my shelves/racks completed and am ready to update my workshop page. And I guess I will update in the future when I get a new machine or make major shop changes. Thanks for following along!