Shop Stuff. #5: Progress, Cabinets coming together

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Blog entry by rsmith71 posted 02-11-2010 04:44 AM 3199 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got a real start on my shop cabinets finally. I managed to build the shells of my router table, Mobile workbench and scroll saw bench. It’s really hard to keep from tripping all over everything in the garage. It’ll get more crowded than this before it gets ant better. I need to get my tools and stuff put away so I can work but I have to get this stuff built so I can put stuff away.

Anyway, here’s a couple shots of my new workbench in progress. It’s 48×36” and wiil be as tall as my table saw and serve as an outfeed table.This side will have drawers for air nailers and nails, other air tools, and hand tools that need to be close to hand most often. My P/C air compressor will stow at the end and have a hose wrap on that end. The opposite end will have a power strip and extension cord wrap with shelves below them.
This side will have a shelf in it and doors covering it. Probably storge for power tools like sanders, jigsaw, sawzall, etc.
. This cabinet will be 60” long and 18” deep. My Hitachi scroll saw and either my drill press or 9” band saw at the other end. There’s be 3 drawers across the top and doors along the bottom.
And here is my new router table. It will have bit drawers on either side of the router section. 3 drawers below that, 1 full-width at the bottom and 2 above that. I haven’t figured out how I want to do my dust collection yet. The top may be flip-up so I can get in to work on that as I need to. I think for now I’m just going to mount one of my P/C 690s in it. No need to get fancy yet. Got a budget. But it’s designed to make changes/upgrades easy later. The power switch will be mounted at the upper left side. I am used to that configuration so thought I’d keep it.
Well. that’s all I got done up to now. Hopefully it won’t be too much longer. I can’t wait to get everything finished and organized where I can take some before and after pictures.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#1 posted 02-11-2010 04:52 AM

Big dividends for all that work. Nice job.

-- Troy Bouffard || Master Sergeant, US Army (Retired) ||

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#2 posted 02-11-2010 05:21 AM

Looks really good Robert. Going to be a nice shop

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 02-11-2010 05:34 AM

Lots of god stuff going on. you’ll get a lot of use from all of those cabinets and router table.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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