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Blog entry by sawblade1 posted 04-18-2010 04:50 AM 861 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi there fellow lumber jocks

This week has been an interesting one for me I spent all week moving my shop around to accommodate two new tools a 1960’s craftsman radial arm saw and a 1977 Delta/Rockwell jointer:)

All I can say is well thought out tool placement will keep you safe from falling into the same trap I did after a well thought out plan or so I thought, after doing two Adirondack chairs and a footrest I found out my plan wasn’t going to work to well :( My advice to you is plan what you are going to make and then layout your shop accordingly DO NOT SET UP YOUR TOOLS IN A MANNER THAT DOES NOT GIVE YOU AMPLE CLEAR ZONES !!!!!!!!
Please do not ask me how I know this, always keep your zone clear to prevent painful and annoying tool bumping I will post new pictures of the shop when I get new batteries for my digital camera :(
The friend who let me have all of the tools also gave me a half started garden gate based on Norms design :)
I will post pics of this too with the jointer and saw pics

until next week take care

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#1 posted 04-18-2010 03:37 PM

I agree that one has to plan layout, especially when you have a smaller shop with all the equipment I have. That is why all my equipment is mobile so I can re-arrange some to do the job I am working on. We should all have more friends like you do! Looking forward to seeing pictures of your shop.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 04-18-2010 04:45 PM

Setting up a new shop from a shell, I have been thinking about placement of tools as well as other items needed in the shop. So your right a well thought out plan is important. My new shop is half the size of my old one so I have a lot of thinking to do. Right now I’m planning my electrical to have more than what I need for now and in the future. Look forward to seeing your pics.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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