|Workshop by thelt||posted 02-23-2009 05:45 PM||1920 reads||1 time favorited||10 comments|
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Here’s a nickel tour of my workshop. My son & I built it (except for the slab) about 10 years ago. Some of my big stuff is a 15 year old Craftsman Contractor saw, a 25 year old Craftsman Radial Arm Saw, a Craftsman 6” jointer, a Craftsman floor model drill press, a Rockler router table (4 different routers), Harbor Freight 10” miter saw, Jet 14” band saw and a Delta Midi lathe.
A story goes with the jointer (picture #2). I got this one at the best price possible, FREE. It’s not the prettiest, but it works. While deer hunting, I found this laying in a ravine (minus the mobile base) in the woods. I have no earthly idea why someone would throw away a perfectly good jointer. Needless to say that ended the deer hunt for me that day. I went and got my son and loaded it in my country Cadillac. Took it into the shop, plugged it in and it ran. It had a ticking noise as it ran. I unplugged it and rotated the cutters by hand and found one of the blades were out of adjustment and hitting the table top. Readjusted the blade and it ran smooth as a top. I have since sharpened the blades and use it quite regularly.
The mobile base is from Harbor Freight and the wood is made from a piece of scrap laminated ceiling joist, cut to fit the mobile base.
All in all, I’ve got maybe $40 (US) in the whole thing. I’ll take some better pics and post ‘em soon.
In pic #3, behind the Midi and the Router table is wood storage. I built it from plans in one of the woodworking magazines. It’s built in an inverted ‘V’. The side that you can see is for sheet goods and the opposite side has bins for cut-offs. In the middle of the ‘V’ are shelves for dimensional lumber. It is 8 ft long, so full sheets of plywood and 8’ boards fit rather nicely.
That’s the nickel tour.
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