|Forum topic by ADHDan||posted 232 days ago||744 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
232 days ago
Well, after posting numerous thread and possibly annoying some fellow LJers with my constant barrage of questions, I figured it’s time to show the progress on the workshop. When I started, this was just a gigantic open section of a laundry room with exposed studs and some terrible cheap paneling. After moving a dividing wall, installing Roxul insulation, putting up two sheets of drywall, installing cabinets and lumber/clamp racks, and organizing my shop layout, I finally have some progress. It’s not big – 12×16 feet – but it should suffice.
The benchtop tools are generally where they will end up along the wall, as is the table saw and the DC and the shop-vac cabinet. The next tasks are to build a tri-fold pegboard storage cabinet (from the Complete Small Shop plans), build a dedicated miter saw stand and mount my bench grinder to the opposite side of my planer flip-top cart, and build a nesting outfeed/work table for the R4512 (from the woodstore.net plans). I also have a contractor coming in this weekend to run my new electric lines – a dedicated 110v circuit capable of handling the amp draw of my benchtop tools and DC, and a 220v outlet for when I upconvert the table saw.
Obviously, this is still far from done; the shop is a mess, my hand tools are jammed in cabinets, my DC lines aren’t set up yet, and I still have a lot of organization to attend to. But considering this was literally a bare room when I started a few weeks ago, I’m pretty pleased with the progress.
And I couldn’t have done it without all the helpful tips I received from everyone on the site. You guys and gals ROCK, and I appreciate all the advice you provided.
-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.