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StumpyNubs

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311 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jig question

I’ve been laid up with an non-shop related injury, so I used to time to draw up a new workshop fixture I’ve been thinking about. Here’s a sketchup image. Can you tell me what it is and how it works?

Here’s some hints:

Size- 4 feet tall, about 30” wide and 36” deep.
Construction- 3/4” plywood
Other- I will likely add a set of casters to the bottom so it can be moved around if I want to, but it will work fine as a stationary shop fixture. It is designed for a specific purpose in my shop, but it can be customised to any shop.

So, what is it? I’ll let people guess for a while before I confirm or deny any of the guesses. I may even add some more images later on. But I don’t think you should have much trouble figuring it out…

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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 311 days ago

It’s either a rotisserie for McNugget (the shop chicken) or for hardware storage.

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#2 posted 311 days ago

Changing your name to Stumpy Popeil?

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AnttiN

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#3 posted 311 days ago

Hi Stumpy,

It’s probably a sharpening center for your two WorkSharps, slow-grinder, and stones, or else a cable spool for your extension cords, or a place to keep the food and cold ones for your many daily snack breaks. It’s probably all of the above, which is pure genius!

Get well soon.
Antti

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#4 posted 311 days ago

it looks like a muti tasker for diffrent tools stations but could be a shop ferris wheel

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StumpyNubs

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#5 posted 311 days ago

Wow- that’s a lot of good ideas. I’m getting some more on Facebook too. Maybe I’ll have to build more than one of these for some of the suggested uses :)

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#6 posted 311 days ago

Rotating tool shelves. Each shelf on the rotating wheel will house it’s own tool station. When you wanna do something else, just rotate to the next tool and keep working.

Well either that or you’re gonna build a fire in it and make pizzas, cooking them as they rotate!

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#7 posted 311 days ago

You announced a while back you were looking for ideas for a multi-purpose work station that you can roll around and have all the necessary tools at your disposal. Your sketch tells me that you have incorporated some of the ideas that were proposed. Obviously it is a 4-station ferris wheel that rotates and locks in place. Each station can accomodate a different function (whatever that is). I would add a small lip around the top of the drawer unit, so small

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StumpyNubs

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#8 posted 311 days ago

That is VERY perceptive, Mr. Ron! But this isn’t the shop cart.

The shop cart is finished and will be on film soon, though. It’s pretty awesome, in my humble opinion. But I also have high expectations for this project once I get it built.

Come on, keep those guesses coming…. I’ll add some more images once I get a few more guesses!

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#9 posted 311 days ago

It is a craft area/sewing station for Mrs. Stumpy. Sewing machine bolted to one of the shelves. While you’ve been laid up, you’re thinking how lucky you are to have her in your convalescence and you want to make something for her….

Am I right?

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bondogaposis

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#10 posted 311 days ago

I think it is obvious that it is some sort of Ferris wheel. But what is it’s purpose? I’ll go out on a limb and say it is for finishing projects. So you can apply finish to several projects at once or finish various parts of one project at the same time.

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#11 posted 311 days ago

Place to store your tools in that ever shrinking shop you keep organizing?

Hope your healing!

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Ripthorn

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#12 posted 311 days ago

The other three or four shelves are for storing all those vast amounts of planes you have.

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StumpyNubs

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#13 posted 311 days ago

Ok- This image is going to give it away so I may as well come out with it…

It’s a rotating tool stand. I specifically designed it for sharpening, but it can be used for all sorts of bench top tools. It rotates like a ferris wheel with four customizable carriages. Mine has one with built in drawers for stones and sandpaper sharpening supplies, and the other three hold my Tormek, my Work Sharp and my Grinder.

The idea is you rotate the wheel until the carriage you want is in front of you, then lock it in place with a pair of latches. I wanted to make a sharpening stand, but since I use three machines I wanted a way to have the machine I wanted to use on top without having to put one away and get out another. This way they stay plugged in and ready to go without taking up much more room than a single tool stand.

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#14 posted 311 days ago

No stumpy, you’re wrong…. It’s a ferris wheel for shop gnomes

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AnttiN

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#15 posted 311 days ago

I WIN!! Yay! Where do I get my….wait, what did I win?

Antti

P.S. When did you admit to having a Tormak?

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