|Forum topic by mot||posted 06-20-2007 03:53 PM||863 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
06-20-2007 03:53 PM
I still have no idea what I’m going to do for the summer challenges, BUT….after spending some time in the shop last night a few things came to me.
- I have to move my lathe a little out from the wall, and a little closer to the bandsaw. I was using some hollowing tools last night and I felt more crowded than usual. It’s going to be a matter of a few inches, but it will be important. The swivel headstock feature of the DVR along with it’s VERY solid toolrest is an asset in the area that I’ve chosen to jam it in.
- I need a better sharpening area for turning tools and for chisels. I use my Mk.II alot and my grinder alot and they are both sitting under tabletops while my oscillating spindle sander, which I only use in specific instances, takes up prime real estate in the shop. I am going to have to build a sharpening station and it looks like I’m going to have to consider cleaning up the NE corner of the shop. I’m reluctant, but intrigued at the same time.
- I’m going to do something a little tricky with the underside of my workbench. Currently it houses my mortiser and grinder, but I’m thinking about making a cabinet where their support shelves slide out from the underside of the bench, and then are supported on the floor so the tool can be used from there. Of course the grinder is going to find a new home, but it might be kind of cool. We’ll see. The other thought is to move my mortiser next to my drill press, but I don’t know. That corner of the shop scares me. I don’t like to go there.
What last night told me is, I have to do some more shop reorganization. I’m not happy with the shelves in front of the workbench nor the shelves over the sander. I think I need some built ins. The problem with built ins is that you better be pretty blood sure that’s what you want, before you build them in.
These are just the idle ramblings before I go to the hustle and bustle of my day.
Have a great day, be safe, and get the front end suspension components of your vehicles inspected THIS week!
Spid-ato Man has spoken!
-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)