I’ve been busy collecting tools, supplies and lumber. Most of the lumber is coming from inside of the building—there were quite a few old cabinets made out of cherry and maple, some other hardwood trim things, a couple of cedar saunas, some floorboards that appear to not belong to any room in the building at all, etc.
Also a tree cut into a few pieces! :) This is maple- I have a total of six pieces that roughly look like that. The person who dropped it off has 5-6 more trees cut into long slabs like that. They’re roughly 8/4. Not sure what to do with them but it will be COOL, I assure you.
Yesterday I was given two industrial shopvacs. This is one of them.. they’re basically the same. My old shopvac busted last week. Going to get a proper dust collection setup eventually, but they’re pricey. After we’ve got the shop set up proper, we will be looking at corporations for equipment donation, but that’s not quite yet.. ;)
Also, I played around with the router table and did this
Which took way more effort than it ought have and has two holes in it because I did the math wrong. :)
This is the joint it makes. What can I do to make that joint tighter? When I spaced them exactly the joint was a little more than hammer fit.. oops! But now it’s a tiny bit loose. What’s the magic formula? I’m going to make another one that’s the proper size so I can repeat where I put it.. haha.
If you’re in the greater Grand Rapids area and want to check it out in person just me know. I love getting visitors to the woodshop!! :)