|Workshop by vrice||posted 01-16-2011 08:24 PM||2402 reads||2 times favorited||8 comments|
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I’m brand new to Lumberjocks. As part of the “Getting Started” discussion suggestion I’m going to introduce me, my shop and what I’m doing. I started this hobby about 5 years ago after being away from it for 20+ years. I’ve been building up my shop SLOWLY, on weekends, and as “good deals” on equipment have presented themselves (thanks Ebay). First step was to build me a work bench. I chose something that best utilizes the space I have and was based on something I saw in Family Handyman years ago with some mods for my space. A few notables. I have a platform, in the middle of the bench, that accommodates several different pieces of equipment via a simple mounting system. I can swap equipment in 60 seconds using the “wedge” based platform each sits on which simply inserts in to a mating mount on the bench. I also recently added the fold down section that includes a face vise (rear jaw embedded behind front apron) and the “tail vise” arrangement. I’ve been mainly working on equipment acquisitions and building numerous jigs and other infrastructure over the last couple of years. Good examples are the router table and wall-mounted panel saw. Hey, building jigs is fun for me. Now that I have most of my basic shop infrastructure in place. I’m starting to build furniture and the like. My last project was an Adirondack chair my son wanted for Xmas.
I’ve come across Lumberjocks references over the last couple of years as I have “googled” for stuff. So I’m looking forward to participating as a member.
-- Vic Rice