Shop Updates #1: Upgrades & changes after a year on LJ's

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Blog entry by AmandasHusband posted 02-02-2012 01:38 PM 1653 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My shop/garage has changed quite a bit over the past year since I joined LJ’s.

Probably because we moved into this house a little over 16 months ago. Plus, I’m still fairly new to woodworking so I’m still adding quite a bit to the tool collection.

So back in February and March, I built my worktable that’s now doubling as an outfeed table. I also upgraded the tablesaw from a Delta 36-600 to a Grizzly G1023SL.

In April I bought my Shop Fox mortiser and ran 220 for the tablesaw.

Over the summer, I put in some old kitchen cabinets a buddy of mine gave me. Screwed down a 3/4” plywood top to the counter top along with a 4” backslash. I’m still waiting on him to find the hardware so I can install all the doors.

I didn’t do much in the fall other than try and straighten/organize everything. But I added a shop vac I got for Christmas and just bought the Vortex from Rockler a couple weeks ago.

And this past weekend I just upgraded my jointer from a Geetech benchtop to the Ridgid JP0610.

I’ve added some smaller things over the year. Too much to go through. A couple bigger small things were the Oshlun dado set, a Forrest WWII blade, the Dewalt cordless brad nailer, and the Porter Cable biscuit joiner.

I also got a Harbor Freight drill press table and Grizzly tenoning jig from my parents for Christmas.

Anyway, here’s a few pics I took last weekend. The last is taken from the door as you enter coming out from the kitchen.

-- In this world there's two kinds of people my friend. Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.

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#1 posted 02-02-2012 03:25 PM

the shop is looking good i also like the pic. on the wall

-- gagewestern

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#2 posted 02-02-2012 06:50 PM

Great shop! Well, except for that Broncos banner on the wall!

-- If it ain't broke, take it apart and find out why

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