Building the Ultimate Garage Woodshop #8: Sheetrock & Saw Bench

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Blog entry by Blake posted 12-11-2014 04:22 AM 6057 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Still making progress. Here’s a small update.

Here is a random photo I took at some point. It shows where the saw bench will go and also the partially-framed laundry area to the far right:

I’ve been hanging sheetrock for weeks in my spare time:

This is my old tool box. Its has served me well for many years but its not the most efficient use of space, and I need to make use of every inch in this tiny shop. So its gotta go. I sold it on Craigslist:

And started building the new chop saw bench with will have the new tool box built into it. Here’s the frame being assembled in the driveway:

And here it is getting installed:

In goes the new tool box:

And here it is mostly installed. I haven’t built the left leg support in this photo yet.

The new tool box is SO nice and gives me a lot of breathing room for my tools.

So I have to admit that these photos are actually several weeks old and I have actually made WAY more progress but haven’t taken photos yet. So stay tuned… more to come.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#1 posted 12-11-2014 06:22 AM


It’s nice to see your progress. You must be anxious to have it finished and be able to get back to crafting some more fabulous furniture pieces.


-- Voltaire: “Those Who Can Make You Believe Absurdities, Can Make You Commit Atrocities” There are 112 genders (not including male and female)

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#2 posted 12-11-2014 11:45 AM

It’s coming along nicely Blake and looking good. I’m surprised you didn’t “inset” the miter saw. Do you have plans to build up around it? Also, I noticed the Husky x-horse temporarily holding up the left side of the bench. What a handy tool those are. I saw them on “Cool Tools” when it was on and had to have them. They are far sturdier than any saw horse I have seen.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#3 posted 12-11-2014 12:57 PM

Looking nice Blake.

Boy, putting a shop together is a lot of work. That will be sweet though.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 12-12-2014 03:09 AM

Moving forward great progress

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 12-16-2014 01:40 PM

Always excitement during additions and expansions. Have fun. Work/Play safe.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#6 posted 12-17-2014 10:00 PM

Lenny: Yep, the saw will be “inset” when I’m done.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#7 posted 12-31-2014 10:28 AM

Dear Blak. My name is Carlos Madrid. I live in Sweden and I’m looking for a machine designated for cutting pieces of leather and internet I came to your address on it I see that you have one of those machine gun-shaped, well and wonder what is the truth is a machine for cutting strips of leather like goat or goat, is used in the art of saddlery. I wonder if you sell I live in Sweden and that machines do not exist or are in Scandinavia, selling it as it is what you want for it ??. A cordial greetings to you from Sweden Stockholm. A hug !! and Happy New Year 2015.

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