Evolution of a Shop #6: Phase 1 complete....I think.

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Blog entry by Cory posted 02-08-2010 12:00 AM 3464 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Good news, bad news. Short night, long day. Part 6 of Evolution of a Shop series Part 7: Some progress in the shop, though never enough. »

I pretty well finished with phase 1 of my workshop renovation. I’ve added a bench for the miter saw and drill press and it also doubles the storage I had. The cabinet on top of the bench is a project for my grandparents that will go out as soon as I can find the time to put on a finish:

Here you can see the storage area and the home for the planer, air compressor, and dust collector. The planer cart used to house my CMS.

I rearranged my main bench area, too. This area is going to be phase 2 of the project where I’ll build a better bench and create a better tool wall, probably without pegboard. I’m trying to take Rick’s advice, though, and take it slowly so I don’t get burned out.

Here’s a shot of my Frankenstein router table. I bought the top and fence for $20. It came with 2 aluminum plates, too (stealth gloat). I built the base out of stuff laying around the shop and put on some locking casters. I’m going to add a couple more drawers soon.

I’m off to watch my Colts. Thanks for looking!


-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#1 posted 02-08-2010 12:49 AM

neat and clean and organised


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#2 posted 02-08-2010 01:19 AM

GO INDY!!!!!!!!!

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#3 posted 02-08-2010 01:25 AM

L:ookin Good!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 02-08-2010 01:33 AM

Neat, clean and organized. My kind of shop! Your shop looks great! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 02-08-2010 01:50 AM

Greetings Cory: Stellar job, bud, stellar job. It’s all coming together nice and neat. I told you it would if you didn’t burn out too quickly. Just take it slow, think ahead about the next move, and carry on….. lol. You got it going your way now. The workbench is going to be fun…. You’ll really like that!!!!!!!!!! I love it when a plan comes together…...... Keep on keeping on…....... later.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#6 posted 02-12-2010 01:01 AM

(Go Saints !!)

-- Its a HOBBY...I already have a job.

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