Another new shop - third time's the charm? #6: The End Game?

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Blog entry by DrPuk2U posted 12-09-2019 09:01 PM 377 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the sixth in a series of posts. I have tried to keep up with the actual work but it doesn’t always work that way. Now the shop is sufficiently complete that it can be used. Still a lot to do so this post is just my rough list of what’s left.

So now that framing, electrical, insulation, sheathing, painting and flooring are done, what’s next?

  • Repair and replace the thresholds on both doors so they don’t leak like sieves
  • Main door threshold is quite broken and doesn’t fit well anyway
  • Door to garage has no threshold at all
  • Move the rest of the machines into the shop
  • Tune and repair as needed
Dust Collection
  • Mount the dust collector in the garage (other side of the wall from the shop)
  • Bore a 6” hole through the wall
  • Run PVC up to the hole and into the shop
  • Put together the necessary PVC pipes and joins to provide a drop at each machine
  • Replace the two existing 8’ fluorescent tubes with the nine 4-foot LEDs
  • All the electrical in the garage was demolished (it was so out of code as to be dangerous), so rewire the garage as needed, including new lights
Compressed Air
  • Install the compressor in the garage (on its own, already wired circuit)
  • Run an air-hose from the garage where the compressor lives, into the shop with drops at various spots around the shop
  • Find places for all the jigs on the walls
  • Hang them…
  • Complete installing the baseboards and, possibly, shoe moulding)
  • Frame the windows in properly with stained hickory (like the baseboards)
Machine Bench
  • Move the to Craftsman 5-drawer sections into the shop
  • Build stands for them to bring the top to 34”
  • Construct top for the bench from three pieces of ¾” plywood, 24×80”
  • Mount the top on the drawer modules and fasten solidly to the studs as well
  • Mount the big vise
Hand Tools
  • Unpack and lay out all the hand tools for inventory and position purposes
  • Build hand tool cabinet, like the one in FWW 2007 Tools and Shops)
  • Hang on the wall
  • Note that this step needs to be late in the process so the set of tools and sizes is (roughly) known
Wood Rack
  • Mount the wood rack on the wall
  • Move the good wood into the shop onto the rack

There are no doubt many tasks I haven’t thought of yet, but the above should keep me busy through the winter anyway… If anyone can point out items I have missed I would be appreciative.

-- Ric, Western Oregon, "Design thrice, measure twice, cut once... slap forehead, start over"

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