Workshop recovery (South LA Flood 2016) #13: Workshop complete

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Blog entry by FreddieMac posted 09-06-2017 05:53 PM 1595 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well it has been a long two months, but I can say that final tool, the jointer, has been unboxed and placed in its proper location within the shop.

Along with my new jointer, I decided to build my primary workbench out of some scraps I had laying around the house. It is a simple design made out of 2X4s, MDF and Hardboard. I put it together in about 2.5 hours.

It is the proper height to be an outfeed table for my tablesaw, but I decided that I wanted to build a work corner for my projects. I do not normally build big items in my shop. I like to work on small projects like birdhouses or whatever comes to mind. For larger assembly, I am going to build a detachable leaf for my 8’ bench.

I decided to add back some pegboard for my tools. I assume the workshop will never be finished. I am sure it will change and morph based on projects I am working on. But for now, I have a working shop and can start on new projects. This weekend I made some shelves for the bedroom for the wife. And I may be taking on a restoration for a friend.

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#1 posted 09-06-2017 09:23 PM

Congrats on finishing the shop. I’m sure it’s exciting and therapeutic all at the same time. Best thoughts for creative, inspiring, beautiful, and safe work to be produced in the space.

-- --Zach

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#2 posted 09-06-2017 09:56 PM

Nice work on recommissioning the workshop, and air conditioned to boot!
I will look forward to seeing some projects using you new tools and work area.

You know a planer here in Australia similar to yours is anywhere from AUD700 to 1200!

(We cannot buy Delta, Grizzly, Shop Fox or Williams and Hussey products anywhere)

Most Woodworking machines are just the PRC products painted a different colour and rebadged to suit the resellers..

I would seriously have to think about a trade if I came across a Shop Fox or W & H knife moulder for sale.

Only joking !!

Great job on the shop enjoy many hours of pleasure and subsequent rewards.

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 09-07-2017 03:11 PM

LOL, thanks. I look forward to getting some stuff done.

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