My Long Wait for a Workshop

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Blog series by JWags updated 04-26-2011 05:24 PM 5 parts 31024 reads 68 comments total

Part 1: First Video - Building Norm's Workshop Hutch

04-05-2011 07:02 PM by JWags | 25 comments »

Hi All - Hope I’m doing this right. Beginning to construct a workshop I’ve been waiting for for a long time. It will be a small space (at least for now). Everything on wheels. Be kind for this is my first video attempt. I will update as I go. Thanks for watchin! Video is Here!

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Part 2: Shop Update Video 2

04-07-2011 04:52 PM by JWags | 8 comments »

Well – here is a short update about my workshop progress so far.I’m experimenting with a video intro too – yeah – probably overkill, but was fun to do… The new video is Here! Thanks for watching!

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Part 3: Lessons Learned - Observations of a Newbie

04-13-2011 08:58 PM by JWags | 16 comments »

Well, I’ve been wanting a workshop for 20 years. I finally was able to begin creating one a few weeks ago. There has been ups and downs, joys and sorrows, silly and stupid mistakes made, and patience learned and experienced gained. (I still have 10 fingers….just less hair) Most of you have been doing this for a long time. Think back to your early days – and some of the goofs you made. Although I’ve been reading blogs, magazines, and other “how to’s&...

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Part 4: Slowly But Surely...

04-22-2011 05:06 AM by JWags | 6 comments »

Well – in between working at my regular job and going out of town for a few days, I have finished building and installing the 20 drawers for my workbench. I used 3/4 birch plywood for the fronts. I was going to make the drawer handles – but I was too anxious to move on to the next step. I put a chamfered edge all around the fronts – I like the look of the plywood stripes, and it helps to hide the fact that some edges don’t line up perfectly (it’s a...

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Part 5: Home Made Air Filter

04-26-2011 05:24 PM by JWags | 13 comments »

Hello again, Just finished my homemade shop air filter. I had to change my original plans, which were to hang it from the ceiling. That’s because I also wanted a washable filter, to keep down on the ongoing costs. So here was the final criteria: I needed a blower that would draw and push at least 800 CFm, a primary filter that would catch up to 5 microns, and a secondary filter that would catch 1 micron particles, and not be cost prohibitive. Plus – it had to be quiet. S...

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