The making of a woodshop #9: Making lots of saw dust!

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Blog entry by JimNEB posted 07-10-2010 01:07 AM 3618 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve started moving most of my woodworking stuff in from the garage, and building projects to fill up the space.

looking SE

Here’s an old bookshelf I made in college years ago, a little paint and it makes some good temporary storage, the cart that looks like a coffee table I just built to hold all the accessories for my 5 function machine.

looking NE

Here’s my workbench (a project in progress) and the pegboard tool storage I made a couple weeks ago, I’ll be putting it in the projects section soon.

looking SW

That’s my temporary chop saw station (I want to build something permanent in the future), once I decide where I want it to go and find a set up that I like. I’ve had my Laguna 5 function machine now for about 2 weeks and am still learning my way around it. I’ll write a review once I’ve had enough time to make some valid judgements on it. One thing I do know is my goodness it is heavy! The lumber yard brought down their forklift and set in the door, then I went across the street (one advantage of living in a small town) and borrowed the pallet jack from the grocery store and moved it close to where I wanted it. My son said he brings some guys over to get it off the pallet and I told him I thought it would take 5 of us. I think he thought I was crazy, but it did take all five of us to lift it and move it over about four feet.

looking NW

I’d like to build a station for the sander and router that might integrate with the chop saw station along that west wall.

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#1 posted 07-10-2010 01:48 AM

Jim you know your nearing the end when you start to move tools in. Though I am never sure if it ever ends. At least you look like your well on your way to start making things in your new shop. Looks really good. I am envious. I am still trying to build my separate building. Good Luck

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#2 posted 07-10-2010 03:11 AM

Your shop is looking good.I love to see a neat organized shop. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 07-10-2010 11:56 AM

Hi Jim. It’s a great feeling to get a proper workshop. I like your tool cabinet with the sliding doors, very practical and holds a lot of stuff. I think you will be very satisfied with your combi machine. I have had a 5 function combi machine for almost 14 years now, and I really love it, even though it is a much less expense make than yours. It has the effect of expanding your work space. It would be even better with wheels. I have them on mine and it makes the shop more flexible for different types of projects. In fact, I have most of my machines on wheels and some cabinets too. Good luck with your new shop. I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 11-19-2010 08:51 PM

Thats a neat organized shop.

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