Underway again...finally #2: Completing yesterday's

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Blog entry by JohnTM posted 10-28-2017 10:06 PM 689 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are 2 “nothing” pics showing the “basicness” of where I’m starting from…
I work under an open carport – temporarily off sawhorses which raise the Dewalt table saw (under the blue tarp in the second pic) too high to be safe/comfortable for me.

The 2nd pic is of my pallet wood “gloat”/glut/collection thus far, well, a partial shot of it all. Not shown in the wood gloat pic is the plywood, OSB and fllooring I’ve managed to scrounge, um, collect.

The door on the left is to the house/laundry room. The door on the right is to a small room that has a toilet in it rendering the left side unusable for anything, leaving about 5×5 to 5×7 worth of storage space for me.

I’m too embarrassed to post a pic of the temporary stand I made for the Dewalt saw – definitely a kludged, knock-together piece of junk that won’t last more than 2 days before I dismantle it… But it raised the Dewalt to a reasonable height and I used the folding table in the first pic as my outfeed table. Talk about kludges…
Something that has struck me while deconstructing the pallets is the variety of wood types encountered – even within the same pallet. I encountered one pallet with four different types of wood in it – pine, oak, maple and a reddish wood I didn’t recognize though it might have been cypress(?).

Environmental update: Storm came through last night. Roof has a leak… Trapped just under 5 gallons of water from the leak in a HD bucket placed just inside that right hand storage room door. It almost overflowed. Such are the conditions I will be working in. Man I need to win the lottery like the guy in Eunice, La. did the other day.

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#1 posted 10-30-2017 03:05 PM

At least you have a roof. My current workshop is weather dependant. It outside in the open…hopefully that’ll change soon. In the works of building a new shop. Keep it up, and work with what you have.
P.S. i’ve had my “workshop” for 2 years this way.

-- Justin

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