Workshop 2019 #1: So it begins...again.

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Blog entry by KettleWorkshop posted 05-21-2019 03:27 AM 409 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When I moved into my current home I spent a great deal of time building out a workshop. It was my first serious one. I had others prior but they were limited in size due to limited space; a workshop in a closet as an example.

So I built a behemoth (in terms of not being a pro and making money off of my shop). And I loved it. Built a few small things, nothing major, out of it.

And then I got a new job. Great right? Better pay..better location, but the hours were unfortunate(Midnight to 9AM). See, in a community, people get real salty when you start up a table saw at 2AM on your day off.

I started spending less and less time in the workshop because I really couldnt use it due to the schedule.

A few months ago, 2 years after being in my last job, though..another new job. Even better pay and..normal hours. 12PM – 9PM.

First things first was a massive kitchen reno project. I contracted out because I simply didnt have the time to dedicate to doing it myself because of work; taking a year to do it was not an option.

As part of that, I had to do some reorganizing in my garage, half of which is my workshop.

That was all it took, the bug bit me and I wanted to get back to working in my shop.

First things first, research and analysis.

My shop wasn’t ever..done (are they ever)? and I knew I had some serious shortcomings.

My priority list quickly developed.
  1. A proper assembly table.
  2. A miter station
  3. A lumber cart that moves

After getting a lot of good info from the fine folks on here, I felt it was only right to chronicle the journey here.

-- If you don't throw out the original design at least 2 times, you aren't finding all the imperfections.

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