State of the shop and yay to new toys

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Sanding2day posted 07-04-2014 05:45 AM 1937 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mother is set to semi retire at the end of this month and requested assistance removing some items from her home in order to increase her ability to change locations more effectively.

Happy to assist and believed most of the items could be sold for an amount greater than the UHaul expense but was unfortunately incorrect on this.

Have began pulling them apart for their pieces and generally been fairly pleased… Working on a commissioned toy box and have found adequate Red Oak materials from a futon, beautiful Black Walnut from a 1936 pump organ amazing these do not sell Anyone want it for $500 speak up soon, believe I have everything to put it back together original pick up only Southern IL. Otherwise I will continue pulling beautiful pieces off of it and use as the use presents itself.

Am blessed to have attained the DW735 this evening closing off yeah right my desired tools list minus an air filtration/dust collection system which would rival the box fan/Shopvac quite the challenge

Regardless I had the pleasure of a “Yay my shop is awesome” experience tonight and thought I would share.


Walked in and seen the new work station comprised of an Oak sewing cabinet opened on one side and beefed up with two more boards up top plus decorative hardwood molding and a 5 caster set up making the 300 or so lbs very maneuverable. All but one Pine board came from an entertainment center disassemble.

Just wanted a pic from the other side and kind of like the night to light view :)

Was disappointed to find out that I required an adapter to hook up the Shop Vac on the 735 purchased this evening great side story Got it with 0% financing through Sprint and my mother who purchased her new phone via the plan I set her up with framily or some such… Makes your Sprint bill currently $40 per phone but reduced per additional user hit me up for the code if interested have 6 more slots to fill. Kept the price of the service equal but requires the purchase price of the phone be imposed… Anyways off shop topic, really need to be getting to bed :P

Recently attained the Porter Cable disc/belt sander and decided on playing a bit making a 90 and 45 degree sled for small parts. Only showing the 90 as I didn’t take another picture but believe it will serve the purpose well and I ensured 6” separation between the two fences so that I should be able to leave the sled in place/use it for other parts, was considering a hold down clamp but have not got to that point yet already spent more than I should have but…

Loosely quoted $100 to make the commissioned toy box. Using the believed Red Oak from my childhood futon and some Walnut along with a buddy’s CNC for name/design and should be happy all around.

This picture shows a couple of hardware pieces that I picked from the floor below the bandsaw… Was unable to ID them and am concerned as I was unable to resaw the Walnut for the toy box this morning presume it is time for a new blade :( Ended up with a lengthy process on the table saw. The pieces may have been from the now stored Porter Cable scroll saw stand which is a piece of well I do not care for it much… Like the new work station a great deal more! Will investigate further without insight.

Also depicted is a work in progress may be posted this month? Needed a scraper for the panel glue ups and sharpened up an 88L Simpson Strong-Tie and found it to work very well… Not overly comfy hence requiring the wooden handle with some bling so looking forward to having that made up!

Should have tossed the cheap dresser in the fire day one, but have been finding it a comfy place to sit and ponder this that and the other until a leg busted off and sent me and the storage of a horizontal space heading for the floor. I caught myself of course but needed to remove the legs which led to a repairable disaster which brought a tear to the eye. Must say enforces the desire to not utilized metal hardware in projects Titan (the mallet received from Emart for the 2014 mallet swap did a fine job as always of removing the legs efficiently to return my temporary seat to working condition)

The first true war wound requiring repair and the close to an otherwise great day in the shop. Happy 4th of July weekend all…

-- Dan

3 comments so far

View CFrye's profile


11147 posts in 2810 days

#1 posted 07-04-2014 12:47 PM

Congrats on the new toys, Dan. Always troublesome to find stray fasteners on the floor. Hope you safely discover their source. Titan looks like he is bearing the wound stoically! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

View Sanding2day's profile


1016 posts in 2817 days

#2 posted 07-04-2014 01:00 PM

Thanks Candy… Indeed, pretty sure they are for the scroll saw stand but honestly cant place them… Extra from something I’m sure :P Certainly could have been much worse of a wounding.

-- Dan

View NormG's profile


6508 posts in 3974 days

#3 posted 07-05-2014 05:00 PM

I see more sawdust in your future, congrats

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics