Making of the Workshop - Behind the Scene

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Blog series by Thuan updated 04-14-2008 04:40 AM 4 parts 6363 reads 43 comments total

Part 1: Going Green

02-29-2008 05:02 AM by Thuan | 7 comments »

Things are finally coming together in my new place. I moved to my new house three weeks ago and had been working hard to get to the point where I can start on my workshop. Here’s the result of last night’s work. Fresh paint went on the walls after I removed the existing shelving nailed onto the walls twenty years ago. This color is the result of me mixing all the paint the previous owner had left behind into a 5 gallon bucket. Luckily my wife is happy with this color, she likes happy sha...

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Part 2: The Bench

03-03-2008 04:25 AM by Thuan | 13 comments »

My plan today was to build a workbench for the new workshop. I had the day to myself and wanted to get the thing built before I had to start dinner. This is actually a lofty goal since I had no idea what I was building. I didn’t plan much, I stopped by Agent Orange on the way home from work yesterday and asked them to rip a sheet of MDF to 23-1/2 “ wide. Got some 2×3 pine to along with that, total price, $28. The rest of the materials were things I had saved from my old shop, a cou...

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Part 3: What You Can Get For $1

03-10-2008 05:34 AM by Thuan | 9 comments »

I was able to use my new workbench the other day to modify a cabinet door for a client. I did this favor so that I can test out my new bench. This opportunity gave me a chance to see the workability of the piece and what I need to build or modify to streamline the place. I realized I either need a bigger workbench or, I’m going to get my frequently used tools on the wall. But I didn’t get much shop time today to build my wall organization system. I blame daylight savings time. But the...

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Part 4: Adding Philosophy to the Workshop.

04-14-2008 04:40 AM by Thuan | 14 comments »

I pushed that orange cart down the main race way of the local Home Depot heading toward the tool coral. There’s nothing I really need there, it’s just part of the routine I supposed. I bumped into Don who works at the appliance section. “What are you building now? “ He asked as he peered into the cart. A hedge clipper and a garden hose repair kit was all that’s in. “Stupid garden, really cuts into valuable woodshop time.” I replied. He laughed. I continued pushing the cart as ...

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