shop/shed? gotta make some room #2: state of the "shop"

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Blog entry by Tugboater78 posted 08-11-2013 03:28 AM 1593 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: garden shed to shop? Part 2 of shop/shed? gotta make some room series Part 3: (October 2013 tour) some rearranging and organization »

Missing some potential updates here but lost pics and time so here is a half arsed tour of my building now. Acquired some new toys recently and some “furniture”. Maybe I can produce something now on a semi regular basis, and not have the weather determine my progress on projects.

Lookin at the front door.

Immediate right, it’s a mess, still sorting/organizing stuff. hat’s 400 ft of tugboat extension cord hanging up there i gotta get around to cutting into smaller lengths. We string out almost 1100 ft of it out to the front of the barges to run lights, it gets stretched and worn after so long, and we usually just toss it. Every now and then i grab a bit and bring it home and my family and friends get free cord

Straight ahead, this is where my rider and push mower reside when I am not working inside, for now, moving them out soon.

Looking further to the left on same wall and entering the slightly wider portion, my hand tool bench will reside here when finished, atm my new2me radial arm saw ( really don’t know where this will reside, its so space consuming, but i couldn’t pass on the price, its near mint and a 70’s model) is sitting here and some random stuff.

Light is hung by chains, one is disconnected while I slowly install insulation between the rafters.

Left of door, New bar and pipe clamp racks. A lineup of some feet for a bench I acquired from my neighbors shop, the same place my tablesaw and RAS came from. Using some of the clamps I acquired from there as well. The bench was 30 inches tall without the solid core door top, 32 with, 35.5” with new feet, will act as an outfeed for the saw and some other uses as well.

Before I closed the doors this evening, with new bench inside, more pics of that will be added later. As well as some of my lumber storage I failed to show, pain to shuffle pics from one device to the other atm.

Thanks for stopping by, btw the half arsed paint job is on the list to be remedied as well, OSB soaked the paint I had right up, need to acquire more.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#1 posted 08-11-2013 05:07 AM

i have a floor model drill press sitting in basement of house that i can’t use. I have had it for years. It is tilted just to fit under the joists, have yet to find a good spot for it in here. It will probably go where the garden tools are hanging when i find a new home for them.

my “new” table saw

and the bench from neighbors shop, little bulky for my place but i will make it work for now. It is 80”x34”x30”(without top) pic taken after planing down one side, planed all down and threw some BLO on it all for some protection. Failed to take pic after i made some trestle style feet for it to raise it another 3 3/8”, bringing it 1/2 an inch below tablesaws, height. Used RAS to cut the angled feet and the notch out the bottom. After hand planing the blocks 4square with my freshly tuned T11 5.5 you may have seen in one of the other pics( thanks Don for fixing the problems i was having with the blade/chipbreakers)

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#2 posted 08-11-2013 12:15 PM

Moving right along I see. Stay motivated…

-- Doubt kills more dreams than failure.

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#3 posted 08-11-2013 02:01 PM

Tug, lots of progress. My shop looks like a h3ll hole! half a dozen in=progress projects all over the place.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 08-13-2013 05:41 PM

Thats going to make a great work space Justin. Its coming along nicely.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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