Shop storage projects #5: Dungeon Shop Remodel, Stage 3, and....

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-08-2017 10:24 PM 914 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A bit of woodworking, too. Was at a standstill on moving things around, decided to at least start on the chest of drawers build. I had an old pine 4×4 in the shop. Decided I could resaw it down for a few parts. Trying to get a few 4/4 by 2” wide blanks made up. Once those were resawn, I had to plane them smooth and square, well, at least ONE was done. I also set up a fancy plane, to do a bit of molding work on the now squared up blank…

A Stanley No.45, with that big,old Sash cutter on board. The idea was to add a molded edge and a rebate to the side pieces, something like this..

The rebates are to hold 3/8” thick plywood panels. I cut a 1-1/2” long teono on one end, then figured out how long to make the part, with another such tenon on the end. Cross cut to overall length with the Mitre Box, and then a backsaw to form the tenon. Cleaned up with a chisel.

One down, a bunch to go, got the rest cut to length..

So, now Ihave four more to work on. First, I need to rearrange the shop, and get that HUGE Mitre Box off my bench, it has it’s own bench to sit on. Ok, today was moving day, in that some things were more out of the way…

These can sit here, until time to put them away. Got the broom and dustpan (and a rake!)and cleaned to space just emptied out..

Now, that tool chest, and that bench can switch places. More stuff to sweep up. Neither really wanted to slide across the floor. Finally got things moved a bit, and brought back the rest of the stuff.

The bench for the mitre box went where the tool chest was, sitting right up against the workbench, and beside the main bandsaw. A small bandsaw (scroll work) is back in that corner, then the tool chest. I can still get into it, as needed. The router table is sitting out, and infront of the lathe. I can move the RT as needed when the lathe is being used….

I still have plenty of room to work in there, the Mitre Box is where I can use it. I almost filled a Large Contractor’s Trash bag…..and Shop Cat tried to help…

Not very happy,though. Anyway, Mitre Box is now off my workbench, so now I can get back to wood working..

Since I need to build that Chest of Drawers to be able to get rid of that old dryer. I can build each of the five drawers, and get them fitted, and then fill them up as I go. Mitre Box is now almost right under the shop light, so I should be able to see what I’m doing.

Now….I need someone with a strong back, to carry that trash bag upstairs, and outside..

Stay tuned….I may get some more wood working done, the next time I’m here….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 01-09-2017 01:18 AM

Looks to be some very nice tools hidden away in the dungeon.

Lots of work for just one person as welll.

So my suggestion is send a WO to your reserve buddies and put on a meal for return of service, it will be all done in no time.

And take a photo or two of them crawling all over the place!

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 01-10-2017 05:46 PM

Nice, I am quite jealous. I live in a third floor apartment in brooklyn and my shop is 4’x6’ also who doesn’t covet a stanly 45!

-- makeBrooklyn - Jim, Brooklyn, NY #handtools

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