Dungeon Remodel, the drill til #3: almost done, sidetracked a bit

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 04-09-2018 10:53 PM 1736 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Getting an update, here. Lots of trash hauled out of the shop…took a few days…

One of the first items cleaned out. Made a nasty mess on the floor..

All the hammers were set aside….

I think they will stay here, for now. Found a lot of stuff in that drawer…clamps, drill bits, a second mallet..

A speed square….a few bits of hardware…about a dozen files..

And a slick. Handled files went back into the drawer…non-handled ones went to the chest of drawers.

Trash Bag #1. Was just over 1/2 full, when I decided to haul it out to the trash can….turned out to weigh about 100 pounds! Whew…...Ok. set up a second trash bag…mainly for stuff like this..

A rake to drag out some of this. Had a snow shovel to dig a bit deeper. Dry shavings and scraps?

Were hauled out to the backyard’s firepit….Had some cardboard to burn, anyway. Shavings make a nice fire starter..safer than Charcoal Lighter Fluid….second trash bag was about half the weight of the first one. Underneath all the bench has been cleaned up..

Even under the bandsaw!

This is under the Mitre saw bench..Floor was swept..

Power cords tied up..

Which left one trouble spot to clean out. There is an area, between the workbench and the Mitre saw bench, where a LOT of junk, scraps, and other things wind up..

Need to rake all of this out, hard telling what all is in there….may have to move the Mitre saw bench to get in there…Save that for another day..
Side tracked? Oh yeah…set up the bandsaw..

Set for a 3/8” thick cut. All that leftover fancy pine was run through this…all except one that was too wide..

Not the prettiest ones around….selected one pair to try a glue up with..

One edge was already jointed straight ( made it easier to resaw) then a bead of glue, and a few clamps..

Picked out four others out of what was left..

Made a jig to plane these flat..

Back was getting stiff, mainly from hauling stuff up the steps. made a mess on the floor, anyway..

So I swept the floor, and called it a day. Left the glue up in the clamps for a while. Wanted the glue fully cured, before I plane it flat. May make it into a lid for the box. have some leftovers for stuff IN the box..

We’ll see how this goes. Plan now is to clean that last corner out. slide the un-used bandsaw over, then drop in the router table to fill the spot up…hopefully keep all that junk from building up again…..
As for the Fancy Box of Pine? Stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 04-09-2018 11:37 PM

I bet that freshly cleaned shop is a joy to work in now. Or just to sit in with a cup of coffee. Makes you wish you’d done this years ago… at least that’s now I feel every time I clean out mine. Unfortunately to keep it that clean would require more time spent cleaning than woodworking!

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#2 posted 04-09-2018 11:47 PM

I go through this sort of thing about every spring….usually find something to redo or fix up. Kind of hard to burn the scraps, when the firepit is full of snow…

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

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#3 posted 04-10-2018 12:18 AM

Bandit, cleaning.I’m quite sure you’ll enjoy messing it up again, just don’t wait so long for next

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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