Shop storage projects #1: Overview

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-01-2017 09:30 AM 947 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Shop storage projects series Part 2: The Dungeon Remodel, the "before" »

Ok, not much for a picture today,maybe later on. Need to move and remove a few things in the shop. Can’t do a whole lot over by the Lathe bench. Too much other junk in place. However..

I can empty out, and clean up Tool Chest #1, and have it taken upstairs as a Hope Chest.

I can remove a couple power tools from one spot, place them where the plane til is. Then place the power tools where the til used to be. I may have enough room to move the brace til over beside the plane til. Might even connect them together. . Drill Press MIGHT get moved as well.

With me so far?

Now, I currently have an old dryer sitting in my way. I can clear the top off of all the junk and other boxed items, then have a couple strong backs (leaves me out) to haul the dryer up and out the the salvage yard.

To replace that storage spot…...Plan ( plan..plan?) is to build a 5-6 drawer chest of drawers to fit in the space left by the old dryer. Instead of a big, ugly pile of boxed tools sitting out and collecting cobwebs, all the stuff will be in drawers. I’ll need to set the case up off the wet floor…..maybe a couple blocks will do.

Nothing real fancy, just old pine. Drawers will get through dovetailed corners, old white knobs. Plywood bottoms

First step for this wood working project will be to mill a few parts down to build the case. A long time ago, when I had a much larger shop, IF I had all the lumber on hand on a Saturday morning, saturday night would see a 4-5 drawer chest of drawers sitting there, awaiting a finish. 2 year span of building these chest of drawers meant I build and sold over 130 units. Got to be too much like a job. Pace will be a little slower, this time around.

Stay tuned….the fun is about to begin….

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

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Combo Prof

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#1 posted 01-01-2017 09:35 AM

Take out and save the motor from the dryer, use it to build something like a disk sander say. Now Drier will be lighter
and easier to haul out.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#2 posted 01-01-2017 10:21 PM

Have a few 23 year olds to do the heavy lifting. I will check the motor to see IF it is still any good. I think the old lathe could use a new motor, anyway.

Tool Chest #1, will get cleaned out, aired out, dried out, and the lid redone. Then my Daughter can find a place for it, as a small blanket chest.

Find out on the 5th about this repaired knee, and how much I can do with it.

And, for once in many a month, I’ll need a piece of paper to actually draw out a plan for the shop chest of drawers. Need to figure out how long the corner posts need to be, depending on how many drawers and how deep they will be. May even post a picture of that news-worthy event. Maybe in part 2?

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

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#3 posted 01-01-2017 11:29 PM

Looking forward to seeing the progress….
Just don’t push your knee, beyond it’s limits….
Slow & steady, as they say…. wins the race!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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