Workshop #30: Shopquest 2017!

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 01-01-2017 01:52 PM 1038 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 29: New Bandsaw Stand Part 30 of Workshop series Part 31: Shopquest 2017! Part 2 »

A new year has once again dawned on us. So once again it is time to venture into the shop and do a little winter cleaning and prepare for yet another year of projects and experiments. Portable Pastimes (my home based craft business) continues to grow and I look forward to the possible introduction of new products over the course of the year.

However before that can happen I have to make room in the shop for my newest addition..

I have upgraded my bandsaw frm the old Craigslist 12” Craftsman to this Brand New 14” Laguna. Need to make the space and then work on getting the beast into my basement. The Craftsman has served me quite well the past years and is still in great working order but really looking forward to putting this new tool to use, especially considering it’s resaw capacity.

The good news is I did start a little early on this year’s Shopquest by doing some cleaning up after Christmas projects were done.

Some of this space is now occupied by the finishing of the latest tool swap, but going to work on that as I am cleaning.

Besides getting the new saw to fit. I am really interested in getting rid of my large multitool table…

The idea works great but it just takes up so much room for the size of my shop. I’ve been looking at ideas and going to attempt separate tool stands for both of the tools. Besides the space configuration this should also help with some additional sawdust control which I am in dire need of.

I have a number of projects planned for this year around the house and for the business. Going to try my best to stay a little more active here on the forum. But, in the meantime..
May 2017 bring us new journeys and discoveries and allow old wounds to heal.
May our troubles be fewer and our health be greater.

Wishing you all a good year!


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 01-01-2017 06:36 PM

Great new Tool(TOY)!

Ah yes, among my goals for the first week of January is too clean, sort of—ORGANIZE my shp too!

Good Luck,

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 01-02-2017 01:42 PM

Thanks Ralbuck, Looking forward to getting it set up by the end of the month.
Will you be coming to the Baltimore Show next week?


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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