A journey into the workshop. #118: Trying to undo the neglect. Shop projects.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 11-19-2021 10:29 PM 626 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 117: A project after a long hiatus. Lathe / tool storage bench. Part 118 of A journey into the workshop. series Part 119: Continuing the disaster removal. More on the fridge and dust collection. »

In one of my recent blog posts, I talked about stepping away from, well pretty much everything to try to keep my head screwed on in the right position after life handed me a poop sandwich. LOTS of things ended up neglected, not the least of which, my workshop, and in turn house projects as I just can’t find stuff.

So this week has been one of cleaning, sorting, and putting away.

I have literally found sockets, wrenches, saws, sanders etc… that I thought were lost for good.

My small parts organizers are now not only organized, but I freed up easily 1/3 of my total drawer space by putting matching items together where they belong.

I am starting to actually see the top of the workbench now!

I grabbed a pnuematic hose ferrule crimper from Amazon, and a box of Ferrules for 3/8” ID hose and went to shorten my jumper hose between the air compressor and the regulator / dryer / oil separator rig, only to find out that just because the print says fits 3/8” ID hose, does not mean it fits the OD of a given hose!

Returned the too small ferrules, ordered ones to fit the next size up hose. Waiting for delivery.

Pending delivery of a Wen 3403 impeller to replace the puny one on my Harbor Freight 2HP dust collector. I wanted a Rikon impeller, but alas, they appear to be unobtanium, and the list price for the Wen was actually reasonable.

I know I never should have let it get anywhere near this bad, but it feels good to be making progress.

And I had a weird item break. My fridge. The evaporator fan is NOT working. So I got a replacement, emptied the fridge out, let the ice dam that builds up around evaporators with no airflow melt, and now I get to take the unplugged fridge interior apart, and fish out that fan and replace it…

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