Dave Talks #3: Cleanup in a hot shop, recycling issues, various projects, and finding just the right wood.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 07-14-2016 01:30 PM 1143 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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In todays video I go over the shop cleanup progress, that is painfully slow due to the heat, discuss the design thoughts on my sharpening station that is more or less in progress, some recycling issues, and finding the perfect piece of scrap wood.

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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 07-14-2016 03:04 PM

I don’t do much of anything in 90 deg heat, so I understand your issue there.

Idea for tall and thin storage… dowels, etc…........that you knocked over:
Tall and Thin

That item, his name is Slim, has a heavy steel plate underneath it to keep the center of gravity low. I roll that thing around by just grabbing a few items on it an pulling. It is built with recycled casters, scrap wood, and a cut up cardboard shipping tube. The steel plate was an old custom mail box door, here when we bought the houses. I built Slim 5 years ago, and he looks just like the day I built him. He gets dragged out and moved around with nearly every project. The cardboard tubes are showing no signs of wear.

Any time you are building a stand of any sort that is not going to be stored or taken down, meaning, that it permanently supports a tool….......make the stand serve as storage for accessories for the tool, or whatever. That conserves floor space, and enhances convenience. My stands are a box with shelves or drawers. It is the only way to permanently make progress in the never ending battle with shop clutter.

My storage for small cutoffs is deluxe overkill, but it works well, and fits under my table saw extension.

Meet Scrappy

It is modular, so I can pull out any section, put it on the bench and find the exact cutoff I need. Or sort, cull, and organize at a more convenient height. I had a couple of boxes of cutoffs in the shop prior to making Scrappy, and those boxes were a nightmare. Scrappy is kinda the ultimate solution for me, and works well. Each module has a more or less defined type of cutoff, so I know where to go looking for one. I use my cutoffs better, and buy less wood since Scrappy got things organized.

I am getting serious about making a new drill press table and cart, so off to the shop for inspiration, and then on to SketchUp.

Good luck with your air conditioning projects, that has got to be a priority….........


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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