New member, new shop #1: So far, assembly table.

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Blog entry by gamygeezer posted 01-24-2014 03:15 PM 2667 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We had a very cool summer here in the South, so I was able to work on the shop most mornings and some afternoons. The shop is heavily insulated but not air conditioned. I have a little 1500 watt electric radiator for the winter, doing a bangup job. It was 9F when I went out this morning, but the shop was holding at 60F.

Anyway, I completed the assembly table and a roll-around clamp rack. The rack is double sided, the longer clamps are on the back. The work on the table is one of the pull-out shelves for the miter saw bench.

Well, that was amazingly simple. What a great site you have here! Enough fun, back to work. Installing full extension drawer slides today. I mistakenly installed some “soft close” (aka “hard open”) slides on the assembly table. Disabling that feature is on my to-do list.


-- What's a vibrant young guy like me doing in a broken down old body like this?

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#1 posted 01-24-2014 03:31 PM

Nice setup. I think you’ll fit in here just fine.

-- Brian Timmons -

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DeLayne Peck

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#2 posted 01-24-2014 04:02 PM

Great organization! Evvy your bench. Beautifully built.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#3 posted 01-24-2014 05:50 PM

It’s looking good; Keep up the good work and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 01-24-2014 07:07 PM

That looks like a great space! I like your pvc setup for the shop vac or trash can? good idea.
I would like to make a great clamp rack like that but then I would feel bad putting my 5 clamps on it.
Welcome on board!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#5 posted 01-24-2014 08:24 PM

great bench and clamp rack.

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 01-30-2014 03:32 PM

I note that that space heater looks very familiar. I have two of them to make my 200 square foot unheated, uninsulated shop bearable when the temps are hovering around freezing, and down right cozy it it makes it a little above the melting point.

-- --Shafe

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#7 posted 02-16-2014 12:26 AM

Now that is a neat setup, a great job and so well organized.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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