Unisaw upgrade #2: Basement shop rehab

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Blog entry by hairy posted 02-23-2017 03:01 PM 1658 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It started when I brought my tablesaw in from the cold. I’ve owned it 8 years, until recently it lived in the garage. This is the best move I’ve made yet, as far as woodworking. I have used it more in the past months than I have since buying it.

Of course, the basement was packed full, and now it has another tool to make room for. Fortunately, last summer I had a little barn built in my backyard to replace the old one. I made it as big as zoning would allow. It now holds a lot of crap that we are saving for some reason that will likely never happen. Sound familiar?

There was a set of wooden shelves built into 1 corner. I took them down, put up pegboard, and recycled the lumber into a tool cart. Pegboard might not be the cool thing, but I like it. It doesn’t cost big bucks, I can put it up by myself, and easily modify how things are stored.

1 feature I wanted was a parking space for my Incra Miter Express sled when not in use. I made a frame, instead of a shelf. It is now safely under the table top. The cart is made to fit under the rails of a new fence I hope to add. I can roll it out if I need a work table.

It has been a chain reaction of sorts. Tearing down and rebuilding 1 area now makes room to clear up other areas.This metal cart is now in the barn, and I didn’t lose any storage space.

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley

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#1 posted 02-23-2017 11:10 PM

Ohh yes. Our shops are forever evolving… least, that’s what I call it..

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#2 posted 02-25-2017 01:19 AM

Congrats have fun with it

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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