My workshop #11: Moved in - sort of

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Blog entry by jrecord posted 11-02-2009 11:57 PM 1253 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I have moved most of my tools from the garage to the workshop. So, I guess I am moved in. I have installed a lumber rack. I am assembling my new dust collector in the sound proofed closet. Then I need to build a plywood storage rack and two sets of cabinets for storage. One row of cabinets will be the surface for a compound miter saw. The other cabinets are the surface for the planer. Finally, I have to install ducting for the dust collection system.
I am considering Norfab, 6” PVC, or maybe plain ductwork.

-- Jim in Arvada,Colorado

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#1 posted 11-03-2009 12:33 AM

Looks like a heavy duty rack. More work to come Jim

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#2 posted 11-03-2009 01:58 AM

New to the list, been fascinated by your story. I am kind of in the same place, but much further behind. I am still trying to complete my flooring base and get it approved by the county before tackling the actual building of the shop. I have a hill that I am working with that has about a 36 inch drop in about 12 ft. I have been digging and setting “deadmen” and using 4×6 pressure treated timbers to act as the footings. I have it tied into the hill at 6 ft, and at 12 ft. My local building inspector’s code will allow me to overhang 2 ft on each side, so using 2×8’s for floor joists, I will end up with a 16×24 shop. I will have to share some space with my other toys (3 ATV’s), but they are on wheels, so they will move outside when ever i choose to get my woodworking fix.

I am currently setting up a Shopsmith based shop, mainly because I got one from my father when he finally gave up on woodworking. (83 and infirm). So for the price of 4 tanks of gas, I got a 510, a router table with 2 routers, a band saw, a Jig saw plus the normal Shopsmith stuff. I figure it will work for me for a while. Maybe if I win the lottery, I’ll consider a more dedicated set of equipment, fut for now I am happy.

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