Build in The Small Workshop #1: Not Whining Its Fun..Its what we do.

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Blog entry by oldguy2 posted 03-30-2020 12:57 PM 721 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Anyone can rip a 1×10 with their table saw, its the best way to do this. Ahh just a 6 ft board and take a few inches off. We are going to make a Nice Height Board for the Grandson. Now if you have any small shop you take a minute and rearrange a few items to get ready…move the crap out of the way…set up the outfeed support and you are good to go ! So in my Shop Shed or Shed Shop I love it. I had prepared for short rips anything about 4 ft. would be so easy. The Shopsmith would turn or pivot and no problem. This was just at the peak of almost full capacity. One parameter of this is the shed is 6 to 7 inches off the cement and rolling the 150 pound machine out is a good idea but not lifting out on my wish list. So check boards out of the way. Clip on outfeed table and set roller stand. dust hose on. And the good is the motor unit can move to help get past some stuff so that helped my infeed and outfeed in this 16 ft long shed. As I said fun not whining. A 4 ft was in my thoughts. most projects are smaller or cut down. So you are seeing everything a board close to ready to go in. The Shopsmith at midshop. And the final cut a 6 ft board cut to 7 inch with the 2 inch cut off there. I did not need the extensions for this. My outfeed table is in my projects it is the first one of my projects for the plans. You can also see the Shop vac I put in the air for extra floor space and that has worked out for me also.
Not whining its what we do and I would not trade a single minute of it. Would you.?

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#1 posted 03-30-2020 01:36 PM

Phoenix here allows a 200 sq ft on the property this is a 128…I think I should have gone a bit wider, but the 16 ft was good. I have used all my ideas to not overfill the space. I have a bench outside for cutting and sanding. I love the double doors and they are open most of the time, one if there is rain….working on the awning. In all my projects there is one… the Cherry Blanket Chest that I built in a one car would be hard to do here. Thanks. Hal

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#2 posted 03-30-2020 04:48 PM

Looks like you need a couple of small windows through which to feed long boards.

I once ripped a 14’ board on my table saw when my shop was the screen porch. I just opened the back door of the house and propped open the screen door of the porch and fed from the house across the saw and out the backside of the porch. WTAWTAW. “where there’s a will there’s a way”.


-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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