Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #81: The Dungeon Workshop - Reclaimed West Stone Wall Section

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Blog entry by retired_guru posted 10-21-2016 03:07 AM 1029 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I needed more wall space to get hand and power tools organized and out in the open, so I decided to work over the small patch of stone wall between the benches on the West side of the shop.

Here is what the area looked like before conversion:

The finished conversion:

The most important criteria was that nothing hanging or sitting on the shelves would be struck by hands, shoulders or hips while walking past the wall. I frequently rely upon the AC-powered B&D electric drill, especially at the main assembly and Windsor benches, so I wanted a simple mount to park it while it was still plugged in, and with whatever bit was in the chuck. Getting the folding 8” draw knife mounted where it can’t fall or accidentally cut me was an unexpected plus!

Tomorrow I start on the new base for the router table, which will incorporate a automotive emergency scissor jack for the adjustable lift. I’ve already tested the jack out and it works very well.

-- -- Paul: jack of all dreams, a master none.

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#1 posted 10-22-2016 03:00 AM

Your shop is getting full Paul, time to put these tools to work!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 10-23-2016 07:29 PM

Hahaha! Right you are, Lee. Not much left in piles to be sorted and put away. I have to make a shooting board and rework the router table, neither biggies. Unfortunately, I’m stuck with house repairs until tomorrow. Always something. :)

-- -- Paul: jack of all dreams, a master none.

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