Back in the Shop
Well its been about 6 months since I spent any valuable time in the shop but finally made it out there although it took about 3 days to clean it up (YIPES) so I thought I would share what I have been up to.
ST- One thing that drives me nuts is Small Parts Storage, what is the best way to handle this. I think everybody has there own way of dealing with this (if there is such a thing). I myself hate those little plastic storage cases with all those little drawers so I came up with a way thats turning out to be fantastic, I had around a 5-1/2" x 47" space under my miter saw so I made a drawer up to fit the space. In this drawer I made some 2" strips of 1/4" fir plywood and put 1-1/4" deep slots so they just fit together in the drawer. There is also room for another layer which I will make later in smaller lift out sections (see pic).
ND- I have a old 6" Jointer(which is still going strong) but it came with a small metal stand, metal wheels, and a butterfly locking system that raises and lowers the stand and also the pulley and belt was exposed ( a accident waiting to happen) so I figured enough is enough and made a whole new stand for it which I made a removable cover for the pulley and belt. I used better 2-1/2" swivel wheels (2 locking) and full dust collection. Well after using this last weekend kinda wish I had done this years ago (see pics).
RD- Finished the Drill Press stand.
Th- moved my heater and installed a Wall Thermostat
I got more to come as I complete them so hopefully I haven't bored you all to much.
More of these pics on next post