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04-22-2020 06:52 AM
OutoftheWoodwork
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Can I buy a shop like that on Amazon?
Randy, I don't have a true garage, so this is as close as I'm gonna get. Ken's grandparents actually set up a "lounge" on the one side of their garage when he was little. (They had a double bay garage.)Their setup was complete with a set of Bamboo furniture and that green indoor/outdoor carpet. They had a set of screens set up in the garage door opening, so that it was "airy" I guess you could say. It was totally cool. I saw it only once, all set up, but it made an impression. Last summer I made a set of framed screens (similar to theirs) and have them for the two front doors, and one for the side door.

We were given some indoor/outdoor carpet, and as a temporary placement, Ken put it down at the front of my workshop/shed. It's kinda got a home, there, now, I'm thinking, so why not utilize it, as long as I can keep the dust down, which is what we're working on.
04-21-2020 10:08 PM
ranman
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@graeme.c.payne I like it, but the blades being the size they are, tend to be harder to find. The reason I wanted it (besides to do the plywood craft shelves) was so Ken could do band saw boxes. So, to get 1/4" or 1/8" blades, and a lot of teeth, I can't just "pick one up" at the local Lowe's or HD. But I do like the saw. However, this one, you have to use the stand that comes with it. Can't put it on a table top unless you can find a way modify it. Ken says it has to do with how the motor is on it? I may be wrong, but we had to attach it to the stand that came with it.

If you really want a band saw, but you also need the grinder, hit up Harbor Freight, get one of theirs, then you might be able to do both with what the "banker" says is available. (I, also, manage the household money, so I know what your other half is saying *grin* )

I'm almost done with what I really need for the shop when it comes to tools, especially since I finally got my spindle sander; right now I'm working on the stands for my bigger tools. I want to free up floor space. I don't like feeling cramped, and I want to have the center-front of the shop free and clear, so we can set up to do big cuts inside for inclement weather, or if we just want to use that area for chillin of an afternoon/evening with the screens up over the doors.
Can I buy a shop like that on Amazon?
04-21-2020 07:44 AM
OutoftheWoodwork @graeme.c.payne I like it, but the blades being the size they are, tend to be harder to find. The reason I wanted it (besides to do the plywood craft shelves) was so Ken could do band saw boxes. So, to get 1/4" or 1/8" blades, and a lot of teeth, I can't just "pick one up" at the local Lowe's or HD. But I do like the saw. However, this one, you have to use the stand that comes with it. Can't put it on a table top unless you can find a way modify it. Ken says it has to do with how the motor is on it? I may be wrong, but we had to attach it to the stand that came with it.

If you really want a band saw, but you also need the grinder, hit up Harbor Freight, get one of theirs, then you might be able to do both with what the "banker" says is available. (I, also, manage the household money, so I know what your other half is saying *grin* )

I'm almost done with what I really need for the shop when it comes to tools, especially since I finally got my spindle sander; right now I'm working on the stands for my bigger tools. I want to free up floor space. I don't like feeling cramped, and I want to have the center-front of the shop free and clear, so we can set up to do big cuts inside for inclement weather, or if we just want to use that area for chillin of an afternoon/evening with the screens up over the doors.
04-20-2020 10:09 PM
graeme.c.payne Changing the topic a bit, I have a question - how are you liking that Wen bandsaw? I'm looking for a small'ish bandsaw I can put on an empty piece of benchtop, and the Wen is on my short list.

And in a magical alignment of the stars, my beloved has said something about her maybe making funds available about such a thing! (On the other hand, my ancient grinder is wheezing and a replacement for it may be more urgent - my lathe tools need sharpening!)

Empty bench tops are a clear sign that more tools are required, right?
04-20-2020 04:39 PM
OutoftheWoodwork
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Barb,

We can buy paint here if the store is under 50,000 sq ft. Ace Hardware qualifies as well as Benji Moore and Sherwin Williams.
No way! Okay guess I'll be sending Ken out for more paint then. Everywhere we've gone, we couldn't get it... but then again, all the paint stores have been closed that we drove by.
04-20-2020 04:17 PM
honesttjohn Barb,

We can buy paint here if the store is under 50,000 sq ft. Ace Hardware qualifies as well as Benji Moore and Sherwin Williams.
04-20-2020 01:56 PM
DesertRatTom That lumber rack is nice. Cheap too. My shop is pretty small so I have a lumber rack for long pieces that hangs from the highest point in the ceiling. Kind of odd looking, but it keeps picture frame material nice and flat.

I think it was Mike in Detroit who had his longer clamps stored horizontally across ceiling cross beams. Someone on here made a sort of shallow pocket that hung down from the ceiling about 3 inches and put their clamps in there so they're out of the way and handy. It consisted of a 18 by 48 chunk of 1/2 ply and a couple of pieces of 2x4, 18 inches long, that attach first to a rafter, then you attach the ply. Easy and keeps clamps handy and out of the way, and preserves that precious wall space.

That charging station design is very nice as well. Mine is just on an open shelf, and is always messy.

One thing that helped with the clutter was building enclosed stands for all the tools so all the accessories and material related to that tool are on shelves inside. Later on, I'd like to put drawers in those stands to give more storage than the shelves presently supply. One of my stands for the drill press started life as an insulated box with a thermostat switch controlling a small light bulb. It contained my shop computer and kept it from freezing during winter. I just can't bring myself to rip the insulation out to put drawers inside, but it would be nice to contain all the DP accessories, bits, etc. that are spread all around the shop now. Not many woodworkers seem to be neatnicks.
04-20-2020 01:40 PM
OutoftheWoodwork
YAY! Ken has some of the painting done!!!

Ken found a gallon of paint in the furnace room, and decided to use it on as many of the walls as it will cover. Now we can put up the lumber rack Wednesday. (Tomorrow he'll be "working" with his boss at the yard, gettin things ready for their return to work.)
04-20-2020 01:34 PM
OutoftheWoodwork @DessertRatTom this is what I wanna use for the lumber rack (going on the back wall)
Lane Bros WoodShop: Lumber Rack

Drill Charging Station:
https://diyprojects.ideas2live4.com/...mpaign=buffer/

I have a plan or two for the clamps, but not sure where I got them. I have a list of things that need to be put up to get some of the things off the floor and save some room.
04-20-2020 11:27 AM
DesertRatTom I always had trouble getting the outlet holes cut accurately, then I found this trick. Fit the sheet to the space, trim the outside if necessary. Once you have a perfect fit, outline the junction box with lipstick and press the sheetrock or ply up against the wall and box. Drill four holes in the corners of the outline, and cut through. Perfect fit every time.

I really liked the pictures of your shop, looking pretty darn good.

One thing I did that worked out well for me was putting up some 6 ft long shelving brackets, you know, the kind that lets you position wire shelves wherever you want, so you can adjust your shelving to hold all kinds of stuff. Attach the long brackets to studs if you can then you can put a lot of weight on them, and you can change your shelves as you add stuff. You can also use the shelves set close together to let finish or paint dry, or to store anything you want. Pix.

You can also just use cheap wood for shelves and the clip on brackets can be anything from 6 to 18 inches deep, or even a mix. I even found I can store my Bessy clamps on the end of one wire shelf.
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