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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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I started a thread over two years ago asking if I should renovate or tear down the shed in my back yard, and that thread is HERE. Since there's no doubt that this is now a full-fledged workshop, I decided to retire that thread and start a proper one.

I'm not going to repost the hundred+ pictures in that thread, but I will link to them if you want a drilled-down, picture only recap:

#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9

The last link has current-enough photos.

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Original thread closed per your request...

keep the updates coming Cocheseuga! Alot of good idea for folks who are dealing with very limited space...

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I have three major projects I'm trying to get in before the year is out, I think I'll be able to get two in. The first, and least important is to build a Holzapffel bench. It will either be 5' or 6' long and will be made of Fir or SYP.

I'll be replacing a short cabinet on my back wall with two wide units, with a space for a planer cart in the middle. On the left side my router table will dock underneath. Cart and miter shelf will be staggered so that it's one continuous surface. Miter shelf will actually be modular tool storage.



Other project is to finally replace the doors. Still working on a design and materials.

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When I was in the shop yesterday I found something interesting.



It's a huge bird nest, something I didn't notice for a good fifteen minutes until I tried to hang up a clamp. Can't have birds pecking me in the head when I try to glue something up, so outside it went. I assume the bird got in through the gap at the bottom of the door, so the door building schedule needs to be moved up. Having an internal debate if I want to go ahead and push through with the cabinet before I build the door, or do the door first. I really could use the storage opportunities the cabinet would provide to make room for a build.

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Like they say, if you build it they will come.. LOL

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When I was in the shop yesterday I found something interesting.



It's a huge bird nest, something I didn't notice for a good fifteen minutes until I tried to hang up a clamp. Can't have birds pecking me in the head when I try to glue something up, so outside it went. I assume the bird got in through the gap at the bottom of the door, so the door building schedule needs to be moved up. Having an internal debate if I want to go ahead and push through with the cabinet before I build the door, or do the door first. I really could use the storage opportunities the cabinet would provide to make room for a build.



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Do the door first, or you might start finding rat or mouse nests in your drawers!

By the way you might want to enclose the sides or your blade holder, looks like an accident fixing to happen.

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For those who aren't subscribed or read my blog, a couple of big updates that really increase the versatility of the shop.

Powermatic 6" riser block installed on a Central Machinery 14" bandsaw (absolutely perfect fit, no modifications necessary)



Extension table and rails for my saw, with storage for my Ridgid Vac underneath. Between three and four feet to the right of the blade (previous was just over two feet). Most importantly, with the new Shark Guard, I can have nearly a six foot flat surface in about 30 seconds.



New doors have to wait until the interior gets cleaned up a bit. Have to finish the cabinet project and get a lot of this scrap plywood and all of the scrap MDF out of here.

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Minor update, got a bit of the left side cabinet done and some much needed cleaning sessions. Sander and socket sets have been built homes, and this weekend I'm going to do...something.


View from my 'seat'


View from outside, showing my headphone and glasses up top.


Clockwise around the shop from the front left corner


Left side of the cabinet build:


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I am almost sorry I suggested you demolish the shed at the beginning......

Coming along very well.....

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