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  1. #61
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    I had an entire day today, but as of almost 4 pm, have not brought myself to go out there and do any cleanup work.
    Woodshops are for working with wood, not trying to put away camping equipment and coolers so they dont interfere.
    Im afraid I might abandon my desire to cleanup the cabinets and shelves, and upper deck and just go build another piece. Soon, like start tomorrow.

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    even though boxes of junk are still laying on the floor, I have a new major problem, and lathe coming in by this week or next.
    My only two thoughts on giving it a permanent spot are either ripping out the big cabinet with the signs on it, and build a strong table and put the lathe against the back wall, having cabinets above will be good place to hold supplies I figure, but have to rip the big cabinet out.
    Or, take down the folding mitre support table to the left of the slider, put the lathe up against that wall, the height would be close to where I need the mitre support, so Id put a small fold down shelf in front of a table Id build for the lathe, and fold out the left support shelf for the mitre when I need it.
    Either way, I need to build a new bench if I want to leave the extended base on the 1220. Just not sure yet, because right now, its total chaos in there, and its becoming dangerous for me to work with all the machines out and nowhere to walk.(so its either righ in back of the bandsaw, take out the cabinet with the hands on it, or left of mitre saw.)
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    allen, you can always build a sturdy (and cheap) bench like i did, put it on casters, and mount your lathe on that. you can make the bench any height, width, and length you want.
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    I thought about that Dan, its just that now everything is on wheels, I still have the placement problem.
    Putting tools against the walls, just eliminates one thing I have to move when Im moving all the other tools around.
    I have a basement of around 1500 square feet at my business that is dry and empty.
    Im thinking about moving some of my wood pile into storage there, its around 45 minutes away. I can keep 50 bf of anything I have laying around, no need to keep 200 bf of something if Im not using it any time soon.
    The only thing keeping me from doing this immediately, is the stairs.
    Id have to go up and down stairs with each piece, and my vision and balance are compromised, so I have to think about this all a bit more. If I didnt have the wood piles, I could easily fit a few machines against the right wall without ever having to move them.
    I know I could purchase let wood, but then I wouldnt get the right prices.

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    Allen, is there any way you can add a small lean to on the side of your garage (not the neighbors side) for wood storage?

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    after I finished the lathe stand tonight, I realized my shop rearrangment could go on for another 20 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    after I finished the lathe stand tonight, I realized my shop rearrangment could go on for another 20 years.
    YUP I'm getting ready to do it to mine. Gonna take over the other 2 bays of the garage. Gonna go from 200 sg.ft. to over 800.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    besides figuring out where to put all the extra pieces of scraps, plywood, and clean out the cabinets and sort out all the junk, the lathe has its own bench/table, I will not receive the bed extension for a while, Im not even sure if Im going to attach it and leave it on permanent, not yet at least, I put the grinder up on the bench for now, (will most likely be under table)
    even put a light so I can see the work a bit better.
    And ofcourse, I put a piece of the 2x4 to make sure the height seemed right.
    I drew a piece of pink chalk line to measure my elbow bend, can always stand on a platform to do a bowl, if I choose too.
    I believe the shop rearrangement as far as tools go, is done. The bandsaw and jointer will just be parked on side and moved as necessary. Drill press is on its own wheeling table and is against mitre extension and that can be moved easily also.Table saw only needs to be moved less than a foot if I have to get something big out or in, otherwise, I leave it in one spot in center.

    the floor was very uneven back there, I had to cut shims and do alot of measuring and leveling to get it straight. I know I can adjust the lathe, but I wanted the surface to be level. The top of the work table is 2 sheets of 5/8th ply I had. I purchased 5 studs, 2 of which I didnt need, as I had enough laying around.All the screws I used, were screws from the cabinets I ripped out, or chairs or other outdoor furniture Ive discarded, but always keep the screws.I did purchase the light for 9.74, and 2 bulbs for 3.99 at the big store.
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    Looks great Allen, great to see it's getting dirty already too.
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    Ive been getting aggressive with my shop reorg because I only have another 3 weeks and I have to close it down and get to work in my home.
    I moved a ton of lumber and sorted through alot of it, and repiled in front, so I had an extra foot or so, to back the bandsaw and jointer up to open up the center of garage for space.(I pulled the jointer out to use it this morning, bandsaw is waiting for parts)
    After putting in the lathe, the air cart no longer had its spot, and it sat on the cart I made, 3rd picture,(took the plans from the internet, or at least the idea)where ever I have room, but I kept tripping over it, so I had to figure out something.
    This is the third time I built something for the compressor, and I think the last.
    I needed a cart that would just fit under my work bench, on wheels, to roll under when not in use or in use but its out of the way.
    Problem was the width of the air compressor just made it, and I need a bit of wiggle room to get it in and out of spot.
    So today I designed, a very rough design, but very, very functional, a cart with all scrap plywood(didnt even bother taking the pins or brads out of some pieces), It fits perfectly under table, it rolls easily, and I roughed out a handle so I can pull it or push it anywhere, I still have to sand the edges down, and sand a nice smooth handle area, but today has been a very long day for me, and Im done. Finito.Look at my cart, and its ok if you laugh, all lines are accessible, on/off switch is easy to reach, and its not going to be a space issue anymore. (the small router table will fit under the lathe bench now)
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